Lacson: Who paid for Lascañas' trip to Singapore?
Former policeman Arturo "Arthur" Lascañas has flown to Singapore on April 8, 2017 (Saturday) while his family left a month before due to security reasons after Lascañas recanted his earlier testimonies on the Davao Death Squad (DDS) and claimed that President Rodrigo Duterte funded the group.
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Senator Panfilo Lacson expressed that he wants to know who possibly paid for the Singapore trip.
"His family had left for Singapore even before he testified at the Senate hearing, so that could be his personal reason for leaving,” Lacson said.
“It may be worth to find out who spent for his and his family's trips and accommodations in Singapore which is an expensive place to stay," he added.
Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III was curious why the former policeman was able to leave the country when he had serious charges to face.
“Daming kaso nun ah! Bakit nakaalis?” Sotto questioned.
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) Spokesperson Antonette Mangrobang explained that there was no order or bulletin that withheld Lascañas from leaving the country.
"Mr Lascañas did not have any immigration lookout bulletin order or hold departure order issued against him that could have delayed or prevented his departure. Hence, he was cleared to depart on board Tiger Airways flight to Singapore," Mangrobang said.
Lacson further noted that Lascañas allowed a news reporter to document his departure to Singapore contrary to claims that the former policeman left quietly.
“Anyway, that will also be mentioned in the committee report that we are drafting which will be reported out in the plenary after we resume session on May 2," the senator added.
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