- Infamous hitman and self-confessed Davao Death Squad member Edgar Matobato says he is ready to die to pay for the sins he made and for the lives he has taken away
- Matobato imparted that he killed not less than 50 people in Davao when President Rodrigo Duterte was still the mayor
- He recently testified against Duterte and linked him to the summary executions in Davao
Edgar Matobato, a self-declared hitman in the Philippines, has testified against President Rodrigo Duterte.
The 57-year-old revealed that the former Davao City mayor has ordered his men to execute assassinations during his term as the commander in town.
Feeling bothered and guilty for the lives of innocent people that have been taken away, Matobato is prepared to give his life and pay for all the sins he made.
The former Davao "death squad" member disclosed that over 50 men died on his hands.
He stated that he grew tired of escaping. Thus, he would like to ask for forgiveness from the people he harmed.
He fearlessly said that he is ready to offer his life and that he already entrusted evertyhing to God. Whatever may happen to him, he is willing to accept for he can't do anything anymore.
Matobato who shows no fear of death added that he only wants to correct his mistakes. This came after he dragged the name of General Ronald dela Rosa and linked the PNP chief to the alleged summary killings in Davao.
"If he will accept me, it will be fine with me. What I would jjust like to point out is that, I will surrender without doubts. That's all I can say, I am not frightened," Matobato referring to General Bato uttered in bravery.
Senator Antonio "Sonny" Trillanes IV has transferred him to the custody of the Philippine National Police after a court in Davao released a warrant of arrest for Matobato.
He has been living under Trillanes and was protected by soldiers after his testimony on the extrajudicial killings that involved president Duterte.
The forty-five-year-old senator has ensured the security of Matobato after appearing as a witness against Duterte who was then a mayor of Davao.