U.S. Holds Virtual Workshop on Counterterrorism Collaboration During COVID-19 in the Philippines

Manila, May 13, 2020 – Officials from the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., Department of Justice in the Philippines, and a Philippine Judge participated in a virtual workshop on counterterrorism hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (DOJ-OPDAT) in the Philippines on May 11.  The …

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Ambassador Kim Opens U.S.-Sponsored, Philippines-Hosted South East Asia Counterterrorism Experts Conference

Cebu City, January 30, 2020 — The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines Department of Justice Office of Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training hosted a three-day regional counterterrorism conference in Cebu City from January 28 to 30.  The South East Asia Regional Experts Exchange (SEAREE) was attended by 34 prosecutors and investigators from the Philippines, Indonesia, …

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Fact Sheet: U.S. Anti-Narcotics Cooperation with the Philippines

The United States has partnered with Philippine government agencies and law enforcement officials for many years to reduce drug demand, provide training on anti-narcotics techniques, and enhance the criminal justice sector’s ability to handle drug cases. Support for Drug Demand Reduction Since 2017, the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs …

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U.S., Philippines Partner to Train Anew on Prosecuting Online Sexual Exploitation of Children (OSEC)

Manila, November 29, 2019 — The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, through the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (OPDAT), partnered with the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking and the International Justice Mission (IJM) to train 72 prosecutors and investigators in Clark, Angeles City from November 19 to 21. …

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Philippine Sandiganbayan Justices Discuss Money Laundering and Financial Crimes with U.S. Experts

Manila, October 12, 2019 — 21 Sandiganbayan justices participated in a roundtable with U.S. experts organized by the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines U.S. Department of Justice Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (DOJ/OPDAT), the Supreme Court of the Philippines, and the Philippine Judicial Academy.  The event aimed to enhance participants’ capabilities, competencies …

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U.S. Ambassador Sung Kim meets Philippine Prosecutors during the Inaugural National Convention of Counterterrorism Prosecutors

Manila,  September 6, 2019 — Ambassador Kim joined 70 prosecutors from across the country, including 44 prosecutors from Mindanao, in opening the National Convention of Counterterrorism (CT) Prosecutors in Manila.  The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, through the U.S. Department of Justice (U.S. DOJ) Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development Assistance and Training (OPDAT), partnered with …

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U.S. and Philippines Train Prosecutors and Investigators to Combat Online Sexual Exploitation of Children

Davao City, June 21, 2019 — The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines partnered with the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) and the International Justice Mission (IJM) to train 60 prosecutors and investigators in combatting online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) from June 17 to 20 in Davao City.  The training was implemented through the U.S. …

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U.S., Philippines, and Indonesia Partner to Enhance Counterterrorism Capabilities

General Santos City, May 30, 2019 — Prosecutors, law enforcement officials, and legal experts from the United States, Philippines, and Indonesia came together from May 22 to 23 for a workshop on effective investigations and prosecutions of terrorism cases.  The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, through the U.S. Department of Justice (U.S. DOJ) Office of …

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U.S. Trains Office of the Ombudsman Investigators and Prosecutors on Cyber Investigations and Digital Evidence

Manila, April 11, 2019 — The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines partnered with the Office of the Ombudsman to train 35 anti-graft investigators and prosecutors on cyber investigations and digital evidence from March 27 to 28. The training was implemented through the U.S. Department of Justice (U.S. DOJ) Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and …

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U.S. Trains Philippine Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Justices on Cybercrime

Seated, from left to right: Supreme Court Associate Justices Rosemari Carandang, Andres Reyes Jr., Estela Perlas-Bernabe, Antonio Carpio, Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin, Associate Justices Mariano Del Castillo, Marvic Leonen, Alexander Gesmundo, and Amy Lazaro-Javier.  Standing, from left to right: Court Administrator Midas Marquez, U.S. Department of Justice (U.S. DOJ) Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, …

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U.S. and Philippines Train Metro Manila Judges on Financial Crimes

Manila, March 8, 2019 — The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, through the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT), partnered with the Philippine Judicial Academy (PHILJA) to train 24 Metro Manila judges on financial crimes and money laundering from February 26 to 27 in Makati City. U.S. District …

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U.S. and Philippines Partner to Train Prosecutors and Investigators on Countering Trafficking in Persons at Airports

Angeles City, December 14, 2018 — The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, through the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (OPDAT), partnered with the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) and the Philippine Society of Criminologists and Criminal Justice Professionals (PSCCJP) to train 21 NAIA and Clark-based airport investigators and 20 …

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U.S., Philippines Partner to Train Judges from Visayas and Zamboanga Peninsula on New Cybercrime Rules

Cebu City, November 21, 2018 — The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, through the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (OPDAT), partnered with the Philippine Supreme Court Sub-Committee on Commercial Courts (SCC) and the Philippine Judicial Academy (PHILJA) to train 26 cybercourt judges from Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern …

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U.S. and Philippines Train Investigators and Prosecutors on Prosecuting Online Sexual Exploitation of Children

Manila, October 15, 2018 — The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, through the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (OPDAT), partnered with the Philippine Interagency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) and International Justice Mission (IJM) to train more than 70 Philippine cybercrime investigators, prosecutors, and advocates on combatting online sexual exploitation …

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U.S. and Philippines Partner to Train Judges on New Cybercrime Rules

Manila, September 25, 2018 — The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, through the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (OPDAT), trained 35 metro Manila cybercourt judges from September 20 to 21.  OPDAT, together with the Philippine Supreme Court and the Philippine Judicial Academy (PHILJA), developed the training to help …

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U.S. Embassy Partners with the Philippines to Train Prosecutors & Investigators on Counterterrorism

Zamboanga City, August 31, 2018 — The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, through the U.S. Department of Justice (U.S. DOJ) Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (OPDAT), held a training on counterterrorism for 57 prosecutors and investigators from around Mindanao on August 28-30 in Zamboanga City. U.S. DOJ National Security Division Prosecutor Lolita …

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U.S. Embassy Partners with the Philippine Judicial Academy to Train Judges on Financial Crimes

Cebu City, August 9, 2018 — The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, through the U.S. Department of Justice (U.S. DOJ) Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training (OPDAT), and the Philippine Judicial Academy (PHILJA) trained 28 Regional Trial Court judges on money laundering and financial crimes from August 7-8 in Cebu City. OPDAT and …

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