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Trillanes’ Propaganda Style: Lascañas Testimony Aims to Destabilize the Country


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Senator Ping Lacson suggests not to repeat Lascañas’ details on his testimony anymore because they are already in his affidavit. That would save the senators time and the government’s money. Senator Trillanes reputes this and signals the witness to go ahead on his narrations in the senate hearing. This is very typical of Trillanes’ propaganda style. The reason why former Vice President Jejomar Binay never succumbed to the senate blue ribbon committee’s wishes in the past. Lacson spots a clear sign here of merely discrediting the president to make the destabilization plot a lot more handy.

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[VIDEO]: Senator Panfilo Lacson on Monday pointed out a discrepancy between the Senate testimony and public confession of retired SPO3 Arturo Lascañas regarding the murder of an entire family at the hands of the alleged Davao Death Squad (DDS).

Media Propaganda

Lacson chairs the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drug. He sees no other reason why the manipulators of Lascañas, who is a self-confessed member of the so-called Davao death squad or DDS have to display the latter and arrange the various interviews by different media outfits.

Poison Public Minds

The senator said that Trillanes admits that the hearing is for the public to know every detail true or not. Lacson feels that it is obvious for Trillanes to target not just the Filipino people but the international bodies like the Human Rights Watch as well.

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International Exposure

The senator points out that there are other venues where Lascañas can take his revelation like the Commission on Human Rights and International Criminal Court. There is no assurance that they will listen. Lascañas accuses the President as the mastermind of executing criminals and other people in Davao City during his time as mayor without due process. He claims that members of the DDS are paid by the then mayor for every kill ordered.

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Lascañas confesses that assassin Edgar Matobato tells the truth about the existence of the DDS. He also admits that he lied under oath last year. Since when can a murderer, liar and extortionist become a credible witness? Any court will not take Lascañas’ stories – but the events of his disclosure can surely create a media frenzy may taint the president’s reputation. However, it may work against Binay in the 2016 elections but this time, the people are already aware of the Liberal Party’s tactics.

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