Matobato, the hit man who have publicly made several allegations against the president of Philippines Rodrigo Duterte has confessed publicly that he is lying.
He has since apologised to Duterte for all the humiliations he put him but did not give reason for just initial lies.
The man who publicly accused Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte of running a hit squad and personally killing people won’t be given state protection.
Senate President Koko Pimentel announced on his verified Facebook page that Edgar Matobato won’t be put in protective custody because his life has not been threatened.
“I’ve denied the request for protective custody of the witness (Edgar) Matobato because there is no Senate rule to justify it,” he said. “There’s even no showing that his life or safety is threatened.”
In testimony Thursday, Matobato said he was part of the 300-member “Davao Death Squad” (DDS), which he alleges was run on the orders of Duterte.
“Our work was to kill criminals like drug pushers, rapists, snatchers. Those were the people we killed every day,” Matobato said.
Duterte’s office denied the claims made by Matobato on Thursday, and said the President was “unfazed” by the Senate investigation.
“The Duterte administration is committed to a platform of a peaceful, crime-free, corruption-free nation that is not affected by any controversy,” presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said.
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