This was the immediate response of President Rodrigo Duterte when asked if he personally knew the Senate witness and self-confessed hitman Edgar Matobato.
I don’t remember kasi kagaya nito when I was the mayor, the one providing the security puro pulis.Matobato claimed to be a member of the alleged Davao Death Squad (DDS) and CAFGU, and a security aide of Duterte’s son, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo.
He also insisted during the Senate investigation of the Committee on Justice and Human Rights regarding the extrajudicial killings on the anti-drug campaign of Duterte that he personally knew the president.
Matobato claimed he became a bodyguard of Paolo when he was still in a grade school student at the Ateneo de Davao.
However, Paolo immediately refuted Matobato as he clarified that he studied at Philippine Women’s College of Davao, and not in Ateneo.
Meanwhile, the President explained that his security team has always been composed of police forces.
Kita mo nga itong driver ko, pulis. Sila Sonny, si Buenaventura [Duterte’s longtime bodyguard driver Sonny Buenaventura], when he retired he was removed. Puro pulis talaga ito.READ ALSO: Pacquiao Tells He's Convinced Matobato Is A “Coached” Witness, Here's Why!
And one time may mga military men assigned also. I think they are still sa ibang ano ko. The police because of the threat against my life and maybe with my family security provided.
Source: GMA News