Menardo Guevarra

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Menardo Guevarra told ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "As a lawyer, he (President Duterte) knows that not getting vaccinated is a legal choice. There is no law as yet that compels vaccination against Covid-19, much less criminalizes it, as presently available vaccines are still in their trial phases," External link

pna Tuesday, June 22, 2021 11:32:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : "As a lawyer, he knows that not getting vaccinated is a legal choice. There is no law as yet that compels vaccination against COVID-19, much less criminalizes it, as presently available vaccines are still in their trial phases," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 22, 2021 9:29:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As a lawyer he knows that not getting vaccinated is a legal choice; there is no law as yet that compels vaccination against COVID-19, much less criminalizes it (not getting vaccinated), as presently available vaccines are still in their trial phases,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 22, 2021 7:53:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "the Philippine government reiterates its commitment to fulfilling its international obligations to respect, protect, and fulfill human rights of our citizens without fear, favor or prejudice consistent with our Constitution and the interests and welfare of the Filipino people" External link

pna Saturday, June 19, 2021 10:23:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Despite the constraints posed by, among others, the Covid-19 pandemic, the panel diligently pursued its work,” External link

pna Tuesday, June 15, 2021 4:39:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The inter-agency panel has worked with the Philippine National Police to ensure that the disciplining authority act upon and carry out recommendations by the appropriate internal units for administrative and criminal actions,” External link

pna Tuesday, June 15, 2021 4:39:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "the Philippine government reiterates its commitment to fulfill its international obligations to respect, protect, and fulfill human rights of our citizens without fear, favor or prejudice consistent with our Constitution and the interests and welfare of the Filipino people" External link

pna Monday, June 14, 2021 11:37:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Presently, the AO 35 mechanism is investigating 1,500 complaints of alleged violations of humanitarian law mostly committed by communist terrorist groups," External link

pna Monday, June 14, 2021 11:37:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The sheer volume of the drugs seized confirms the gravity of the threats that our communities face from illegal drugs," External link

pna Monday, June 14, 2021 11:37:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Solicitor General ) : "considering the importance of the case to the government, the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) will certainly not leave the matter hanging at the level of the Court of Appeals" External link

rappler Thursday, June 10, 2021 2:34:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “That will be part of the investigation. By the way, the NBI is a key member of the IACAT,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, June 7, 2021 10:06:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “So arrangements have been made for their return to Zamboanga. The DoTr (Department of Transportation) will provide additional buses to transport our Badjao brothers from their temporary shelter in Quezon City to Manila North Harbor. In the meantime, I will direct the IACAT to investigate this matter further,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, June 7, 2021 10:06:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The plain meaning of 'reelection' is being elected again to exactly the same office. So is the president eligible to run for vice president? Section 4 does not prohibit the President to run for any position other than the presidency in any subsequent election," External link

rappler Monday, June 7, 2021 2:34:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We have not received any formal directive from the palace regarding this matter but I will alert the NBI to stand by and prepare to investigate,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 3, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "We’ll act after we have read the full report," External link

pna Thursday, June 3, 2021 3:55:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We already directed the BuCor (Bureau of Corrections) months ago to take the appropriate measures to prevent these violent incidents. One of the things that the bureau did was to order the PDLs to remove body tattoos showing their gang affiliation," External link

pna Thursday, June 3, 2021 3:55:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We shall immediately go over the contents of these files and decide how to proceed further. We do not find it necessary to seek the President’s approval for any criminal investigation and prosecution that may ensue,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:43:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The PNP will allow the DoJ access to records of 61 cases (involving hundreds of PNP personnel nationwide) where the PNP Internal Affairs Service had found administrative/criminal liability on the part of law enforcement agents,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:43:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Ordinances are not uniform, not exactly the same. What is applicable in one city may not be applicable in another, so first and foremost, law enforcement agents assigned in a particular locality, and this goes also to our barangay officials, should be familiar with the prevailing ordinance in their respective areas,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:41:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “If they do not know the ordinance, they are in danger of committing mistakes and acting beyond what is allowed by the law. They should know these ordinances so that they know how to act accordingly,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:41:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As I said, not all ordinances are the same. Some ordinances impose an administrative fine or community service to avoid criminal prosecution. For ordinances that impose a penalty of imprisonment, the violator will be brought to the DoJ inquest prosecutor and will be detained until the complaint is resolved by the prosecutor,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 1, 2021 9:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “For LGU officials who neglect to enforce public health regulations, they may be help administratively liable under the Local Government Code for neglect of duty, and even criminally liable under the Revised Penal Code for dereliction of duty,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 1, 2021 9:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "What causes this confusion? Ordinances are not unfiorm. What may be applicable in one city may not be the same in another city. First and foremost, the law enforcement agents assigned to a particular locality, they should be very, very familiar," External link

rappler Tuesday, June 1, 2021 3:49:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We'll play it by ear. There's this concern on the part of the President, so we'll just be more careful," External link

rappler Tuesday, June 1, 2021 12:40:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "As far as I'm concerned, these are more of a criminal nature than a national security concern. So I suppose that the President really meant that in the general cooperation between PNP and DOJ, concerns about national security should be properly addressed," External link

rappler Tuesday, June 1, 2021 12:40:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Barrie Bignold ) : “In many occasions, if it involves several people and it would be an inconvenience for everyone concerned, if they would be detained while waiting for the complaint to be resolved, what they do is (these people are) released for further investigation (RFI). The complaint is not dismissed. They are merely being released for preliminary investigation. That is one solution,” External link

pna Tuesday, June 1, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “The Philippine government, led by the DFA (Department of Foreign Affairs) and the DOJ, has completed its negotiations with the UN regarding the joint program on technical cooperation on human rights,” External link

pna Tuesday, June 1, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We'll play it by ear. There's this concern on the part of the President, so we'll just be more careful," External link

rappler Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "As far as I'm concerned, these are more of a criminal nature than a national security concern. So I suppose that the President really meant that in the general cooperation between PNP and DOJ, concerns about national security should be properly addressed," External link

rappler Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “There are three parties involved in the joint memorandum circular. The PNP is among the signatories since the police will implement the arrest and apprehension,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, May 30, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra explained : “The guidelines cover the apprehension, arrest, detention and holding of those being arrested for violation of health protocols. The DoJ prosecutors are tasked to conduct the inquest proceedings for those who will be arrested,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, May 30, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Honestly, we are having problems because we cannot get the full cooperation of law enforcement agencies. Understandably because in the end, they might face complaints for sharing information,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, May 30, 2021 7:25:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “There are three parties involved in the joint memorandum circular. The PNP is among the signatories since the police will implement the arrest and apprehension,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, May 30, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “We are expecting by Monday, the signatories will be completed and the memoramdum circular is effective immediately once signed by all the parties concerned,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, May 30, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra explained : “The guidelines cover the apprehension, arrest, detention and holding of those being arrested for violation of health protocols. The DOJ prosecutors are tasked to conduct the inquest proceedings for those who will be arrested,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, May 30, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "There are existing administrative and criminal sanctions against public officers who neglect to perform their duties," External link

pna Thursday, May 27, 2021 4:07:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “If the PNP chief said that the review panel may also review these other cases, we will be very happy to do so, as this is what we had wanted in the first place” External link

phnompenhpost Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:37:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "The 61 cases where liability was established by the PNP IAS (Philippine National Police Internal Affairs Service) came from the more than 6,000 cases reviewed by the IAS. We thus presume that the rest were dismissed. If the PNP chief said the review panel may also review these other cases, we will be very happy to do so, as this is what we had wanted in the first place," External link

pna Wednesday, May 26, 2021 2:16:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The PNP will allow the DOJ access to records of 61 cases (involving hundreds of PNP personnel nationwide) where the PNP Internal Affairs Service had found administrative/criminal liability on the part of law enforcement agents,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 25, 2021 2:13:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Guillermo Eleazar ) : “General Eleazar expressed his sincere intention to cooperate with the DOJ in order to remove or discipline wrongdoers among the ranks of the police and thereby uplift the image of the PNP as protectors of the people. The DOJ and the PNP will execute a formal memorandum to embody this agreement,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 25, 2021 2:13:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The PNP will allow the DoJ access to records of 61 cases (involving hundreds of PNP personnel nationwide) where the PNP internal affairs service had found administrative/criminal liability on the part of law enforcement agents,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 24, 2021 11:32:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We discussed two areas of immediate concern, namely active collaboration in the review of illegal drugs operations where deaths occurred, and in the investigation of alleged EJK and related cases,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 24, 2021 11:32:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The DoJ and the PNP will execute a formal memorandum to embody this agreement,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 24, 2021 11:32:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “The DOJ, however, will continue to examine case records available from its regional prosecution offices other than those covered in its initial report,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, May 24, 2021 11:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "The PNP will allow the DOJ access to records of 61 cases involving hundreds of PNP personnel nationwide where the Internal Affairs Services found administrative or criminal liabilities on the part of law enforcement agents," External link

pna Monday, May 24, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Guillermo Eleazar ) : “Gen. Eleazar expressed his sincere intention to cooperate with the DOJ in order to remove or discipline wrongdoers among the ranks of the police and thereby uplift the image of the PNP as protectors of the people,” External link

pna Monday, May 24, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "I have already given verbal instructions last Friday to NBI acting chief Eric Distor to order its cybercrime division and other relevant units to immediately investigate the alleged illegal sale of Covid-19 vaccines and/or vaccination slots, upon the request of MMDA (Metro Manila Development Authority) chair Benhur Abalos," External link

pna Monday, May 24, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "While the President has given a directive not to publicly announce what particular vaccine will be made available in a particular site, everyone will be properly informed at the site of the actual vaccine to be administered before the signing of the corresponding consent form," External link

pna Friday, May 21, 2021 1:55:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : "If he/she declines to take the available vaccine, he/she will have to line up anew and take a chance again at some later time," External link

pna Friday, May 21, 2021 1:55:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “At its regular meeting yesterday (Thursday), the IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force), with the full support of the Metro Manila mayors, granted the request of the churches to allow religious gatherings up to 30 percent of venue capacity in the National Capital Region (NCR) Plus and other areas under the heightened GCQ until May 31, 2021,” External link

pna Friday, May 21, 2021 10:44:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I think it is a very reasonable request to the extent that some Comelec officials and employees fall under category A2 (senior citizens) and category A3 (persons with comorbidities), they are automatically included in the priority list. the rest, being government front-liners, will surely fall under the next category (A4)," External link

pna Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The revised concession agreement between the MWSS and Maynilad contains essentially the same terms as those in the recently signed revised concession agreement between the MWSS and Manila Water Company, Inc.,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, May 18, 2021 10:21:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The onerous provisions (e.g., non-interference clause, charging corporate income tax to consumers, etc.) have been removed, contingent liabilities of the government have been substantially reduced, and a framework for better service to the public has been put in place,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, May 18, 2021 10:21:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “It was just a case of plain oversight, I believe,” “Certain church groups and even the NCR mayors have noted this, so the TWG (technical working group) of the IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force) will review the resolution and submit its recommendation. I believe that this oversight will promptly be rectified,” External link

pna Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:35:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “the MWSS (Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System) and Maynilad Water Services Inc. (MWSI) are ready to sign their revised water concession agreement today (Tuesday)” External link

pna Tuesday, May 18, 2021 1:35:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We’ll discuss all these when we sit down with the DILG/PNP, so that we’ll have consistent baseline figures. Undersecretary Adrian Sugay will set a definite date for the meeting,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 11, 2021 10:21:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The DOJ will meet with the DILG and PNP in the coming days to discuss ways to accelerate disciplinary/ legal action against erring police officers," External link

pna Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:58:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “arrested individuals will undergo inquest procedures conducted by DoJ prosecutors” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 10, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has expressed its concurrence with the proposal. On the other hand, the President's latest directive to law enforcers is to effect the arrest of persons caught in the act of violating laws or ordinances relating to basic health protocols," External link

rappler Thursday, May 6, 2021 2:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "All LGUs, as far as I know, have existing ordinances pertaining to health protocols and imposing penalties for violations thereof. When there is no law or ordinance that defines an offense, no arrest can be made," External link

rappler Thursday, May 6, 2021 2:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “If the Congress is minded to criminalize red-tagging, it should enact the appropriate legislation,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, May 5, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra pointed out : “What purpose will it serve? Does it add to red tape? These are policy,not legal questions,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, May 5, 2021 4:51:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We’ll disclose the contents as soon as we find a substantial basis to proceed to a formal administrative investigation," External link

pna Wednesday, May 5, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Their fact-finding reports will be submitted to the (DOJ) for review and initiation of formal administrative disciplinary proceedings if found warranted," "It is a continuing investigation. Some reports have actually been submitted to the DOJ for evaluation" External link

pna Wednesday, May 5, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Except for a few matters pertaining to Maynilad's business plan, JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) loans, and public listing of shares, the parties are in agreement on the rest of the proposed new concession agreement with Maynilad, which takes off from a similar concession agreement with Manila Water,” External link

pna Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:46:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “It is imperative that there is a pro-active involvement of the prosecutor during criminal investigation of cases involving media violence,” External link

pna Tuesday, May 4, 2021 9:40:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “There is reason to believe na baka merong (that there might be) linkage somehow,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, May 3, 2021 9:01:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “If they want to prosecute people who do ‘red tagging’ then the appropriate legislation should be passed,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, May 3, 2021 9:01:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I understand that the OSG is now looking into this alleged data breach. The DOJ has not received any such information through official channels but will be read to assist the OSG, if necessary,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, May 3, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The OSG handles thousands of cases in the Court of Appeals and in the Supreme Court in representation of the government in general and of the DOJ in particular,” “The DOJ therefore has substantial interest in finding out the cause of this alleged data breach and any prejudice to the interest of the government that such breach, if true, may have unduly caused,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, May 3, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Commission ) : “There are certain provisions which, I believe, are non-negotiable,” “The removal of the non-interference clause, the non-chargeability of corporate income tax to consumers’ water bills, no government guarantees for future debts, COA (Commission on Audit) audit, and a more transparent governance mechanism are some of these,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, May 2, 2021 10:55:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Through the CPC, the Philippine government has been able to carve out a more targeted and focused response to OSEC by identifying key objectives and adjusting critical resources in order to address priority responses in the prevention and prosecution of OSEC cases as well as the protection of victim survivors,” External link

pna Sunday, May 2, 2021 11:22:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In the case of ivermectin, it is not registered particularly as drug for COVID-19 and going by the FDA law, on its face it would appear that the distribution of ivermectin as possible treatment for COVID-19 violates the FDA law,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, April 29, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “If Representatives Defensor and Marcoleta’s act of distributing ivermectin will fall into these two situations, it would appear that they can put this up as a defense in case a complaint is filed against them,” “But personally, whether the two cited by FDA director general have sound legal basis, that is something for further study. I’m not too sure on the soundness of the legal basis for the exemptions,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, April 29, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Sabi ko of (I said) course I can discuss it with the NBI. Kaya lamang kung ang talagang gustong mangyari ay i-prosecute through red-tagging, sinabi ko na wala naman tayong existing law against red-tagging," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, April 29, 2021 7:23:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “As starting point for discussion, the government panel sent a copy of the revised CA with Manila Water to Maynilad for its consideration. I understand that Maynilad has referred the said CA to its principals and is presently awaiting their comments,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, April 28, 2021 3:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Sa government side malaki ang pagbabago at ang pinakamahalaga rito ay ang pagtanggal sa onerous na non-interference clause na hindi pwedeng pakialaman ng national leadership, ng national government ang anumang mapagkakasunduan ng regulatory office at ng water concessionaire regarding water rates,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, April 28, 2021 3:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “But this release pertains only to the claims arising from the contract itself like for example yung mga in-award ng Singapore arbitration tribunal ay wini-waive na and other claims arising from the old concession agreement,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, April 28, 2021 3:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As starting point for discussion, the government panel sent a copy of the revised concession agreement with Manila Water to Maynilad for its consideration. I understand that Maynilad has referred the said concessionaire agreement to its principals and is presently awaiting their comments. Thereafter, the two sides will come together and commence their discussions,” External link

pna Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:49:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The BuCor was adamant in its position to close Insular Road. We are still exploring options and will conduct an ocular inspection at an opportune time," "I will reserve my answer (on the legality) until I have full information on its legal ownership" External link

pna Friday, April 23, 2021 11:51:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “It is not proper for law enforcement agents to interrogate him unless there is reason to believe that he is violating any law, ordinance, rule or regulation for the good or welfare of the community,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, April 22, 2021 10:22:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “The NBI will provide assistance, unless fraud was employed and liability is civil in character,” External link

pna Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:43:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The IATF approved yesterday [April 15] the final list of sub-categories under vaccine priority A4, which pertain to all frontliners other than health workers,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, April 16, 2021 8:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The explanation was something more or less expected. A long-standing rivalry ignited by a rather flimsy encounter. Since then, the BuCor (Bureau of Corrections) has taken several measures, like frequent searches for improvised weapons,” External link

pna Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:55:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Judges, prosecutors, public attorneys, and similar individuals directly involved in the dispensation of justice have been included by the Inter-Agency Task Force in priority A4 of the national vaccination program," External link

pna Monday, April 12, 2021 2:47:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We’re aware of the Judicial Integrity Board, which has exclusive jurisdiction,” External link

pna Friday, April 9, 2021 12:21:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “We’ll respond to the call of (Transportation) Secretary Art Tugade. I’ll direct the (National Bureau of Investigation) to look into these alleged incidents of ‘human smuggling’ and conduct a full-blown investigation if there is any indication that the practice is widespread,” External link

pna Wednesday, April 7, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “We’ll respond to the call of (Transportation) Secretary Art Tugade. I’ll direct the (National Bureau of Investigation) to look into these alleged incidents of ‘human smuggling’ and conduct a full-blown investigation if there is any indication that the practice is widespread,” External link

pna Wednesday, April 7, 2021 11:41:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Mike Defensor ) : “I am sure that as a lawmaker, Rep. Mike Defensor knows the FDA law very well and that he is very much aware of what acts are allowed and what acts are prohibited under the said law,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, April 6, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Mike Defensor ) : "I am sure that as a lawmaker, Rep. Mike Defensor knows the FDA law very well and that he is very much aware of what acts are allowed and what acts are prohibited under the said law," External link

pna Tuesday, April 6, 2021 1:21:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "I suppose it will submit its report in the next few days," External link

pna Tuesday, April 6, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "All of these special investigating teams have already been constituted and sad to say that their movements are somehow restricted by the ongoing situation, we are under ECQ (enhance community quarantine)," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, April 5, 2021 2:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Philippine Congress ) : "It involves policy and constitutional issues that require a lot of careful deliberation. It is possible that the matter may be raised before the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), or a bill may be filed in Congress, in which case the Department of Justice will certainly be requested to give its official position," External link

rappler Monday, April 5, 2021 2:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : "We discussed that during the last meeting and I informed the IATF that the better legal basis for enforcing health protocols would be the local ordinances that have been issued by the local government units because these are very direct to the point,” he said. “The statutes, like the mandatory reporting of notifiable diseases, there is a provision on non-cooperation but not exact as to the actual violation," External link

pna Monday, April 5, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I also recommended that in the enforcement, the stricter enforcement of the ordinances, that local government units (LGUs) consider the possibility of imposing na lamang (only) the penalty of community service for those who will continue to violate our ordinances rather than imprison, or rather than putting them in jail or fining them Eh kasi talaga ngang mahirap na ang buhay sa ECQ (because life is really hard under ECQ)," External link

rappler Monday, April 5, 2021 12:29:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "The reaction of MMDA Chairman Abalos was loud and clear: He would immediately request all MMDA mayors/councils to review their existing ordinances on the enforcement of health protocols, and seriously consider imposing community service as an alternative penalty for violation of such ordinances," External link

rappler Monday, April 5, 2021 12:29:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Medyo hindi siya shoot na shoot eh, hindi siya talagang very exact to the actual violation, kaya we are relying more on the ordinances issued by the local government units rather than a nationwide general statute like RA 11332 ," External link

rappler Monday, April 5, 2021 12:29:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The new concession agreement with Manila Water has been signed by the parties. The panel will start discussions with Maynilad after the Holy Week,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The new concession agreement with Manila Water has been signed by the parties. The panel will start discussions with Maynilad after the Holy Week,” External link

