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Pinoy terror suspect captured at airport

A suspected Filipino terrorist has been arrested on Tuesday (September 26) at the airport after just arriving from the Middle East, said Justice Undersecretary Erickson Balmes. Balmes identified the suspect as Abdulpatta Escalon…

Notorious Chinese kidnap group now in PH – DOJ

Forty-five foreign members of a Chinese kidnap-for-ransom group have been arrested while their Singaporean victim has been rescued by authorities, Justice Undersecretary Erickson Balmes announced on Wednesday (July 19).

DDB chair Santiago should be next BuCor chief – Aguirre

A day after retired police general Benjamin Delos Santos resigned as Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre has recommended the appointment of newly appointed Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) head Dionisio…

Aguirre ready to face Senate probe

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre will not hide from any Senate inquiry over the downgrading of the charges against Superintendent Marvin Marcos and other suspects in the killing of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa and inmate Raul…

2 NBP inmates dead from food poisoning

Two inmates of the New Bilibid Prison have died after suffering from food poisoning, while the number of prisoners suffering from diarrhea have ballooned to more than a thousand.

DOJ says ISIS woman still in PH

Justice Undersecretary Erickson Balmes admitted that the arrested female member of the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has not yet been deported.

Balmes: ISIS member Zina ordered deported, blacklisted

Justice Undersecretary Erickson Balmes said that the Bureau of Immigration (BI) has ordered deported and blacklisted Rahaf Zina, the widow of a slain ranking commander of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Release of De Lima warrant is solely court’s call–Balmes

Contrary to Senator Leila de Lima's claims that her nemesis President Rodrigo Duterte has been pulling every string to get her jailed, a Department of Justice (DOJ) official insisted that it will still be up to the court when to issue the…