This was the statement of Davao City Rep. Karlo Nograles after the claim of Edgar Matobato who is said to be a former member of the Davao Death Squad that kidnapped and killed bodyguards of his father in 2010.
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During the Senate hearing, Matobato claimed that DDS killed the bodyguards of Nograles because that time, he was the opponent of Rody Duterte as City Mayor. “Noong 2010, tumakbo po si Prospero Nograles na mayor ng Davao City. Naglaban sila ni Mayor Duterte so hinuli nila at pinakidnap ang mga bodyguard ni Nograles. Kinidnap namin at dinala sa island city of Samal,”Matobato said.
Rep. Nograles, meanwhile, described the divide between his family and the Dutertes as a difference in policy.
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“Political differences in our city has always been strictly on the level of difference in policy and style and it has never degraded into the level of violence. That is why it is easy for us to set aside our differences and unite for the common good of Davao and the nation,” Nograles said.
Nograles said only the interests of other parties can push Matobato to appear in the Senate hearing.
“I can only suspect that this guy is being manipulated by some people to only serve their own selfish interests,” he said.
Source: GMA News
Davao City Rep. Nograles: DDS didn't kill my dad's bodyguards Reviewed by FilipiNews PH on Thursday, September 15, 2016 Rating: