In the Philippines, the death toll of President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called war on drugs continues to rise. More than 3,000 people have been killed by police and vigilantes since Duterte took office in late June. On Thursday, a man testified to the Philippine Senate that he was paid by Duterte to carry out a string of extrajudicial killings, including one in which he fed a body to a crocodile, while Duterte was serving as the mayor of Davao. This is Edgar Matobato.
Edgar Matobato: “From my start, from 1988 to 2013, I have gunned down over 50 people when we were told to kill. I cannot remember their names, but I still remember being a hit man and what happened.”