No record of Lascañas arrival from Singapore - BI

Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 24 2017 01:19 PM

Retired policeman SPO3 Arthur Lascañas testifies before a Senate inquiry on the alleged killings related to the Davao Death Squad in this March 6. 2017 file photo. Joseph Vidal, PRIB

MANILA- Retired police officer Arturo "Arthur" Lascañas has not returned to the Philippines over the weekend despite a return ticket from Singapore dated April 22, 2017.

Bureau of Immigration (BI) spokesperson Antonette Mangrobang said there was no record of arrival for Lascañas, who had tagged President Duterte to alleged killings of suspected criminals committed by the so-called Davao Death Squad (DDS) when Duterte was still Davao City mayor.

Lascañas left for Singapore last April 8 via the Clark International Airport. 

His return ticket also indicated Clark as his port of arrival on April 22.

Interviewed by journalists in Singapore, Lascañas expressed willingness to testify against Duterte in any international forum, such as the International Criminal Court.

Lascañas denied any involvement in the DDS during a Senate inquiry in October 2016, but later retracted his testimony, claiming he and other members of the so-called vigilante squad were paid up to P100,000 by Duterte to liquidate suspected criminal targets.

The self-confessed hitman has expressed fears he may be incarcerated or killed if he returned home.