Philippine death penalty: Self confessed member of the fictional ‘Davao Death Squad’ Edgar Matobato wanted to hang President Rodrigo Duterte first before him, if he would face death sentence.
Matobato said that he is willing to be executed in a condition that his boss, Duterte would be the first in line on the rope.
“Sana siya ang mauna kasi siya ang founder. Susunod kaming mga tao niya,” Matobato said in Raffy Tima’s exclusive report on GMA News TV’s “State of the Nation.”
He also told Tima that the President was the one who led the killings and they are only ordered to execute people during his hitman days.
“Willing akong magpabitay, sir… basta kasama ko yung mga kasamahan ko, kasama yung si Presidente. Siya ang puno ng patayan na yan,” he added.
Edgar Matobato filed a case against President Rodrigo Duterte, PNP Chief Director General Bato Dela Rosa and 25 others at the ombudsman, including kidnapping, genocide and murder.
Davao City Mayor Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte said that the case filed by Matobato was a “piece of garbage”
Presidential Chief Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo believes that the case filed by Matobato was ‘pure legal nonsense’
Senator Gordon said that Sen. De Lima and Trillanes backed Matobato to stood up against President Duterte.