pna Wednesday, March 31, 2021 1:41:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The new concession agreement with Manila Water has been signed by the parties. The panel will start discussions with Maynilad after the Holy Week," External link

rappler Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:15:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “One thing is 100 percent sure, all the onerous provisions will go to the garbage bin in both new agreements,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 31, 2021 11:41:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The data privacy act is legally in effect and its implementation may not be suspended unless authorized by congressional action,” “In any event, available data from health authorities may be utilized for contact tracing without compromising the privacy of individuals. The solution is not to suspend the data privacy act, but to make the system of contact tracing more thorough, efficient, and far-reaching,” External link

pna Tuesday, March 30, 2021 2:46:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Death extinguishes all criminal liability. If it’s on appeal, or a pending motion for reconsideration, its mooted," “But any tax liabilities of the company will remain” External link

pna Tuesday, March 30, 2021 2:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The AO 35 committee [meeting] scheduled last week was postponed due to a rash of COVID-19 cases in the DOJ. We’ll do the update after the meeting in April,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, March 29, 2021 7:07:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Housing Authority ) : “We’re supposed to have a meeting with the local government unit, DPWH (Department of Public Works and Highways, and NHA (National Housing Authority) officials at the NBP but we may have to reset it in view of the ECQ (Enhanced Community Quarantine),” External link

pna Monday, March 29, 2021 10:30:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Possible administrative liability [may be filed] if they are government officials who are not in the priority list,” External link

thestandard-ph Saturday, March 27, 2021 8:18:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added ( about Antonio Sanchez ) : “Mayor Sanchez has reached the end of his natural life. May God forgive him for all his trespasses,” External link

pna Saturday, March 27, 2021 8:58:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “There are no penal provisions found in the new vaccination law,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, March 26, 2021 11:13:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In a luggage, carry-on bag, etc. Maybe through a private flight, too. But the NBI has not specified these” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, March 26, 2021 11:13:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The agreement is expected to be signed within this month,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, March 25, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "They might have been brought in in convenient packages – in a luggage, carry-on bag, etc. Maybe through a private flight too. But the NBI has not specified these," External link

rappler Thursday, March 25, 2021 3:43:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “on a new and better water concession agreement,” External link

pna Thursday, March 25, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “On the table for the IATF’s consideration is the request of the Catholic Church to be allowed a maximum of 10 percent attendance in churches during the Triduum (Holy Thursday-Good Friday-Black Saturday), as well as on Easter Sunday, which will coincide with the celebration of the quincentennial of Christianity in the Philippines,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:52:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I’m constrained to order another suspension of on-site work at the DoJ,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:58:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "On the table for the IATF's consideration tomorrow is the request of the Catholic Church to be allowed a maximum of 10% attendance in churches during the triduum (Holy Thursday-Good Friday-Black Saturday), as well as on Easter Sunday," External link

rappler Wednesday, March 24, 2021 4:21:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "The more relevant legal and penal framework is the ordinances enacted by the local government units (LGUs) to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus in their respective localities," External link

rappler Tuesday, March 23, 2021 12:01:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "It is the law enforcement agents/police who determine what specific charges should be filed, depending on the factual circumstance of each case" External link

rappler Tuesday, March 23, 2021 12:01:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra clarified : “National government agencies take their cue from the Office of the President on the suspension of on-site work,” External link

pna Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:13:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “With due respect to the city government of Manila, national government agencies take their cue from the Office of the President (OP) on the suspension of onsite work,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, March 22, 2021 9:36:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “If the upsurge in Covid cases here has been controlled, we shall resume onsite work on Wednesday at 30 percent capacity. The rest of our personnel will work from home,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, March 22, 2021 9:36:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "With due respect to the city government of Manila, national government agencies take their cue from the Office of the President (OP) on the suspension of onsite work," External link

pna Monday, March 22, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "Many lawyers are representing clients, even before, who are involved in controversial cases – drug cases, terrorism cases, corruption cases, election cases, those types of cases. The nature of cases they handle really exposes lawyers to some personal risk or safety, or issues of security. It really happens," External link

rappler Friday, March 19, 2021 7:09:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : "Maybe it’s the way that these statements get paraphrased by newswriters, and some people would recklessly comment without understanding the context," External link

rappler Friday, March 19, 2021 7:09:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We hope to conclude a new and better agreement with MWCI before the end of the month. Negotiations with Maynilad will follow thereafter,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, March 18, 2021 10:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I’m constrained to order another suspension of on-site work at the DoJ,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We hope to conclude a new and better agreement with MWCI before the end of the month. Negotiations with Maynilad will follow thereafter," External link

pna Thursday, March 18, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra stated : “We hope to conclude a new and better agreement with MWCI before the end of the month. negotiations with Maynilad will follow thereafter,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, March 18, 2021 12:09:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “If there was mass gathering which was not authorized or (there was) improper wearing of mask and face shield or social distancing. I think those are the more important concerns (that should be looked into),” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, March 16, 2021 11:29:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “We already ironed out remaining major issues (in the proposed concession agreement) during that meeting (severam weeks ago),” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, March 16, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The health screening is a requirement of the local government unit prior to the entry of an individual. So, as far as General Sinas’ health is concerned, it is already mooted since he was able to enter the province,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, March 15, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “It’s so difficult for me to relate 'yang number of deaths and make a comparison, depende kung sino ang Presidente ng Pilipinas. The President himself is a lawyer. Do you think he will have a policy na parang, will be something that will put his fellow members in the legal profession in personal jeopardy or something to that effect? I don't think so,” “Nangyayari 'yan because of circumstances, and not because of whoever is the head of the present administration,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 15, 2021 3:41:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Better late than never. This is something that is being done informally naman all the time, na napag-uusapan yan, at kung merong mga members of the legal profession who are... who become victims of these violent crimes, ay iniimbestigahan din naman 'yan kaagad, like any other common crime,” “Kaya lang naman talaga nagkaroon ng formal dialogue ay dahil nga nagkaroon ng recent spate of killings in the legal profession. Whether nagkataon lang 'yun, or not, we're not really sure kung nagkataon lang. But the point is, something is being done about it,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 15, 2021 3:41:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I assure the people that there will be an impartial, fair, and thorough investigation in these incidents that happened recently in the Calabarzon area,” External link

pna Monday, March 15, 2021 1:20:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Ang pinakabuti diyan ay talagang mag-ingat na lamang ang ating legal professionals sa kanilang mga ginagawa. They should take the necessaery precaution, proper coordination with our law enforcement agencies... At kung meron silang nararamdaman na any threat to their personal security ay i-report nila kaagad 'yun sa kinauukulan," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 15, 2021 10:38:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The DOJ will endorse the investigation to the AO 35 committee, as there is sufficient evidence that the victims were members of cause-oriented groups carrying out legitimate dissent" External link

rappler Monday, March 15, 2021 10:26:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Lawyers know that their job exposes them to danger, and there is no law prohibiting them from arming themselves," External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, March 14, 2021 11:27:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “If they wish to arm themselves, there's no problem with that. The government may even help facilitate the issuance of appropriate permits,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, March 14, 2021 11:27:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Although this is a matter for the court to resolve, I find the subject request of the local police for the identity of lawyers representing militant groups or suspected rebels totally out of line and completely bereft of any statutory or legal basis," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, March 13, 2021 10:06:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The DOJ will endorse the investigation to the AO 35 committee, as there is sufficient evidence that the victims were members of the cause-oriented groups carrying out legitimate dissent,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, March 12, 2021 12:05:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We’ll make our determination today or tomorrow. One thing is sure though: These incidents will be investigated either by the NBI or by the AO (Administrative Order) 35 committee on EJK (extra judicial killings),” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 10, 2021 11:35:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We understand the concern of the UN-OHCHR. That is why the DOJ has ordered a thorough investigation of the incidents,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 10, 2021 8:36:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The next one will be a training program to enhance the investigative skills of prosecutors assigned to AO 35 cases," External link

rappler Wednesday, March 10, 2021 11:56:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Anyone, including the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR), must have sufficient information before making a judgment," External link

rappler Wednesday, March 10, 2021 11:56:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “We have implemented one (project) without any funding (from the UN)-the human rights summit last December. The next one will be a training program to enhance the investigative skills of prosecutors assigned to AO 35 cases,” External link

pna Wednesday, March 10, 2021 10:11:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Anyone, including the OHCHR, must have sufficient information before making a judgment,” External link

pna Wednesday, March 10, 2021 10:11:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "Ire-refer namin sa NBI for the simple reason na ang other party involved ay PNP. 'Yun ang na-gather naming information, na ang naka-engkuwentro allegedly ay police officers," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, March 9, 2021 1:47:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In more than half of the records reviewed, the law enforcement agents involved failed to follow standard protocols pertaining to coordination with other agencies and the processing of the crime scene,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, March 8, 2021 9:47:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I was really hoping that with that statement I made before the United Nations, our law enforcers would be more careful in their operations,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, March 8, 2021 8:59:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “There should be major developments in the Dacera case, but there’s a lockdown at OCP Makati after a positive case (of Covid-19),” External link

tribuneonline Monday, March 8, 2021 8:50:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We don’t really know the facts as yet so the best thing to do really is to conduct a fact-finding investigation of what happened, so, that’s only the time we can probably make a conclusion,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, March 8, 2021 12:54:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "They will fall within the jurisdiction of the AO 35 task force," External link

rappler Monday, March 8, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I am quite disappointed kasi nga hindi nabawasan, notwithstanding na sinabi na natin 'yan before the international body, " External link

rappler Monday, March 8, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : "I was really hoping that with that statement I made before the UN, our law enforcers would be more careful in their operations but these things continue to happen so we really need to sit down with Philippine National Police (PNP), with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), and with other law enforcement to make sure na hindi na masyadong mangyayari itong ganito (that these things don't happen anymore so), it could be avoided," External link

rappler Monday, March 8, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We'll take that up in the agenda," External link

rappler Monday, March 8, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "You know, the task of the AO 35 group has been made difficult by the absence or reluctance of witnesses to testify. Others have little trust in the task force," External link

rappler Monday, March 8, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “Kung mga activist ang mga involved na may mga advocacies whether it be trade unionism or peasant associations or organizations or IPs, 'yung mga may specific advocacies, we definitely will include them within the jurisdiction,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 8, 2021 10:12:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I cannot really speculate if may connection siya (killings) doon sa sinabi ng Presidente,” “The President has always been vocal about yung fight against these communist-terrorist groups so nandun na yun a long time ago e. So I cannot really say na dahil doon sa sinabi ng Presidente 2 days ago, e nagkaroon ng additional na incidents like that because that has been the President’s policy ever since,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 8, 2021 10:12:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We’ll wait for Attorney Guillen to make a statement about the incident. If he has good reason to believe that it’s related to his advocacies, I will refer the matter to the AO (Administrative Order) 35 Task Force for appropriate action,” External link

pna Thursday, March 4, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Solicitor General ) : “I will leave it to the Office of the Solicitor General, as counsel for the government, to determine the appropriate legal remedy, which may include a motion for reconsideration with the Court of Appeals or a petition for review with the Supreme Court,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:24:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “But within the class of senior citizens, I have no information on how PDLs above 60 years of age will figure in the order of preference,” External link

rappler Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:27:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Solicitor General ) : “I will leave it to the Office of the Solicitor General, as counsel for the government, to determine the appropriate legal remedy, which may include a motion for reconsideration with the Court of Appeals or a petition for review with the Supreme Court,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, March 2, 2021 8:13:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I couldn’t speculate on the reason. Either (they’re) not really interested or unable to complete and submit all the requirements on time,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, March 1, 2021 10:09:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In all cases, there must be a minimum of three names in the short list for each vacant position. Otherwise, the opening will be republished,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, March 1, 2021 10:09:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I couldn’t speculate on the reason. Either (they are) not really interested or unable to complete and submit all the requirements on time," External link

pna Monday, March 1, 2021 10:57:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “The NBI will go anywhere its investigation will lead it. We’ve seen this many times before, more recently in the case of the tapioca shipment containing shabu. That’s why the President (Rodrigo Duterte) trusts the agency,” External link

pna Sunday, February 28, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Wilkins Villanueva ) : “The President personally told PDEA chief Villanueva and PNP chief Sinas to discontinue their joint investigation of the shootout incident,” “I requested that both the PDEA and the PNP be directed to extend their full cooperation to the NBI,” External link

thestandard-ph Saturday, February 27, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I requested that both the PDEA and the PNP be directed to extend their full cooperation to the NBI,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, February 27, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I requested that both the PDEA and the PNP be directed to extend their full cooperation to the NBI,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, February 27, 2021 11:10:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We’ll prod the PNP to initiate the action based on the recommendations of its internal affairs service. Otherwise, any member agency of the review panel, other than the DOJ, may file the appropriate complaint before us,” “We also intend to reach out to the families of the victims so that they themselves could act as the complainants” External link

pna Friday, February 26, 2021 3:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra noted : “Our initial and preliminary findings confirm that in many of these cases, law enforcement agents asserted that the subject of the anti-drug operations resisted arrest or attempted to draw a weapon and fight back,” “Yet no full examinations of the weapon recovered were conducted, no verification of its ownership undertaken, and no request for ballistic examination or paraffin test were pursued until completion,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, February 25, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “We also intend to reach out to the families of the victims so that they themselves could act as the complaints,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, February 25, 2021 8:17:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "I have directed the NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) to expand its investigation of fixers’ activities at the BI and find out who their cohorts are among the BI personnel, so that appropriate administrative and criminal charges may be filed against them," External link

pna Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9:12:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The NBI has subpoenaed Christine Dacera’s phone so that a digital examination of its contents could be done. The NBI expects to finish this by early next week so that its report could be submitted to and considered by the investigating prosecutor in the resolution of the case,” External link

pna Friday, February 19, 2021 11:23:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I will ask the National Prosecution Service (NPS) to do an inventory of cases pending investigation and/or trial involving these classes of people covered by the amnesty proclamations,” External link

pna Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The amnesty commission will still determine the rules but the most fundamental criterion is whether or not the offense committed by the subject individual was in pursuit of a political objective,” External link

pna Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “One complaint will be filed with the Office of the Ombudsman,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, February 16, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “referred to other government agencies for comment, further investigation, or case build-up. ” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, February 16, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I was informed that after receiving certain specified pieces of evidence from the police on Monday, the NBI will be in a position to wind up its investigation within the week, and submit its report to the DOJ for the consideration of the investigating prosecutor,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, February 15, 2021 2:14:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "PNP will share its evidence [specimens, garments, mobile phones] with the NBI on Monday; the NBI will complete and finalize its report soon thereafter," External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, February 14, 2021 8:48:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I was informed that after receiving certain specified pieces of evidence from the police on Monday, the NBI will be in a position to wind up its investigation within the week, and to submit its report to the DOJ for the consideration of the investigating prosecutor," External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, February 14, 2021 8:48:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I was informed that after receiving certain specified pieces of evidence from the police on Monday, the NBI will be in a position to wind up its investigation within the week, and submit its report to the DOJ for the consideration of the investigating prosecutor,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, February 14, 2021 11:48:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The review panel is currently discussing the draft revised water concession agreement with Manila Water. We will sit down with Maynilad soon thereafter,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, February 10, 2021 8:47:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The review panel is currently discussing the draft revised water concession agreement with Manila Water. We will sit down with Maynilad soon after. Suffice it to say that the revised water concession agreement is a great improvement over the original agreement, as it does away with the onerous provisions of the latter, without making the concession less economically viable,” External link

pna Wednesday, February 10, 2021 2:47:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The IATF may include the request of the bishops for a higher limit in the agenda in its next meeting,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, February 8, 2021 10:09:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “We’ll draft the EO and request other relevant agencies to comment. This may take at least two months,” External link

pna Monday, February 8, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The IACAT is very much aware of the geographical areas usually poverty-stricken areas where victims abound and in what countries the predators are usually based. It just so happened that the numbers have gone up in recent months, clearly because of the economic hardship, as well as the dark opportunities, engendered by this pandemic. I will request the AMLC for a copy of the report and refer the matter to the IACAT for appropriate action," External link

pna Monday, February 8, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “At present, public religious worship is allowed up to 50 percent of venue capacity in MGCQ (modified general community quarantine) areas and 30 percent in GCQ areas like the NCR (National Capital Region). The IATF may include the request of the bishops for a higher limit in the agenda of its next meeting,” External link

pna Monday, February 8, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Pursuant to that manifestation, the DoJ will issue a Department Order (DO) directing the NBI to gather actionable information that maybe used to run after hoarders and profiteers reportedly manipulating the prices of pork, vegetables and other basic foodstuffs,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, February 6, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We provided a copy of the report where we made certain findings, not so flattering against certain police enforcement officers involved [in] drug operations and we gave the PNP (Philippine National Police) sufficient time to comment on these findings,” External link

inquirer Friday, February 5, 2021 3:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We do not want to make it appear [that our] findings in certain pilot areas like Region III, Region IV and certain major cities [are] truly representative of what is happening throughout the country,” “At the proper time, we will share our findings with the public, with the media, but we will also include [some] actions that we intend to take arising from these findings. [So we are just waiting for the right time to share these] but there is no intent to hide,” External link

inquirer Friday, February 5, 2021 3:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "will be made public at the proper time," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, February 5, 2021 12:09:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "The NBI is not rushing its report because it wants all bases covered. (B)ut I'm sure that the NBI will be able to submit its report before the prosecutor concludes the preliminary investigation and resolves the case," External link

pna Wednesday, February 3, 2021 11:52:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The question (who) assumes a fact (killings being encouraged) that is yet to be clearly established in each case. Nevertheless, the review panel will consider all relevant issues in the pursuit of its objective of exacting accountability,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, January 29, 2021 4:47:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “A constitutional convention, where delegates will be elected by the people, is more appropriate if the entire constitution will be revised,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:55:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The Australian embassy will confirm that no such meeting with the DoJ was ever arranged or requested by Senator Rihannon’s delegation,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “A constitutional convention, where delegates will be elected by the people, is more appropriate if the entire Constitution will be revised. But if only certain provisions of the Constitution will be amended (such as the provisions on the national economy and patrimony), a constituent assembly, i.e, the two chambers of the legislature performing a sovereign act, is more expedient and less expensive,” External link

pna Thursday, January 28, 2021 12:46:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In either case, any revision or amendment of the Constitution will have to be ratified by the people,” External link

pna Thursday, January 28, 2021 12:46:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The NBI forensic team is ready with its toxicology report,” “I will leave it to the (NBI) to disclose (its) findings. I understand that they (NBI agents) have requested a certain specimen from the PNP and copies of Miss Dacera’s medical records to complete the whole picture,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, January 27, 2021 10:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I understand that they have requested a certain specimen from the PNP and copies of Ms. Dacera’s medical records to complete the whole picture,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, January 27, 2021 8:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As to the priest murdered in Bukidnon, we’ll wait for the police to uncover more facts before we decide to take any definite action,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, January 26, 2021 9:59:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told ( about Solicitor General ) : "Considering that there is an apparent dispute between the state university and the DND with respect to the validity of the unilateral cancellation of their long-standing agreement, the DOJ will view any request for legal opinion as a request for administrative adjudication or settlement under the revised administrative code, which provides that all such disputes between government entities should be brought before the DOJ, OSG (Office of the Solicitor General), or OGCC (Office of the Government Corporate Counsel), as the case may be," External link

pna Monday, January 25, 2021 5:29:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “The DOJ (Department of Justice), through the NBI (National Bureau of Investigation), has located and turned over to the DOH (Department of Health) one close contract, of the first arriving passenger who tested positive for the UK variant of Covid 19,” External link

pna Monday, January 25, 2021 11:17:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The two close contacts were co-passengers in the flight from Dubai who had not been traced by the DOH. The NBI found one in Cavite,” External link

pna Monday, January 25, 2021 11:17:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "I would like to assure the people that the DOJ (Department of Justice) is committed to administering our criminal justice system as fairly and equitably as possible. Please note that a large number of people apprehended by law enforcement officers during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic due to various quarantine violations were subsequently released and their cases dismissed by DOJ inquest prosecutors," External link

