Senator Risa Hontiveros has cried foul over faux news alleging she helps the Maute terror group behind the assaults in Marawi City.

“I was again the target of a vicious fake news campaign wherein I was depicted to be very supportive of the Maute group. Nothing is farther from the truth,” the senator stated in a Facebook post.

Hontiveros branded the Maute group as a terrorist group, an enemy of peace and growth, significantly the folks of Mindanao.

“What they did to Marawi is a terrorist act that must be condemned by all,” she stated.

Hontiveros voiced confidence that the army will finally defeat the terrorists. “We will hold the Maute terrorists accountable. We will do it without losing our sense of humanity and love for democracy,” she stated.