Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs Chairman Panfilo Lacson has found SPO3 Arturo Lascañas’ testimony unnecessarily long.
“Yung story-telling, naging dragging,” he observed.
Lascañas on Monday appeared before the hearing of Lacson’s committee on the alleged killings perpetrated by the so-called Davao Death Squad (DDS).
Lacson said, the retired cop’s testimony “has no probative value because it is not supported by evidence.”
The senator also added, Lascañas’ claim of conspiracy in his extra-judicial confession has lost its meaning because the events that he claimed to have happened took a very long time ago.
After the hearing, Lacson received information that a dance instructor that Lascañas had claimed they had killed was actually alive.
The retired cop earlier narrated that he had directly participated in the murder of the instructor.
Lacson said, if there was a bill he would propose to legislate in his committee report, it would be about increasing the penalty for perjury, especially against persons who lie during congressional inquiries.
Lacson also noted that Lascañas may have been hurt by the fact that his applications for franchise to operate a terminal for vans were rejected four times.
These instances were brought up by Senator JV Ejercito during the hearing.