pna Friday, January 22, 2021 12:35:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In this regard, the DOJ will come up with an inventory of cases under investigation by the NBI, under preliminary investigation by the prosecution service, and undergoing trial in court, for the purpose of monitoring their progress very closely,” External link

pna Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “The NBI has completed its forensic examination of tissues obtained from the subject's remains. It is currently coordinating with the Makati Medical Center on related issues,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, January 18, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I will direct the National Bureau of Investigation to help implement the service of these court processes,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, January 15, 2021 7:18:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I will direct the National Bureau of Investigation to help implement the service of these court processes,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, January 15, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We are not yet at that stage. We are still in the fact-finding and verification of the allegations in the complaints. Some of them may be politically motivated,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, January 14, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The amount of funds involved ranges from a few million pesos to hundreds of million pesos. Depende sa (It depends on the) subject matter of the complaint. If the amount involved is P500 million or more, the TFAC will create a special investigating team composed of representatives from the member-agencies,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:22:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As of January 11, 2021, the task force had received 144 complaints and had evaluated 60, mostly involving alleged anomalies in public works projects in the regions,” External link

pna Thursday, January 14, 2021 11:39:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We’re now shifting our focus to other agencies where corruption is likewise prevalent,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:43:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I was informed that the NBI was able to extract about 100 ml of urine from the subject’s body,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:21:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I understand that the accused police officers have been dismissed from the service, so the court should immediately obtain jurisdiction over their person, lest they be able to flee,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, January 12, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I was informed that the NBI was able to extract about 100 (milliliters) of urine from the subject’s body. It could provide a lot of information to the forensic team. The results of the laboratory examination may come out in a few days," External link

pna Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “The 9 police officers were released from custody despite requests of the DOJ with the PNP to hold them a while until the arrest warrants were issued,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:20:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “The first partial report dated 29 Dec 2020 is done. It’s embodied in a confidential report to the President,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, January 11, 2021 3:38:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The initial report dated 29 Dec 2020 has just been submitted to the Office of the President. Let’s give him time to pore over it,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, January 11, 2021 3:38:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In addition, upon the return of the NBI forensic team from GenSan, it will start its parallel investigation where individuals who were said to be in the hotel at the time of Dacer’s death will be summoned,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, January 10, 2021 4:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “The investigation will not only cover those earlier identified. Even those individuals who were in the other rooms at the time of the incident will be asked to give their testimony. It is easy to identify these individuals since the NBI will examine all the CCTVs of the hotel, the reception, the footages at the entrance of the hotel, at the lobby, corridor, even inside the elevator. We can determine who were those individuals who interacted with Dacera prior to her death,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, January 10, 2021 4:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The findings will be submitted before the preliminary investigation,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, January 10, 2021 4:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "The forensic medicine team is providing assistance to the Makati police to determine the real cause of death of flight attendant Christine Dacera," External link

pna Thursday, January 7, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “The forensic medicine team is providing assistance to the Makati police to determine the real cause of death of flight attendant Christine Dacera,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, January 7, 2021 10:42:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “The forensic medicine team is providing assistance to the Makati police to determine the real cause of death of flight attendant Christine Dacera,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, January 6, 2021 10:39:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The IACAT is very much aware of the geographical areas usually poverty-stricken areas where victims abound and in what countries the predators are usually based. It just so happened that the numbers have gone up in recent months, clearly because of the economic hardship, as well as the dark opportunities, engendered by this pandemic. I will request the AMLC for a copy of the report and refer the matter to the IACAT for appropriate action," External link

pna Wednesday, January 6, 2021 1:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “I was so informed by the OIC chief,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:56:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I’ll take up the Dacera case with the NBI. Will discuss it with the NBI today,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, January 6, 2021 9:37:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The NBI investigation will proceed as planned,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, January 5, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The agency has several sources of information other than the PSG,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, January 5, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I have directed PG Malcontento to immediately release the resolution, file the criminal informations in court (non-bailable), and secure the warrants of arrest asap,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, January 4, 2021 10:30:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I understand that the accused police officers have been dismissed from the service, so the court should immediately obtain jurisdiction over their person, lest they be able to flee,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, January 4, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Under our existing laws, a person who freely and voluntarily gets himself inoculated with an unregistered or unauthorized drug or vaccine does not incur any criminal liability, unless he himself has caused its unlawful procurement or promotes its use by other people,” External link

inquirer Monday, January 4, 2021 5:57:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I have directed Prosecutor General Malcontento to immediately release the resolution, file the criminal information in court, and secure the warrants ASAP. I understand that the accused police officers have been dismissed from the service, so the court should immediately obtain jurisdiction over their person, lest they be able to flee," External link

pna Monday, January 4, 2021 4:27:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “Under our existing laws, a person who freely and voluntarily gets himself inoculated with an unregistered or unauthorized drug or vaccine does not incur any criminal liability, unless he himself has caused its unlawful procurement or promotes its use by other people,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, January 4, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Persons who knowingly or willfully administer an unregistered vaccine may be held liable under the Medical Practice Act of 1959,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, January 4, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "As we await the passage of this legislation, the DOJ, through its office of cybercrime, and the NBI’s cybercrime division, will intensify its efforts to crack down on cybercrime and all forms of human trafficking through the internet, which are expected to rise during these times of limited physical movement and interaction," External link

pna Monday, January 4, 2021 11:35:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We welcome the possible enactment of a new law that would strengthen the legal framework for the government’s campaign against human trafficking in cyberspace, particularly online sexual exploitation of children and minors,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, January 3, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The DOJ, through its Office of Cybercrime, and the NBI’s Cybercrime Division, will intensify their efforts to crack down on cybercrimes and all forms of human trafficking through the Internet, which are expected to rise during these times of limited physical movement and interaction,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, January 3, 2021 7:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We welcome the possible enactment of a new law that would strengthen the legal framework for the government’s campaign against human trafficking in cyberspace, particularly the online sexual exploitation of children and minors,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, January 3, 2021 7:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “This is a general instruction, not zeroing in on the PSG or on any particular incident of unauthorized vaccination,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, December 31, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “For 2021, we shall base our plans upon the assumption that the department could go full speed by the middle of the year, when restrictions on physical movements and interactions might gradually be lifted upon the arrival of the much awaited vaccines. In particular, the DoJ will intensify its role in the campaign against terrorism, corruption in government, and illegal drugs, as well as in the protection of human rights,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, December 31, 2020 6:54:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Apart from my usual responsibilities as SoJ (Secretary of Justice), this new assignment is the toughest I have ever received from the President,” “I will need all the support and cooperation of the entire government machinery to achieve this singular objective of substantially reducing corruption in government” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, December 31, 2020 6:54:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “This is a general instruction, not zeroing in on the PSG or on any particular incident of unauthorized vaccination,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “But the task force has a lot more complaints to examine and evaluate. I do not want to mention names until we have found something substantial. We have just begun the process,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, December 29, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Otherwise, the President may refer it to the DOJ (Department of Justice)-led Task Force Against Corruption for validation, further investigation, or case build-up,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, December 29, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In some of the complaints or reports being investigated, the names of some members of Congress were likewise mentioned,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, December 29, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I’m not sure if the PACC report to the President is complete by itself (I have not seen it) and is ready for filing with the Office of the Ombudsman. If not, the OP may refer the report to the DoJ Task Force Against Corruption for validation, further investigation, or case build-up,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, December 29, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I'm not sure if the PACC report to the President is complete by itself. I have not seen it and is ready for filing with the Office of the Ombudsman. If not, the OP (Office of the President) may refer the report to the DOJ task force against corruption for validation, further investigation, or case build-up," External link

pna Tuesday, December 29, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Detention without a judicial warrant of arrest, on the other hand, may happen only in case the suspected person has committed, is actually committing, or is attempting to commit any of the acts defined and penalized under secs 4-12 of the ATA (Anti-Terror Act) in the presence of the arresting officer, or when the arresting officer has probable cause, based on his personal knowledge, that the suspect was the perpetrator of any such punishable acts which has just been committed,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, December 28, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The AMLC can already move in the premises at any time after due designation by the ATC,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, December 28, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra explained : “The AMLC can already move in the premises at any time after due designation by the ATC,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, December 28, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra noted ( about Mel Georgie Racela ) : “Per AMLC Executive Director Mel Georgie Racela, the AMLC approved its freeze order against the CPP-NPA and other designated terrorist groups,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, December 27, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "The AMLC can already move in the premises at any time after due designation by the Anti-Terrorism Council (ATC)," External link

pna Sunday, December 27, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra noted : “Yes, it’s true that we suspended and terminated many officials but they were immediately replaced from the main office and from other regional offices of the Bureau of Immigration who have sufficient training also in dealing with foreign passenger arrivals,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, December 26, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “Those who are possibly infected are separated and they determine who needs to be quarantined and the last line of defense is the Bureau of Immigration,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, December 26, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “But if the witnesses needed protection, they may apply directly with the DOJ WPP and we shall evaluate their application for provisional coverage immediately,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, December 23, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The NBI Forensic Chemistry Division report showed a 99.99999 percent DNA match. Also, the NBI is focusing on four persons of interest, one of them is willing to divulge what he knows,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, December 22, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “I am disturbed that altercations like that … could suddenly lead to deaths,” External link

inquirer Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The NBI Forensic Chemistry Division report showed a 99.99999% DNA match. Also, the NBI is focusing on four persons of interest, one of them is willing to divulge what he knows,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, December 22, 2020 6:31:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "One of them is willing to divulge what he knows," External link

pna Tuesday, December 22, 2020 3:31:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The NBI forensic chemistry division report showed a 99.9999 percent DNA match," External link

pna Tuesday, December 22, 2020 3:31:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "No need for a parallel NBI investigation. Upon inquest, the office of the provincial prosecutor of Tarlac has found probable cause to indict respondent Jonel Nuezca for two counts of murder," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, December 21, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "As soon as the local police has filed the appropriate charges, the prosecutor’s office will conduct a preliminary investigation to determine probable cause. The DOJ will closely monitor developments in this case and ensure that justice is done," External link

pna Monday, December 21, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The DoJ is the principal agency mandated to administer criminal justice. Thus, any personnel of the DoJ, in whatever capacity or status, who gets involved in criminal activities should expect stricter treatment under the laws that he is duty-bound to enforce and implement,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, December 19, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The subject is not a regular employee of the DoJ. I have been informed that he is on job order basis until 31 December 2020 only,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, December 19, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We may be able to file a couple of formal charges within the month,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, December 14, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “It’s the corrupt act or transaction that will be investigated and whoever will be affected, even if within the Executive department, will not matter since it is our task,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, December 14, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “If it’s Congress itself, the sovereign power in the matter of franchise grants, which authorizes the NTC to issue a provisional permit in the interim between the expiration of the original franchise and congressional action on its renewal, who is there to question that authorization?” External link

elevenmyanmar Monday, December 14, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We may be able to file a couple of formal charges within the month,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, December 14, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The mechanism for the efficient operations of the TFAC is in place and is now processing complaints and reports on corruption. we may be able to file a couple of formal charges within the month,” External link

pna Monday, December 14, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Magna Carta ) : “As chief enforcer of the Magna Carta for disabled persons, the DoJ will conduct a parallel investigation of the plantation bay incident,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, December 11, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Possible, but we have yet to determine the most expedient way to handle the situation. Our action in this regard may set a precedent for similar situations in the future,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, December 11, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Bay Resort ) : “As chief enforcer of the magna carta for disabled persons, the DOJ will conduct a parallel investigation of the Plantation Bay incident,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, December 11, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Our action in this regard may set a precedent for similar situations in the future,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, December 11, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We have no timeline yet when the full report will be released,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, December 11, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I have received (Tourism) Secretary (Bernadette Romulo-Puyat)’s letter today. The DOJ will act accordingly,” External link

pna Friday, December 11, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “By institutionalizing public notice concerning the result of the ATC’s (Anti-Terrorism Council) designation process, we give those adversely affected the opportunity to contest the designation and to avail themselves of delisting as a remedy,” “Our realities today may differ from those of decades past because of the threats we face from forces behind them which underscores the fragility of our peace,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:49:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “Chief Manguerra was the head of the anti-terrorist division of the NBI that was responsible for the arrest of scores of Abu Sayyaf fighters throughout the country, including in Metro Manila,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, December 8, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I’d rather (have) the NBI make the public statement after they have exhaustively examined all possible angles. Baka tonight may linaw na yan (Maybe all the facts will be known by tonight. But one thing sure, the DOJ and the NBI have suffered another major loss. Chief Manguerra was the head of the anti-terrorist division of the NBI that was responsible for the arrest of scores of Abu Sayyaf fighters throughout the country, including Metro Manila,” External link

pna Tuesday, December 8, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “It is our understanding that led us to amplify in the rules the protection accorded by the anti-terrorism law to the exercise of civil and political rights that do not endanger life or public safety,” “The law excluded such exercise from its definition of acts of terror” External link

tribuneonline Monday, December 7, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Peace ) : “Peace is the work of justice. True peace demands more than security. True peace requires that the rights and liberties of our people are recognized by law, and guaranteed by the institutions through which they are enforced. Without justice, peace is compromised,” “Accountability before the law is as much a crucial component of every effort to attain and rebuild peace” External link

pna Monday, December 7, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “By institutionalizing public notice concerning the result of the ATC’s (Anti-Terrorism Council) designation process, we give those adversely affected the opportunity to contest the designation and to avail themselves of delisting as a remedy,” External link

pna Monday, December 7, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “It is the DoJ’s guiding principle to uphold at all times the rule of law, including the protection of human rights, especially those of the vulnerable and marginalized sectors of society,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, December 6, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Another major component is the project for the strengthening of the inter-agency task force on EJK, enforced disappearances, torture, and other grave violations of human rights created under Administrative Order 35,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, December 6, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra indicated : “the summit is one of several component projects proposed by the DoJ as part of the joint program on technical cooperation between the United Nations (UN) and the Philippine government, pursuant to the latest resolution of the UN human rights council adopted last June” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, December 6, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “This Human Rights Summit is one of several component projects proposed by the DOJ as part of the joint program on technical cooperation between the UN and the Philippine government, pursuant to the latest resolution of the UN Human Rights Council adopted last June,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, December 6, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Samuel Martires ) : "We shall refine this proposal further. The idea actually came from Ombudsman (Samuel) Martires himself. He explained that his office did not have enough manpower to revive the resident ombudsmen of the past. On their part, both the DOJ and the COA expressed willingness to accept the deputization by the OMB, subject to further discussion of the terms of the arrangement," External link

pna Friday, December 4, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "With the approval of the guidelines/parameters, the TFAC operations center is expected to process complaints and reports on corruption more efficiently," External link

pna Friday, December 4, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “There are no sovereignty issues whatsoever as the [memorandum of understanding] merely expresses a mutual desire to agree on specific cooperation arrangements within 12 months,” External link

elevenmyanmar Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “It’s just [a memorandum of understanding], it’s noncommittal, nonobligatory and nonbinding from a legal standpoint. It’s a mere expression of mutual desires,” External link

elevenmyanmar Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Leila de Lima ) : "Suffice it to say that Senator de Lima is free to take all available legal remedies, as she has freely done since the time that she was indicted for serious criminal offenses," External link

pna Monday, November 30, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "If asked to comment, I will make the comment in court. It is not my policy to discuss in public cases which are under litigation or review, because such act may constitute contempt of court which is punishable under existing rules," External link

pna Monday, November 30, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Yes, the NBI MIMAROPA field office is already involved in the search for Atty. Oliva,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, November 29, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As I have explained, the task force will investigate the acts of corruption, complained of, regardless of who may be involved,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, November 28, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “While investigations are still being conducted, we shall refrain, to the extent possible, from publicly identifying personalities who may be involved, as matter of fairness,” “Upon completion of the investigation and filing of the complaint with the Ombudsman, the respondents may be named, either by the task force or the against corruption or by the OMB, subject to their right to be heard,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, November 28, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “If there is evidence tending to show the false and malicious character of these allegations about the DepEd modules, we will be ready to help,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, November 28, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “For example, if the false claim about a module is directly attributed to a certain person with no manifest intent but to ridicule or malign him or her, the latter may have cause for libel or cyber libel, as the case maybe,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, November 28, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “If there is evidence tending to show the false and malicious character of these allegations about the agencies modules, we will be ready to help,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, November 28, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “For example, if the false claim about a module is directly attributed to a certain person with no manifest intent but to ridicule or malign him or her, the latter may have cause for libel or cyber libel, as the case maybe,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, November 28, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I still have to read the entire decision. But it’s a victory for the prosecution,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, November 27, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The review panel is drafting the initial report. We lost a number of working days due to recent calamities, so we may be constrained to submit it in December. Kindly bear with us,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, November 27, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “All complaints so far received by the task force against corruption secretariat are now being screened and evaluated. I will call a meeting of the main task force next week to identify which of these complaints will be the subject of special investigating teams,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 27, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I do not wish to give special attention to any particular class of potential respondents," External link

pna Friday, November 27, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "The President (Rodrigo Duterte) stated that if the involvement of a member of Congress, for instance, is germane to the anomalous transaction, then the latter’s inclusion in criminal charges will have to be endorsed to the Office of the Ombudsman through the Secretary of Justice," External link

pna Friday, November 27, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "when it comes to criminal investigation and prosecution, no one is exempt, except those enjoying immunity from suit during their tenure" "The rule is different in administrative cases. the President has neither supervision nor control over other branches of the government and therefore may not investigate them for misconduct, dishonesty, and the like, as he (Duterte) correctly pointed out," External link

pna Friday, November 27, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "It's a victory for the prosecution, so as secretary of justice, I am happy about the outcome of the trial," External link

pna Friday, November 27, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “To be more accurate, the DoJ returned the Joint Agreement Order (JAO) report to the CHEd and advised the latter that if any interested party was minded to press criminal charges, the report should be converted into a complaint that complies with the DoJ requirements for preliminary investigation; i.e., complaint under oath, supporting affidavits of witnesses, etc.,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As far as I know, no sworn complaint in a proper forum that requires preliminary investigation has been received by the DoJ,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We returned the report on the incident to the CHEd so that people interested in pressing charges may bring it to the DoJ in the form of a sworn complaint sufficient to trigger a preliminary investigation,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The NBI is working hard on the investigation of the violent deaths of Attorneys Magcamit and Wee. More field operatives have been deployed in Palawan and Cebu to intensify their hunt for the perpetrators of these treacherous crimes,” External link

pna Thursday, November 26, 2020 9:29:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The government is very much concerned about the increasing number of crimes committed against lawyers, prosecutors and judges. While these are generally considered to be part of the hazards of the profession, the government is committed to bring the perpetrators of these crimes before the bar of justice,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, November 25, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The government is very much concerned about the increasing number of crimes committed against lawyers, prosecutors and judges. While these are generally considered to be part of the hazards of the profession, the government is committed to bring the perpetrators of these crimes before the bar of justice,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, November 25, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The President stated that if the involvement of a member of Congress, for instance, is germane to the anomalous transaction, then the latter’s inclusion in criminal charges will have to be endorsed to the Office of the Ombudsman through the Secretary of Justice," External link

pna Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : "when it comes to criminal investigation and prosecution, no one is exempt, except those enjoying immunity from suit during their tenure" "The rule is different in administrative cases. the President has neither supervision nor control over other branches of the government and therefore may not investigate them for misconduct, dishonesty, and the like, as he (PRRD) correctly pointed out," External link

