- The Davao City Information Office released a service card which seems to disprove some of the claims of Edgar Matobato at the Senate inquiry
- The service card shows that Matobato finished high school and that he was a casual laborer contrary to his testimony
- Matobato’s estranged wife also said that he was a fish vendor in the past and not a farmer like he claimed to be
After Edgar Matobato made his shocking accusations against President Rodrigo Duterte, the Davao City Information Office released a service card of the self-confessed member of the Davao Death Squad (DDS) which seems to disprove some of his claims.
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According to Matobato’s testimony during the Senate inquiry on extrajudicial killings, he only finished Grade 1 and that he worked under “Heinous Crimes” Section in Davao City. He also claimed to have been a farmer in the past.
However, the service card released by the information office shows that Matobato finished high school and that he was a casual laborer. The DDS member’s estranged wife also said that he was a fish vendor and not a farmer.
Matobato’s neighbors also spoke about the controversial personality, with some of them having good words about him and others painting a different picture.
One neighbor described Matobato as a friendly man despite being separated from his wife.
However, Matobato’s other neighbors said that he had a bad temper – punching one neighbor in the stomach for no reason and threatening others with his gun. Some of them also accused Matobato of being a drunkard.
During the Senate inquiry, Matobato was presented as a witness by Senator Leila de Lima.
He accused President Duterte of personally recruiting his personal hitmen and ordering the murder of his enemies.
Matobato also accused Duterte’s eldest son – Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte – of being a shabu addict who ordered the killing of Cebu hotelier Richard King in 2014.
Both Duterte and his son have denied the allegations.