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Kung sinu-sinong dinadala! Gordon blows top at Trillanes for bringing Lascañas to Senate

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Tension rose at the closed door meeting held by senators Tuesday (February 21) on the proposal to reopen the investigation on extrajudicial killings and the Davao Death Squad (DDS) after former police officer SPO3 Arthur Lascañas accused President Rodrigo Duterte of involvement in the group.

Sources said Senator Richard Gordon, chair of the Senate committee on justice and human rights, rook issue with Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s decision to allow Lascañas to hold his press conference at the Senate on Monday (February 20).

Gordon supposedly told Trillanes that the Senate shouldn’t be a venue where witnesses can easily retract the testimonies they made under oath.

Lascañas, who previously denied DDS’ existence, confirmed he was part of the group in a televised press conference. He claimed Duterte was aware of the group’s operations and even ordered killings of some individuals perceived to be hostile to him.

The Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs chaired by Senator Panfilo Lacson is set to grill Lascañas over his claims at a hearing scheduled Thursday (February 23).