pna Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As to resident ombudsmen in certain specified agencies, the OMB is still studying if this should be revived or if some other similar arrangement could be adopted,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 23, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Arthur Tugade ) : “Secretary Tugade mentioned this matter of submitting SALN of DoTr officials to the DoJ (Department of Justice) task force during one of our meetings with the President,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 23, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We shouldn’t blame anyone because everyone wing assets which are grossly disproportionate to salaries as possible indicators of graft and corruption in the course of investigating officials or employees of the DOTr alleged to be involved in certain corrupt practices,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 23, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We may need the SALN of any government official or employee only if he is involved in a specific investigation being conducted by the Task Force Against Corruption,” “We are not requiring other agencies to submit the SALNs of their officials and employees to the TFAC, as we know where to get them should the need for the production of SALNs arise,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 23, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As far as I know, no sworn complaint in a proper forum that requires preliminary investigation has been received by the DoJ,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 23, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We return the report on the incident to the CHEd so that people interested in pressing charges may bring it to the DoJ in the form of a sworn complaint sufficient to trigger a preliminary investigation,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 23, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As far as I know, no sworn complaint in a proper form as required for a preliminary investigation has been received by the DOJ,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 23, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We return the report on the incident to the CHED so that the people interested in pressing charges may bring it to the DOJ in the form of a sworn complaint sufficient to trigger a preliminary investigation,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 23, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra clarified : "the submission by the DOTr of the SALNs of its officials and employees to the task force is purely the DOTr’s initiative" External link

pna Monday, November 23, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As reported by Undersecretary Emmeline, the task force secretariat/operations center has received 60 complaints/reports, more or less, during the past two weeks,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, November 22, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The complaints/reports pertain to allegedly corrupt acts or transactions that happened under previous and current administrations,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, November 22, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The DoJ is giving attention to these organizational and institutional arrangements so that actual investigation and prosecution may proceed smoothly and systematically in the months to come,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, November 22, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Emmeline Aglipay-Villar ) : “As reported by [Justice Undersecretary Emmeline Aglipay-Villar], the task force secretariat and operations center has received 60 complaints or reports, more or less, during the past two weeks,” External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Some of the complaints/reports pertain to relatively small transactions while others involve irregularities or projects worth hundreds of millions of pesos,” "The complaints/reports pertain to allegedly corrupt acts or transactions that happened under previous and current administrations" External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Kung may complaint about any corruption, yes,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "No, walang ganun (No, there is no such thing)" External link

pna Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:32:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As of today (Monday), around 20 complaints... many involve DPWH-related projects,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 16, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “merely indicating his intent to act with liberality, in consideration of General Sinas’ overall performance as a career police officer,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 16, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The DOJ/prosecutor has to complete the process of preliminary investigation. Executive clemency may come only after a finding of guilt. If there's no finding of guilt, there's no room for the application of executive clemency," External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, November 15, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "merely indicating his intent to act with liberality, in consideration of General Sinas’ overall performance as a career police officer," "I didn't hear what the President said exactly. I need to know the context, but whatever it was that the President said about his intent to pardon General Sinas, the DOJ will do what it is duty-bound to do, and the President may also do what he is constitutionally authorized to do" External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, November 15, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "merely indicating his intent to act with liberality, in consideration of General Sinas’ overall performance as a career police officer," "I didn't hear what the President said exactly. I need to know the context, but whatever it was that the President said about his intent to pardon General Sinas, the DOJ will do what it is duty-bound to do, and the president may also do what he is constitutionally authorized to do," External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, November 15, 2020 7:38:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I asked the prosecutors to keep the battle inside the courtroom and to consider the filing of petitions to cite for contempt certain persons who knowingly make comments or render opinions on the probative value of evidence being presented in court, with a clear intent to influence the judge’s appreciation of the evidence,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, November 11, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Ito ay pinaiimbestigahan ko nang husto kasi ako’y nagtataka at nangyayari ito sa loob samantalang dapat ito ay secure na secure. Bakit nakakapasok ang mga weapons diyan. Yung namatay na apat ay gunshot wounds, ang ibig sabihin, meron firearms nakakapasok,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 11, 2020 6:56:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “Meron pang sinasabing pagsabog ng improvised explosive devices, ibig sabhin nakakapasok ang mga ingredients sa paggawa ng IED. Ang utos ko sa NBI hindi lamang imbestigahan kung anong pinagmulan ng riot na ito, kundi pinasasama ko sa kanilang imbestigasyon alamin nyo kung paano nangyayari ito, alamin nyo kung anong possible negligence ng adminitration ng NBP at BuCor, paano nakakalusot ang mga ganitong bagay-bagay,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 11, 2020 6:56:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “He wanted them to eat the pastillas, but did not insist ‘out of deference to the Secretary of Justice who was also present,’” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "No one among the BI personnel dared to utter a word. End of the meeting," External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, November 10, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The PTFoMS will probably make an initial determination if the incident was work-related. If affirmative, the investigating team will try to find out if it was connected to the 2016 incident," External link

pna Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I will direct the NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) to conduct a parallel investigation or expand its ongoing probe into the previous violence,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “He wanted them to eat the pastillas, but did not insist ‘out of deference to the Secretary of Justice who was also present,’” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “During the short meeting, he distributed pastillas to the BI personnel. Money had been rolled inside each pastillas, according to the president. He wanted them to eat the pastillas, but did not insist ‘out of deference to the Secretary of Justice who was also present,’” “He said, ‘Either you eat it or give it to the first beggar you see.’ In the end, he stated that the cases had been filed and that they simply had to face them. No one among the BI personnel dared to utter a word,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We’ll form composite teams (as many as necessary) after the task force has determined that the nature, complexity, and magnitude of the corrupt acts subject of the complaints necessitate the creation of special composite teams to investigate them,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I have been informed that the violence among inmates broke out again at the NBP maximum security compound this morning. Three persons were killed and 64 wounded,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I have been informed that violence among inmates broke out again at the NBP maximum security compound this morning. Three persons were killed and 64 wounded. The BuCor security force, PNP-SAF, and PNP-NCRPO-SWAT are conducting clearing operations,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 9, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The President apparently intended to give them a dressing down. During the short meeting, he distributed pastillas to the BI personnel. Money had been rolled inside each pastillas, according to the President," External link

pna Monday, November 9, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Rodrigo Roa Duterte ) : “He (Duterte) said either you eat it or give it to the first beggar you see,” External link

pna Monday, November 9, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The BuCor (Bureau of Corrections) Security Force, PNP SAF (Philippine National Police Special Action Force), and PNP NCRPO SWAT (National Capital Region Police Office Special Weapons and Tactics) are conducting clearing operations. The DOJ has ordered the BuCor to submit a detailed report (as soon as possible),” External link

pna Monday, November 9, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “These BuCor officials should have learned their lesson from the previous violent incident where several PDLs were killed,” External link

pna Monday, November 9, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The member agencies of the task force against corruption are included in the scope of the investigation and will be subjected to the same, if not stricter, standards and procedures as those adopted or to be adopted by the task force for the investigation of other government agencies," External link

pna Friday, November 6, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We will be happy to be referred to simply as the ‘Task Force Against Corruption,’” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, November 5, 2020 4:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "So far, we have enough state counsels and state prosecutors to handle all these extra tasks assigned to the DOJ. We’ll add a corps of young lawyers who will get their appointments as prosecution attorneys very soon. if need be, we’ll draw from the legal complement of agencies attached to the DOJ, other than the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)," External link

pna Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "As to the review panel looking into police operations resulting in deaths in illegal drug cases, I think we can come up with at least an initial or partial report by the end of the month, as targeted," External link

pna Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra explained : “We are still in the process of organizing the operations center. This opcen will gather reports and receive complaints from the public. Then they will evaluate which of these complaints or reported cases deserve further investigation. Only then will composite investigation teams be formed,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 4, 2020 1:41:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “Firstly, we’ll request the DepEd (Department of Education) to include and emphasize values of integrity and honesty among young learners in their GMRC and Araling Panlipunan subjects,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 2, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Perhaps we will prioritize agencies in the national level that are really prone to corruption. We know what these agencies are, and we have already identified these,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 2, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Our other objective is preventive in nature: install anti-corruption mechanisms in govt agencies, educate the citizenry on the evils of corruption, promote values of integrity and civic-mindedness, and the like,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 30, 2020 11:09:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We will investigate as many cases as possible but we have to start somewhere. We will form strike forces composite teams that will be deployed to investigate transactions, especially those that involve a big amount or have a big impact on public service delivery...P1 billion is a good starting point,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, October 30, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We will go where the evidence leads us to. Kahit ano pa ang political color or affiliation, whether you are related to the powers that be, if the evidence shows that cases must be filed, then we will be filing cases,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, October 30, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I think within the term of the President we can present results to the public,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We shall remain steadfast in our commitment to protect and promote media security by all means legally possible, relentless in the face of adversity,” External link

pna Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:05:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I think within the term of the President we can present results to the public,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I have always viewed that as an expression merely of trust in the person. That’s how much he trusts these people. It’s merely an expression of trust but it’s not an expression of exoneration,” “I don’t think simply because he has expressed trust in a certain person, he will neglect glaring evidence showing the person’s involvement,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We are hoping in the next couple of months we’ll be able to produce something as a sign that the task force is actually doing its job,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “Our other objective is preventive in nature; install anti-corruption mechanisms in government agencies, educate the citizenry on the evils of corruption, promote values of integrity and civic-mindedness and the like,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Apart from my usual responsibilities as SoJ (Secretary of Justice), this new assignment is the toughest I have ever received from the President. I will need all the support and cooperation of the entire government machinery to achieve this singular objective of substantially reducing corruption in government,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “The first order of the day is to organize the main task force and determine the overall strategy,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We have a twin goal, one is to prosecute those whom we shall find, after due investigation, to have been involved in corrupt practices. Our output is not just recommendatory. we shall file cases directly with the Ombudsman. Our other objective is preventive in nature; install anti-corruption mechanisms in govt agencies, educate the citizenry on the evils of corruption, promote values of integrity and civic-mindedness, and the like," External link

pna Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “At the same time, I have reconstituted the board of discipline to commence administrative proceedings against them and other BI personnel suspected of corruption, misconduct and other acts inimical to the service,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, October 27, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The new and expanded anti-corruption task force will take it from there," External link

pna Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “But as I have said, the first order of the day is to organize the main task force and determine the overall strategy,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, October 27, 2020 6:51:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The DoJ is reviewing the MoA between the Philippine Red Cross and PhilHealth and will render an opinion within the week,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The DOJ opinion was requested by PhilHealth before it makes a decision to pay its indebtedness to the Philippine Red Cross,” “It’s all about the validity of the MOA. More of civil liability” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Salary grades at the BI have not been upgraded for decades, and this is probably one reason why rackets and other acts of corruption have remained prevalent in that agency,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Bribery and corruption, such as the ‘pastillas scam’, by their very nature, are often done clandestinely and without any paper trail, so estimates as to their magnitude remain in the realm of mere possibilities,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "Low pay is not a valid reason to break the law, and those who smear the dignity of their public office will continue to be vigorously investigated and prosecuted," External link

pna Wednesday, October 21, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The matter may be taken up at the next meeting of the IATF on Thursday. But in all likelihood, the lifting or shortening of curfews will be left to the discretion of the respective LGU (local government units), except Metro Manila where LGU officials normally act in unison,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 19, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We sympathize with the accused for her personal loss, but her case is now before the court and the judicial process has to move on,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, October 16, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Oh yes. I was informed that our prosecutor assigned to the case did not oppose Nasino’s request for furlough. In fact, the prosecutor agreed to a three-day furlough for humanitarian reasons. We sympathize with the accused for her personal loss, but her case is now before the court and the judicial process has to move on,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 16, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In view of the filing by the NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) of cases before the Ombudsman against certain BI personnel in connection with the so-called ‘pastillas’ scheme, these personnel have been relieved of their duties at the airports and were recalled to their mother units,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 16, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "In view of the filing by the NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) of cases before the OMB (Office of the Ombudsman) against certain BI personnel in connection with the so-called ‘pastillas’ scheme, these personnel have been relieved of their duties at the airports and were recalled to their mother units," External link

pna Friday, October 16, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "At the same time, I have reconstituted the board of discipline to commence administrative proceedings against them and other BI personnel suspected of corruption, misconduct, and other acts inimical to the service," External link

pna Friday, October 16, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We sympathize with the accused for her personal loss, but her case is now before the court and the judicial process has to move on,” External link

pna Friday, October 16, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “But note this: We survived the historic termination of the Philippine-US military bases agreement; there’s no reason why we shall not survive the termination of a mere Visiting Forces Agreement,” External link

elevenmyanmar Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “If the law falls (in the petitions before the Supreme Court), the IRR automatically falls (as there will be) no leg to stand on,” External link

pna Wednesday, October 14, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The ATC has approved today (Wednesday) the IRR of the ATL crafted by the technical working group led by the DOJ. We will disseminate copies to the congress and law enforcement agencies as required under the law and will publish the IRR online and in a newspaper of general circulation in the next few days," External link

pna Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “BuCor gave me a partial report yesterday, but I told them to investigate more thoroughly,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, October 13, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : "Stricter enforcement of health protocols, rather than ratcheting lockdowns up and down, should henceforth be the norm," External link

pna Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The situation was still tense as of yesterday. There were intelligence reports that one group was amassing to strike back at the rival group. But the prison authorities, with the assistance of the police, have so far contained the violence,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 12, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Thus, law enforcement agents must file the criminal complaints immediately so that the destruction of the seized drugs could proceed as early as possible," External link

pna Monday, October 12, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The situation was still tense as of yesterday (Sunday). There were intelligence reports that one group was amassing to strike back at the rival group,” External link

pna Monday, October 12, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “prison authorities, with the assistance of the police, have so far contained the violence” External link

pna Monday, October 12, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “There are no sovereignty issues whatsoever as the [memorandum of understanding] merely expresses a mutual desire to agree on specific cooperation arrangements within 12 months,” External link

elevenmyanmar Friday, October 9, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “It’s just [a memorandum of understanding], it’s noncommittal, nonobligatory and nonbinding from a legal standpoint. It’s a mere expression of mutual desires,” External link

elevenmyanmar Friday, October 9, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Gerald Bantag ) : “I have asked DG Bantag to investigate and submit a report to me asap,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, October 9, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I’m ready to take drastic actions regarding NBP in view of these violent incidents but I will reserve them till I see (Director General Gerald) Bantag’s report before the end of the day," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, October 9, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Gerald Bantag ) : "I have asked Bantag of BuCor to investigate and submit a report to me ASAP," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, October 9, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "It will be done by Oct. 14, after which it will be published," External link

pna Thursday, October 8, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In accordance with the President’s directive, the Department of Justice (DoJ) will issue a memo circular to all prosecutors investigating drug cases to give top priority to the resolution of the same, to file the informations ASAP, and to move for a court order to conduct an ocular inspection of and destroy the seized drugs, precursors, within the time specified in RA (Republic Act) 9165,” External link

bworldcom Wednesday, October 7, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "In accordance with the President's directive, the Department of Justice (DOJ) will issue a memo circular to all prosecutors investigating drug cases to give top priority to the resolution of the same, to file the informations ASAP, and to move for a court order to conduct an ocular inspection of and destroy the seized drugs, precursors, within the time specified in RA (Republic Act) 9165," External link

pna Wednesday, October 7, 2020 6:32:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Thus, law enforcement agents must file the criminal complaints immediately so that the destruction of the seized drugs could proceed as early as possible," External link

pna Wednesday, October 7, 2020 6:32:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In accordance with the president's directive, the DOJ will issue a memo circular to all prosecutors investigating drug cases to give top priority to the resolution of the same, to file the informations asap, and to move for a court order to conduct ocular inspection of and destroy the seized drugs, precursors, etc within the time specified in RA 9165,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 7, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "If evidence should turn up against anyone, regardless of position, I believe that the President, who has prosecutorial blood running in his veins, will not impede the legal process from taking its due course. The DOJ will simply continue what it has been directed by the President to do; that is to bring any and all lawbreakers at PhilHealth before the bars of justice," External link

pna Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Nothing prevents the Senate or the House from initiating their own complaints against erring PhilHealth officials. Both the executive and legislative branches, representing the interest of the people, are duty-bound to rid any government agency or entity of corruption and wrongdoing," External link

thestandard-ph Monday, October 5, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Panfilo Lacson ) : “We will be glad to discuss the evidence with Senators Sotto and Lacson. As I’ve repeatedly said, the work of the task force covered only a few areas of fraud and corruption due to limitations of time, but member agencies have agreed to continue working together to investigate and prosecute other irregularities,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, October 5, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Nothing prevents the Senate or the House from initiating their own complaints against erring PhilHealth officials. Both the executive and legislative branches, representing the interest of the people, are duty-bound to rid any government agency or entity of corruption and wrongdoing," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, October 5, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Panfilo Lacson ) : “We will be glad to discuss the evidence with Senators Sotto and Lacson. As I’ve repeatedly said, the work of the task force covered only a few areas of fraud and corruption due to limitations of time, but member agencies have agreed to continue working together to investigate and prosecute other irregularities,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, October 5, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “All these are under study. We will act soon,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 5, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT



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Jaime Morente said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “We thank Secretary Guevarra for these new appointments, we will be more prepared and are assured that sufficient manpower will be available in our ports to address the influx of passengers,” External link

pna Saturday, May 29, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Jaime Morente said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “We thank Secretary Guevarra for these new appointments, we will be more prepared and are assured that sufficient manpower will be available in our ports to address the influx of passengers,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, May 28, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Martin Andanar said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “Today at the Human Rights Council, Secretary of Justice Menardo Guevara affirmed in the clearest terms the steady work of the government to address concerns on legitimate anti-drug operations where deaths occurred, even as we maintain our firm resolve to protect the Filipinos from the scourge of illegal drugs,” External link

pna Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:27:00 AM EAT

Franklin Drilon said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “I support the order of Justice Sec. Guevarra for the NBI to look into unauthorized inoculations against COVID-19 using unregistered vaccines. Laws appear to have been violated. The DoJ and the NBI are mandated by law to investigate,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, December 31, 2020 11:03:00 AM EAT

Samuel Martires said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : "Secretary Guevarra is an intelligent and decent public servant who is well-respected by his peers and colleagues," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, October 30, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “We fully support this and the reason is obvious. Traditionally, there is wide and systemic corruption in these agencies and we are elated that Secretary Guevarra chose the most notorious agencies for corruption as starting points in the expanded task force on corruption,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “The President has directed Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra through a memorandum order to investigate the entire government for alleged corruption. The task force to be created will be effective... until June 30, 2022,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Rodrigo Duterte said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “This is my second call for a total campaign against corruption. The task force that I had formed — they are all lawyers, engineers, doctors — this time, we will look into every department. But upon my request, behest, to focus on corruption in the DPWH,” “I hope that all government workers, officials are listening. This is a memorandum to (Justice) Secretary Menardo Guevarra to investigate allegations of corruption in the entire government. Everything,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Rodrigo Duterte said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “This is my second call for a total campaign against corruption. The task force that I had formed – they are all lawyers, engineers, doctors – this time, we will look into every department. But upon my request, behest, to focus on corruption in the DPWH,” “I hope that all government workers, officials are listening. This is a memorandum to (Justice) Secretary Menardo Guevarra to investigate allegations of corruption in the entire government. Everything,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, October 27, 2020 6:51:00 AM EAT

