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February 22, 2017 4:16 PM Davao hit man heats up senators

A Senate inquiry into the confession of a former leader of the so-called Davao Death Squad (DDS) will proceed despite opposition from President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies. A day after Mr. Duterte’s supporters lost a vote on the inquiry, Sen. Richard Gordon took the floor on Wednesday and insisted that the Senate should not be the venue for someone who had apparently 8

February 22, 2017 1:31 PM Netflix brings back Instagram contest for ‘Chef’s Table Season 3′

Netflix continues search for the best food-lovin’ Instagrammers in Asia as “Chef’s Table” returns with its latest season. There is no love as true like the love for food. We love to eat it, we love to watch others cook it, and above all, we love to photograph it. Inspired by Asians’ passion for food and “Chef’s Table Season 3,” Netflix launches its search 5

February 22, 2017 8:37 AM Palace ‘in panic mode’ after Senate votes to probe Duterte—De Lima

Senator Leila De Lima said Malacañang was in a “panic mode” that it called some of her colleagues after majority of them voted in a caucus Tuesday to proceed with the Senate probe on the President’s alleged links to the so-called Davao Death Squad (DDS). “We know for a fact na may mga pinatawag kagabi sa Palasyo,” De Lima told reporters on Wednesday 6

February 22, 2017 1:52 AM De Lima calls President Duterte ‘sociopathic serial killer, dictator’

Embattled Senator Leila de Lima yesterday renewed her call for Filipinos to stand up against President Duterte, whom she branded a “sociopathic serial killer” and “dictator.” De Lima made the call a day after SPO3 Arthur Lascañas resurfaced to retract his earlier statement made under oath before the Senate Justice and Human Rights Committee in October 3

February 21, 2017 4:19 PM Senate to probe death squad ‘confession’

MANILA, Philippines - Warning of a possible perjury case because of changing testimonies, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said yesterday retired police officer Arthur Lascañas would have another chance to tell his story on the existence of a Davao death squad (DDS), once the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs sits down to listen to his claims 11

February 21, 2017 3:38 PM Senate to reopen probe into Davao Death Squad

Senator Manny Pacquiao says some senators were emotional during the Tuesday caucus MANILA, Philippines – The Senate will reopen its investigation into the Davao Death Squad (DDS), following revelations made by retired Davao policeman Arturo Lascañas in a press conference on Monday, February 20. Two senators confirmed on Tuesday, February 21, they voted 3

February 21, 2017 1:48 PM CHR: New witness is key to Duterte murder probe

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 GENEVA, Switzerland – A probe into whether Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ran a death squad is making progress following crucial whistleblower testimony this week, the head of the country's 5

February 21, 2017 2:19 AM Probe drug killings in PH, UN urged after DDS leader’s confession

An international human rights group has renewed calls for an independent probe into the spate of drug-related killings in the country, following the public admission of confessed Davao Death Squad (DDS) leader and retired policeman SPO3 Arturo Lascañas that then mayor Rodrigo Duterte ordered vigilante killings in the city. “The allegations by former 5

February 20, 2017 5:17 PM Ex-cop: I killed broadcaster on Rody’s order

MANILA, Philippines - Tired of incessant criticism when he was mayor of Davao City, Rodrigo Duterte took out a P3-million contract to kill broadcaster Jun Pala, and then gave a P1-million bonus when the deed was done. This was the claim made yesterday by one of three policemen who allegedly carried out the still unsolved assassination in 2003, as he came out in public 6

February 20, 2017 4:18 PM Duterte paid us to kill, says ex-cop

A retired police officer on Monday disclosed that President Duterte, when he was the mayor of Davao City, ordered and paid him and other members of a death squad to kill criminals and opponents. Human rights lawyers who presented retired SPO3 Arthur Lascañas to reporters during a news conference in the Senate said his disclosures could be grounds for impeaching 8