Manila court grants Matobato bail plea

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 09 2017 06:01 PM

Witness Edgar Matubato answers queries during the joint Senate hearing called by the Committee on Justice and Human Rights with Public Order and Dangerous Drugs held at the Senate in Pasay City on 15 September 2016. Junny Roy, ABS- CBN News

MANILA - A Manila court on Thursday granted self-confessed hitman Edgar Matobato's bail plea after he surrendered to authorities.

The Manila RTC Branch 48 issued a temporary release order for Matobato on the same day, according to his lawyer, Jude Sabio

Matobato sought bail after a Digos City court ordered his arrest for a frustrated murder. It set a P200,000 bail.

Chief Superintendent Joel Coronel, Manila Police District director, said Matobato voluntarily surrendered.

Matobato told a Senate inquiry in October that President Rodrigo Duterte was behind a spate of killings in Davao City during his stint as mayor. --with reports from Raya Capulong, ABS-CBN News