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Ombudsman pursues Matobato's Davao Death Squad complaint

Aug 30, 2017 - 8:22 PM

UPDATED Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales inhibits from the investigation

ARREST WARRANT. Edgar Matobato attends the Senate probe into the spate of extrajudicial killings, September 16, 2016. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DOJ moves to cancel Lascañas' passport

Jun 15, 2017 - 8:21 AM

Arturo Lascañas is facing murder and frustrated murder charges over his confession of operating to kill radio man Jun Pala

SELF-CONFESSED HITMAN. Retired police SPO3 Arturo Lascañas during a hearing of the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs on March 6, 2017 on the existence of the Davao Death Squad. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Aguirre orders NBI to get Interpol help in Lascañas' arrest

Jun 13, 2017 - 11:42 AM

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

LIAR OR TRUTH-TELLING? Retired police SPO3 Arthur Lascanas during the hearing of the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs on March 6, 2017 on the existence of the Davao Death Squad. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Lascañas' DDS claims 'flooded with loopholes' – Senate committee

May 22, 2017 - 10:22 PM

The Senate committee report recommends increase the penalty for witnesses who commit perjury

LIAR? Retired police SPO3 Arthur Lascanas during a hearing of the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs on March 6, 2017 on the existence of the so-called Davao Death Squad. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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Apr 11, 2017 - 7:29 PM

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Of all people, Lacson should understand why I left PH – Lascañas

Apr 11, 2017 - 1:55 PM

In a statement the self confessed Davao Death Squad leader reminds Senator Lacson that he was once a fugitive

FROM ONE PRESIDENTIAL ENEMY TO ANOTHER. Self-confessed Davao Death Squad leader and former SPO3 Arthur Lascañas says Senator Panfilo Lacson, of all people, should understand his situation. File photos

Redemption or destabilization? What Arthur Lascañas is about

Apr 10, 2017 - 5:26 PM

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

WITNESS, LIAR? Retired cop Arturo Lascañas, before he fled the Philippines. Rappler photo

Lacson: Who paid for Lascañas' trip to Singapore?

Apr 10, 2017 - 1:36 PM

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

Retired police SPO3 Arthur Lascanas during the hearing of the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs on March 6, 2017 on the existence of the Davao Death Squad.

Lascañas left for Singapore – immigration spokesperson

Apr 09, 2017 - 9:55 PM

Bureau of Immigration spokesperson Antonette Mangrobang says there is no hold departure order or lookout bulletin against retired Davao City policeman Arturo Lascañas

Retired police SPO3 Arthur Lascanas during a hearing of the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs on March 6, 2017 on the existence of the Davao Death Squad.

Lascañas, Matobato were not the first DDS whistle-blowers

Mar 25, 2017 - 10:30 AM

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

After days of silence, Dela Rosa debunks Lascañas claim

Mar 14, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The PNP chief insists he cannot comment on other allegations because it s beyond his personal knowledge

Duterte appointees 'destabilizing' gov't – Pangilinan

Mar 13, 2017 - 10:14 AM

Liberal Party president Senator Francis Pangilinan cites as examples the troubles besetting the PNP Bureau of Immigration Tourism Promotions Board and the DFA

Commemoration Dinner on the 4th death anniversary of former DILG secretary Jesse Robredo at the Centennial Hall of Club Filipino in San Juan on August 18, 2016.

Putting a president behind bars

Mar 11, 2017 - 12:34 PM

If the criminal acts imputed on the President were committed when he was not yet a president he cannot be protected by presidential immunity

Matobato lawyer to file case vs Duterte in ICC

Mar 09, 2017 - 6:48 PM

Lawyer Jude Sabio says he wants to file by end of March the crimes against humanity case in relation to extrajudicial killings

TO ICC. Accompanied by lawyer Jude Sabio, self-confessed member of the Davao Death Squad Edgar Matobato voluntarily surrenders at the Manila Police District on March 9, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

More 'DDS whistle-blowers' coming forward?

