Confirmed! Duterte No Longer a Respondent in Raps Versus Davao Death Squad

Last December 2016, self-confessed hitman Edgar Matobato filed a complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte, his son Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa and 25 others. He charged them with murder, kidnapping, violation of Republic Act No. 9745 or the Anti-Torture Act, and violations of R.A. No. 9851, or the Philippine Act on Crimes Against International Humanitarian Law, Genocide, and Other Crimes Against Humanity.
However, in a report from GMA News, Matobato's counsel Jude Sabio, confirmed that President Duterte has been dropped from the list of respondents in the criminal complaints over the kidnapping and murder of religious group member Jun Bersabal in 1993, the murder of broadcaster Jun Pala in 2003, and the alleged torture of Matobato.

In a text message, Sabio said:

Duterte was not included by Ombudsman in the criminal complaints for the Bersabal incident and Jun Pala incident.

I presume it's because of his presidential immunity which I think does not apply because the criminal incidents [were done] while he was still [Davao City] mayor.
Sabio then clarified that he has no information who among the other respondents were dropped in the case.

Meanwhile, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales confirmed on August 31 that the special panel of investigators tasked to look into the Davao Death Squad (DDS) crimes have started its preliminary investigation.