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DoJ begins construction of new office in Catanduanes

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THE Department of Justice (DoJ), currently on an active push to set up its own regional buildings around the country, broke ground on March 7 for its office in Virac, Catanduanes.

Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II led the ceremony, marking the first time an incumbent DoJ head has visited the regional team in nearly 20 years. “This groundbreaking ceremony speaks volume of our earnest desire and sincere efforts to improve the DoJ as a whole and to make it better,” Mr. Aguirre is quoted in a statement released by the department. In the last two months, the DoJ has broken ground for six new buildings around the country, including the DOJ Academy and Training Center in Tagaytay City. Mr. Aguirre also signed last week an agreement with the Davao City government for the use of a city-owned lot for a DoJ office there. — Dane Angelo M. Enerio