The Philippines has a new DOJ Secretary.
His name is Menardo Guevarra.
The President of the Philippines told him to bring back the DOJ’s dignified image.
The New DOJ secretary said that though the President do not see him that much, yet he was entrusted such a sensitive position.
The New Secretary further said that he was overwhelmed with such confidence.
Menardo Guevarra was preceded by Vitaliano Aguirre.
Vitaliano Aguirre, the former DOJ Secretary, said that he is not sad that his term has ended rather he is thankful that it happened and is eternally grateful to all.
He humbly asked everyone to welcome with the same degree of enthusiasm and cooperation, more if needed be, the team of the incoming New DOJ Secretary Menardo Guevarra.
Menardo Guevarra has a bachelor of arts degree major in Political Science at the Ateneo de Manila University. He obtained this degree in 1974.
He finished his law degree at the Ateneo de Manila University and landed 2nd place in the 1985 Philippine bar examination of the Philippines
He will now head one of the Philippines largest government department.
What is the job or function of DOJ, you might ask?
DOJ is the Philippine government’s prosecution arm and administers the government’s criminal justice system by investigating crimes, prosecuting offenders and overseeing the correctional system.
The New DOJ Secretary will now head the National Prosecution Service.
He will also have administrative control and supervision over the following attached government agencies:
- NBI – National Bureau of Investigation
- BI – Bureau of Immigration
- PAO – Public Attorney’s Office
- OSG – Office of the Solicitor General
- OGCC – Office of the Government Corporate Counsel
- BuCor – Bureau of Corrections
- PPA – Parole and Probation Administration
- LRA – Land Registration Authority
- PCGG – Presidential Commission on Good Government
The DOJ’s functions however are not limited to the above.