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Remulla meets with the head of the Department of Justice to discuss the handover.

MANILA, Philippines — On Thursday, departing Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra met with Deputy House Speaker and incoming Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin “Boying” Remulla to discuss the transition of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to the next administration.

Remulla said he got a bird’s eye perspective of the DOJ and its connected agencies’ predicament at the end of a two-hour discussion, but he declined to share specifics on the concerns discussed.

“It’s a huge work in progress na ating itutuloy at ating ilulunsad ang mga improvements na pwede gawin (It’s a big work in progress that we’ll pursue and launch improvements that we can do),” says the narrator “In a media interview, he stated.

Remulla stated that he would need a second meeting due to the complexity of the job to be done.

“We may request a second [meeting] because ang problema ng sistema na kailangan natin isaayos is masalimuot.” And talaga nakakatuwa naman na bigyan kami ng impormasyon na ukol sa mga suliranin ang sumasambalot sa ating hustisya “Remulla said.

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), National Prosecution Service, Public Attorney’s Office, Bureau of Immigration, Land Registration Authority, Parole and Pardon Administration, Bureau of Corrections, the Presidential Commission on Good Government, Office of the Government Corporate Counsel, Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Office of the Solicitor General are all government offices under the Department of Justice.

Remulla, 61, is President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.’s candidate for the Department of Justice. He is currently the representative for Cavite’s 7th district and has previously served as the province’s governor.

He graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Law in 1986 with a law degree. Former President Ferdinand Marcos, former Attorney General Estelito Mendoza, Ambassador Roberto Benedicto, and former NBI Director Jolly Bugarin are all members of the Upsilon Sigma Phi fraternity.

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