Former hitman wants Duterte to spare his family

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 08 2017 09:35 PM

MANILA - Retired SPO3 Arturo Lascañas, who confessed to allegedly more than 200 murders as part of the Davao Death Squad, believes President Rodrigo Duterte will have him killed for his revelations.

"Papatayin niya ako...sana huwag lang iyung mga mahal ko sa buhay kasi hindi naman kasali yun," he said in an interview with ANC.

"Papatayin niya iyung iba na may galit siya. Lalo pa sa akin ngayon kasi I was one of his most trusted hitman noong araw. Lalo pa sa mga kasamahan ko," he claimed.

Lascañas on Monday told senators that he personally killed about 200 people as a member of the death squad allegedly on Duterte's orders. 

He also admitted lying about the DDS during an October legislative probe because police allegedly told him to "deny everything".

For his confession, Lascañas also said he is ready to pay for the killings.

"Ready na ako para mabayaran ko lahat. Even una akong binatayin, mas una ako kay Mayor Rody mas gusto ko para malaman niya na sasagot kami rito lahat, hindi lang ako," he said.