Sec. Martin Andanar Claims Reporters Offered P50,000 to Cover Press Con of SPO3 Arthur Lascañas


Secretary Martin Andanar of the Presidential Communications Office revealed during an interview with CNN Philippines that reporters were offered $1,000 or roughly P50,000 to cover the press conference of SPO3 Arthur Lascañas.


The self-confessed member of the controversial Davao Death Squad (DDS), who was a retired cop held a press conference at the Philippine Senate attended by almost all of the country's major news network.

In an interview with CNN, Sec. Martin Andanar revealed that according to his sources, reporters were offered money in exchange for covering Lascañas’ press conference at the Senate earlier in the day in a bid to bring down President Rodrigo Duterte.

Watch the Interview of Sec. Andanar by CNN Philippines:



Sec. Andanar did not reveal further the information he got on the alleged $1,000 amount offered to reporters but strongly agreed that the latest issues thrown against the President is a coordinated efforts to destabilize the Duterte admin for the opposition's massive February 25 efforts to oust him as President.

According to Andanar the amount of money allegedly offered to reporters probably came from the opposition who were affected with the recent change in government after Pres. Duterte was able to convinced more than 1.1 million surrenderers and around 6.8 houses were visited through Oplan Tokhang.

During the press conference of SPO3 Lascañas confirmed the existence of DDS and he said that he was allegedly paid up to P100,000 each by Duterte for every killing he ordered.

Those allegations were already investigated during Mayor Duterte's term, in fact it was during CHR Chairman Leila De Lima's term, they investigated Duterte but failed to proved their claims and the case was already closed by the Office of the Ombudsman.

Source: CNN Philippines


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