Leader of Davao Death Squad Tags Duterte as Founder of Group

Arthur Lascanas, a retiring police officer from Davao, confirmed last year’s testimonies of a self-confessed assassin that Duterte is behind the extra judicial killings attributed to the Davao Death Squad. Lascanas, described as the team leader of the death squad, had rejected the allegations made by the hitman during Senate hearings, but he has now retracted his denials. His confessions jived with at least three of the incidents that the assassin had detailed last year. Administration officials quickly tried to douse fire on the…

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