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Online selling scams and the proliferation of misinformation that cause panic among the public are the other cybercrimes often committed as Filipinos grapple with the COVID-19 outbreak, says the National Bureau of Investigation NBI-Cyber Crimes Division
The 11-day lockdown, enforced after 5 employees and an outsourced security guard tested positive for the coronavirus, will be lifted as disinfection has been completed
The justice department instead puts the pressure on complainant Rico Quicho to submit hard copies of his evidence
Will prosecutors be independent of the Secretary of Justice who will sit in the anti-terror council?
The DOJ promises it will not misuse user data that will be submitted to them in the course of an investigation
DOJ Spokesperson Markk Perete says Section 4's exception on dissent 'should calm concerns,' but he leaves out a 'killer' provision. It's the provision on intent.
(UPDATED) Computer-related identity theft is a crime, and Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says he's worried over the surge in fake Facebook accounts
Justice Undersecretary Emmeline Aglipay Villar also tells a joint House panel that ABS-CBN chairman emeritus Gabby Lopez did not lose his Filipino citizenship when he used his American passport to travel
(UPDATED) 'Sangki is a vital witness in the second wave of prosecution for the Maguindanao massacre, and it is not far-fetched that his ambush today had something to do with the horrible case,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
The justice department receives nearly 280,000 reports from March to May. It blames telecommunications companies for not proactively blocking access to forms of online sexual exploitation of children
Over 400 other convicts also eligible for parole are awaiting clearance. Retired military generals Carlos Garcia and Jovito Palparan are not qualified, according to the Department of Justice.
Ex-SC Spokesperson Ted Te says the NBI agents are still liable for the arbitrary detention of teacher Ronnel Mas
(UPDATED) Justice Secretary Guevarra commits the NBI to look into the prohibited mass gathering for the birthday of Metro police chief Sinas – when other people in previous mass gatherings were just picked up and jailed
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra defends his refusal to issue a formal legal opinion for ABS-CBN, a document that could serve as a legal defense for the NTC
Should it stop broadcasting immediately? That is the pressing question now for the network giant.
The Board of Pardons and Parole is now reviewing the records of an initial batch of 200 convicts
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says 'there is sufficient equitable basis to allow broadcast entities to continue operating' while franchise renewal bills are pending in Congress
The relaxed rules lower the age of sickly prisoners who may avail of executive clemency from 70 to 65
For convicts serving their sentence, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says any release would be a purely executive decision that needs no permission from the courts
(UPDATED) The preliminary hearing is scheduled on May 20
The Department of Justice says it ordered the release of old and sickly prisoners even before the coronavirus outbreak. Groups say these vulnerable inmates remain behind bars.
'By being candid, the COVID-19 patients and PUI’s will help most their family members, friends, co-workers and those they were close with,' says a joint statement by 3 organizations of doctors and lawyers
There are calls to be lenient and just allow violators to go home after booking them because of lack of suitable jails
Government will be given priority in the auction of these items, says the justice department
In the 2nd and final part of the 'War on the Law' podcast, we take a look at the evolving definition of warrantless arrests under the Department of Justice
The justice department also rules out a warrantless arrest, as Secretary Guevarra appeals for compassion
The window hour advisory is disowned by the PNP and the IAFT Saturday night, March 21
This means legal remedies will become a challenge for those who will be arrested during the lockdown
(UPDATED) 'Otherwise, we will have a breakdown of law and order,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra cites Republic Act No. 11332 among other laws, but law professor Ted Te says RA 11332 may be too broad
A judge in Naga, which is a justice zone, sends a memorandum to his fellow judges to bring the issue to the attention of the Department of Justice
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra also says curfew violators cannot be arrested unless local government units have issued their respective ordinances
The three-member DOJ panel of prosecutors also orders Cam to submit her counter-affidavit for her defense
(3rd UPDATE) Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says he is deferring to Congress, an independent branch of government
(UPDATED) Senator Franklin Drilon wants to make sure that the NTC cannot withdraw the temporary permit anytime it wants
Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says they hope to respond to the National Telecommunications Commission by next week
The flip-flopping Peter Joemel Advincula, alias Bikoy, is the sole witness for now, but he is also charged with conspiracy to commit sedition
How exactly did the prosecutors arrive at that conclusion? And why is Trillanes cleared of sedition but charged with conspiracy to commit sedition?
Whether the President's advisers agree with him on the termination of the military deal is now 'water under the bridge,' says the justice secretary
(4th UPDATE) Ex-senator Antonio Trillanes IV faces charges over the 'Bikoy' narcolist videos. Vice President Leni Robredo, as well as senators Leila de Lima and Risa Hontiveros, are among those cleared.
Discussions with water concessionaires will start in March, says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
Will it open subjects of investigation to warrantless arrest? It happened for a cybercrime case once before.
Is the termination on hold? Guevarra says President Duterte threatened but did not order to terminate the VFA
The justice department is ready with its memorandum on the legal procedures to terminate the 20-year-old VFA
'Let the law take its course,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
The Philippine National Police says while it respects the findings of the Department of Justice on the 2013 Pampanga drug recycling case, ex-police chief Oscar Albayalde 'remains innocent until proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt'
12 former Pampanga cops, who composed the raid team, are indicted for drug offenses, bribery and graft
Justice Secretary Guevarra approves the grace period on one condition: 'Make sure they are properly fed, they are properly accommodated, and they are safe'
'Wala pa kaming definitive action as to whether ibabalik ba namin 'yung mga inalis nya or hayaan lang namin,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
'By their own acts, naipit sila sa loob,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra