Sen. Ping Lacson Finds Duterte-Lascanas Connections Hard to Believe


Veteran senator Panfilo "Ping" Lacson find it hard to believe the claim of senate witness Edgar Matobato about the connections between Pres. Rody Duterte and SPO3 Arturo Lascanas right after the controversial Senate hearing that resulted in Sen. De Lima's walk out.


According to Sen. Lacson, he doubts Matobato's claim after his initial round of questioning with Lascanas on Monday at the Senate EJK hearing. Based on the senator's statement if Lascanas is closed to Duterte, he would have been promoted before he retires, so he would get a larger pension.

During the hearing, Sen. Lacson was quoted as saying "Ikaw, kung malapit kay Mayor, SPO3 ka mag-retire ka na SPO3?... Dapat mag-retire ka na SPO4 (para) ang pension mo (para sa) Inspector. Di ako makapaniwala na malakas ka," he said.


Before the conclusions made by Sen. Lacson, the newest Senate witness SPO3 Arturo Lascanas belied all Matobato's claim particularly the one that pinpointed him as the one who would relay orders from Mayor Duterte to kill a target.

Sen. Lacson also noted that the senate witness brought by Sen. De Lima and Sen. Trillanes, Edgar Matobato has little credibility because of his inconsistent statements. "In my book mababa ang credibility niya," he said.

The EJK hearing on Monday resulted in the second walk out of the former chairman of the Senate Committe on Justice, Sen. Leila De Lima who was involved in a heated argument against Sen. Dick Gordon the new Justice Committee chairman.

Sen. Ping Lacson Finds Duterte-Lascanas Connections Hard to Believe Sen. Ping Lacson Finds Duterte-Lascanas Connections Hard to Believe Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 10/04/2016 Rating: 5

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