DOJ: Pimentel didn’t break quarantine

Tina G. Santos 01/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the Prosecutor General (OPG) under the (DOJ) has dismissed for lack of probable cause the complaint against Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III accusing him of violating quarantine protocols when he accompanied…

2,500 convicts released from various prisons

Marlon Ramos 01/02/2021

MANILA, Philippines — More than 2,500 convicts were released from state penitentiaries in the country from January to November of 2020, including over 1,200 prisoners who were acquitted for criminal offenses they were initially found guilty of…

BI officers sacked for ’fictitiously’ encoding Wirecard COO’s entry to PH

Katrina Hallare 07/04/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Some Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers were removed from their posts as they were found to have “fictitiously” encoded that the former chief operating officer (COO) of German payments processing firm Wirecard AG entered…

165 inmates given parole, 91 get executive clemency

Jerome Aning - Philippine Daily Inquirer 06/14/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Justice on Saturday reported that 165 prisoners have been granted parole, while 91 others have been recommended for executive clemency. Under the Philippine penal system, executive clemency refers to reprieve, absolute…

Faking Facebook accounts a criminal offense, says DOJ

06/09/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Justice (DOJ) has asked Facebook to take down over a hundred of dummy accounts bearing the names of students and alumni of several universities across the country, but the data must…

Anti-trafficking body’s chief appeals to public: Protect women, kids from abuses

Futch Anthony Inso 12/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Respect other people’s rights and protect women and children who are vulnerable to abuses.” This is the appeal of Fernando Gubalane, regional prosecutor and chairperson of the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) in…

DOJ sets probe of kidnap raps vs Trillanes

Jerome Aning - Philippine Daily Inquirer 09/28/2019

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has set on Oct. 11 the first preliminary investigation of the kidnapping with serious illegal detention case filed against former Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV and several others by a supposed whistleblower who…

Sotto backs DOJ request to suspend rearrest of freed convicts

Neil Arwin Mercado - Inquirer.net 09/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Saturday backed the request of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to suspend the rearrest of convicts who were freed under the controversial Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law.…

Thelma Chiong to DOJ: Show us complete list of convicts released through GCTA

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Unhappy with the release of four of the seven convicts in the rape-slay of her daughters Marijoy and Jacqueline, Thelma Chiong has called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to already release to…

DOJ chief: ‘Bato’ eyed BuCor authority to release convicts

Maila Ager - INQUIRER.net 09/09/2019

MANILA, Philippines – Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday bared that then-Bureau of Corrections chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa had requested that the authority to release persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) be delegated to the Bucor head.…

Palace to DOJ: Study possible rearrest of released heinous crime convicts 

Nestor Corrales - INQUIRER.net 09/03/2019

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Tuesday ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to study the possible rearrest of inmates convicted of heinous crimes who were released early under  Republic Act 10592 or the Good Conduct Time Allowance…

Duterte to DOJ, BuCor: Don’t release Sanchez

Darryl John Esguerra - INQUIRER.net 08/26/2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra and Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Nicanor Faeldon to block the early release of rape-slay convict and former Calauan, Laguna mayor Antonio Sanchez. “Pinaabot niya…

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