Rappler's latest stories on Davao Death Squad
The prevailing attitude in Davao at the time, however, was not one of condemnation, outrage, and horror, as one might reasonably expect. Rather, people were pragmatic and tolerant.
Father Amado Picardal has spent his life documenting Davao Death Squad killings. He sees himself as the target of the notorious group.
'I am just a mere point of light in the dark. But I believe and hope that even small acts that we do will add to the collective efforts to awaken the conscience of the nation,' says Fr Amado 'Picx' Picardal, as he goes on a 16-day 'Bike for Life and Peace' around Northern Mindanao
If the ICC has to wait for the Duterte regime to investigate – which is not forthcoming at all – the ICC will never be able to act
International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says her office has conducted 'a careful, independent, and impartial review of communications and reports documenting alleged crimes'
The detained senator says the theory of immunity must be challenged at this point, saying that the drafters of the Constitution did not anticipate 'this magnitude of killings' in the hands of a 'notorious president'
(UPDATED) The Office of the Prosecutor starts a 'preliminary examination' to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to establish that the case falls under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court
The last time President Rodrigo Duterte mentioned the communist urban hit squads in his speech, he cited them as reason for the creation of the now notorious Davao Death Squad
Pero meron pa, sabi ng kausap ko, naabot namin ang sukdulang kaligayahang seksuwal kapag sinasabi niya sa mga kaaway niya, 'Papatayin ko kayong lahat'
If what Harry Roque means about 'national proceeding' is such national criminal proceeding against Duterte, the question is to be asked: is there or has there been such national criminal investigation against Duterte in the first place?
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Ideology is a system of political and economic thought that chooses a particular character in a particular environment in whom to incubate, and conviction is well-informed steadfastness. Simpleminded, impulsive, and stubborn, Rodrigo Duterte is just all wrong for both.
An interview with Senator Leila de Lima who has been kept in detention for over 6 months now
UPDATED Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales inhibits from the investigation
Several investigations, witnesses, and hearings have been conducted in the past decade yet the existence of the Davao Death Squad remains to be a very contested issue
Arturo Lascañas is facing murder and frustrated murder charges over his confession of operating to kill radio man Jun Pala
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says the DOJ order is proof that retired Davao cop Arturo Lascañas told the truth about President Rodrigo Duterte in connection with the Davao Death Squad
Aguirre says he would have wanted to settle for a quiet life, take care of his 6 grandchildren, tend to his bonsais, and resume scuba diving, but service beckoned
Philippine Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and congressman Gary Alejano call for a preliminary examination to give victims hope Duterte’s impunity would soon end
The Senate committee report recommends increase the penalty for witnesses who commit perjury
Matobato has personally testified before Ombudsman investigators
In a statement the self confessed Davao Death Squad leader reminds Senator Lacson that he was once a fugitive
It s been more than 3 decades since Lascañas entered the police force and 4 months since he retired his police uniform Now he has fled
Senator Panfilo Lacson who led the Senate probe into Arturo Lascañas testimony says the family of the ex Davao City cop also flew a month ahead of him
Bureau of Immigration spokesperson Antonette Mangrobang says there is no hold departure order or lookout bulletin against retired Davao City policeman Arturo Lascañas
Edgar Matobato s lawyer Jude Sabio insists Guillermina Barrido Arcillas was not coached and the only money given her was intended to help relocate her family for their protection
In 2009 then mayor and now President Rodrigo Duterte denied the existence of the Davao Death Squad during a public hearing but admitted there were unexplained unresolved killings
UPDATED Edgar Matobato is ordered arrested for the kidnapping of alleged terrorist Sali Makdum in 2002 a non bailable offense
Lawyer Jude Sabio says testimonies of self proclaimed Davao Death Squad members and pronouncements on killing drug personalities will help build a strong case against President Rodrigo Duterte before the ICC
The sworn affidavits of the 4 witnesses in 2009 cover the structure of the alleged death squad describe how the death contracts were carried out and elaborate on the practice of burying victims in the Laud quarry
In his Lenten message Archbishop Socrates Villegas presents true stories of conversion from self confessed hitmen Edgar Matobato and Arthur Lascañas
Lawyer Jude Sabio is expected to fly to the Netherlands soon to hold President Duterte accountable before the International Criminal Court over alleged extrajudicial killings
The PNP chief insists he cannot comment on other allegations because it s beyond his personal knowledge
Malacañang reiterates that the extrajudicial killings – stated as the basis for a case against the President before the tribunal – are not state sanctioned
If the criminal acts imputed on the President were committed when he was not yet a president he cannot be protected by presidential immunity
Lawyer Jude Sabio says he wants to file by end of March the crimes against humanity case in relation to extrajudicial killings
UPDATED Self confessed Davao Death Squad hitman Edgar Matobato leaves the Manila Police District after a Manila court issues his release order late Thursday afternoon
Will more people join the likes of Edgar Matobato and Arthur Lascanas?
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Lascañas talks about his team of hitmen addresses policemen who will be involved in the revived TokHang operations and has a message for President Rodrigo Duterte as well
The self confessed hitman of the so called Davao Death Squad warns cops of a suffering that comes once you ve killed for the wrong reasons
Says Lascañas in Filipino: We cannot play the role of God deciding who will live and who will die That is so wrong
Ruben Borja Baguio the dance instructor of Jocellyn Duterte Villarica writes on Facebook that he is alive Lascañas reacts saying it is possible that Baguio is a different dance instructor or that they got the wrong man at the time
The creation of the new team comes after former policeman Arturo Lascañas told the Senate that President Rodrigo Duterte ordered killings when he was Davao City mayor
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