Wilkins Villanueva added ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “Through Secretary Guevarra’s intercession, the handling prosecutors of the pending drug cases will have the concurrence to assist PDEA to file appropriate motions in various courts. While some motions were filed, PDEA still needs the concurrence to the motion to conduct ocular inspections, taking of representative samples and eventual issuance of court order for the destruction of illegal drugs in drug cases that are pending in courts,” External link

pna Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

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Menardo Guevarra told ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "As a lawyer, he (President Duterte) knows that not getting vaccinated is a legal choice. There is no law as yet that compels vaccination against Covid-19, much less criminalizes it, as presently available vaccines are still in their trial phases," External link

pna Tuesday, June 22, 2021 11:32:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : "As a lawyer, he knows that not getting vaccinated is a legal choice. There is no law as yet that compels vaccination against COVID-19, much less criminalizes it, as presently available vaccines are still in their trial phases," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 22, 2021 9:29:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As a lawyer he knows that not getting vaccinated is a legal choice; there is no law as yet that compels vaccination against COVID-19, much less criminalizes it (not getting vaccinated), as presently available vaccines are still in their trial phases,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, June 22, 2021 7:53:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "the Philippine government reiterates its commitment to fulfilling its international obligations to respect, protect, and fulfill human rights of our citizens without fear, favor or prejudice consistent with our Constitution and the interests and welfare of the Filipino people" External link

pna Saturday, June 19, 2021 10:23:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Despite the constraints posed by, among others, the Covid-19 pandemic, the panel diligently pursued its work,” External link

pna Tuesday, June 15, 2021 4:39:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The inter-agency panel has worked with the Philippine National Police to ensure that the disciplining authority act upon and carry out recommendations by the appropriate internal units for administrative and criminal actions,” External link

pna Tuesday, June 15, 2021 4:39:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "the Philippine government reiterates its commitment to fulfill its international obligations to respect, protect, and fulfill human rights of our citizens without fear, favor or prejudice consistent with our Constitution and the interests and welfare of the Filipino people" External link

pna Monday, June 14, 2021 11:37:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Presently, the AO 35 mechanism is investigating 1,500 complaints of alleged violations of humanitarian law mostly committed by communist terrorist groups," External link

pna Monday, June 14, 2021 11:37:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The sheer volume of the drugs seized confirms the gravity of the threats that our communities face from illegal drugs," External link

pna Monday, June 14, 2021 11:37:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Solicitor General ) : "considering the importance of the case to the government, the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) will certainly not leave the matter hanging at the level of the Court of Appeals" External link

rappler Thursday, June 10, 2021 2:34:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “That will be part of the investigation. By the way, the NBI is a key member of the IACAT,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, June 7, 2021 10:06:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “So arrangements have been made for their return to Zamboanga. The DoTr (Department of Transportation) will provide additional buses to transport our Badjao brothers from their temporary shelter in Quezon City to Manila North Harbor. In the meantime, I will direct the IACAT to investigate this matter further,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, June 7, 2021 10:06:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The plain meaning of 'reelection' is being elected again to exactly the same office. So is the president eligible to run for vice president? Section 4 does not prohibit the President to run for any position other than the presidency in any subsequent election," External link

rappler Monday, June 7, 2021 2:34:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We have not received any formal directive from the palace regarding this matter but I will alert the NBI to stand by and prepare to investigate,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, June 3, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "We’ll act after we have read the full report," External link

pna Thursday, June 3, 2021 3:55:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We already directed the BuCor (Bureau of Corrections) months ago to take the appropriate measures to prevent these violent incidents. One of the things that the bureau did was to order the PDLs to remove body tattoos showing their gang affiliation," External link

pna Thursday, June 3, 2021 3:55:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We shall immediately go over the contents of these files and decide how to proceed further. We do not find it necessary to seek the President’s approval for any criminal investigation and prosecution that may ensue,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:43:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The PNP will allow the DoJ access to records of 61 cases (involving hundreds of PNP personnel nationwide) where the PNP Internal Affairs Service had found administrative/criminal liability on the part of law enforcement agents,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:43:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Ordinances are not uniform, not exactly the same. What is applicable in one city may not be applicable in another, so first and foremost, law enforcement agents assigned in a particular locality, and this goes also to our barangay officials, should be familiar with the prevailing ordinance in their respective areas,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:41:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “If they do not know the ordinance, they are in danger of committing mistakes and acting beyond what is allowed by the law. They should know these ordinances so that they know how to act accordingly,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:41:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As I said, not all ordinances are the same. Some ordinances impose an administrative fine or community service to avoid criminal prosecution. For ordinances that impose a penalty of imprisonment, the violator will be brought to the DoJ inquest prosecutor and will be detained until the complaint is resolved by the prosecutor,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 1, 2021 9:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “For LGU officials who neglect to enforce public health regulations, they may be help administratively liable under the Local Government Code for neglect of duty, and even criminally liable under the Revised Penal Code for dereliction of duty,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, June 1, 2021 9:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "What causes this confusion? Ordinances are not unfiorm. What may be applicable in one city may not be the same in another city. First and foremost, the law enforcement agents assigned to a particular locality, they should be very, very familiar," External link

rappler Tuesday, June 1, 2021 3:49:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We'll play it by ear. There's this concern on the part of the President, so we'll just be more careful," External link

rappler Tuesday, June 1, 2021 12:40:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "As far as I'm concerned, these are more of a criminal nature than a national security concern. So I suppose that the President really meant that in the general cooperation between PNP and DOJ, concerns about national security should be properly addressed," External link

rappler Tuesday, June 1, 2021 12:40:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Barrie Bignold ) : “In many occasions, if it involves several people and it would be an inconvenience for everyone concerned, if they would be detained while waiting for the complaint to be resolved, what they do is (these people are) released for further investigation (RFI). The complaint is not dismissed. They are merely being released for preliminary investigation. That is one solution,” External link

pna Tuesday, June 1, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “The Philippine government, led by the DFA (Department of Foreign Affairs) and the DOJ, has completed its negotiations with the UN regarding the joint program on technical cooperation on human rights,” External link

pna Tuesday, June 1, 2021 12:19:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We'll play it by ear. There's this concern on the part of the President, so we'll just be more careful," External link

rappler Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "As far as I'm concerned, these are more of a criminal nature than a national security concern. So I suppose that the President really meant that in the general cooperation between PNP and DOJ, concerns about national security should be properly addressed," External link

rappler Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “There are three parties involved in the joint memorandum circular. The PNP is among the signatories since the police will implement the arrest and apprehension,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, May 30, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra explained : “The guidelines cover the apprehension, arrest, detention and holding of those being arrested for violation of health protocols. The DoJ prosecutors are tasked to conduct the inquest proceedings for those who will be arrested,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, May 30, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Honestly, we are having problems because we cannot get the full cooperation of law enforcement agencies. Understandably because in the end, they might face complaints for sharing information,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, May 30, 2021 7:25:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “There are three parties involved in the joint memorandum circular. The PNP is among the signatories since the police will implement the arrest and apprehension,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, May 30, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “We are expecting by Monday, the signatories will be completed and the memoramdum circular is effective immediately once signed by all the parties concerned,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, May 30, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra explained : “The guidelines cover the apprehension, arrest, detention and holding of those being arrested for violation of health protocols. The DOJ prosecutors are tasked to conduct the inquest proceedings for those who will be arrested,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, May 30, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "There are existing administrative and criminal sanctions against public officers who neglect to perform their duties," External link

pna Thursday, May 27, 2021 4:07:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “If the PNP chief said that the review panel may also review these other cases, we will be very happy to do so, as this is what we had wanted in the first place” External link

phnompenhpost Thursday, May 27, 2021 12:37:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "The 61 cases where liability was established by the PNP IAS (Philippine National Police Internal Affairs Service) came from the more than 6,000 cases reviewed by the IAS. We thus presume that the rest were dismissed. If the PNP chief said the review panel may also review these other cases, we will be very happy to do so, as this is what we had wanted in the first place," External link

pna Wednesday, May 26, 2021 2:16:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The PNP will allow the DOJ access to records of 61 cases (involving hundreds of PNP personnel nationwide) where the PNP Internal Affairs Service had found administrative/criminal liability on the part of law enforcement agents,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 25, 2021 2:13:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Guillermo Eleazar ) : “General Eleazar expressed his sincere intention to cooperate with the DOJ in order to remove or discipline wrongdoers among the ranks of the police and thereby uplift the image of the PNP as protectors of the people. The DOJ and the PNP will execute a formal memorandum to embody this agreement,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, May 25, 2021 2:13:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The PNP will allow the DoJ access to records of 61 cases (involving hundreds of PNP personnel nationwide) where the PNP internal affairs service had found administrative/criminal liability on the part of law enforcement agents,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 24, 2021 11:32:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We discussed two areas of immediate concern, namely active collaboration in the review of illegal drugs operations where deaths occurred, and in the investigation of alleged EJK and related cases,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 24, 2021 11:32:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The DoJ and the PNP will execute a formal memorandum to embody this agreement,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 24, 2021 11:32:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “The DOJ, however, will continue to examine case records available from its regional prosecution offices other than those covered in its initial report,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, May 24, 2021 11:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "The PNP will allow the DOJ access to records of 61 cases involving hundreds of PNP personnel nationwide where the Internal Affairs Services found administrative or criminal liabilities on the part of law enforcement agents," External link

pna Monday, May 24, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Guillermo Eleazar ) : “Gen. Eleazar expressed his sincere intention to cooperate with the DOJ in order to remove or discipline wrongdoers among the ranks of the police and thereby uplift the image of the PNP as protectors of the people,” External link

pna Monday, May 24, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "I have already given verbal instructions last Friday to NBI acting chief Eric Distor to order its cybercrime division and other relevant units to immediately investigate the alleged illegal sale of Covid-19 vaccines and/or vaccination slots, upon the request of MMDA (Metro Manila Development Authority) chair Benhur Abalos," External link

pna Monday, May 24, 2021 11:40:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "While the President has given a directive not to publicly announce what particular vaccine will be made available in a particular site, everyone will be properly informed at the site of the actual vaccine to be administered before the signing of the corresponding consent form," External link

pna Friday, May 21, 2021 1:55:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : "If he/she declines to take the available vaccine, he/she will have to line up anew and take a chance again at some later time," External link

pna Friday, May 21, 2021 1:55:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “At its regular meeting yesterday (Thursday), the IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force), with the full support of the Metro Manila mayors, granted the request of the churches to allow religious gatherings up to 30 percent of venue capacity in the National Capital Region (NCR) Plus and other areas under the heightened GCQ until May 31, 2021,” External link

pna Friday, May 21, 2021 10:44:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I think it is a very reasonable request to the extent that some Comelec officials and employees fall under category A2 (senior citizens) and category A3 (persons with comorbidities), they are automatically included in the priority list. the rest, being government front-liners, will surely fall under the next category (A4)," External link

pna Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The revised concession agreement between the MWSS and Maynilad contains essentially the same terms as those in the recently signed revised concession agreement between the MWSS and Manila Water Company, Inc.,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, May 18, 2021 10:21:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The onerous provisions (e.g., non-interference clause, charging corporate income tax to consumers, etc.) have been removed, contingent liabilities of the government have been substantially reduced, and a framework for better service to the public has been put in place,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, May 18, 2021 10:21:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “It was just a case of plain oversight, I believe,” “Certain church groups and even the NCR mayors have noted this, so the TWG (technical working group) of the IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force) will review the resolution and submit its recommendation. I believe that this oversight will promptly be rectified,” External link

pna Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:35:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “the MWSS (Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System) and Maynilad Water Services Inc. (MWSI) are ready to sign their revised water concession agreement today (Tuesday)” External link

pna Tuesday, May 18, 2021 1:35:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We’ll discuss all these when we sit down with the DILG/PNP, so that we’ll have consistent baseline figures. Undersecretary Adrian Sugay will set a definite date for the meeting,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 11, 2021 10:21:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The DOJ will meet with the DILG and PNP in the coming days to discuss ways to accelerate disciplinary/ legal action against erring police officers," External link

pna Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:58:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “arrested individuals will undergo inquest procedures conducted by DoJ prosecutors” External link

tribuneonline Monday, May 10, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has expressed its concurrence with the proposal. On the other hand, the President's latest directive to law enforcers is to effect the arrest of persons caught in the act of violating laws or ordinances relating to basic health protocols," External link

rappler Thursday, May 6, 2021 2:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "All LGUs, as far as I know, have existing ordinances pertaining to health protocols and imposing penalties for violations thereof. When there is no law or ordinance that defines an offense, no arrest can be made," External link

rappler Thursday, May 6, 2021 2:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “If the Congress is minded to criminalize red-tagging, it should enact the appropriate legislation,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, May 5, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra pointed out : “What purpose will it serve? Does it add to red tape? These are policy,not legal questions,” External link

manilatimes Wednesday, May 5, 2021 4:51:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We’ll disclose the contents as soon as we find a substantial basis to proceed to a formal administrative investigation," External link

pna Wednesday, May 5, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Their fact-finding reports will be submitted to the (DOJ) for review and initiation of formal administrative disciplinary proceedings if found warranted," "It is a continuing investigation. Some reports have actually been submitted to the DOJ for evaluation" External link

pna Wednesday, May 5, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Except for a few matters pertaining to Maynilad's business plan, JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) loans, and public listing of shares, the parties are in agreement on the rest of the proposed new concession agreement with Maynilad, which takes off from a similar concession agreement with Manila Water,” External link

pna Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:46:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “It is imperative that there is a pro-active involvement of the prosecutor during criminal investigation of cases involving media violence,” External link

pna Tuesday, May 4, 2021 9:40:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “There is reason to believe na baka merong (that there might be) linkage somehow,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, May 3, 2021 9:01:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “If they want to prosecute people who do ‘red tagging’ then the appropriate legislation should be passed,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, May 3, 2021 9:01:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I understand that the OSG is now looking into this alleged data breach. The DOJ has not received any such information through official channels but will be read to assist the OSG, if necessary,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, May 3, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The OSG handles thousands of cases in the Court of Appeals and in the Supreme Court in representation of the government in general and of the DOJ in particular,” “The DOJ therefore has substantial interest in finding out the cause of this alleged data breach and any prejudice to the interest of the government that such breach, if true, may have unduly caused,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, May 3, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Commission ) : “There are certain provisions which, I believe, are non-negotiable,” “The removal of the non-interference clause, the non-chargeability of corporate income tax to consumers’ water bills, no government guarantees for future debts, COA (Commission on Audit) audit, and a more transparent governance mechanism are some of these,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, May 2, 2021 10:55:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Through the CPC, the Philippine government has been able to carve out a more targeted and focused response to OSEC by identifying key objectives and adjusting critical resources in order to address priority responses in the prevention and prosecution of OSEC cases as well as the protection of victim survivors,” External link

pna Sunday, May 2, 2021 11:22:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In the case of ivermectin, it is not registered particularly as drug for COVID-19 and going by the FDA law, on its face it would appear that the distribution of ivermectin as possible treatment for COVID-19 violates the FDA law,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, April 29, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “If Representatives Defensor and Marcoleta’s act of distributing ivermectin will fall into these two situations, it would appear that they can put this up as a defense in case a complaint is filed against them,” “But personally, whether the two cited by FDA director general have sound legal basis, that is something for further study. I’m not too sure on the soundness of the legal basis for the exemptions,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, April 29, 2021 10:18:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Sabi ko of (I said) course I can discuss it with the NBI. Kaya lamang kung ang talagang gustong mangyari ay i-prosecute through red-tagging, sinabi ko na wala naman tayong existing law against red-tagging," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, April 29, 2021 7:23:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “As starting point for discussion, the government panel sent a copy of the revised CA with Manila Water to Maynilad for its consideration. I understand that Maynilad has referred the said CA to its principals and is presently awaiting their comments,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, April 28, 2021 3:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Sa government side malaki ang pagbabago at ang pinakamahalaga rito ay ang pagtanggal sa onerous na non-interference clause na hindi pwedeng pakialaman ng national leadership, ng national government ang anumang mapagkakasunduan ng regulatory office at ng water concessionaire regarding water rates,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, April 28, 2021 3:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “But this release pertains only to the claims arising from the contract itself like for example yung mga in-award ng Singapore arbitration tribunal ay wini-waive na and other claims arising from the old concession agreement,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, April 28, 2021 3:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As starting point for discussion, the government panel sent a copy of the revised concession agreement with Manila Water to Maynilad for its consideration. I understand that Maynilad has referred the said concessionaire agreement to its principals and is presently awaiting their comments. Thereafter, the two sides will come together and commence their discussions,” External link

pna Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:49:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The BuCor was adamant in its position to close Insular Road. We are still exploring options and will conduct an ocular inspection at an opportune time," "I will reserve my answer (on the legality) until I have full information on its legal ownership" External link

pna Friday, April 23, 2021 11:51:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “It is not proper for law enforcement agents to interrogate him unless there is reason to believe that he is violating any law, ordinance, rule or regulation for the good or welfare of the community,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, April 22, 2021 10:22:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “The NBI will provide assistance, unless fraud was employed and liability is civil in character,” External link

pna Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:43:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The IATF approved yesterday [April 15] the final list of sub-categories under vaccine priority A4, which pertain to all frontliners other than health workers,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, April 16, 2021 8:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The explanation was something more or less expected. A long-standing rivalry ignited by a rather flimsy encounter. Since then, the BuCor (Bureau of Corrections) has taken several measures, like frequent searches for improvised weapons,” External link

pna Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:55:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Judges, prosecutors, public attorneys, and similar individuals directly involved in the dispensation of justice have been included by the Inter-Agency Task Force in priority A4 of the national vaccination program," External link

pna Monday, April 12, 2021 2:47:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We’re aware of the Judicial Integrity Board, which has exclusive jurisdiction,” External link

pna Friday, April 9, 2021 12:21:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “We’ll respond to the call of (Transportation) Secretary Art Tugade. I’ll direct the (National Bureau of Investigation) to look into these alleged incidents of ‘human smuggling’ and conduct a full-blown investigation if there is any indication that the practice is widespread,” External link

pna Wednesday, April 7, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “We’ll respond to the call of (Transportation) Secretary Art Tugade. I’ll direct the (National Bureau of Investigation) to look into these alleged incidents of ‘human smuggling’ and conduct a full-blown investigation if there is any indication that the practice is widespread,” External link

pna Wednesday, April 7, 2021 11:41:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Mike Defensor ) : “I am sure that as a lawmaker, Rep. Mike Defensor knows the FDA law very well and that he is very much aware of what acts are allowed and what acts are prohibited under the said law,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, April 6, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Mike Defensor ) : "I am sure that as a lawmaker, Rep. Mike Defensor knows the FDA law very well and that he is very much aware of what acts are allowed and what acts are prohibited under the said law," External link

pna Tuesday, April 6, 2021 1:21:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "I suppose it will submit its report in the next few days," External link

pna Tuesday, April 6, 2021 9:33:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "All of these special investigating teams have already been constituted and sad to say that their movements are somehow restricted by the ongoing situation, we are under ECQ (enhance community quarantine)," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, April 5, 2021 2:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Philippine Congress ) : "It involves policy and constitutional issues that require a lot of careful deliberation. It is possible that the matter may be raised before the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), or a bill may be filed in Congress, in which case the Department of Justice will certainly be requested to give its official position," External link

rappler Monday, April 5, 2021 2:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : "We discussed that during the last meeting and I informed the IATF that the better legal basis for enforcing health protocols would be the local ordinances that have been issued by the local government units because these are very direct to the point,” he said. “The statutes, like the mandatory reporting of notifiable diseases, there is a provision on non-cooperation but not exact as to the actual violation," External link

pna Monday, April 5, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I also recommended that in the enforcement, the stricter enforcement of the ordinances, that local government units (LGUs) consider the possibility of imposing na lamang (only) the penalty of community service for those who will continue to violate our ordinances rather than imprison, or rather than putting them in jail or fining them Eh kasi talaga ngang mahirap na ang buhay sa ECQ (because life is really hard under ECQ)," External link

rappler Monday, April 5, 2021 12:29:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "The reaction of MMDA Chairman Abalos was loud and clear: He would immediately request all MMDA mayors/councils to review their existing ordinances on the enforcement of health protocols, and seriously consider imposing community service as an alternative penalty for violation of such ordinances," External link

rappler Monday, April 5, 2021 12:29:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Medyo hindi siya shoot na shoot eh, hindi siya talagang very exact to the actual violation, kaya we are relying more on the ordinances issued by the local government units rather than a nationwide general statute like RA 11332 ," External link

rappler Monday, April 5, 2021 12:29:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The new concession agreement with Manila Water has been signed by the parties. The panel will start discussions with Maynilad after the Holy Week,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 31, 2021 10:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The new concession agreement with Manila Water has been signed by the parties. The panel will start discussions with Maynilad after the Holy Week,” External link

pna Wednesday, March 31, 2021 1:41:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The new concession agreement with Manila Water has been signed by the parties. The panel will start discussions with Maynilad after the Holy Week," External link

rappler Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:15:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “One thing is 100 percent sure, all the onerous provisions will go to the garbage bin in both new agreements,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 31, 2021 11:41:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The data privacy act is legally in effect and its implementation may not be suspended unless authorized by congressional action,” “In any event, available data from health authorities may be utilized for contact tracing without compromising the privacy of individuals. The solution is not to suspend the data privacy act, but to make the system of contact tracing more thorough, efficient, and far-reaching,” External link

