Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the killings of around 1,000 criminals and political opponents while he was a city mayor – and shot one of them himself, a former assassin has claimed.
Edgar Matobato, 57, told the country’s Senate that he personally carried out about 50 abductions and deadly assaults.
“We’d remove their clothes, burn the bodies and chop them up,” he said.
One of the victims – a suspected kidnapper – was apparently fed alive to a crocodile in 2007 in southern Davao del Sur province.
Others were buried at a quarry owned by another member of the Davao Death Squad (DDS), which was made up of policemen and ex-communist rebels… see more