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Court orders Matobato’s release

The Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) yesterday ordered the police to release from its custody self-confessed Davao Death Squad hitman Edgar Matobato.

Judge Silverio Castillo of Manila RTC Branch 48 issued the release order after Matobato posted bail in the amount of R200,000 for his temporary liberty.

Matobato surrendered to the Manila Police District (MPD) yesterday.

The Regional Trial Court Branch 19 in Digos City had ordered the arrest of Matobato in connection with the frustrated murder case. (Cris G. Odronia)