It’s mask on in Cebu as IATF rule to prevail, says DOJ chief

Donna Pazzibugan, Frances Mangosing, Melvin Gascon 06/14/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The order of the Cabinet-led pandemic task force on the mandatory wearing of face masks against COVID-19 will prevail over that of the Cebu provincial governor’s optional wearing of face masks, Justice Secretary Menardo…

Caindec appeals dismissal of complaint against motorcycle dealers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas (LTO-7) Regional Director Victor Caindec has filed an appeal with the Department of Justice (DOJ) over the dismissal of the agency’s complaints against certain motorcycle dealers in…

Makati prosecutor dismisses all criminal complaints in Dacera case – DOJ

Tetch Torres-Tupas - Reporter / @T2TupasINQ 02/07/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The criminal complaints filed by all parties in the death of flight attendant Christine Dacera have been dismissed. This was disclosed on Monday by the Department of Justice (DOJ) through a statement released by…

Guevarra says DOJ can issue immigration lookout order vs Quiboloy

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 02/07/2022

oMANILA, Philippines — The Department of Justice (DOJ) can place President Rodrigo Duterte’s spiritual adviser, Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, on the immigration lookout bulletin order (ILBO) even without a formal request by any party (motu proprio). Its chief,…

No extradition request yet from US gov’t for Quiboloy, says DOJ

Catherine Gonzales 02/05/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Justice (DOJ) said Saturday it has yet to receive an official communication from the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to extradite Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, a self-proclaimed “appointed son of…

Unvaccinated has rights but also has limits—DOJ

Tetch Torres-Tupas 01/19/2022

MANILA, Philippines—Like any other unvaccinated person, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) Chief Persida Rueda-Acosta can opt-out of anti-COVID vaccination because no such law exists. But, he said such rights have limits. Guevarra said…

Money lost via online scams may never be recovered – DOJ

Tetch Torres-Tupas 12/01/2021

MANILA, Philippines—In addition to being cautious before clicking, remember that money lost through online scams may never be recovered. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said the Department of Justice’s Office of Cybercrime can conduct an initial (open-source investigation)…

DOJ charges ‘Ponzi scam’ leaders

Doris Dumlao-Abadilla 10/31/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued a resolution to slap criminal charges against Organico Agribusiness Ventures Corp. — tagged by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a Ponzi scammer  — for illegal…

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…

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