Mar 09, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Will more people join the likes of Edgar Matobato and Arthur Lascanas?

WHISTLEBLOWER. Will more people join the likes of Edgar Matobato and Arthur Lascañas (in photo)? Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 9, 2017

Mar 09, 2017 - 9:30 AM

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Rappler Talk Investigative: Arturo Lascañas, Duterte loyalist no more

Mar 09, 2017 - 6:51 AM

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

Lascañas to Duterte: Killing 'not the ultimate solution'

Mar 08, 2017 - 10:03 PM

Says Lascañas in Filipino: We cannot play the role of God deciding who will live and who will die That is so wrong

CHR forms new team to probe Davao Death Squad killings

Mar 08, 2017 - 5:00 PM

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

Duterte: Davao Death Squad formed to fight NPA 'sparrow units'

Mar 07, 2017 - 8:05 PM

It was then known as the DDS during Martial Law The sparrow units and the DDS were fighting it out says President Rodrigo Duterte

DDS MASTERMIND? President Rodrigo Duterte has his own Davao Death Squad origin story. File photo by Albert Alcain/Presidential Photo

From DDS 'denier' to whistle-blower: Why Lascañas changed tune

Mar 07, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Senators grill the self confessed Davao Death Squad hitman over his decision to recant an earlier claim before the Senate

LIAR OR TRUTH-TELLING? Retired police SPO3 Arthur Lascanas during the hearing of the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs on March 6, 2017 on the existence of the Davao Death Squad. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Lascañas' affidavit: Duterte's roles in Davao Death Squad killings

Mar 06, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Retired policeman Arturo Lascañas claims then Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte ordered operations gave the go signal to kill provided monetary rewards and assured protection for Davao Death Squad members

Deja vu or trauma? Erap prosecutors now defending Lascañas

Mar 06, 2017 - 2:54 PM

The lawyers of Davao hitman retired SP03 Arturo Lascañas were the private prosecutors in the impeachment trial of ousted president Joseph Estrada in December 2000

ERAP AND BALELENG CASES. Lawyer Arno Sanidad also filed murder charges against ex-police general and now Senator Panfilo Lacson.

Lascañas: Duterte son protected alleged drug lord

Mar 06, 2017 - 12:08 PM

UPDATED In a Senate hearing the former Davao policeman links Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Pulong Duterte to illegal drugs

Retired police SPO3 Arthur Lascanas during a hearing of the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs on March 6, 2017 on the existence of the Davao Death Squad. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Lacson to Lascañas: Confession not enough proof vs Duterte

Mar 06, 2017 - 11:26 AM

Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III is set to question the probative value of the retired Davao policeman s testimony saying the probe is just for entertainment

The Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs headed by Sen. Panfilo Lacson on March 6, 2017 investigating the existence of the Davao Death Squad. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Lascañas tells Senate he was forced to lie last year

Mar 06, 2017 - 10:43 AM

The retired Davao policeman apologizes to the Senate for his testimony last year saying he was ordered at the time to deny everything about the Davao Death Squad

SORRY. Retired Davao policeman Arturo Lascañas faces the Senate on Monday, March 6, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Senate summons Lascañas to Davao Death Squad probe

Feb 28, 2017 - 12:30 AM

2nd UPDATE The Senate committee on public order sets the hearing for Monday March 6

The Senate committe on human rights and justice joint with the committe on public order and dangerous drugs resumes its public inquiry on the extrajucial killings perpetrated by the Davao Death Squad on October 3, 2016.

Duterte admits he knows Lascañas

Feb 27, 2017 - 6:17 PM

I saw him once twice a year the President says

YES, I KNOW HIM. File photo of President Duterte. Photo by Rappler

Lascañas' affidavit: Grisly stories 'just tip of bloody iceberg'

Feb 27, 2017 - 10:15 AM

UPDATED SPO3 Arthur Lascañas a self confessed hitman of the so called Davao Death Squad says he lied about its existence before because he was afraid for the safety of his family and himself

Trillanes ready to die fighting Duterte

Feb 26, 2017 - 3:23 PM

Gawin ninyo kung ano yung gusto ninyong gawin Hindi ako matitinag diyan Pero kung ipapatumba nila ako dahil sa paninindigan ko kasama po yan sa mandato ko

The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights resumes its public inquiry on the spate of extrajudicial killings and summary executions on September 16, 2016.

