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Gatchalian to DOJ: Charge Lascañas with perjury

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by Elena L. Aben and Mario B. Casayuran

For lying under oath before the Senate Justice Committee investigating the alleged extra judicial killings in Davao City, Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian wants the Department of Justice to file perjury charges against SP03 Arthur Lascañas, a retired Davao City policeman.

In his October 3, 2016 testimony, Lascañas wearing a police uniform denied the existence of the Davao Death Squad (DDS), which is accused of being behind the extrajudicial killings in Davao City. Lascañas also belied the testimony of another confessed DDS member Edgar Matobato with regards to the summary killings perpetrated by the DDS.

Yesterday, Lascañas was again at the Senate and this time confessed to being part of the DDS which he now says exists and owned up to the killing of persons, including his two brothers – Cecilio and Fernando – allegedly because of his “blind loyalty” to then Mayor Rodrigo Duterte who he claimed ordered the killings.

ABOUT FACE – SPO3 Arturo Lascanas admits to media that he was part of the Davao Death Squad (DDS) in a press conference Monday at the Senate. (Jansen Romero | Manila Bulletin)

ABOUT FACE – SPO3 Arturo Lascanas admits to media that he was part of the Davao Death Squad (DDS) in a press conference Monday at the Senate. (Jansen Romero | Manila Bulletin)

For each hit job, Lascañas said, he was paid from P20,000 to P100,000.

“By admitting to lying under oath before the Senate Justice Committee during the October, 2016 hearings on alleged extrajudicial killings, Lascañas has made a mockery of the solemn proceedings of the Senate,” said Gatchalian.

“He should be made to pay for the grave disrespect he has shown to this institution,” the senator added.

According to Gatchalian, he finds it hard to believe the incredible alternative facts that Lascañas is now asserting.

“After all, he was singing a completely different tune just a few months ago. Taken all together, it is clear that there are serious doubts about his integrity and the credibility of his new testimony,” he said.

“Unless Lascañas can provide actual concrete evidence to link the President to extrajudicial killings, I would not rely too much on this retired cop’s tall tales,” Gatchalian added.

VICTIMS

Matobato pointed to Lascañas in his testimony before the Senate as one of the leaders of the DDS. While he denied Matobato’s claims four months ago, Lascañas yesterday said one of his victims was the financier of a kidnap group, his wife who was seven months pregnant, their five year-old son, his 70-year-old father-in-law, a male helper and female helper who were picked up in Cotabato City. Lascañas said they were killed with a 22 caliber gun with a silencer.

He said Duterte paid his group P3 million to “liquidate” Jun Pala who was a vocal critic of his administration.

Rebel returnees were also involved in the killings, according to Lascañas.

“They might kill me. I am contended because what I promised to God is to make a public confession. I hope that someday the country would have a police organization that has true honor, god-fearing and pro-people…that will serve and protect, not serve and collect. God bless our country and our police organization,” Lascañas said.

Lascañas was flanked by Duterte critic, Sen. Antonio F. Trillanes IV and lawyers Jose Manuel Diokno, Arno Sanidad, and Alexander Padilla, members of the Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) when he faced the media to reverse himself yesterday.

Lascañas’ latest confession immediately raised possibilities that a member or members of the House of Representatives might initiate impeachment proceedings against President Duterte.

NOT PROOF

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III downplayed Lascañas revelations about the President’s alleged links to the Davao Death Squad (DDS).

The claims, he said, were still far from the truth.

“Hindi po pruweba yun just because may nagsasalita,” the Senate head told reporters.

According to Pimentel, anybody can just state something very explosive publicly but then the said testimony should be tested through cross examination, background check, research of the background facts, and the years mentioned by the accuser.

Pimentel said it is also up to a member of the Senate if he believes that Lascañas’ exposé is important enough to be embodied in a resolution.

“He or she is free to file a resolution but then subject to that plenary’s disposition of the resolution plus the committee chairperson’s action on the resolution,” said Pimentel.

Senator Trillanes said he will make a manifestation for the Senate to investigate Lascañas claims.

