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The whistle-blowers against Duterte and his close allies

May 07, 2019 - 9:15 PM

Peter Joemel Advincula, formerly known as Bikoy, is not the first whistle-blower to go public against either President Rodrigo Duterte or his close allies

ALLEGATIONS. Several individuals come out in the open to accuse President Rodrigo Duterte or the company he keeps of being involved in criminal activities.

[OPINION] ICC: Complementarity, not exhaustion of remedies

Mar 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM

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

[OPINION] Respect for national proceedings?

Dec 09, 2017 - 10:27 AM

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?

[OPINION] Newspoint | Abnormal evolution of justice

Oct 14, 2017 - 11:30 AM

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.

Ties that bind: Who are Mans Carpio, Paolo Duterte connected to?

Sep 07, 2017 - 10:03 AM

Here's the cast of characters as they relate to presidential son Paolo Duterte and presidential son-in-law Mans Carpio in the shabu smuggling controversy

Customs officials name-dropped Paolo Duterte – broker

Aug 08, 2017 - 9:49 AM

3rd UPDATE In an earlier Senate probe Paolo Pulong Duterte was linked by former Davao policeman Arthur Lascañas to a shipment of shabu also from China He is mentioned again in relation to corrupt Customs officials

KEY WITNESS. Mark Taguba, a 26-year-old Customs broker, tells the House of Representatives key details about corruption in the Bureau of Customs. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

Bohol clash, Lascanas, Uson & Marcos | Evening wRap

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

U.S. & Russia, Lascanas, earthquake | Midday wRap

Apr 10, 2017 - 1:40 PM

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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.

Killings in war on drugs 'extension' of DDS system – Sabio

Mar 25, 2017 - 2:23 PM

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

Archbishop Villegas backs Matobato, Lascañas

Mar 23, 2017 - 7:42 PM

In his Lenten message Archbishop Socrates Villegas presents true stories of conversion from self confessed hitmen Edgar Matobato and Arthur Lascañas

LENTEN MESSAGE. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas says self-confessed Davao Death Squad members Edgar Matobato and Arthur Lascañas experienced the mercy of God. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

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.

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

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 warns PNP: One day, you'll feel the pain I feel

Mar 08, 2017 - 10:17 PM

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

LOYALIST TURNED WITNESS? Arthur Lascañas talks to Rappler days after his testimony before the Senate. Rappler photo

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

'I'm alive': Dance instructor of Duterte's sister denies Lascañas' claims

Mar 08, 2017 - 9:04 PM

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

DANCE INSTRUCTOR. Ruben Baguio with Jocellyn Duterte-Villarica. Photo from Jocellyn Villarica's Facebook page.

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

Duterte, De Lima and Lascañas: Not a love triangle

Mar 07, 2017 - 11:07 AM

The Supreme Court will see clearly that Duterte De Lima and Lascañas do not love each other but surely love for this country and for the rule of law will make the Court decide the case in the right way

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

Lascanas, Yasay, Napoles | Evening wRap

Mar 06, 2017 - 10:06 PM

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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

Senate ends Lascañas probe after 1 hearing

Mar 06, 2017 - 5:54 PM

The retired Davao policeman s testimony on the Davao Death Squad has no value says Senator Panfilo Lacson It s filed and noted

Sen. Ping Lacson 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.

DDS probe, PMA, Trump | Midday wRap

Mar 06, 2017 - 2:33 PM

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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

WATCH: Senate hearing on Davao Death Squad, 06 March 2017

Mar 06, 2017 - 8:33 AM

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The Senate scramble that led to the Lascañas probe

Mar 04, 2017 - 6:12 PM

Lascañas public confession creates a stir inside the Senate and exposes a divided upper chamber

Retired policeman Arthur Lascañas delivers a "public confession" inside the Senate building on February 20, 2017.

Senate probe, war on drugs, Oscars | Midday wRap

Feb 28, 2017 - 12:42 PM

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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.

Solgen Calida: Trillanes should be charged for 'coddling' Lascañas

Feb 27, 2017 - 11:00 PM

Asked what kind of case will be filed against the opposition senator Calida says Give me more time and I will have the proper case to be filed against him

NEW NORM. The Office of the Solicitor General, usually reserved when it comes to making statements about cases it's handling, finds a new norm in Jose Calida who doesn't hold back in media appearances. Photo by Lian Buan/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

Martin, stop being an embarrassment to the Bisaya!

Feb 24, 2017 - 9:30 PM

Martin please don t include us in your stupidity Admit that your lies were exposed And seek forgiveness from the journalists including Trillanes and the other senators

Martin, ayaw intawon paka-ulawi ang mga Bisaya!

Feb 24, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Martin ayaw na mi intawon i apil sa imong kabuang Angkona na nga nabisto ang imong pambutbut ug pangayo na ug pasaylo sa mga peryodista apila na pud si Trillanes ug uban pang mga senador

Trillanes to Duterte: I will have you jailed

Feb 24, 2017 - 6:39 PM

Senator Trillanes challenges the Duterte administration: I m next? Bring it on

BRING IT ON. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, after visiting Senator Leila de Lima in jail on February 24, 2017, dares the Duterte administration to "do their worst" against him. Photo by Rappler

Robredo urges Malacañang: Cooperate in Senate's DDS probe

Feb 23, 2017 - 12:02 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo said the accusations of retired Davao City police officer Arthur Lascañas must be taken seriously and given careful consideration

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.

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

Senate probe, Tanay bus crash, illegal immigrants | Midday wRap

Feb 22, 2017 - 1:12 PM

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

Feb 22, 2017 - 11:54 AM

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Senate to reopen probe into Davao Death Squad

Feb 21, 2017 - 11:36 PM

UPDATED Senator Manny Pacquiao says some senators were emotional during the Tuesday caucus

Senators Leila de Lima, Antonio Trillanes IV and Juan Miguel Zubiri talk inside the session hall after the 'tense' caucus on whether or not to reopen the Senate investigation into the Davao Death Squad. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

CHR: New witness is key to Duterte murder probe

Feb 21, 2017 - 9:47 PM

Philippine Commission on Human Rights chief Jose Gascon says new evidence from a retired policeman had removed murkiness about events in the president s past

DUTERTE. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he delivers his speech during a visit to the victims of the 6.5-magnitude earthquake in Surigao City, in southern island of Mindanao on February 12, 2017. Photo by Erwin Mascarinas /AFP

Lascañas ready to face perjury, murder charges – lawyer

Feb 21, 2017 - 4:10 PM

The retired Davao cop the second confessed member of the Davao Death Squad knows that his revelations have repercussions his lawyer says

READY FOR CHARGES. Retired SPO3 Arturo "Arthur" Lascañas reveals everything he knows about the Davao Death Squad and President Rodrigo Duterte's alleged kill orders. Photo by Rappler

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?