Andanar: Reporters were offered $1,000 for Davao Death Squad press conference
In a phone interview of CNN Philippines to Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, he said that people from the opposition offered Senate reporters P50,000 to cover the press conference of self-confessed Davao Death Squad leader SPO3 Arthur Lascañas.
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Monday, in a press conference, Lascañas said that then-Mayor Rodrigo Duterte ordered the DDS to kill suspected criminals in Davao City.
Andanar said, according to his source, the Senate reporters covering the press conference were offered as much as $1,000.
"Nakakuha tayo ng report na as much as $1,000 ang pinamigay sa presscon na ito. Meron daw pinagbibigyan ng ganito kalaking halaga ng pera para lang i-cover ito... Pinagbibigyan daw ang reporters du'n sa kung saan nangyari," he said.
On the other hand, Andanar said he didn't know if the Senate reporters took the offer.
"'Yun ang umiikot na storya, pero hindi naman sinabi na tinanggap. Pero merong mga offer na ganung kalaking pera ang opposition para lamang pabagsakin ang administrasyong ito at ipakalat itong storya ni SPO3 (Lascañas)," he said.
Source: CNN Philippines
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