Department of Justice (DOJ) (Philippines)
A just and peaceful society anchored on the principles of transparency, accountability, fairness and truth.
Effective, efficient and equitable administration of justice.
“The DOJ is committed to effective and efficient administration of justice”
As such, the DOJ shall undertake the following:
Effective provision of services that will satisfy the needs of clients;
Compliance with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements; and
Regular evaluation of our risks and opportunities, feedback of clients and efficacy of the management system for continual improvement.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) derives its mandate primarily from the Administrative Code of 1987 (Executive Order No. 292). It carries out this mandate through the Department Proper and the Department's attached agencies under the direct control and supervision of the Secretary of Justice.
Under Executive Order (EO) 292, the DOJ is the government's principal law agency. As such, the DOJ serves as the government's prosecution arm and administers the government's criminal justice system by investigating crimes, prosecuting offenders and overseeing the correctional system.
The DOJ, through its offices and constituent/attached agencies, is also the government's legal counsel and representative in litigations and proceedings requiring the services of a lawyer; implements the Philippines' laws on the admission and stay of aliens within its territory; and provides free legal services to indigent and other qualified citizens.See more