Checking out Matobato’s Samal lair

Checking out Matobato’s Samal lair

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View from Matobato's cliff.

Remember Edgar Matobato? You know, the guy who claimed he was a member of the Davao Death Squad (DDS) and accused President Rodrigo Duterte of ordering the many killings in Davao City?

In his testimony to the Senate, Matobato said he and the other DDS members threw some of the bodies of the criminals into the waters in Barangay Pangubatan in the Island Garden City of Samal.

My friends and I found his rest house in Barangay Pangubatan — or at least what little remains of it. It is high up on a cliff with a wonderful view of the beach around it. It wasn’t actually  the rest house that interested us but the crystal-clear blue waters surrounding it. It was so clear we would have found some of the bones left from the bodies Matobato claimed to have thrown in it. We found none, by the way.

Here are some of the pictures I took.


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