In today’s Filipino society after the big disappointment from the “straight path” policy of the Aquinos’, the people do not worry anymore in determining who’s right or wrong – but who can do the job well. This is the reason why the former Mayor of Davao City won as President because of his vigilante style of instilling peace and order in his territory. What’s the big fuzz with the revival of the Davao Death Squad Drama?
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[VIDEO]: Retracting his earlier testimony at the Senate, a Davao City policeman who had testified on the Davao Death Squad (DDS) resurfaced on Monday and claimed that President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the killings of criminals in Davao City when he was still its mayor.
The Free Legal Assistance Group presents SPO3 Arturo Lascañas during a press conference in the Senate. He claims that the president personally ordered them to kill criminals when he was still the mayor of Davao. He also testifies that the existence of the DDS is real.
Killing for Money
Lascañas details his claims that DDS members are paid by the former mayor from P20,000 to P 100,000 depending on the importance of their targets. He also expresses his regrets in his part in the killings of his brothers because of money. This is a great proof that Lascañas will say anything for money.
Lascañas’ statement is a turnaround from his earlier testimony when he faces the Senate justice and public order committees that investigated the alleged extrajudicial killings in the country. He said that Matobato’s testimonies implicating him as a member of DDS are all lies. Does he still have credibility after changing stands? It’s clear that for him, it’s just a matter of how much!
The former Mayor’s political will to implement laws and take care of the people is what made him win the presidency. Besides, he cannot be impeached for anomalies that happened in the past and not directly related to his current position. All these accusations as usual, will remain a media propaganda and nothing else.