pna Tuesday, March 30, 2021 2:46:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Death extinguishes all criminal liability. If it’s on appeal, or a pending motion for reconsideration, its mooted," “But any tax liabilities of the company will remain” External link

pna Tuesday, March 30, 2021 2:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The AO 35 committee [meeting] scheduled last week was postponed due to a rash of COVID-19 cases in the DOJ. We’ll do the update after the meeting in April,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, March 29, 2021 7:07:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Housing Authority ) : “We’re supposed to have a meeting with the local government unit, DPWH (Department of Public Works and Highways, and NHA (National Housing Authority) officials at the NBP but we may have to reset it in view of the ECQ (Enhanced Community Quarantine),” External link

pna Monday, March 29, 2021 10:30:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Possible administrative liability [may be filed] if they are government officials who are not in the priority list,” External link

thestandard-ph Saturday, March 27, 2021 8:18:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added ( about Antonio Sanchez ) : “Mayor Sanchez has reached the end of his natural life. May God forgive him for all his trespasses,” External link

pna Saturday, March 27, 2021 8:58:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “There are no penal provisions found in the new vaccination law,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, March 26, 2021 11:13:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In a luggage, carry-on bag, etc. Maybe through a private flight, too. But the NBI has not specified these” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, March 26, 2021 11:13:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The agreement is expected to be signed within this month,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, March 25, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "They might have been brought in in convenient packages – in a luggage, carry-on bag, etc. Maybe through a private flight too. But the NBI has not specified these," External link

rappler Thursday, March 25, 2021 3:43:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “on a new and better water concession agreement,” External link

pna Thursday, March 25, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “On the table for the IATF’s consideration is the request of the Catholic Church to be allowed a maximum of 10 percent attendance in churches during the Triduum (Holy Thursday-Good Friday-Black Saturday), as well as on Easter Sunday, which will coincide with the celebration of the quincentennial of Christianity in the Philippines,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:52:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I’m constrained to order another suspension of on-site work at the DoJ,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:58:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "On the table for the IATF's consideration tomorrow is the request of the Catholic Church to be allowed a maximum of 10% attendance in churches during the triduum (Holy Thursday-Good Friday-Black Saturday), as well as on Easter Sunday," External link

rappler Wednesday, March 24, 2021 4:21:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "The more relevant legal and penal framework is the ordinances enacted by the local government units (LGUs) to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus in their respective localities," External link

rappler Tuesday, March 23, 2021 12:01:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "It is the law enforcement agents/police who determine what specific charges should be filed, depending on the factual circumstance of each case" External link

rappler Tuesday, March 23, 2021 12:01:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra clarified : “National government agencies take their cue from the Office of the President on the suspension of on-site work,” External link

pna Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:13:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “With due respect to the city government of Manila, national government agencies take their cue from the Office of the President (OP) on the suspension of onsite work,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, March 22, 2021 9:36:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “If the upsurge in Covid cases here has been controlled, we shall resume onsite work on Wednesday at 30 percent capacity. The rest of our personnel will work from home,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, March 22, 2021 9:36:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "With due respect to the city government of Manila, national government agencies take their cue from the Office of the President (OP) on the suspension of onsite work," External link

pna Monday, March 22, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "Many lawyers are representing clients, even before, who are involved in controversial cases – drug cases, terrorism cases, corruption cases, election cases, those types of cases. The nature of cases they handle really exposes lawyers to some personal risk or safety, or issues of security. It really happens," External link

rappler Friday, March 19, 2021 7:09:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : "Maybe it’s the way that these statements get paraphrased by newswriters, and some people would recklessly comment without understanding the context," External link

rappler Friday, March 19, 2021 7:09:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We hope to conclude a new and better agreement with MWCI before the end of the month. Negotiations with Maynilad will follow thereafter,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, March 18, 2021 10:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I’m constrained to order another suspension of on-site work at the DoJ,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We hope to conclude a new and better agreement with MWCI before the end of the month. Negotiations with Maynilad will follow thereafter," External link

pna Thursday, March 18, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra stated : “We hope to conclude a new and better agreement with MWCI before the end of the month. negotiations with Maynilad will follow thereafter,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, March 18, 2021 12:09:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “If there was mass gathering which was not authorized or (there was) improper wearing of mask and face shield or social distancing. I think those are the more important concerns (that should be looked into),” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, March 16, 2021 11:29:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “We already ironed out remaining major issues (in the proposed concession agreement) during that meeting (severam weeks ago),” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, March 16, 2021 8:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The health screening is a requirement of the local government unit prior to the entry of an individual. So, as far as General Sinas’ health is concerned, it is already mooted since he was able to enter the province,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, March 15, 2021 11:57:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “It’s so difficult for me to relate 'yang number of deaths and make a comparison, depende kung sino ang Presidente ng Pilipinas. The President himself is a lawyer. Do you think he will have a policy na parang, will be something that will put his fellow members in the legal profession in personal jeopardy or something to that effect? I don't think so,” “Nangyayari 'yan because of circumstances, and not because of whoever is the head of the present administration,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 15, 2021 3:41:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Better late than never. This is something that is being done informally naman all the time, na napag-uusapan yan, at kung merong mga members of the legal profession who are... who become victims of these violent crimes, ay iniimbestigahan din naman 'yan kaagad, like any other common crime,” “Kaya lang naman talaga nagkaroon ng formal dialogue ay dahil nga nagkaroon ng recent spate of killings in the legal profession. Whether nagkataon lang 'yun, or not, we're not really sure kung nagkataon lang. But the point is, something is being done about it,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 15, 2021 3:41:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I assure the people that there will be an impartial, fair, and thorough investigation in these incidents that happened recently in the Calabarzon area,” External link

pna Monday, March 15, 2021 1:20:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Ang pinakabuti diyan ay talagang mag-ingat na lamang ang ating legal professionals sa kanilang mga ginagawa. They should take the necessaery precaution, proper coordination with our law enforcement agencies... At kung meron silang nararamdaman na any threat to their personal security ay i-report nila kaagad 'yun sa kinauukulan," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 15, 2021 10:38:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The DOJ will endorse the investigation to the AO 35 committee, as there is sufficient evidence that the victims were members of cause-oriented groups carrying out legitimate dissent" External link

rappler Monday, March 15, 2021 10:26:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Lawyers know that their job exposes them to danger, and there is no law prohibiting them from arming themselves," External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, March 14, 2021 11:27:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “If they wish to arm themselves, there's no problem with that. The government may even help facilitate the issuance of appropriate permits,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, March 14, 2021 11:27:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Although this is a matter for the court to resolve, I find the subject request of the local police for the identity of lawyers representing militant groups or suspected rebels totally out of line and completely bereft of any statutory or legal basis," External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, March 13, 2021 10:06:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The DOJ will endorse the investigation to the AO 35 committee, as there is sufficient evidence that the victims were members of the cause-oriented groups carrying out legitimate dissent,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, March 12, 2021 12:05:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We’ll make our determination today or tomorrow. One thing is sure though: These incidents will be investigated either by the NBI or by the AO (Administrative Order) 35 committee on EJK (extra judicial killings),” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 10, 2021 11:35:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We understand the concern of the UN-OHCHR. That is why the DOJ has ordered a thorough investigation of the incidents,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, March 10, 2021 8:36:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The next one will be a training program to enhance the investigative skills of prosecutors assigned to AO 35 cases," External link

rappler Wednesday, March 10, 2021 11:56:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Anyone, including the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR), must have sufficient information before making a judgment," External link

rappler Wednesday, March 10, 2021 11:56:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “We have implemented one (project) without any funding (from the UN)-the human rights summit last December. The next one will be a training program to enhance the investigative skills of prosecutors assigned to AO 35 cases,” External link

pna Wednesday, March 10, 2021 10:11:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Anyone, including the OHCHR, must have sufficient information before making a judgment,” External link

pna Wednesday, March 10, 2021 10:11:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "Ire-refer namin sa NBI for the simple reason na ang other party involved ay PNP. 'Yun ang na-gather naming information, na ang naka-engkuwentro allegedly ay police officers," External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, March 9, 2021 1:47:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In more than half of the records reviewed, the law enforcement agents involved failed to follow standard protocols pertaining to coordination with other agencies and the processing of the crime scene,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, March 8, 2021 9:47:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I was really hoping that with that statement I made before the United Nations, our law enforcers would be more careful in their operations,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, March 8, 2021 8:59:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “There should be major developments in the Dacera case, but there’s a lockdown at OCP Makati after a positive case (of Covid-19),” External link

tribuneonline Monday, March 8, 2021 8:50:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We don’t really know the facts as yet so the best thing to do really is to conduct a fact-finding investigation of what happened, so, that’s only the time we can probably make a conclusion,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, March 8, 2021 12:54:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "They will fall within the jurisdiction of the AO 35 task force," External link

rappler Monday, March 8, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I am quite disappointed kasi nga hindi nabawasan, notwithstanding na sinabi na natin 'yan before the international body, " External link

rappler Monday, March 8, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : "I was really hoping that with that statement I made before the UN, our law enforcers would be more careful in their operations but these things continue to happen so we really need to sit down with Philippine National Police (PNP), with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), and with other law enforcement to make sure na hindi na masyadong mangyayari itong ganito (that these things don't happen anymore so), it could be avoided," External link

rappler Monday, March 8, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We'll take that up in the agenda," External link

rappler Monday, March 8, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "You know, the task of the AO 35 group has been made difficult by the absence or reluctance of witnesses to testify. Others have little trust in the task force," External link

rappler Monday, March 8, 2021 10:24:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “Kung mga activist ang mga involved na may mga advocacies whether it be trade unionism or peasant associations or organizations or IPs, 'yung mga may specific advocacies, we definitely will include them within the jurisdiction,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 8, 2021 10:12:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I cannot really speculate if may connection siya (killings) doon sa sinabi ng Presidente,” “The President has always been vocal about yung fight against these communist-terrorist groups so nandun na yun a long time ago e. So I cannot really say na dahil doon sa sinabi ng Presidente 2 days ago, e nagkaroon ng additional na incidents like that because that has been the President’s policy ever since,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, March 8, 2021 10:12:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We’ll wait for Attorney Guillen to make a statement about the incident. If he has good reason to believe that it’s related to his advocacies, I will refer the matter to the AO (Administrative Order) 35 Task Force for appropriate action,” External link

pna Thursday, March 4, 2021 2:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Solicitor General ) : “I will leave it to the Office of the Solicitor General, as counsel for the government, to determine the appropriate legal remedy, which may include a motion for reconsideration with the Court of Appeals or a petition for review with the Supreme Court,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:24:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “But within the class of senior citizens, I have no information on how PDLs above 60 years of age will figure in the order of preference,” External link

rappler Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:27:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Solicitor General ) : “I will leave it to the Office of the Solicitor General, as counsel for the government, to determine the appropriate legal remedy, which may include a motion for reconsideration with the Court of Appeals or a petition for review with the Supreme Court,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, March 2, 2021 8:13:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I couldn’t speculate on the reason. Either (they’re) not really interested or unable to complete and submit all the requirements on time,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, March 1, 2021 10:09:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In all cases, there must be a minimum of three names in the short list for each vacant position. Otherwise, the opening will be republished,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, March 1, 2021 10:09:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I couldn’t speculate on the reason. Either (they are) not really interested or unable to complete and submit all the requirements on time," External link

pna Monday, March 1, 2021 10:57:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : “The NBI will go anywhere its investigation will lead it. We’ve seen this many times before, more recently in the case of the tapioca shipment containing shabu. That’s why the President (Rodrigo Duterte) trusts the agency,” External link

pna Sunday, February 28, 2021 1:26:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Wilkins Villanueva ) : “The President personally told PDEA chief Villanueva and PNP chief Sinas to discontinue their joint investigation of the shootout incident,” “I requested that both the PDEA and the PNP be directed to extend their full cooperation to the NBI,” External link

thestandard-ph Saturday, February 27, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I requested that both the PDEA and the PNP be directed to extend their full cooperation to the NBI,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, February 27, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I requested that both the PDEA and the PNP be directed to extend their full cooperation to the NBI,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, February 27, 2021 11:10:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We’ll prod the PNP to initiate the action based on the recommendations of its internal affairs service. Otherwise, any member agency of the review panel, other than the DOJ, may file the appropriate complaint before us,” “We also intend to reach out to the families of the victims so that they themselves could act as the complainants” External link

pna Friday, February 26, 2021 3:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra noted : “Our initial and preliminary findings confirm that in many of these cases, law enforcement agents asserted that the subject of the anti-drug operations resisted arrest or attempted to draw a weapon and fight back,” “Yet no full examinations of the weapon recovered were conducted, no verification of its ownership undertaken, and no request for ballistic examination or paraffin test were pursued until completion,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, February 25, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “We also intend to reach out to the families of the victims so that they themselves could act as the complaints,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, February 25, 2021 8:17:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "I have directed the NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) to expand its investigation of fixers’ activities at the BI and find out who their cohorts are among the BI personnel, so that appropriate administrative and criminal charges may be filed against them," External link

pna Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9:12:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The NBI has subpoenaed Christine Dacera’s phone so that a digital examination of its contents could be done. The NBI expects to finish this by early next week so that its report could be submitted to and considered by the investigating prosecutor in the resolution of the case,” External link

pna Friday, February 19, 2021 11:23:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I will ask the National Prosecution Service (NPS) to do an inventory of cases pending investigation and/or trial involving these classes of people covered by the amnesty proclamations,” External link

pna Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The amnesty commission will still determine the rules but the most fundamental criterion is whether or not the offense committed by the subject individual was in pursuit of a political objective,” External link

pna Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “One complaint will be filed with the Office of the Ombudsman,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, February 16, 2021 7:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “referred to other government agencies for comment, further investigation, or case build-up. ” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, February 16, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I was informed that after receiving certain specified pieces of evidence from the police on Monday, the NBI will be in a position to wind up its investigation within the week, and submit its report to the DOJ for the consideration of the investigating prosecutor,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, February 15, 2021 2:14:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "PNP will share its evidence [specimens, garments, mobile phones] with the NBI on Monday; the NBI will complete and finalize its report soon thereafter," External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, February 14, 2021 8:48:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I was informed that after receiving certain specified pieces of evidence from the police on Monday, the NBI will be in a position to wind up its investigation within the week, and to submit its report to the DOJ for the consideration of the investigating prosecutor," External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, February 14, 2021 8:48:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I was informed that after receiving certain specified pieces of evidence from the police on Monday, the NBI will be in a position to wind up its investigation within the week, and submit its report to the DOJ for the consideration of the investigating prosecutor,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, February 14, 2021 11:48:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The review panel is currently discussing the draft revised water concession agreement with Manila Water. We will sit down with Maynilad soon thereafter,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, February 10, 2021 8:47:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The review panel is currently discussing the draft revised water concession agreement with Manila Water. We will sit down with Maynilad soon after. Suffice it to say that the revised water concession agreement is a great improvement over the original agreement, as it does away with the onerous provisions of the latter, without making the concession less economically viable,” External link

pna Wednesday, February 10, 2021 2:47:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The IATF may include the request of the bishops for a higher limit in the agenda in its next meeting,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, February 8, 2021 10:09:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “We’ll draft the EO and request other relevant agencies to comment. This may take at least two months,” External link

pna Monday, February 8, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The IACAT is very much aware of the geographical areas usually poverty-stricken areas where victims abound and in what countries the predators are usually based. It just so happened that the numbers have gone up in recent months, clearly because of the economic hardship, as well as the dark opportunities, engendered by this pandemic. I will request the AMLC for a copy of the report and refer the matter to the IACAT for appropriate action," External link

pna Monday, February 8, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “At present, public religious worship is allowed up to 50 percent of venue capacity in MGCQ (modified general community quarantine) areas and 30 percent in GCQ areas like the NCR (National Capital Region). The IATF may include the request of the bishops for a higher limit in the agenda of its next meeting,” External link

pna Monday, February 8, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Pursuant to that manifestation, the DoJ will issue a Department Order (DO) directing the NBI to gather actionable information that maybe used to run after hoarders and profiteers reportedly manipulating the prices of pork, vegetables and other basic foodstuffs,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, February 6, 2021 9:35:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We provided a copy of the report where we made certain findings, not so flattering against certain police enforcement officers involved [in] drug operations and we gave the PNP (Philippine National Police) sufficient time to comment on these findings,” External link

inquirer Friday, February 5, 2021 3:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We do not want to make it appear [that our] findings in certain pilot areas like Region III, Region IV and certain major cities [are] truly representative of what is happening throughout the country,” “At the proper time, we will share our findings with the public, with the media, but we will also include [some] actions that we intend to take arising from these findings. [So we are just waiting for the right time to share these] but there is no intent to hide,” External link

inquirer Friday, February 5, 2021 3:42:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "will be made public at the proper time," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, February 5, 2021 12:09:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "The NBI is not rushing its report because it wants all bases covered. (B)ut I'm sure that the NBI will be able to submit its report before the prosecutor concludes the preliminary investigation and resolves the case," External link

pna Wednesday, February 3, 2021 11:52:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The question (who) assumes a fact (killings being encouraged) that is yet to be clearly established in each case. Nevertheless, the review panel will consider all relevant issues in the pursuit of its objective of exacting accountability,” External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, January 29, 2021 4:47:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “A constitutional convention, where delegates will be elected by the people, is more appropriate if the entire constitution will be revised,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:55:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The Australian embassy will confirm that no such meeting with the DoJ was ever arranged or requested by Senator Rihannon’s delegation,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, January 28, 2021 9:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “A constitutional convention, where delegates will be elected by the people, is more appropriate if the entire Constitution will be revised. But if only certain provisions of the Constitution will be amended (such as the provisions on the national economy and patrimony), a constituent assembly, i.e, the two chambers of the legislature performing a sovereign act, is more expedient and less expensive,” External link

pna Thursday, January 28, 2021 12:46:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In either case, any revision or amendment of the Constitution will have to be ratified by the people,” External link

pna Thursday, January 28, 2021 12:46:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The NBI forensic team is ready with its toxicology report,” “I will leave it to the (NBI) to disclose (its) findings. I understand that they (NBI agents) have requested a certain specimen from the PNP and copies of Miss Dacera’s medical records to complete the whole picture,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, January 27, 2021 10:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I understand that they have requested a certain specimen from the PNP and copies of Ms. Dacera’s medical records to complete the whole picture,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, January 27, 2021 8:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As to the priest murdered in Bukidnon, we’ll wait for the police to uncover more facts before we decide to take any definite action,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, January 26, 2021 9:59:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told ( about Solicitor General ) : "Considering that there is an apparent dispute between the state university and the DND with respect to the validity of the unilateral cancellation of their long-standing agreement, the DOJ will view any request for legal opinion as a request for administrative adjudication or settlement under the revised administrative code, which provides that all such disputes between government entities should be brought before the DOJ, OSG (Office of the Solicitor General), or OGCC (Office of the Government Corporate Counsel), as the case may be," External link

pna Monday, January 25, 2021 5:29:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “The DOJ (Department of Justice), through the NBI (National Bureau of Investigation), has located and turned over to the DOH (Department of Health) one close contract, of the first arriving passenger who tested positive for the UK variant of Covid 19,” External link

pna Monday, January 25, 2021 11:17:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The two close contacts were co-passengers in the flight from Dubai who had not been traced by the DOH. The NBI found one in Cavite,” External link

pna Monday, January 25, 2021 11:17:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "I would like to assure the people that the DOJ (Department of Justice) is committed to administering our criminal justice system as fairly and equitably as possible. Please note that a large number of people apprehended by law enforcement officers during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic due to various quarantine violations were subsequently released and their cases dismissed by DOJ inquest prosecutors," External link

pna Friday, January 22, 2021 12:35:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In this regard, the DOJ will come up with an inventory of cases under investigation by the NBI, under preliminary investigation by the prosecution service, and undergoing trial in court, for the purpose of monitoring their progress very closely,” External link

