The Philippine National Police (PNP) said that they are going to show the members of the Davao Police allegedly involved in vigilante killings of which are also members of the Davao Death Squad (DDS).
Senator Leila De Lima introduced the list of names last Tuesday, September 20, 2016, the list of names according to De Lima was also similar to those mentioned by the self-confessed DDS member, Edgar Matobato, which according to him masterminded by former Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.
List of officials allegedly members of the DDS:
- SPO4 Arthur Lascanas
- Police Chief Inspector Jacy “Jay” Francia
- Police Chief Inspector Fulgencio Pavo
- Police Chief Inspector Ronald Lao
- SPO3 Jim Tan
- SPO4 Sanson “Sonny” Buenaventura
- SPO1 Reynante B. Medina
- SPO1 Bienvenido Furog
- SPO1 Vivencio “Jun” Jumawan
- SPO2 Enrique “Jun” Delos Reyes Ayao
- SPO3 Jun Laresma
- SPO2 Rizalino “Bobong” Aquino
- SPO3 Donito “Pogi” Ubales
- SPO1 Jun Bisnar
- SPO1 Gaston Aquino
- Police Senior Superintendent Isidero “Dick” Florivel/Florobel
- Police Senior Superintendent Rey Capote
- Police Senior Superintendent Tony Rivera
- Police Senior Superintendent Dionisio Abude
Senior Supt. Dionardo Carlos, PNP Spokesperson, says that they will validate the list and check who on the list are still in active service and will then be asked to appear in the Senate to participate in the hearing.
Carlos added that they would follow the Senate’s order to summon them and not because the claims of Matobato are valid.
The PNP will then conduct their investigation regarding the allegations, and if proved right, the PNP will file a case against those involved.
De Lima, on the other hand, said that those alleged DDS members must come out to clear their names.
“Mr. President may mga binanggit na pong mga opisyal ng kapulisan ang ating witness. Nasaan na po ang mga opisyal na ito ngayon? Masarap pa ba ang kanilang tulog sa kabila ng mga binitawang testimonya ni Edgar Matobato? Kung nakakatulog pa sila, marahil sila ay inosente. Pero papaano kung sila ay hindi inosente?” De Lima said addressed to President Rodrigo Duterte.
If the alleged members appear at the next scheduled hearing, they will be allowed to testify in an executive session which was suggested by Senator Lacson and agreed by current Justice Committee Chair Richard Gordon and Former Chair Leila De Lima.