Department of Justice

Address: Padre Faura Street, Ermita, Manila City
Tel. No.: (02) 8523-8481 to 98 loc. 217


  1. Ensure the immediate prosecution of violators of the Act;
  2. Designate and train special prosecutors who shall investigate and prosecute VAWC cases;
  3. Establish a mechanism for free legal assistance for VAWC cases in coordination with the DSWD, Commission on Human Rights (CHR), Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP), NGOs, and volunteer groups;
  4. Conduct training and continuing education programs specifically for prosecutors, public attorneys, and those involved in VAWC cases;
  5. Review and recommend policies and measures to enhance the protection of VAWC victim-survivors;
  6. Develop/adopt gender-responsive procedures in handling VAWC cases; institutionalize mechanisms, review and update existing policies to ensure the gender-sensitivity and gender-responsiveness of the Witness Protection and Benefits Program;
  7. If necessary, revise the Rules of the National Prosecution Service to ensure that cases of VAWC under the Act shall have priority over all other pending cases;
  8. Ensure appropriate and speedy disposition of VAWC cases within forty-five (45) days; and
  9. Ensure that Regional Directors or Regional State Prosecutors shall monitor VAWC cases monthly to ensure the speedy disposition of cases.