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Datu Mata
Full NameDatu Mata
Portrayed byJay Olegario
First appearanceChapter 1 - It Begins
Final appearanceRecurring
Former OccupationTower Maintenance Man
ResidenceThe Tower
Special TalentsMaintenance, Electronics
Child(ren)In the Philippines


  • Full Name: Datu Mata
  • Former Occupation: Maintenance Man
  • Special Talents: Can fix almost anything.
  • Age: 32 at the beginning of the Story
  • First Appeared: Chapter 1 - It Begins, Was trapped in the elevator to the lobby on the first floor of the tower. Was rescued by Michael, Saul, and Angel.
  • Current Status: Alive


  • Background: Has been building maintenance in the tower for years.
  • He lived on the 2nd floor and had been saving money to send back home to his family in the Philippines.
  • On the side he was taking classes to get his contracting license.
  • Is from Diliman, Quezon City.


  • Somewhat religious, and also is very sensitive emotionally.

[top]Notable In The Series

  • Chief Mechanic and in charge of the Generator
  • Captured by zombies and taken to the Arena in Chapter 9 and 10.
  • During time in captivity develops romantic feelings towards a fellow captive, Samantha.
  • Because of his time spent at the tower as maintenance, he knew Angel's now deceased girlfriend, and had previously seen Angel around the building.
  • At some point in time taught Tommy how to run the generator allowing him to leave the tower on missions from time to time


"Where are your tanks and shit? I mean you are the US Army right?" - Datu after being rescued from the elevator in 1 - It Begins
"There's still hope...there's always hope" - Datu to Samantha when he starts tunneling through the wall in the Arena in 10 - Purgatory
"Shut up, Burt!" - Datu after Burt treated Datu like a hound dog in 13 - Separate Dying Embers
"Ano ka ba?! Sinuswerte?!" - Datu after Burt asked him about the lost supplies in 13 - Separate Dying Embers


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