Confirmed yesterday by President Rodrigo Duterte that there really was a Davao Death Squad (DDS) in the time of Marcos Regime during Martial Law.
However, Duterte clarified that the DDS lived only during the martial law, to fight against the “Sparrow Unit” or a special partisan unit known hit squad of the New People’s Army (NPA).
According to Duterte, he had no intention to stave about it, nor he is contrite about it.
But he said, people should also determine first if indeed DDS really existed, and he said citizens can also ask those who know it like elderly people in Davao.
Just recently the re-exposure of former Senior Police Officer 3 Arthur Lascañas revealed that he was part of the notorious vigilante group Davao Death Squad led by then Mayor Duterte.