Merly Lascañas Braza, a first cousin and neighbour for 30 years of self-confess retired police officer; SPO3 Arthur Lascanas said that his cousin is in dire need of money to pay his ballooning debts.
“Hindi naming inaalis ang possibility na may taong nag-alok sa kanya ng malaking halaga para siraan si Pangulong Duterte. Sabi nga niya dati kahit ano gagawin nya basta masolusyunan nag problema nya sap era”, Braza said.
(We are not rulling out the possibility that someone might have offered him big amount of money to speak against President Duterte. He said before that he will do everything to solve his financial problem.)
According to Braza, his cousin has spent much of his retirement benefits because he has been drinking liquor almost every day and spent his money on non-productive and luxury things.
According to Braza, there is a strong possibility that her cousin Arthur received big amount of money from Duterte’s political opponnents.