SC sending Congress draft bill on marshals

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A bill drafted by the Supreme Court for a Philippine Marshal Service will be sent to Congress on Monday, according to Court Administrator Midas Marquez.

The draft bill goes beyond the primary objective of providing protection to judges—amid the spate of killings targeting members of the judiciary—as it also proposes broad powers for the marshals other than their main task of providing security.

The marshals will be under the Supreme Court through the Office of the Court Administrator, according to the high court’s proposal.

Expanded authority

They are authorized to “undertake investigations [of] crimes and other offenses committed, including potential security threats aga…

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