Headline of the day: Dubya, Obama still ahead


From the Washington Post:

Philippine witness: We killed for Duterte, fed body to crocodile

  • In an extraordinary hearing in the Philippine Senate, a witness claimed Thursday that before Rodrigo Duterte became president, he paid a squad of hit men to carry out summary executions that involved feeding a body to a crocodile, chopping up corpses and dumping slashed bodies into the sea.
  • The witness, Edgar Matobato, 57, said he was one of those hit men in the southern Philippine city of Davao, where Duterte served as mayor winning the presidency in June. He spoke to Filipino lawmakers at Senate hearings investigating a recent wave of extrajudicial killings that has claimed more than 3,000 lives as part of the president’s anti-drug campaign.

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