Office of the Ombudsman has found no evidence linking Duterte's involvement to DDS and the killings in Davao

The Davao Death Squad (DDS) might not be the culprit behind the death of several criminals in Davao City when President Rodrigo Duterte was mayor.
In his speech at the Philippine Marines’ headquarters Tuesday (Sept. 27), Duterte said the death toll was high under his watch as mayor because the police were efficient.
“Sa totoo lang ganito ‘yan: maraming patay sa Davao kasi ang pulis doon nagtatrabaho talaga. Kasi ako, pag sinabi ko sa pulis, ‘follow my order,’ just follow my order and do not worry about anything,” he said.
Duterte served as Davao City mayor from 1988 to 1998, 2001 to 2010, and 2013 to 2016.
But while the police merely followed his orders with regard to apprehending criminals, Duterte said he wasn’t short on warning wrongdoers about their imminent death if they don’t leave the city.
Addressing the soldiers, the President said: “Kayong naka-assign diyan, alam niyo ‘yan. Pag di kayo umalis sa Davao, papatayin ko kayo. Yung akin, that is personal outrage because I serve the people. Pantakot lang din ‘yan. Would you rather na patayin ko na lang, wala akong warning?”
Human rights groups have documented over 1,400 killings of criminals and street children in Davao City between 1998 and May 2016, which were supposedly done by vigilante groups, including the DDS.
The Office of the Ombudsman has found no evidence linking the DDS to the killings, much less Duterte’s involvement with the group. [source]

1 comment:

  1. Totoo yan.marahil na mis enterpret yung parating narinig nila si Mayor na babarilin o papatayin lalo na sa di tga davao. Kung pweding idaan sa takot yung mga criminals, unahan na sa sindak.yung word sindakin mo para ayaw natin o sa hindi talagang talamak ang kriminal dito sa atin.may mga taong ganyan talaga ang buhay nila, maging law breaker ksi nman ang batas natin very lax, at yung mga sirang ulong kriminal di na natakot gumawa ng krimen ksi wlang death penalty. Kaya yung local government official dinaan pa sa diplomacia ang kriminal. Pero sadyang may matigas na ulo palibhasay kriminal na talaga ang utak sinusuway pa khit mga opisyal sa batas. Kaya di natin bsta haluan ng kung ano ang nangyari sa davao noon. Davao city is the center, people with mixed cultures and beliefs converged in that place. That is also rebes infested area, mindanao is rich in almost everything from crops to minerals, gold. People there tend to oppose any minig sites because those lands belong to their old grand grannies. Another areas also were lumads'thickly populated. They are also protecting their land holdings. Thick forests too. So there are always groups who are born every minute fighting for for their rights. Davao city became peaceful when Mayor Digong seated as Mayor. The 'In'fightings of communist rebels with govt minimized, fightings between muslims minimized, lumads fightings with their enemy minimized as well as real criminals doing of bank robberies, syndicate in abductions & kidnappings, hostage taking, petty thieves and drug trading. Those and these were the days Converging in davao city. And we were not fortunate the CHR was not investigating this.they should have known then...


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