pna Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “The NBI has completed its forensic examination of tissues obtained from the subject's remains. It is currently coordinating with the Makati Medical Center on related issues,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, January 18, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I will direct the National Bureau of Investigation to help implement the service of these court processes,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, January 15, 2021 7:18:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I will direct the National Bureau of Investigation to help implement the service of these court processes,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, January 15, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We are not yet at that stage. We are still in the fact-finding and verification of the allegations in the complaints. Some of them may be politically motivated,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, January 14, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The amount of funds involved ranges from a few million pesos to hundreds of million pesos. Depende sa (It depends on the) subject matter of the complaint. If the amount involved is P500 million or more, the TFAC will create a special investigating team composed of representatives from the member-agencies,” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:22:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As of January 11, 2021, the task force had received 144 complaints and had evaluated 60, mostly involving alleged anomalies in public works projects in the regions,” External link

pna Thursday, January 14, 2021 11:39:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We’re now shifting our focus to other agencies where corruption is likewise prevalent,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:43:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I was informed that the NBI was able to extract about 100 ml of urine from the subject’s body,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, January 12, 2021 9:21:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I understand that the accused police officers have been dismissed from the service, so the court should immediately obtain jurisdiction over their person, lest they be able to flee,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, January 12, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I was informed that the NBI was able to extract about 100 (milliliters) of urine from the subject’s body. It could provide a lot of information to the forensic team. The results of the laboratory examination may come out in a few days," External link

pna Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:59:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “The 9 police officers were released from custody despite requests of the DOJ with the PNP to hold them a while until the arrest warrants were issued,” External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:20:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “The first partial report dated 29 Dec 2020 is done. It’s embodied in a confidential report to the President,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, January 11, 2021 3:38:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The initial report dated 29 Dec 2020 has just been submitted to the Office of the President. Let’s give him time to pore over it,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, January 11, 2021 3:38:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In addition, upon the return of the NBI forensic team from GenSan, it will start its parallel investigation where individuals who were said to be in the hotel at the time of Dacer’s death will be summoned,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, January 10, 2021 4:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “The investigation will not only cover those earlier identified. Even those individuals who were in the other rooms at the time of the incident will be asked to give their testimony. It is easy to identify these individuals since the NBI will examine all the CCTVs of the hotel, the reception, the footages at the entrance of the hotel, at the lobby, corridor, even inside the elevator. We can determine who were those individuals who interacted with Dacera prior to her death,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, January 10, 2021 4:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The findings will be submitted before the preliminary investigation,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, January 10, 2021 4:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "The forensic medicine team is providing assistance to the Makati police to determine the real cause of death of flight attendant Christine Dacera," External link

pna Thursday, January 7, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “The forensic medicine team is providing assistance to the Makati police to determine the real cause of death of flight attendant Christine Dacera,” External link

thestandard-ph Thursday, January 7, 2021 10:42:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “The forensic medicine team is providing assistance to the Makati police to determine the real cause of death of flight attendant Christine Dacera,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, January 6, 2021 10:39:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The IACAT is very much aware of the geographical areas usually poverty-stricken areas where victims abound and in what countries the predators are usually based. It just so happened that the numbers have gone up in recent months, clearly because of the economic hardship, as well as the dark opportunities, engendered by this pandemic. I will request the AMLC for a copy of the report and refer the matter to the IACAT for appropriate action," External link

pna Wednesday, January 6, 2021 1:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “I was so informed by the OIC chief,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:56:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I’ll take up the Dacera case with the NBI. Will discuss it with the NBI today,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, January 6, 2021 9:37:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The NBI investigation will proceed as planned,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, January 5, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The agency has several sources of information other than the PSG,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, January 5, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I have directed PG Malcontento to immediately release the resolution, file the criminal informations in court (non-bailable), and secure the warrants of arrest asap,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, January 4, 2021 10:30:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I understand that the accused police officers have been dismissed from the service, so the court should immediately obtain jurisdiction over their person, lest they be able to flee,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, January 4, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Under our existing laws, a person who freely and voluntarily gets himself inoculated with an unregistered or unauthorized drug or vaccine does not incur any criminal liability, unless he himself has caused its unlawful procurement or promotes its use by other people,” External link

inquirer Monday, January 4, 2021 5:57:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I have directed Prosecutor General Malcontento to immediately release the resolution, file the criminal information in court, and secure the warrants ASAP. I understand that the accused police officers have been dismissed from the service, so the court should immediately obtain jurisdiction over their person, lest they be able to flee," External link

pna Monday, January 4, 2021 4:27:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “Under our existing laws, a person who freely and voluntarily gets himself inoculated with an unregistered or unauthorized drug or vaccine does not incur any criminal liability, unless he himself has caused its unlawful procurement or promotes its use by other people,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, January 4, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Persons who knowingly or willfully administer an unregistered vaccine may be held liable under the Medical Practice Act of 1959,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, January 4, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "As we await the passage of this legislation, the DOJ, through its office of cybercrime, and the NBI’s cybercrime division, will intensify its efforts to crack down on cybercrime and all forms of human trafficking through the internet, which are expected to rise during these times of limited physical movement and interaction," External link

pna Monday, January 4, 2021 11:35:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We welcome the possible enactment of a new law that would strengthen the legal framework for the government’s campaign against human trafficking in cyberspace, particularly online sexual exploitation of children and minors,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, January 3, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The DOJ, through its Office of Cybercrime, and the NBI’s Cybercrime Division, will intensify their efforts to crack down on cybercrimes and all forms of human trafficking through the Internet, which are expected to rise during these times of limited physical movement and interaction,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, January 3, 2021 7:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We welcome the possible enactment of a new law that would strengthen the legal framework for the government’s campaign against human trafficking in cyberspace, particularly the online sexual exploitation of children and minors,” External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, January 3, 2021 7:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “This is a general instruction, not zeroing in on the PSG or on any particular incident of unauthorized vaccination,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, December 31, 2020 11:54:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “For 2021, we shall base our plans upon the assumption that the department could go full speed by the middle of the year, when restrictions on physical movements and interactions might gradually be lifted upon the arrival of the much awaited vaccines. In particular, the DoJ will intensify its role in the campaign against terrorism, corruption in government, and illegal drugs, as well as in the protection of human rights,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, December 31, 2020 6:54:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Apart from my usual responsibilities as SoJ (Secretary of Justice), this new assignment is the toughest I have ever received from the President,” “I will need all the support and cooperation of the entire government machinery to achieve this singular objective of substantially reducing corruption in government” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, December 31, 2020 6:54:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “This is a general instruction, not zeroing in on the PSG or on any particular incident of unauthorized vaccination,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “But the task force has a lot more complaints to examine and evaluate. I do not want to mention names until we have found something substantial. We have just begun the process,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, December 29, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Otherwise, the President may refer it to the DOJ (Department of Justice)-led Task Force Against Corruption for validation, further investigation, or case build-up,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, December 29, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In some of the complaints or reports being investigated, the names of some members of Congress were likewise mentioned,” External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, December 29, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I’m not sure if the PACC report to the President is complete by itself (I have not seen it) and is ready for filing with the Office of the Ombudsman. If not, the OP may refer the report to the DoJ Task Force Against Corruption for validation, further investigation, or case build-up,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, December 29, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I'm not sure if the PACC report to the President is complete by itself. I have not seen it and is ready for filing with the Office of the Ombudsman. If not, the OP (Office of the President) may refer the report to the DOJ task force against corruption for validation, further investigation, or case build-up," External link

pna Tuesday, December 29, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Detention without a judicial warrant of arrest, on the other hand, may happen only in case the suspected person has committed, is actually committing, or is attempting to commit any of the acts defined and penalized under secs 4-12 of the ATA (Anti-Terror Act) in the presence of the arresting officer, or when the arresting officer has probable cause, based on his personal knowledge, that the suspect was the perpetrator of any such punishable acts which has just been committed,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, December 28, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The AMLC can already move in the premises at any time after due designation by the ATC,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, December 28, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra explained : “The AMLC can already move in the premises at any time after due designation by the ATC,” External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, December 28, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra noted ( about Mel Georgie Racela ) : “Per AMLC Executive Director Mel Georgie Racela, the AMLC approved its freeze order against the CPP-NPA and other designated terrorist groups,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, December 27, 2020 7:46:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "The AMLC can already move in the premises at any time after due designation by the Anti-Terrorism Council (ATC)," External link

pna Sunday, December 27, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra noted : “Yes, it’s true that we suspended and terminated many officials but they were immediately replaced from the main office and from other regional offices of the Bureau of Immigration who have sufficient training also in dealing with foreign passenger arrivals,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, December 26, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “Those who are possibly infected are separated and they determine who needs to be quarantined and the last line of defense is the Bureau of Immigration,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, December 26, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “But if the witnesses needed protection, they may apply directly with the DOJ WPP and we shall evaluate their application for provisional coverage immediately,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, December 23, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The NBI Forensic Chemistry Division report showed a 99.99999 percent DNA match. Also, the NBI is focusing on four persons of interest, one of them is willing to divulge what he knows,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, December 22, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “I am disturbed that altercations like that … could suddenly lead to deaths,” External link

inquirer Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The NBI Forensic Chemistry Division report showed a 99.99999% DNA match. Also, the NBI is focusing on four persons of interest, one of them is willing to divulge what he knows,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, December 22, 2020 6:31:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "One of them is willing to divulge what he knows," External link

pna Tuesday, December 22, 2020 3:31:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The NBI forensic chemistry division report showed a 99.9999 percent DNA match," External link

pna Tuesday, December 22, 2020 3:31:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "No need for a parallel NBI investigation. Upon inquest, the office of the provincial prosecutor of Tarlac has found probable cause to indict respondent Jonel Nuezca for two counts of murder," External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, December 21, 2020 3:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "As soon as the local police has filed the appropriate charges, the prosecutor’s office will conduct a preliminary investigation to determine probable cause. The DOJ will closely monitor developments in this case and ensure that justice is done," External link

pna Monday, December 21, 2020 12:16:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The DoJ is the principal agency mandated to administer criminal justice. Thus, any personnel of the DoJ, in whatever capacity or status, who gets involved in criminal activities should expect stricter treatment under the laws that he is duty-bound to enforce and implement,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, December 19, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The subject is not a regular employee of the DoJ. I have been informed that he is on job order basis until 31 December 2020 only,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, December 19, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We may be able to file a couple of formal charges within the month,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, December 14, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “It’s the corrupt act or transaction that will be investigated and whoever will be affected, even if within the Executive department, will not matter since it is our task,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, December 14, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “If it’s Congress itself, the sovereign power in the matter of franchise grants, which authorizes the NTC to issue a provisional permit in the interim between the expiration of the original franchise and congressional action on its renewal, who is there to question that authorization?” External link

elevenmyanmar Monday, December 14, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We may be able to file a couple of formal charges within the month,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, December 14, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The mechanism for the efficient operations of the TFAC is in place and is now processing complaints and reports on corruption. we may be able to file a couple of formal charges within the month,” External link

pna Monday, December 14, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Magna Carta ) : “As chief enforcer of the Magna Carta for disabled persons, the DoJ will conduct a parallel investigation of the plantation bay incident,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, December 11, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Possible, but we have yet to determine the most expedient way to handle the situation. Our action in this regard may set a precedent for similar situations in the future,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, December 11, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Bay Resort ) : “As chief enforcer of the magna carta for disabled persons, the DOJ will conduct a parallel investigation of the Plantation Bay incident,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, December 11, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Our action in this regard may set a precedent for similar situations in the future,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, December 11, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We have no timeline yet when the full report will be released,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, December 11, 2020 2:41:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I have received (Tourism) Secretary (Bernadette Romulo-Puyat)’s letter today. The DOJ will act accordingly,” External link

pna Friday, December 11, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “By institutionalizing public notice concerning the result of the ATC’s (Anti-Terrorism Council) designation process, we give those adversely affected the opportunity to contest the designation and to avail themselves of delisting as a remedy,” “Our realities today may differ from those of decades past because of the threats we face from forces behind them which underscores the fragility of our peace,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:49:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “Chief Manguerra was the head of the anti-terrorist division of the NBI that was responsible for the arrest of scores of Abu Sayyaf fighters throughout the country, including in Metro Manila,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, December 8, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I’d rather (have) the NBI make the public statement after they have exhaustively examined all possible angles. Baka tonight may linaw na yan (Maybe all the facts will be known by tonight. But one thing sure, the DOJ and the NBI have suffered another major loss. Chief Manguerra was the head of the anti-terrorist division of the NBI that was responsible for the arrest of scores of Abu Sayyaf fighters throughout the country, including Metro Manila,” External link

pna Tuesday, December 8, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “It is our understanding that led us to amplify in the rules the protection accorded by the anti-terrorism law to the exercise of civil and political rights that do not endanger life or public safety,” “The law excluded such exercise from its definition of acts of terror” External link

tribuneonline Monday, December 7, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Peace ) : “Peace is the work of justice. True peace demands more than security. True peace requires that the rights and liberties of our people are recognized by law, and guaranteed by the institutions through which they are enforced. Without justice, peace is compromised,” “Accountability before the law is as much a crucial component of every effort to attain and rebuild peace” External link

pna Monday, December 7, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “By institutionalizing public notice concerning the result of the ATC’s (Anti-Terrorism Council) designation process, we give those adversely affected the opportunity to contest the designation and to avail themselves of delisting as a remedy,” External link

pna Monday, December 7, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “It is the DoJ’s guiding principle to uphold at all times the rule of law, including the protection of human rights, especially those of the vulnerable and marginalized sectors of society,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, December 6, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Another major component is the project for the strengthening of the inter-agency task force on EJK, enforced disappearances, torture, and other grave violations of human rights created under Administrative Order 35,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, December 6, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra indicated : “the summit is one of several component projects proposed by the DoJ as part of the joint program on technical cooperation between the United Nations (UN) and the Philippine government, pursuant to the latest resolution of the UN human rights council adopted last June” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, December 6, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “This Human Rights Summit is one of several component projects proposed by the DOJ as part of the joint program on technical cooperation between the UN and the Philippine government, pursuant to the latest resolution of the UN Human Rights Council adopted last June,” External link

manilastandardtoday Sunday, December 6, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Samuel Martires ) : "We shall refine this proposal further. The idea actually came from Ombudsman (Samuel) Martires himself. He explained that his office did not have enough manpower to revive the resident ombudsmen of the past. On their part, both the DOJ and the COA expressed willingness to accept the deputization by the OMB, subject to further discussion of the terms of the arrangement," External link

pna Friday, December 4, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "With the approval of the guidelines/parameters, the TFAC operations center is expected to process complaints and reports on corruption more efficiently," External link

pna Friday, December 4, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “There are no sovereignty issues whatsoever as the [memorandum of understanding] merely expresses a mutual desire to agree on specific cooperation arrangements within 12 months,” External link

elevenmyanmar Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “It’s just [a memorandum of understanding], it’s noncommittal, nonobligatory and nonbinding from a legal standpoint. It’s a mere expression of mutual desires,” External link

elevenmyanmar Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:36:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Leila de Lima ) : "Suffice it to say that Senator de Lima is free to take all available legal remedies, as she has freely done since the time that she was indicted for serious criminal offenses," External link

pna Monday, November 30, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "If asked to comment, I will make the comment in court. It is not my policy to discuss in public cases which are under litigation or review, because such act may constitute contempt of court which is punishable under existing rules," External link

pna Monday, November 30, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Yes, the NBI MIMAROPA field office is already involved in the search for Atty. Oliva,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, November 29, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As I have explained, the task force will investigate the acts of corruption, complained of, regardless of who may be involved,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, November 28, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “While investigations are still being conducted, we shall refrain, to the extent possible, from publicly identifying personalities who may be involved, as matter of fairness,” “Upon completion of the investigation and filing of the complaint with the Ombudsman, the respondents may be named, either by the task force or the against corruption or by the OMB, subject to their right to be heard,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, November 28, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “If there is evidence tending to show the false and malicious character of these allegations about the DepEd modules, we will be ready to help,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, November 28, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “For example, if the false claim about a module is directly attributed to a certain person with no manifest intent but to ridicule or malign him or her, the latter may have cause for libel or cyber libel, as the case maybe,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, November 28, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “If there is evidence tending to show the false and malicious character of these allegations about the agencies modules, we will be ready to help,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, November 28, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “For example, if the false claim about a module is directly attributed to a certain person with no manifest intent but to ridicule or malign him or her, the latter may have cause for libel or cyber libel, as the case maybe,” External link

tribuneonline Saturday, November 28, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I still have to read the entire decision. But it’s a victory for the prosecution,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, November 27, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The review panel is drafting the initial report. We lost a number of working days due to recent calamities, so we may be constrained to submit it in December. Kindly bear with us,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, November 27, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “All complaints so far received by the task force against corruption secretariat are now being screened and evaluated. I will call a meeting of the main task force next week to identify which of these complaints will be the subject of special investigating teams,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, November 27, 2020 10:04:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I do not wish to give special attention to any particular class of potential respondents," External link

pna Friday, November 27, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "The President (Rodrigo Duterte) stated that if the involvement of a member of Congress, for instance, is germane to the anomalous transaction, then the latter’s inclusion in criminal charges will have to be endorsed to the Office of the Ombudsman through the Secretary of Justice," External link

pna Friday, November 27, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added ( about Rodrigo Duterte ) : "when it comes to criminal investigation and prosecution, no one is exempt, except those enjoying immunity from suit during their tenure" "The rule is different in administrative cases. the President has neither supervision nor control over other branches of the government and therefore may not investigate them for misconduct, dishonesty, and the like, as he (Duterte) correctly pointed out," External link

pna Friday, November 27, 2020 1:00:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "It's a victory for the prosecution, so as secretary of justice, I am happy about the outcome of the trial," External link

pna Friday, November 27, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “To be more accurate, the DoJ returned the Joint Agreement Order (JAO) report to the CHEd and advised the latter that if any interested party was minded to press criminal charges, the report should be converted into a complaint that complies with the DoJ requirements for preliminary investigation; i.e., complaint under oath, supporting affidavits of witnesses, etc.,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As far as I know, no sworn complaint in a proper forum that requires preliminary investigation has been received by the DoJ,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We returned the report on the incident to the CHEd so that people interested in pressing charges may bring it to the DoJ in the form of a sworn complaint sufficient to trigger a preliminary investigation,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:14:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The NBI is working hard on the investigation of the violent deaths of Attorneys Magcamit and Wee. More field operatives have been deployed in Palawan and Cebu to intensify their hunt for the perpetrators of these treacherous crimes,” External link

pna Thursday, November 26, 2020 9:29:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The government is very much concerned about the increasing number of crimes committed against lawyers, prosecutors and judges. While these are generally considered to be part of the hazards of the profession, the government is committed to bring the perpetrators of these crimes before the bar of justice,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, November 25, 2020 8:38:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The government is very much concerned about the increasing number of crimes committed against lawyers, prosecutors and judges. While these are generally considered to be part of the hazards of the profession, the government is committed to bring the perpetrators of these crimes before the bar of justice,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, November 25, 2020 8:11:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The President stated that if the involvement of a member of Congress, for instance, is germane to the anomalous transaction, then the latter’s inclusion in criminal charges will have to be endorsed to the Office of the Ombudsman through the Secretary of Justice," External link

pna Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : "when it comes to criminal investigation and prosecution, no one is exempt, except those enjoying immunity from suit during their tenure" "The rule is different in administrative cases. the President has neither supervision nor control over other branches of the government and therefore may not investigate them for misconduct, dishonesty, and the like, as he (PRRD) correctly pointed out," External link

pna Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:27:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As to resident ombudsmen in certain specified agencies, the OMB is still studying if this should be revived or if some other similar arrangement could be adopted,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 23, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Arthur Tugade ) : “Secretary Tugade mentioned this matter of submitting SALN of DoTr officials to the DoJ (Department of Justice) task force during one of our meetings with the President,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 23, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We shouldn’t blame anyone because everyone wing assets which are grossly disproportionate to salaries as possible indicators of graft and corruption in the course of investigating officials or employees of the DOTr alleged to be involved in certain corrupt practices,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 23, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We may need the SALN of any government official or employee only if he is involved in a specific investigation being conducted by the Task Force Against Corruption,” “We are not requiring other agencies to submit the SALNs of their officials and employees to the TFAC, as we know where to get them should the need for the production of SALNs arise,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 23, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As far as I know, no sworn complaint in a proper forum that requires preliminary investigation has been received by the DoJ,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 23, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We return the report on the incident to the CHEd so that people interested in pressing charges may bring it to the DoJ in the form of a sworn complaint sufficient to trigger a preliminary investigation,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 23, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As far as I know, no sworn complaint in a proper form as required for a preliminary investigation has been received by the DOJ,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 23, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We return the report on the incident to the CHED so that the people interested in pressing charges may bring it to the DOJ in the form of a sworn complaint sufficient to trigger a preliminary investigation,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 23, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra clarified : "the submission by the DOTr of the SALNs of its officials and employees to the task force is purely the DOTr’s initiative" External link

