Free legal help

You can seek free legal help from the following:

1. Department of Justice Action Center (DOJAC), which acts on complaints, requests for assistance, and legal queries of walk-in clients of the DOJ. For legal assistance please visit the Department of Justice Action Center (DOJAC) Main Office, Ground Floor, Multi-Purpose Building, Padre Faura Street, Ermita, Manila; Telephone nos: (+632) 521 2930 and (+632) 523 8481 local 403; Email Address: or visit any Regional/Provincial/City Prosecution Offices in your town or city.

2. Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) chapter offices in your town or city, usually located in the Hall of Justice

3. OLA (Office of Legal Aid) of the UP College of Law; Room 107, Malcolm Hall, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, 1101; UP College of Law Trunkline Phone No. (02) 920-5514, Office of Legal Aid - loc. 106; Office Hours: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm; 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

4. Legal Aid Bureau of the San Beda College of Law in Mendiola, Manila; tel. no. (02) 489-1670

5. CJ Roberto Concepcion Legal Aid Clinic of the UST Institute of Civil Law, Espana, Manila; +63(02) 731-4027 or +63(02) 406-1611 (Local 8225)

6. Sebastinian Office of Legal Aid, San Sebastian College Institute of Law; Trunk Line: (02)734-8931 to 39, Locals: 313 and 173

For labor problems, please contact the Public Assistance and Complaints Unit (PACU) of the
Department of Labor and Employment, Muralla St. cor. Gen. Luna St., Intramuros, 1002 Manila (between Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila and the Bulletin). You may call DOLE Hotline: 1349 from your fixed-line phones. You can also inquire through an online form.

For RA 9262 “Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004” and other cases involving women, you can ask for help from the following government offices and agencies:

  1. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Crisis Intervention Unit (CIU) Rehabilitation Unit Tel. No.: (02) 734-8635 NCR Ugnayang Pag-asa, Legarda, Manila Tel. Nos.: (02) 734-8617 to 18
  2. Philippine National Police (PNP) Women and Children’s Concern Division (WCCD) Tel. No.: (02) 723-0401 loc. 3480 Call or text 117 (PATROL 117)
  3. National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Violence Against Women and Children’s Desk (VAWCD) Tel. Nos.: (02) 523-8231 loc. 3403
  4. DOJ Public Attorney’s Office Women's Desk Tel. Nos.: (02) 929-9010; 929-9436 to 37
  5. Philippine General Hospital (PGH) Women’s Desk Tel. Nos.: (02) 524-2990; 521-8450 loc. 3816
  6. Women’s Crisis Center Women and Children Crisis Care & Protection Unit – East Avenue Medical Center (WCCCPU-EAMC) Tel. Nos.: (02) 926-7744; 922-5235