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WATCH: Lascañas affidavit explainers on Tiktok

Rappler Investigative Team
WATCH: Lascañas affidavit explainers on Tiktok
Through Tiktok videos, Rappler breaks down Lascañas’ written testimony to the International Criminal Court about extrajudicial killings ordered by President Duterte when he was mayor of Davao City

Arturo Lascañas, the self-confessed Davao Death Squad (DDS) gunman, submitted a 186-page affidavit to the International Criminal Court, making big accusations against President Rodrigo Duterte and his trusted aides.

The allegations, corroborated by other DDS hitmen, included Duterte ordering extrajudicial killings of crime suspects as well as to protect the alleged drug operations of his friend (and later presidential adviser), Chinese businessman Michael Yang.

Rappler read the entire document and got to corroborate its details with interviews with at least 25 other sources, aside from Lascañas, as well as other publicly available and confidential documents from government and various sources. The result is an investigative series titled, THE LASCAÑAS AFFIDAVIT | ‘I killed for Duterte.’

Rappler multimedia reporter Rambo Talabong produced short videos on Tiktok to explain the stories. Watch them below and read their corresponding stories in full:

DDS insider links Rodrigo Duterte, Michael Yang to drug trade
@rappler

May malaking storya ang #rappler tungkol sa kaso sa ICC laban kay Pangulong #duterte. Panoorin ang ulat ni @rambotalabong #fyp #foryou #newsph

♬ original sound – Rappler
ICC grants limited immunity to Duterte accuser Lascañas
@rappler Nakakuha ng “immunity” si Arturo Lascañas sa ICC. Ito ang paliwanag ni @rambotalabong. #Rappler #TiktokNews #NewsPH #LascanasAffidavit ♬ original sound – Rappler
Davao shabu lab raid: ‘Eliminate them all’
@rappler Panoorin si @rambotalabong, basahin sa #rappler ang salaysay ni Lascañas ukol sa involvement ni #duterte sa droga, DDS #fyp #foryou #tiktokph #newsph ♬ original sound – Rappler
Workers killed for knowing about shabu lab
@rappler Ang pangalawang kwento ni Lascañas na sabi niya’y patunay na sangkot sa droga at sa DDS si Pangulong #duterte #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #tiktoknews ♬ original sound – Rappler
Why the Laud quarry, ‘mass grave’ for DDS victims, haunts Lascañas
@rappler Narinig ‘nyo na ba ang mass grave ng Davao Death Squad? Ikinwento ni Arturo Lascañas ang mga nangyari dito #fyp #foryou #tiktoknews #phnews #rappler ♬ original sound – Rappler

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Contributors to “THE LASCAÑAS AFFIDAVIT | ‘I KILLED FOR DUTERTE’” series: Lian Buan, Jodesz Gavilan, Glenda M. Gloria, Chay F. Hofileña, Pia Ranada, Rambo Talabong 

Read and watch the other stories in this series: