A netizen explained to Otso Diretso senatorial candidates Atty. Chel Diokno and Samira Gutoc why Marawi rehabilitation process took so long.
On Thursday, Diokno together with Gutoc in a press conference questioned why the government is slow in rehabilitating Marawi City which damaged by siege in 2017.
Diokno claimed that he saw nothing when he visited the ground zero of the City.
“I visited Marawi about two weeks ago and got to see Ground Zero myself. And I was perhaps, we could say, shocked that nothing has yet been done,” Diokno said.
As a response to Diokno’s question, netizen Rolaiza Singayao pointed out that the government cannot rebuild Marawi easily saying that the military took a year to remove the remaining IEDs left by the defeated Maute group.
He also asked Diokno if he’s aware that the LGU did consultations in the residents of Marawi City and the issues of land titles.
According to her, several difficulties need to be addressed by the government before starting building houses in the war-torn Marawi City or else it might endanger more lives in the future.
She also asked Diokno if he can suggest something different to help the government to hasten the rehabilitation process.
You can read her post below:
“IF ONLY CHEL DIOKNO CARED TO CHECK & GET FACTS FIRST
“…shocked that nothing has been done,” says senatoriable Chel Diokno.
Alam nyo ba na it took almost a year for the military and its engineering division to clear the main battle area covering 24 barangays of IEDs left & planted by the ISIS-Maute?
Are you aware of the difficulties in clearing every inch of the heavily damaged area with bombs? Yong mga structures na nag mistulang Graham crackers na durog-durog? Do you care to see how the issues involved available military technology, logistics and the safety of each uniformed men and women?
Are you aware of the consultations that had been conducted by the military and Task Force Bangon Marawi with the LGUs, traditional leaders, religious leaders and affected clans & families of the city? Abogado yong mayor namin, ano akala mo, papayag ba iyon na “nothing was done” sa siyudad nya?
Are you aware of the challenges sa pag map ng areas na eto? Dahil sa issues ng ancestral o clan land/lots vis-a-vis sa pag-kakaintindi legally natin sa ‘titulo?’ Ang hirap nun. Paano i-re-resolve yang land titles?
Are you aware of the difficulties in handling the resistance to the plans of NEDA? Hihimayin iyon, the people will insist to be involved. Lugar nila, buhay at kinabukasan nila.
Are you aware, that the visitations into the main battle areas comprising 24 barangays were only allowed in the early part of 2019 & that it has to be arranged per batch of residents to ensure safety and order?
Gusto mo bara-bara na magpatayo ang gobyerno na hindi naaayos ang pag ayon ng mga residente sa city planning at rehabilitasyon?
Heavily damaged. Total make over mula sewerage, drainage, power and water supply ang babakahin ng LGUs with govt agencies. Palagay mo ganun -ganun lang iyon?
Sige nga, what do you propose to fast track the rebuilding of Marawi City? Talino mo, e.”