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Mutineer-turned-lawmaker launches bid to impeach “criminal” Duterte

An opposition lawmaker has filed an impeachment complaint in the Philippine Congress against President Duterte, calling for his removal for “high crimes, betrayal of public trust and abuses of power”. Lower house representative Gary Alejano has accused the president of a long list of impeachable offences, including conflicts of interest,…



Ex-cop claims he murdered about 200 people on Duterte’s orders

Former policeman Arturo Lascañas has told a Senate hearing he was a hit-man who killed some 200 people on the orders of then city mayor Rodrigo Duterte. His evidence was a complete U-turn after a Senate appearance last October, when he denied the so-called Davao Death Squad even existed or that…




Confessions of a hitman: Is this the man who could bring down Duterte?

Self-confessed hitman Edgar Matobato has apparently had a crisis of conscience. It seems the ghosts of the 50-or-so people he murdered as a member of the Davao Death Squad have started to haunt him. Now in hiding, he wants the man he says ordered the killings to help shoulder the blame. That man, he claims, is…