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FLAG takes on case of Lascañas in DDS probe

February 22, 2017

The Free Legal Aid Group has taken on the case of retired SPO3 Arturo Lascañas, who has admitted to having been the leader of the Davao Death Squad. In a previous hearing at the Senate, Lascañas denied the existence of the group. But in a news conference on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, he said the group did exist and even implicated President Rodrigo Duterte, whom he said paid to have people killed when he was still Davao City mayor. Lawyer Jose Manuel Diokno, FLAG chairman, relates the circumstances of the retired cop’s turnaround.

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