MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Confessed “Davao Death Squad” member Edgar Matobato testified at the Philippine Senate Thursday that Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte ordered to have Cebuano businessman Richard King killed in 2014. He said that King was gunned down inside a fastfood chain, McDonald’s.
Matobato’s testimony was part of the Senate’s hearing on extra-judicial killings, called by Senator Leila De Lima.
Today, Jollibee, McDonald’s main competition in the Philippines, accused Matobato of lying in his testimony, claiming that McDonald’s may have paid him as a way to promote the American fastfood chain.
“McDonald’s is freaking out because its popularity has been eclipsed by Jollibee,” a spokesperson for the Filipino-owned fast food chain said. “What could be a better way to get free publicity and advertising than to have a Senate witness mention McDonald’s in his televised testimony?”