Davao killings - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Davao killings


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

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 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

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

Duterte kills 3 – so what?

Dec 23, 2016 - 2:41 PM

Whether he has killed 3 or 3 million or 4 it doesn’t matter for now his lawyers say: he is beyond the reach of the law while he’s president

President Duterte. File photo from PPD

CHR creates team to probe Duterte claim on killings

Dec 22, 2016 - 3:30 PM

CHR says it will investigate the President s admission he killed three criminals years ago

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Sep 26, 2016 - 12:11 PM

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Duterte 'admitted complicity' in Davao killings – WikiLeaks

Sep 25, 2016 - 8:00 AM

This is based on a confidential cable by US ambassador Kristie Kenney quoting statements from then CHR regional director Alberto Sipaco Jr

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers a message during his visit to the Police Regional Office-12 Headquarters in General Santos City on September 23, 2016. Photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/PPD

‘Killed for no reason’: Matobato’s claims on the Davao Death Squad

Sep 16, 2016 - 7:16 PM

Edgar Matobato who claims to have been a member of the infamous ‘Davao Death Squad ’ goes into detail on their so called operations

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.

Matobato and the pathology of power

Sep 16, 2016 - 9:30 AM

The nation may be in for an even more worrisome time than it already is: Where the position becomes desperately untenable martial law may well be a recourse


2 Swiss nationals shot dead in Misamis Oriental

Oct 06, 2014 - 9:49 AM

Witnesses say the armed men who shot the victims wore no masks and simply walked away after the incident

Suspects in Cebu businessman's slay nabbed; cop surrenders

Jun 24, 2014 - 11:39 AM

A police official also surrenders to Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in the wake of rumors linking him to the slay

SUSPECTS. Cops escort two of the 3 arrested suspects behind the murder of rich hotelier Richard King in Davao City. Photo by Karlos Manlupig.