By Chad Guzman

The Senate scheduled an investigation on the killing of 17-year-old student Kian Loyd Delos Santos for August 24.

Senate President Koko Pimentel and Senator Panfilo Lacson, chairman of the Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs, confirmed that the hearing will take place on Thursday, at 2 p.m.

Lacson said they will invite Philippine National Police Chief Ronald dela Rosa, the Director of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, key witnesses under the custody of Sen. Risa Hontiveros, Caloocan police involved in the killing, and the father of Delos Santos.

After a caucus on Sunday, 14 senators from the Senate majority bloc signed a resolution directing a Senate committee to investigate policemen in operations that killed at least 82 people in the intensified campaign against drugs, including Delos Santos.

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