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Remulla says prosecutors to work together with cops

Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla on Tuesday said the government is working on a rule that will allow prosecutors to work with police personnel, similar to a district attorney.

"Meron din kaming case build-up rule na inaayos na ang mga prosecutor at ang pulis ay sabay na silang mag tra-trabaho," Remulla said in an ambush interview.

He said they aim to make this similar to the district attorney system.

“Actually ang aim natin parang DA [district attorney] system nga. More like a blue-collared job na rin (The aim is similar to a DA system. It will be like a blue-collared job,” Remulla said.

“Kasi medyo kinakailangan talaga minsan kung lumabas ka ng opisina mo tignan mo talaga yung nangyayari at makausap mo ang tao, makita mo ang pinangyarihan para naman matibay-tibay ang iyong kalooban sa pagpa-file ng kaso, sa pagsasampa,” he added.

(Because sometimes you need to go out of the office and really look at what is happening and talk to people, see the scene of the crime so you can be assured of the information that you will file.)

Remulla reiterated that he wants to raise the evidence provided in court from probable cause to reasonable certainty of conviction.

He said this will be discussed during his lunch meeting with Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo and other justices.

The Justice secretary said he will also meet with the Department of the Interior and Local Government, the Department of Health, and the Department of Social Welfare and Development on Friday regarding incestuous rape.—AOL, GMA Integrated News