Matobato left the Senate while the hearing was ongoing
Edgar Matobato a self-confessed hitman leaving the Senate hearing before questioning draws ire of Senator Richard Gordon and Panfilo Lacson, the chairman and vice-chairman.
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Both Lacson and Gordon lashed out after hearing that Matobato had been charged with kidnapping of Sali Makdum.
When Matobato was called on to testify, the panel was informed that the witness had left the premises.
Senator Gordon said that Matobato was no longer available to answer the panel’s questions.
“Matobato had to leave so his security won’t be compromised..” Gordon said.
“Para bang nung nabuko na, biglang nawala na,” Gordon added.
”We are now lining up all the inconsistencies and perpetrated by Mr. Matobato,” he said.
“I would like to believe, although I hate to admit this that we were all taken of a ride by Mr. Matobato. And it’s so frustrating that after all, we’re not smarter that the first grade,” Lacson added.
Meanwhile, after the departure of Matobato from Senate compound, Senator Leila de Lima said she’s being accused of lying, and Senator Lacson replied said no, were not accusing you.
Senator Gordon criticizes Sen. De Lima for "oversight" in Matobato's departure from Senate compound.