Former House Speaker Prospero Nograles reacts to statement of Edgar Matobato who claims to be a member of the so-called Davao Death Squad in Davao City.
During the Senate inquiry on extrajudicial killings on Thursday, Matobato said that then Mayor Rodrigo Duterte ordered his men to kidnapped the close-in security of Nograles.
“Noong 2010, tumakbo po si Prospero Nograles na mayor ng Davao City. Naglaban sila ni Mayor Duterte so pinakidnap ng mga body guard ni Nograles, dinala sa Island Garden City of Samal,” Matobato narrated.
However, Prospero Nograles clarified that he has no close-in security died when he was running as Mayor of Davao City.
“Wala akong close-in security na napatay when I was running for (Davao City) Mayor. I was House Speaker at that time. Nung Speaker ako, ang close-in security ko ay mga Marines, mga nasa active service.” Former House Speaker Nograles said.