HEARSAY

Chief presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo said what Lascañas revealed were nothing but “hearsay.”

“It’s hearsay. Even assuming that to be true, still the same conclusion he has no direct communications with the President. In other words, false lahat ng allegation niya,” Panelo told reporters in the Palace.

DEMOLITION JOB

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar maintained the President has already been cleared from alleged involvement in the DDS, adding the latest character assassination was part of “vicious politics.”

Citing sources Andanar said he received reports that as much as $1,000 were being circulated at the Senate press conference which incurred the ire of the Senate media.

Trillanes, in a statement, denied Andanar’s allegations that the $1,000-offer to reporters came from him.

Members of the Senate Media, in a statement demanded an apology from Andanar if he can’t prove his allegations.

Andanar clarified that no member of the working press was alluded to as a recipient of the said offer.

“While a monetary offer may have been made to attract coverage of the concerned press conference at the Senate, no member of our working press was alluded to as a recipient,” he said. (With reports from Jeffrey G. Damicog, Genalyn D. Kabiling and Argyll Cyrus B. Geducos)

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  • Defender

    Explosive expose’ of another DDS killers other than Motobato is much awaited evidence in the senate hearing and hoping will lead to prosecution and conviction of DDS brainchild. I am afraid the black judicial insight of peluka boy DuDirty will again resurface like what he has done on the case of Motobato reversing all allegation and complete denial and in the end Motobato was charge of murder despite of the fact that DuDirty was the brainchild of DDS carnage. This explosive senate expose’ of another DDS punisher other than Motobato pinpointing DuDirty as the leader of DDS with a very accurate details how he killed Pala at the order of DuDirty could be a different case and peluka boy Aguirre similar method of defense and lies may not work this time. There is no doubt why DuDirty is so keen getting rid of senator De Lima as part of his personal tirade after De Lima’s DDS investigation when she was DOJ secretary, DuDirty wanted to hide truth about his personal killing background. No wonder DuDirty always uttered the common words in most public speeches such as ‘Pu…ng Ina Nyo’, ‘I will kill you all’ and ‘You are dead meat’, he is used of killing people like ants.

    • adonis.b.rocha

      Rightly said @ Defender. And now the end is near for DU30 and the Dutertards. DU30, you can fool the people once, ..twice…but not all the time. The truth will prevail. With the presence of the battery of FLAG lawyers in this case…..let us see how “peluka boy aguirre and the ballber mouth panelo” brandish their kind of lawyering. And you mga sipsip kay DU30 sa senate at congress…what perjury are you talking about….remember, there are FLAG lawyers providing legal assistance to Lascanas, who had looked at such angle of perjury. That perjury “escape and harrasment route”, mouthpieced by ignoramus is pure non-sense,….. for Lascanas can easily state also that he was under threat from DU30 and being in the service then, to tow the line or die. Now that he is out in service, he no longer is obliged to follow the command. Its now the end of the Duterte- Marcos sinister plot……and the poor clueless Alan Peter tuloy pa rin ang sipsip kay Calida at DU30 kahit na wala na sya sa loop…manhid ka ba Alan Per C?…poor boy…..isa ka pa…Alan Peter…your political career sa national stage is over……
      God is Great. He will save the nation from satanic rule we have today.

      • Defender

        I am afraid FLAG lawyers need more help from People Power and I am sure DuDirty will exert his authority as commander-in-chief in belief of one man rule. Hoping FLAG lawyers remain patriotic to the constitution and adhere to rule of law unlike Nene Pemintel style of politicking who is a known human rights suddenly turn his head as rabid supporter of DuDirty and the brainchild of federal government movement. Majority of his minions in congress including Kiko Pimentel as senate president as Nene Pimentel prodigal son have been abusing their authority in the senate not to mention how De Lima was removed as chair of Justice committee, how Momobat disclosure of DuDirty direct participation in DDS during senate hear was turn against him with DOJ Peluka Boy Aguirre machinated warrant of arrest, presidential pardon to those policemen including regional CIDG chief who killed Espinosa while in jail charged with murder by NBI as DuDirty admitted ordering, senate decision denying presence of EJK in the country, and so many more. Hoping unpredictable PH president should be stopped before it is too late.

        • Jessica Brown

          Tsong wag mo iasa future mo sa FLAG magtrabaho k n lang kc bka masaktan k lang sa taas ng expectations mo sa oportunistang grupo n mga lawyers n yan. Hoy gmucing k n sa pagkakahimbing mo at baka bangungot abutin mo. Lol

          • Defender

            Tsang wala namang kinalaman ang sinasabi mo sa issue kaya tumihaya ka nalang. Alam kong parte ka ng 37% bobotantes na walang laman ang utak. Bakit hindi mo sabihin ang rason mo kaysa sa personal.

          • Jessica Brown

            Hay naku tsong umpog mo na lang ulo mo sa pader, Majority of the registered voters eh pinili c Digong kya tanggapin mo na lang ang katotohanan na natalo kyo. Wag k na manimdim at move on ka na kc sasakit lang loob mo at baka ma cardiac arrest ka p o ma stroke sa sama ng loob. Lam mo naman dyan sa Pinas na pag na MI ka o na stroke eh ang probability of surviving eh napaka liit ng percentage. O baka di mo alam ang MI na cnasabi ko? Kung ano difference ng stroke and MI? Isip isip ka muna bago ka magbitaw ng reverse psychology na cnasabi mo na hindi mo alam kung ano ibig sabihin nun.

          • Defender

            Nag salita ang taga US na hindi man lang nakatuntong sa Pilipinas. Hindi puwede ang rason dito sa Pinas dahil wala kang alam. Ano ba ang relasyon kay DuDirty mistress of kabit.

          • Jessica Brown

            Tamo judgemental k n nman. No wonder basura line of reasoning mo. Wala kang iniwan sa kaklase ko during college n lider ng mkakaliwa na cgaw ng cgaw ng pagbabago tapos pag time ng exams lakas mangopya sakin. Lakas mkasigaw nung Nag rally kmi sa malacanan tas nung tutukan kmi ng M16 ng militar bigla nwala. Hay pesteng yawa eh nwala bayag. At kung cnasabi mo n wala ako alam sa Political landscape ng pinas eh cguro nman naamoy muna political background ko. Kung di mo p rin magets eh inutil k n talaga. Lol

          • Defender

            Nag aral at nag college, give me a break. Hindi mo alam ang pagpatay ‘suspects’ na hindi binibigyan ng katarungan, EJK. Kung nag asawa ka sa kano na unutil hindi si DuDirty dahil maraming viagra na reserba. Siguro painumin mo rin ang asawa mong kano baka mawala ang mannersism mo na ‘inutil’.

          • Jessica Brown

            Im giving you a break to think more productively. Mas mhirap maging inutil ang utak. Like you!!! Bhahaha. Npaka simple lang nman ang gusto ni Digong at ng sambayanang Pilipino. Ito bubulong ko sayo real sentiments ng Filipinos, sandali syempre malayo sa tenga mo ha , bka kc melon k amoy. Lol ready k n? Wag n lang baka di reach ng utak mo. Bhahahaha

      • Jessica Brown

        Omg true bloodied yellow k tsong, wala sa hulog komento mo. Pra k lang amo mo n c ngoyngoy aquino na wala talagang pagmamahal sa bayan. Wag k n umasa ng coup d etat or impeachment laban ke Digong dahil gcng n tao sa karakas ng mga dilawang kgaya nio na mga oportunista at mga kawatan. Move on n kyo.

        • Defender

          Parang marunong ka ng reverse psychology, Tsang, pero mababaw ang rhetoric mo walang sense. Hindi PH progress ang nasa utak mo kundi ang pagsamba mo kay DuDirty. Ipaglaban mo siya sa impeachment proceeding para makuntento ka.

          • Jessica Brown

            Para naman PH progress ang nasa utak mo tsong. Maski bata na hindi nkatapos ng elementary eh maaamoy kung ano pinupunto mo. Ano naman kinalaman ng reverse psychology dito. Eh ang punto di bista dito eh hindi nio o mo matanggap na natalo bataan nio/mo na c Mar at nawala and power sa inyo. Ano ba nagawa nio na dilawan sa loob ng 6 years? Puro nakaw, ni walang progresong nakita. Puro salita kulang naman sa gawa. Ahhhh meron nga pala nagawa mga amo mo kundi mapadami mga addict sa pinas at maparami pa lalo mahihirap. Lol kawawa ka naman mahilig ka mag marunong eh ampaw naman laman ng ulo mo. By the way eh wag ka na umasa ng impeachment dahil di mangyayari yun. ASAAHHHHH ka pa. Inutil!!!

          • Defender

            Ignoramus 37% bobotantes. Ano kabit ka ba ni DuDirty?

          • Jessica Brown

            Wala k n b msabi inutil? Di mo alam ibig sabihin ng majority votes. You stick with your 37% percent bobotantes. Pra k mongoloid n pag nbago routine ng utak eh nawawala sa hulog at nagwawala. Limited brain, limited knowledge. Kakaawa ka tsong. Election was held and Digong got the majority votes fair n square. Di mo p rin mtanggap? Kung di mo mgets eh nkakaawa k na talaga. Sana naman kung nag college k eh me statistics subject k at alam mo interpretation ng figures n cnasabi mo. Hirap sayo ngawa k lang ngawa. Pra kang lapis n walang tasa. Hehehe what you have is ampaw n ulo. Bhahaha

          • Defender

            Hindi porke nakatira ka sa US at isang realtor alam mo ang sinasabi mo. I wonder kung way side o back side realtor ka. Simple math ng majority votes, 100% – 37% = 63%. Ang galing mo siguro sa college na natuto kang ng 1 + 1 = 3, bumalik ka uli sa college na mumurahin.

          • Jessica Brown

            Tamo mali k n nman, mhina talaga kukute mo. No wonder na talagang limited lang pinaghuhugutan ng komento mo. Now realtor nman ang binabato mo sakin. Kundi k b nman ungas sa math talaga. Saan ba kinuha yung 37% n cnasabi mo. Sarap mo kutusan, halatang la ka alam sa statistics. O bigyan kita ng hint ha pra mkapag analyze k p more. C digong eh hindi lang c mar ang nkalaban sa election. Yan npka obvious n ng hint ko. Pag di mo p mkuha yan eh talagang bobo k n talaga sa row4 at baka nsa tabi k p ng basurahan naka upo. Bhahahaha Baka isumpa k n ng teacher mo sa math pag di mo pa nkuha yan.

      • nightdreamer_glitz

        if he is under threat, then that’s another allegation to prove… (~.`)

        • Defender

          Filipinos are under threat and not DuDirty. Allegation to prove? Don’t you have your eyes and ear working for you or you just walk blind and deaf. 37% bobotantes?

    • Fil_Can_Dragon52

      I hope lacson will keep his promise to reopen the case if and when another person testifies about DDS.

      • Defender

        You should familiarize yourself with traditional politicians (TRAPOS), they are black and white and that is how they make their living. They talk about issue in front of them then reverse issue when they turn head around.

  • Josemakabayan

    To SPO3 LASCANAS IT IS BETTER TO BE CHARGED WITH PERJURY THAN TO TO BE FOREVER BE DAMNED BY YOUR CONSCIENCE AND FOR YOUR SOUL TO BE FOREVER BE IN HELL, WHEN YOU MEET YOUR FINAL JUDGEMENT OF THE LORD !!!!! MABUHAY KA, AND MAY GOD FORGIVE YOU!!!!!

    • Jessica Brown

      Boooooooooohhhh!!!! Batak p more!!! Lol Kulang k n sa tulog.

    • XIANPAUL

      ONCE YOU WERE CHARGED WITH PERJURY, YOU ARE NO LONGER CREDIBLE TO TESTIFY, UNLESS YOU HAVE ENOUGH CONCRETE PROOF TO TESTIFY YOUR CLAIM… BUILD MORE CASES PA… DOUBLE TIME FOR THE YELLOWTARDS MALAPIT NA ANG EDSHABU RALLY… REMEMBER MAY KOTA KAYO

      • OPs, was the statement in senate signed affidavit??????
        No perjury exist, and all statement is senate is not acceptable in court, it is aid for legislation only.
        Kaya puwede kang mangago sa nangagago rin….

        • XIANPAUL

          YES. SENATE COMMITTEE HEARING IS JUST IN AID FOR LEGISLATION AND ALSO FOR PUBLICITY. BUT IF LASCAÑAS LIED TO THE SENATE, HOW MUCH MORE TO THE ORDINARY PEOPLE…

          • All Pinoy are liers, including myself. Ibet bet you lied too.
            A person can lie as long as it protect himself and does not harm others, for a good cause only.

  • James O Sullivan

    “For lying under oath before the Senate Justice Committee investigating the alleged extra judicial killings in Davao City, Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian wants the Department of Justice to file perjury charges against SP03 Arthur Lascañas, a retired Davao City policeman.”

    Ah Sherwin – you are not very bright, are you? By accusing Lascanas of perjury you say that he told lies before when giving testimony and is NOW telling the truth. So you admit the guilt of Duterte but feel the punishment of the police officer is more important?

    • Pinoy_725

      I understand the “perjury charges” issue and unfortunately, it’s the law. BUT I totally agree with your logic that “all that were told prior are all lies and he is now telling all the truth.”

      • XIANPAUL

        it’s illogical meaning to say non sequitor. once you lied in the proceeding, you are no longer credible to testify unless there are concrete proof to testify your testimony.

        • What about if you are under treat of being eliminated (which he does and exprienced)..
          Perjury need to be proven. Did he submit an affidavit????? Yes, it is hearsay in the senate, but if he sign an affidavit now, it is not hearsay and becomes the truth.

          • XIANPAUL

            THE STATEMENT OF BEING UNDER TREAT IS JUST A DRAMA… ASK MATOBATO??? WHERE IS HE NOW??? HE IS STILL ALIVE AND KICKING…JUST BECAUSE THE PRESENT ADMINISTRATION RESPECTS THE DUE PROCESS OF LAW… THEY FILE THE CASE FIRST, UNLIKE TO THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION, THEY CONDEMNED AND TOOK INTO CUSTODY THOSE PEOPLE WHO DIS-AGREE WITH THEM WITHOUT FILING THE CASE IN THE COURT FIRST… THE END DOES NOT JUSTIFY THE MEANS… IF YOU LIED TO THE SENATE COMMITTEE HEARING HOW MUCH MORE TO THE ORDINARY PEOPLE…

          • DoDirty is a lier, just like Lascana.
            It all depend on the way lies are used. What is important is telling the truth, putting in papers to remove doubt and make it legal.
            We talk to much because we have a elitist, dysfunctional and undemocratic judicial system, it take longer time for bias and corruptible companiero to make judgement, worst the fixing of cases among companieros in the brokerhouse (court).
            We need to make the court non-elitist and democratic, making court trials by jury, compose of professional/skilled citizen and should be unanimous and time framed.

        • Pinoy_725

          As I have said, I understand the “perjury” issue in what he had done and I am no lawyer. But CERTAINLY those lawyers who accompanied the poor man knows their craft better than me, I don’t know about you, maybe you are also a lawyer.

          BUT I don’t think they are that too stupid to put their faces in front of the camera if they know that what Lascanias have now revealed won’t stand any merit in the court.

          • XIANPAUL

            THEY WERE PAID LAWYERS EARNING MILLIONS FROM THE YELLOWTARD OLIGARCHS AND LASCAÑAS I BELIEVE HE IS ALSO PAID. IF LASCAÑAS ABLE TO LIE IN THE SENATE HOW MUCH MORE TO THE ORDINARY PEOPLE… IF YOU LIE BEFORE, DOES IT MEAN THAT YOU WILL NO LONGER LIE IN THE SUCCEEDING DAYS? THAT’S WHY, I SAID NON SEQUITOR TO YOUR STATEMENT THAT HE IS TELLING THE TRUTH. HE MUST PRESENT A CONCRETE EVIDENCE… WHY SHOULD ESTABLISH THE STATEMENT IN THE MEDIA, HE CAN FILE THE CASE IN THE COURT, BECAUSE HE HAVE SEVERAL LAWYERS BESIDE HIM.

    • lapuk

      Which one to believe?….A confession under senate oath or a public confession….

      • One with his signature on paper!!!!!!

      • Idoy

        A public confession in public means he is paid by ant-Duterte big amount of money to go public and lie to attack Pres. Duterte.

      • markexpress75

        Then, require him to take under oath and let him explain why he changed his statements… Then cross examine him

      • silangstupid

        Senate is not a court, dapat alisin ang senate sa legislative because it is not needed. Ang function nila ay for the purpose of legislative hindi puro walang katapusan hearing for the aid of legislation. Hind na kailangan ang ganito dahil maraming escuelahan of thought for legislative function. In the internet halos lahat ng information nandoon na. Pwede rin silang umatend sa mga court hearing. Senate is just waste of money and time. Tama na siguro ang mga congressman for this purpose. Alisin na tin ang walang katapusan hearing. It does not help the purpose.

      • Popskief

        he he he…believe both because he is definitely going back to the senate and spill the beans under oath…he he he
        As to the first testimony under the DICK’s hearing he can easily get away with it by stating he was under duress…he he he

    • OFW_000000001

      Lascanas definitely lied in his sworn statement in the first hearing. But it doesnt mean, he is telling the truth in his statement now. Your logic is a bit dumb! He must prove his allegations now and we take it from there.

    • silangstupid

      Dapat charge Lascanas for murder. He admitted kiling Jun Pala and his brother..

  • vg

    Gatchalian is correct this guy must be charged with perjury. He said under oath one thing in October and then the opposite four months later. The only thing he proved is that he lied.

    • James O Sullivan

      So he lied when he said Duterte was innocent?

    • XIANPAUL

      Yes, he lied once, but does it mean that he will no longer lie in the succeeding claims…

  • pogikunu

    It would have been better and more believable if Lascanas made his press conference alone with an impeccable lawyer on his side but trilianes appearance together with one of the lawyer of FLAG who is lawyering for de lima put into question lascanas motive and timing. From what I can recall, de lima when she was chairman of human rights confronted mayor DU30 regarding the allegation of DDS, DU30 in turn told de lima to go ahead and charge him in a court of law which de lima failed to do so, once as chair of human rights, and as secretary of justice. Accusation are just that, accusation and nothing more.

  • Yolanda Santos

    Why is idi0t ‘Aquilino Pimentel blindly downplaying the expose’ of Lascanas that Idioterte ordered and paid for the the murders of broadcaster Jun Pala, Jr. and others? Shouldn’t the shocking testimony of Lascanas that Duterte is a serial murderer be investigated first? Let the chip fall where it may. Let justice be done – impeach Idioterte!

    Senator Lacson said that Idioterte doled out billions of illegal pork barrel to his cronies in Congress. How much pork did you get, Aquilino Pimentel?

  • John Puruntong

    This man had already given his testimonies UNDER OATH. If he isn’t penalized for his current foolishness, anybody can just change their statement under oath AT A RIGHT PRICE

  • GuyWhoCares

    Ang daming problema nitong si Digong : Questionable Bank Accounts; EJK due to Drugs; Tokhang for Ransom Police Scalawags; and now DDS. Paano kaya nkakatulog ang isang kagaya ni Duterte? Sabagay ang halang ang kaluluwa, manhid na yan sa mga tambak na kaso.

  • Maynila Dyaryo

    uy, matalino na si senator!?!dati switik lamang ito?!? dami “modus vivendi” magsinungaling! tingnan nyo imbestigador nyo sa korean killing, several retractions, and yet “reinstated” pa. courst declared him incredible as a witness and a certified liar! parang same with bank sale transactions ng . . . get him too on “jaywalking” charges!

  • Maria Carmela

    Perfect timing. Just when Delima is soon to be behind bars, the DDS and Duterte bank account are resurrecting
    As a Davao resident all my life, I find these stories so amusing. And the anecdotes of Matobato are incredible. The places mentioned and the so-called kidnappings and killings allegedly done were in highly-frequented places. Paano nagkaroon ng kidnapping at patayan sa McDo or sa Ecoland :-)

    • Magsama na silang dalawa so loob ng kulugan, sama na rin si Aguirre, trillanes at Andanar para masaya…

  • Senate hearing makes invited resource person immune of what he say, unless he submit a sign affidavit. Lascanas can’t be charge with perjury, also is the hearing in aid for legislation only.
    The resource person can change his intention, feeling threaten in the senate and mayor DoDirty.
    I think Lascanas to change statement needs lots of guts, especially the personality involved is a president now. Gordon and all senators should allow his testimony as is. Let as hear and analyse the real issue, leading to the truth. We can not judge it as hearsay if he does not speak openly in public.
    Just let him speak for the sake of justice, if it still exist in Pinas. I always think we have elitist, dysfunction and undemocratic judicial system.

  • Idoy

    The case cannot stand in court. The killer police was possibly frustrated by the rise in crime, he had to resort to killing. Duterte’s mouth is full of foul language and “killing from the mouth” is not a crime. Being paid for the killing is different, but who paid and if paid in cash then there is no trail of documents and would not stand in court. Now the good police will go bankrupt unless he is paid by anti-Duterte elements; he has to pay lawyers and possibly go to jail.

  • neil_pogi

    ok lang sana kung tinakot itong si lascanas sa unang testimonya nya, pero ngayong sinabi nya na meron talagang DDS, hindi nya naman sinabi kung bakit iniba nya na ngayon ang testimonya nya. ang tanong kasi ngayon e bakit nagretract na sya? meron bang magbigay ng milyones sa kanya para baguhin nya ngayon ang testimonya?

  • Rudy Poe

    kya hindi na umasenso ang Pilipinas dhil sa mga dilaw na salot ng lipunan. after more than 3 decades lalong nalugmok sa hirap ang ordinary people na umaasa sa mga gov’t officials.ngaun na may working president tau cncraan nman ng mga salot ng lipunan.

  • Defender

    Another sign of power play from DuDirty similar to Motobato testimony in the senate. I wonder if Peluka boy Aguirre will use again his black magic justice system as DOJ secretary reversing Lascanas testimony in senate. Motobato and Lascanas combine detailed testimonies is undeniable but the question is how far the case will last in the senate controlled by DuDirty’s minions with all lies and deceit. Ombudsman Morales should investigate DuDirty DDS love affair once and for all. DuDirty should be impeached in the senate should found culpable of murder as DDS brainchild. DuDirty has the means of carrying-out personal tirade against senator De Lima for investigating DDS when she was DOJ secretary in order to silence her.

  • Fil_Can_Dragon52

    This guy committed perjury because someone higher than him made him to lie. And now they’re charging him with perjury to save their behinds.

  • rollyfockz

    todo trabaho ang mga TAE para sa big day nila sa Feb 25..lol

  • cavitenorth19

    Blah,blah,blah…

    Gamitin natin Logic ni Loida Nicolas Lewis at ng LP dito. “Hindi na baleng HINDI totoo, basta magmukha lang Totoo”.

  • cavitenorth19

    Alam mo Sir, Lascañas mamatay ka na lang din sa sakit mo sa Kidney nagawa mo pang ibenta kaluluwa mo sa demonyo-Trililiing. Sa bagay pera pera nga naman usapan dito at wala namang mawawala sa iyo ang mahalaga meron kang maiwan sa pamilya mo. Well ngayon palang inaantay kana sa impiyerno.

  • silangstupid

    charged Lascanas for murder, he admitted murderering Jun Pala.

  • MaxCentavo

    lol…i see all the comment , but what is funny is that we all know that not telling the truth is a national pinoy past time, a recreational activity and a sport, in fact the bigger the lie the bigger the money you get.
    This is a corrupt society , truly a banana republic despot,