The person Matobato claimed was ordered to be killed, Sali Makdul, was a neighbor who was married to another local woman.
The rumor in the village was that Makdul was allegedly kidnapped just as he was supposed to pay for a land he bought. It did not have anything to do with drugs nor with President Rodrigo Duterte, the leader said.
Makdul was never seen again in the village and is believed dead. Makdul was referred to by the community leader as a "Turko".
The "Gaisano Sudivision" that Matobato referred is a tract of land that residents say is owned by the Gaisanos in village of Tagbay also in Samal. [source]