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Lascañas fails to return

by April 24, 2017 General

ARTHUR Lascañas, the retired police officer who implicated President Rodrigo Duterte and his son in the so-called Davao Death Squad, failed to return to the country last Saturday as he earlier stated.

Bureau of Immigration (BI) spokesperson Antonette Mangrobang said there is no record yet in their database that Lascañas has returned to the country on Saturday, April 22.

“Wala pang arrival (of Lascañas) yet,” Mangrobang said in a text message.

Lascañas has left the country for Singapore last April 8 as he feared that the Duterte administration will file charges against him in relation to his alleged involvement in the Davao-based vigilante group.

His return ticket is dated April 22.

BI allowed Lascañas to leave the country since there were no cases filed or a hold departure order issued against him.

In October 2016 Senate investigation, Lacañas denied the claims of Edgar Matobato, a self-confessed DDS member, about the existence of the death squad, which was created by then Davao City mayor Duterte.

Months later, he recanted and said the death squad really existed and that Duterte paid them to kill criminals and political opponents.

He also admitted his participation in the killing of his brothers, Cecilio and Fernando, who were then involved in illegal drugs. (SunStar Philippines)