pna Monday, November 23, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As reported by Undersecretary Emmeline, the task force secretariat/operations center has received 60 complaints/reports, more or less, during the past two weeks,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, November 22, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The complaints/reports pertain to allegedly corrupt acts or transactions that happened under previous and current administrations,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, November 22, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The DoJ is giving attention to these organizational and institutional arrangements so that actual investigation and prosecution may proceed smoothly and systematically in the months to come,” External link

tribuneonline Sunday, November 22, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Emmeline Aglipay-Villar ) : “As reported by [Justice Undersecretary Emmeline Aglipay-Villar], the task force secretariat and operations center has received 60 complaints or reports, more or less, during the past two weeks,” External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Some of the complaints/reports pertain to relatively small transactions while others involve irregularities or projects worth hundreds of millions of pesos,” "The complaints/reports pertain to allegedly corrupt acts or transactions that happened under previous and current administrations" External link

abs-cbnnews Saturday, November 21, 2020 2:43:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Kung may complaint about any corruption, yes,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "No, walang ganun (No, there is no such thing)" External link

pna Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:32:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “As of today (Monday), around 20 complaints... many involve DPWH-related projects,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 16, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “merely indicating his intent to act with liberality, in consideration of General Sinas’ overall performance as a career police officer,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 16, 2020 9:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The DOJ/prosecutor has to complete the process of preliminary investigation. Executive clemency may come only after a finding of guilt. If there's no finding of guilt, there's no room for the application of executive clemency," External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, November 15, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "merely indicating his intent to act with liberality, in consideration of General Sinas’ overall performance as a career police officer," "I didn't hear what the President said exactly. I need to know the context, but whatever it was that the President said about his intent to pardon General Sinas, the DOJ will do what it is duty-bound to do, and the President may also do what he is constitutionally authorized to do" External link

thestandard-ph Sunday, November 15, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "merely indicating his intent to act with liberality, in consideration of General Sinas’ overall performance as a career police officer," "I didn't hear what the President said exactly. I need to know the context, but whatever it was that the President said about his intent to pardon General Sinas, the DOJ will do what it is duty-bound to do, and the president may also do what he is constitutionally authorized to do," External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, November 15, 2020 7:38:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I asked the prosecutors to keep the battle inside the courtroom and to consider the filing of petitions to cite for contempt certain persons who knowingly make comments or render opinions on the probative value of evidence being presented in court, with a clear intent to influence the judge’s appreciation of the evidence,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, November 11, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Ito ay pinaiimbestigahan ko nang husto kasi ako’y nagtataka at nangyayari ito sa loob samantalang dapat ito ay secure na secure. Bakit nakakapasok ang mga weapons diyan. Yung namatay na apat ay gunshot wounds, ang ibig sabihin, meron firearms nakakapasok,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 11, 2020 6:56:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “Meron pang sinasabing pagsabog ng improvised explosive devices, ibig sabhin nakakapasok ang mga ingredients sa paggawa ng IED. Ang utos ko sa NBI hindi lamang imbestigahan kung anong pinagmulan ng riot na ito, kundi pinasasama ko sa kanilang imbestigasyon alamin nyo kung paano nangyayari ito, alamin nyo kung anong possible negligence ng adminitration ng NBP at BuCor, paano nakakalusot ang mga ganitong bagay-bagay,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 11, 2020 6:56:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “He wanted them to eat the pastillas, but did not insist ‘out of deference to the Secretary of Justice who was also present,’” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "No one among the BI personnel dared to utter a word. End of the meeting," External link

manilastandardtoday Tuesday, November 10, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The PTFoMS will probably make an initial determination if the incident was work-related. If affirmative, the investigating team will try to find out if it was connected to the 2016 incident," External link

pna Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I will direct the NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) to conduct a parallel investigation or expand its ongoing probe into the previous violence,” External link

manilatimes Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “He wanted them to eat the pastillas, but did not insist ‘out of deference to the Secretary of Justice who was also present,’” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “During the short meeting, he distributed pastillas to the BI personnel. Money had been rolled inside each pastillas, according to the president. He wanted them to eat the pastillas, but did not insist ‘out of deference to the Secretary of Justice who was also present,’” “He said, ‘Either you eat it or give it to the first beggar you see.’ In the end, he stated that the cases had been filed and that they simply had to face them. No one among the BI personnel dared to utter a word,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We’ll form composite teams (as many as necessary) after the task force has determined that the nature, complexity, and magnitude of the corrupt acts subject of the complaints necessitate the creation of special composite teams to investigate them,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 1:21:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I have been informed that the violence among inmates broke out again at the NBP maximum security compound this morning. Three persons were killed and 64 wounded,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, November 10, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I have been informed that violence among inmates broke out again at the NBP maximum security compound this morning. Three persons were killed and 64 wounded. The BuCor security force, PNP-SAF, and PNP-NCRPO-SWAT are conducting clearing operations,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, November 9, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The President apparently intended to give them a dressing down. During the short meeting, he distributed pastillas to the BI personnel. Money had been rolled inside each pastillas, according to the President," External link

pna Monday, November 9, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Rodrigo Roa Duterte ) : “He (Duterte) said either you eat it or give it to the first beggar you see,” External link

pna Monday, November 9, 2020 6:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The BuCor (Bureau of Corrections) Security Force, PNP SAF (Philippine National Police Special Action Force), and PNP NCRPO SWAT (National Capital Region Police Office Special Weapons and Tactics) are conducting clearing operations. The DOJ has ordered the BuCor to submit a detailed report (as soon as possible),” External link

pna Monday, November 9, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “These BuCor officials should have learned their lesson from the previous violent incident where several PDLs were killed,” External link

pna Monday, November 9, 2020 12:13:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The member agencies of the task force against corruption are included in the scope of the investigation and will be subjected to the same, if not stricter, standards and procedures as those adopted or to be adopted by the task force for the investigation of other government agencies," External link

pna Friday, November 6, 2020 12:03:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We will be happy to be referred to simply as the ‘Task Force Against Corruption,’” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, November 5, 2020 4:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "So far, we have enough state counsels and state prosecutors to handle all these extra tasks assigned to the DOJ. We’ll add a corps of young lawyers who will get their appointments as prosecution attorneys very soon. if need be, we’ll draw from the legal complement of agencies attached to the DOJ, other than the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)," External link

pna Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "As to the review panel looking into police operations resulting in deaths in illegal drug cases, I think we can come up with at least an initial or partial report by the end of the month, as targeted," External link

pna Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:44:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra explained : “We are still in the process of organizing the operations center. This opcen will gather reports and receive complaints from the public. Then they will evaluate which of these complaints or reported cases deserve further investigation. Only then will composite investigation teams be formed,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, November 4, 2020 1:41:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “Firstly, we’ll request the DepEd (Department of Education) to include and emphasize values of integrity and honesty among young learners in their GMRC and Araling Panlipunan subjects,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 2, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Perhaps we will prioritize agencies in the national level that are really prone to corruption. We know what these agencies are, and we have already identified these,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, November 2, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Our other objective is preventive in nature: install anti-corruption mechanisms in govt agencies, educate the citizenry on the evils of corruption, promote values of integrity and civic-mindedness, and the like,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 30, 2020 11:09:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We will investigate as many cases as possible but we have to start somewhere. We will form strike forces composite teams that will be deployed to investigate transactions, especially those that involve a big amount or have a big impact on public service delivery...P1 billion is a good starting point,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, October 30, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We will go where the evidence leads us to. Kahit ano pa ang political color or affiliation, whether you are related to the powers that be, if the evidence shows that cases must be filed, then we will be filing cases,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, October 30, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I think within the term of the President we can present results to the public,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We shall remain steadfast in our commitment to protect and promote media security by all means legally possible, relentless in the face of adversity,” External link

pna Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:05:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I think within the term of the President we can present results to the public,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “I have always viewed that as an expression merely of trust in the person. That’s how much he trusts these people. It’s merely an expression of trust but it’s not an expression of exoneration,” “I don’t think simply because he has expressed trust in a certain person, he will neglect glaring evidence showing the person’s involvement,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We are hoping in the next couple of months we’ll be able to produce something as a sign that the task force is actually doing its job,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “Our other objective is preventive in nature; install anti-corruption mechanisms in government agencies, educate the citizenry on the evils of corruption, promote values of integrity and civic-mindedness and the like,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Apart from my usual responsibilities as SoJ (Secretary of Justice), this new assignment is the toughest I have ever received from the President. I will need all the support and cooperation of the entire government machinery to achieve this singular objective of substantially reducing corruption in government,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “The first order of the day is to organize the main task force and determine the overall strategy,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "We have a twin goal, one is to prosecute those whom we shall find, after due investigation, to have been involved in corrupt practices. Our output is not just recommendatory. we shall file cases directly with the Ombudsman. Our other objective is preventive in nature; install anti-corruption mechanisms in govt agencies, educate the citizenry on the evils of corruption, promote values of integrity and civic-mindedness, and the like," External link

pna Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “At the same time, I have reconstituted the board of discipline to commence administrative proceedings against them and other BI personnel suspected of corruption, misconduct and other acts inimical to the service,” External link

thestandard-ph Tuesday, October 27, 2020 8:56:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The new and expanded anti-corruption task force will take it from there," External link

pna Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “But as I have said, the first order of the day is to organize the main task force and determine the overall strategy,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, October 27, 2020 6:51:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The DoJ is reviewing the MoA between the Philippine Red Cross and PhilHealth and will render an opinion within the week,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The DOJ opinion was requested by PhilHealth before it makes a decision to pay its indebtedness to the Philippine Red Cross,” “It’s all about the validity of the MOA. More of civil liability” External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, October 22, 2020 11:06:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Salary grades at the BI have not been upgraded for decades, and this is probably one reason why rackets and other acts of corruption have remained prevalent in that agency,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Bribery and corruption, such as the ‘pastillas scam’, by their very nature, are often done clandestinely and without any paper trail, so estimates as to their magnitude remain in the realm of mere possibilities,” External link

manilastandardtoday Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "Low pay is not a valid reason to break the law, and those who smear the dignity of their public office will continue to be vigorously investigated and prosecuted," External link

pna Wednesday, October 21, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The matter may be taken up at the next meeting of the IATF on Thursday. But in all likelihood, the lifting or shortening of curfews will be left to the discretion of the respective LGU (local government units), except Metro Manila where LGU officials normally act in unison,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 19, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We sympathize with the accused for her personal loss, but her case is now before the court and the judicial process has to move on,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, October 16, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “Oh yes. I was informed that our prosecutor assigned to the case did not oppose Nasino’s request for furlough. In fact, the prosecutor agreed to a three-day furlough for humanitarian reasons. We sympathize with the accused for her personal loss, but her case is now before the court and the judicial process has to move on,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 16, 2020 11:16:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In view of the filing by the NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) of cases before the Ombudsman against certain BI personnel in connection with the so-called ‘pastillas’ scheme, these personnel have been relieved of their duties at the airports and were recalled to their mother units,” External link

tribuneonline Friday, October 16, 2020 10:35:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : "In view of the filing by the NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) of cases before the OMB (Office of the Ombudsman) against certain BI personnel in connection with the so-called ‘pastillas’ scheme, these personnel have been relieved of their duties at the airports and were recalled to their mother units," External link

pna Friday, October 16, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "At the same time, I have reconstituted the board of discipline to commence administrative proceedings against them and other BI personnel suspected of corruption, misconduct, and other acts inimical to the service," External link

pna Friday, October 16, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “We sympathize with the accused for her personal loss, but her case is now before the court and the judicial process has to move on,” External link

pna Friday, October 16, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra told : “But note this: We survived the historic termination of the Philippine-US military bases agreement; there’s no reason why we shall not survive the termination of a mere Visiting Forces Agreement,” External link

elevenmyanmar Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “If the law falls (in the petitions before the Supreme Court), the IRR automatically falls (as there will be) no leg to stand on,” External link

pna Wednesday, October 14, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "The ATC has approved today (Wednesday) the IRR of the ATL crafted by the technical working group led by the DOJ. We will disseminate copies to the congress and law enforcement agencies as required under the law and will publish the IRR online and in a newspaper of general circulation in the next few days," External link

pna Wednesday, October 14, 2020 11:55:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “BuCor gave me a partial report yesterday, but I told them to investigate more thoroughly,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, October 13, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : "Stricter enforcement of health protocols, rather than ratcheting lockdowns up and down, should henceforth be the norm," External link

pna Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The situation was still tense as of yesterday. There were intelligence reports that one group was amassing to strike back at the rival group. But the prison authorities, with the assistance of the police, have so far contained the violence,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 12, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Thus, law enforcement agents must file the criminal complaints immediately so that the destruction of the seized drugs could proceed as early as possible," External link

pna Monday, October 12, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “The situation was still tense as of yesterday (Sunday). There were intelligence reports that one group was amassing to strike back at the rival group,” External link

pna Monday, October 12, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra added : “prison authorities, with the assistance of the police, have so far contained the violence” External link

pna Monday, October 12, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “There are no sovereignty issues whatsoever as the [memorandum of understanding] merely expresses a mutual desire to agree on specific cooperation arrangements within 12 months,” External link

elevenmyanmar Friday, October 9, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “It’s just [a memorandum of understanding], it’s noncommittal, nonobligatory and nonbinding from a legal standpoint. It’s a mere expression of mutual desires,” External link

elevenmyanmar Friday, October 9, 2020 9:51:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Gerald Bantag ) : “I have asked DG Bantag to investigate and submit a report to me asap,” External link

manilastandardtoday Friday, October 9, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "I’m ready to take drastic actions regarding NBP in view of these violent incidents but I will reserve them till I see (Director General Gerald) Bantag’s report before the end of the day," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, October 9, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Gerald Bantag ) : "I have asked Bantag of BuCor to investigate and submit a report to me ASAP," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, October 9, 2020 5:33:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "It will be done by Oct. 14, after which it will be published," External link

pna Thursday, October 8, 2020 10:46:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In accordance with the President’s directive, the Department of Justice (DoJ) will issue a memo circular to all prosecutors investigating drug cases to give top priority to the resolution of the same, to file the informations ASAP, and to move for a court order to conduct an ocular inspection of and destroy the seized drugs, precursors, within the time specified in RA (Republic Act) 9165,” External link

bworldcom Wednesday, October 7, 2020 10:10:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "In accordance with the President's directive, the Department of Justice (DOJ) will issue a memo circular to all prosecutors investigating drug cases to give top priority to the resolution of the same, to file the informations ASAP, and to move for a court order to conduct an ocular inspection of and destroy the seized drugs, precursors, within the time specified in RA (Republic Act) 9165," External link

pna Wednesday, October 7, 2020 6:32:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Thus, law enforcement agents must file the criminal complaints immediately so that the destruction of the seized drugs could proceed as early as possible," External link

pna Wednesday, October 7, 2020 6:32:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “In accordance with the president's directive, the DOJ will issue a memo circular to all prosecutors investigating drug cases to give top priority to the resolution of the same, to file the informations asap, and to move for a court order to conduct ocular inspection of and destroy the seized drugs, precursors, etc within the time specified in RA 9165,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 7, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "If evidence should turn up against anyone, regardless of position, I believe that the President, who has prosecutorial blood running in his veins, will not impede the legal process from taking its due course. The DOJ will simply continue what it has been directed by the President to do; that is to bring any and all lawbreakers at PhilHealth before the bars of justice," External link

pna Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Nothing prevents the Senate or the House from initiating their own complaints against erring PhilHealth officials. Both the executive and legislative branches, representing the interest of the people, are duty-bound to rid any government agency or entity of corruption and wrongdoing," External link

thestandard-ph Monday, October 5, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Panfilo Lacson ) : “We will be glad to discuss the evidence with Senators Sotto and Lacson. As I’ve repeatedly said, the work of the task force covered only a few areas of fraud and corruption due to limitations of time, but member agencies have agreed to continue working together to investigate and prosecute other irregularities,” External link

thestandard-ph Monday, October 5, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : "Nothing prevents the Senate or the House from initiating their own complaints against erring PhilHealth officials. Both the executive and legislative branches, representing the interest of the people, are duty-bound to rid any government agency or entity of corruption and wrongdoing," External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, October 5, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said ( about Panfilo Lacson ) : “We will be glad to discuss the evidence with Senators Sotto and Lacson. As I’ve repeatedly said, the work of the task force covered only a few areas of fraud and corruption due to limitations of time, but member agencies have agreed to continue working together to investigate and prosecute other irregularities,” External link

manilastandardtoday Monday, October 5, 2020 9:58:00 PM EAT

Menardo Guevarra said : “All these are under study. We will act soon,” External link

tribuneonline Monday, October 5, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT



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Jaime Morente said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “We thank Secretary Guevarra for these new appointments, we will be more prepared and are assured that sufficient manpower will be available in our ports to address the influx of passengers,” External link

pna Saturday, May 29, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Jaime Morente said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “We thank Secretary Guevarra for these new appointments, we will be more prepared and are assured that sufficient manpower will be available in our ports to address the influx of passengers,” External link

thestandard-ph Friday, May 28, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Martin Andanar said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “Today at the Human Rights Council, Secretary of Justice Menardo Guevara affirmed in the clearest terms the steady work of the government to address concerns on legitimate anti-drug operations where deaths occurred, even as we maintain our firm resolve to protect the Filipinos from the scourge of illegal drugs,” External link

pna Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:27:00 AM EAT

Franklin Drilon said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “I support the order of Justice Sec. Guevarra for the NBI to look into unauthorized inoculations against COVID-19 using unregistered vaccines. Laws appear to have been violated. The DoJ and the NBI are mandated by law to investigate,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, December 31, 2020 11:03:00 AM EAT

Samuel Martires said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : "Secretary Guevarra is an intelligent and decent public servant who is well-respected by his peers and colleagues," External link

abs-cbnnews Friday, October 30, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “We fully support this and the reason is obvious. Traditionally, there is wide and systemic corruption in these agencies and we are elated that Secretary Guevarra chose the most notorious agencies for corruption as starting points in the expanded task force on corruption,” External link

tribuneonline Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Harry Roque said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “The President has directed Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra through a memorandum order to investigate the entire government for alleged corruption. The task force to be created will be effective... until June 30, 2022,” External link

thestandard-ph Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:34:00 PM EAT

Rodrigo Duterte said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “This is my second call for a total campaign against corruption. The task force that I had formed — they are all lawyers, engineers, doctors — this time, we will look into every department. But upon my request, behest, to focus on corruption in the DPWH,” “I hope that all government workers, officials are listening. This is a memorandum to (Justice) Secretary Menardo Guevarra to investigate allegations of corruption in the entire government. Everything,” External link

tribuneonline Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:27:00 PM EAT

Rodrigo Duterte said ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “This is my second call for a total campaign against corruption. The task force that I had formed – they are all lawyers, engineers, doctors – this time, we will look into every department. But upon my request, behest, to focus on corruption in the DPWH,” “I hope that all government workers, officials are listening. This is a memorandum to (Justice) Secretary Menardo Guevarra to investigate allegations of corruption in the entire government. Everything,” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, October 27, 2020 6:51:00 AM EAT

Wilkins Villanueva added ( about Menardo Guevarra ) : “Through Secretary Guevarra’s intercession, the handling prosecutors of the pending drug cases will have the concurrence to assist PDEA to file appropriate motions in various courts. While some motions were filed, PDEA still needs the concurrence to the motion to conduct ocular inspections, taking of representative samples and eventual issuance of court order for the destruction of illegal drugs in drug cases that are pending in courts,” External link

pna Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT