- The Philippine National Police (PNP) will present the named policemen who were tagged as members of the vigilante group Davao Death Squad (DDS)
- PNP spokesperson Senior Supt. Dionardo Carlos said that they will comply with the committee's decision to summon the tagged cops
- Witness Edgar Matobato tagged the 23 policemen whom he linked to DDS
The Philippine National Police (PNP) is ready to present to the Senate the named cops who were tagged by Edgar Matobato as members of the vigilante group Davao Death Squad (DDS).
According to PNP spokesperson Senior Supt. Dionardo Carlos, they are prepared to comply with the committee's decision to call on the policemen who were alleged members of the DDs as mentioned by witness Matobato.
Carlos told reporters on Friday: “We will comply with what was ordered for the next hearing, [that] they be presented.”
Senator Leila De Lima mentioned the names of the 23 former PNP cops in her privilege speech last week as provided by Matobato.
The Senate committee on justice and human rights, on Thursday, ordered that the policemen should be summoned to an executive session to be held on September 28 in order to give them a chance to explain themselves.
The 23 policemen are set to wear civilian clothes with other people inside a holding and Matobato will be asked to point each policeman he has named.
The 23 were named as: Senior Superintendents Rey Capote, Tony Rivera, Dionisio Abude and Isidero “Dick” Floribel/Florobel; Chief Inspectors Jacy “Jay” Francia, Fulgencio Pavo and Ronald Lao; Senior Police Officers 4 Arthur Lascanas and Sanson “Sonny” Buenaventura; Senior Police Officers 3 Jim Tan, Jun Laresma, Donito “Pogi” Ubales; Senior Police Officers 2 Enrique “Jun” delos Reyes Ayao and Rizalino “Bobong” Aquino; Senior Police Officers 1 Reynante Medina, Bienvenido Furog, Vivencio “Jun” Jumawan, Jun Bisnar, Gaston Aquino, Bienvenido Laud, Alvin Laud, Roly Engalia and Arnold Ochavez.
Carlos stated that the Internal Affairs Service (IAS) and the Directorate Investigation and Detection Management (DIDM) will be determining whether there are pending complaints against the tagged policemen and said that they will look into police reports submitted to the national headquarters.