5 Facts Proving That SPO3 Arthur Lascanas is Telling Lies in His New Statements on DDS, Duterte
Retired Davao City police, SPO3 Arthur Lascañas shocked the media this Monday, February 20 when he claimed getting paid by then-Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as a member of the so-called Davao Death Squad (DDS). Apparently, his new statements are now directly opposite with his testimonies under oath during the Senate inquiry last October 2016.
According to Lascañas’ new statement, Mayor Duterte has paid him up to P100,000 per head depending on the target. And although many of his latest confession are collaborated with self-proclaimed DDS member Edgar Matobato, here are 5 logical facts why I think that he is 100 percent lying, and just allowed himself to be used by someone we all know.
#1 The timing is so wrong
If SPO3 Arthur Lascañas is really telling the truth, why did he wait for four months before he annnounced it? No matter what his reasons could be, I really think the time is so wrong.
As we all know, Sen Leila de Lima is very much ikely to be arrested soon. We also know that the troubled senator and Senator Antonio Trillanes IV are both in the same boat.
#2 Lascañas did not expose it when Duterte was still a mayor
If SPO3 Arthur Lascañas is really telling the truth, why didn’t he exposed it when De Lima as DOJ secretary and the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) were investigating the case. That time also, President Duterte was still the mayor of Davao City and very vulnerable? But apparently, he denied the existence of DDS that time and cleared Duterte.
#3 Arthur Lascañas retired as SPO3 only
If someone is loyal to his boss, there is a very big chance that he will get promoted, right? SPO3 Arthur Lascañas now claims that then-Mayor Duterte personally instructed him to kill not one but several people. This means he earned Duterte’s trust at that time, right? He retired from the service last Decemeber only, and Duterte did not promote him. Why?
#4 His nurse daughter was not hired at the Davao City Hall
“Kung talagang malakas ako kay Mayor Duterte, noong na-apply yung anak ko sa Davao City, hindi na nga natanggap, na-insulto pa.” Lascañas said in his testimony during the Senate inquiry last year. If he really killed people as instructed by Duterte, why was her daughter not hired in the city hall, and was even insulted? Oh! He lied that time, I forgot.
#5 Lascañas gets his own brothers killed due to loyalty is ridiculous
Lascañas gets emotional when he said he had his brothers killed because of his loyalty to Mayor Duterte. Reality bites, but we know that some people killed their relatives and siblings because of money and greed for power. But then, I think killing your own brothers to prove loyalty is absolutely ridiculous. And why would Duterte give instructions like that?
We must remember that Lascañas was under oath when he earlier denied the existence of DDS and cleared President Duterte’s name. So just like Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson suggested, he could be charged with perjury. In fact, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian urged the DOJ to immediately file perjury charges against him. So, good luck to him and to Senator Trillanes.
The above post was written by a certain Lucila G, a retired government employee. She claims that she has no social media account, so his son sent her open letter to us here at Taho News via email.