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US Marshals-type agency eyed by SC

/ 04:25 AM November 04, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta’s proposal for the establishment of a US Marshals Service-type agency to protect judges and justices from security threats has gained the support of a House leader.

Deputy Speaker Johnny Pimentel on Sunday invited Peralta to endorse a draft bill creating a new agency patterned after the US Marshals Service.

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“We would urge the Chief Justice to endorse to Congress a draft bill forming the envisioned Philippine Marshals Service,” Pimentel said.

On Oct. 28, Peralta said he wished to create a security team patterned after the US Marshals Service amid reports of an apparent rise in killings of lawyers and judges.

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“We hope that we can devise the system either through legislation or through court initiative, the creation of a security system patterned after the US Marshals,” the magistrate said. —DJ Yap

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