KOMBINSIDO si Pangulong Duterte na ang “domestic enemies of the state” ang nasa likod ni Matobato.
Ang abogado ni Matobato na si Atty. Jude Sabio ay inaayudahan nina opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes at Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano nang maghain ng petisyon sa ICC noong nakalipas na taon.
May malawakan aniyang pakana para siraan si Duterte sa buong mundo kasabay ng isinusulong na nationwide youth and students walkout day ng mga militanteng kabataan sa 23 Pebrero.
“Obviously, there has been concerted public relations initiative against the President probably to coincide with February. Obviously this is intended to embarrass the President but the President is a lawyer, he knows what the procedures are, they will fail. The President has said that if need be he will argue his case personally before the International Criminal Court,” dagdag ni Roque.