Duterte: 'Thousands' killed in Davao City drug war

Feb 24, 2017 - 6:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte responds to the allegation of retired Davao cop Arturo Lascañas that he ordered killings in Davao City when he was mayor

HUNDREDS ONLY? President Rodrigo Duterte says he doesn't deny thousands of deaths in Davao City. File photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

Lacson's public order committee to handle Lascañas probe

Feb 22, 2017 - 7:29 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson says he is requesting for the sworn statement of retired policeman Arturo Lascañas

RETURN TO SENATE. Retired policeman  Arturo "Arthur" Lascañas is set to return to Senate as the upper house decides to reopen its investigation into the alleged existence of the Davao Death Squad.

Bill filed increasing penalty on false Congress testimony

Feb 22, 2017 - 2:21 PM

After the retraction of SPO3 Arturo Lascañas Kabayan Representative Harry Roque says those testifying in congressional hearings should not blatantly lie to the public

RETRACTION SPO3 Arturo Lascañas confirms the so-called Davao Death Squad exists, a retraction of his previous Senate testimony. Photo by Rappler

Lacson: No Malacañang pressure on Lascañas probe

Feb 22, 2017 - 2:04 PM

3rd UPDATE Senator Panfilo Lacson confirms the Senate will reinvestigate the Davao Death Squad but has not decided which committee will handle the probe

NO PRESSURE. Senator Panfilo Lacson denies there was any pressure from Malacañang not to reopen the Senate investigation into Davao Death Squad (DDS). Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 22, 2017

Feb 22, 2017 - 11:54 AM

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LIST: Lascañas' involvement in killings allegedly ordered by Duterte

Feb 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Retired Davao policeman Arturo Arthur Lascañas retracts his previous denials of his involvement with deaths attributed to the Davao Death Squad

SPO3 Arthur Lascañas: 'Blind obedience' ends now

Feb 21, 2017 - 8:38 AM

Who is retired policeman Arthur Lascañas and can he be trusted?

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Senators call for reopening of Davao Death Squad probe

Feb 20, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Hindi ko inasahan it s such a hair raising thing Dapat talaga mag resume dito kung ano mang committee says Senator Leila de Lima on the allegations made by Arturo Lascañas against President Rodrigo Duterte

'EXPLOSIVE' CLAIMS. Retired SPO3 Arturo "Arthur" Lascañas admits involvement in the Davao Death Squad, which he claims took orders from then-mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

Andanar: Media offered $1,000 to cover Lascañas press conference

Feb 20, 2017 - 2:25 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Senate media deny the accusation slamming Communications Secretary Martin Andanar as irresponsible

MEDIA CORRUPTION? Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar claims reporters were offered as much as $1,000 to cover a press conference called by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. File photo by Alfred Frias/Presidential Photo

Palace on Lascañas claims: 'Political drama' to destroy Duterte

Feb 20, 2017 - 1:15 PM

The Palace dismisses the accusations of a former Davao City policeman as character assassination driven by vicious politics

DDS LEADER? The Palace says sectors are out to bring down President Rodrigo Duterte through claims about the DDS. File photo by Albert Alcain/Presidential Photo

Ex-Davao cop: 'Sabi ni mayor Rody, patayin 'nyo na 'yan'

Feb 20, 2017 - 12:45 PM

As Davao mayor President Rodrigo Duterte promised members of the Davao Death Squad protection from lawsuits says a retired policeman

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Ex-Davao policeman tags Duterte in death squad, murder

Feb 20, 2017 - 10:37 AM

UPDATED Four months after he denied his involvement in the Davao Death Squad a retired Davao policeman drops a bombshell in a press conference

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