After the smoke has settled, the federal government ought to “carpet bomb” Marawi with aid, assist and sources, Sen. Ralph Recto stated on Wednesday.
“The rebuilding will be done the same way destruction was wrought: house to house, block by block,” the Senate President Pro Tempore stated.
He stated a protracted martial legislation in Mindanao needs to be accompanied with large reconstruction of “homes, livelihood and public works” destroyed by the preventing in Marawi City between authorities forces and Maute extremists.
President Rodrigo Duterte has requested Congress to increase martial legislation as much as December 31, 2017 to quell the Maute riot.
“Whether we extend martial law or not, what is present in either scenario is the need to rebuild Marawi. You need a rifle butt to knock down a barn door. But you need a hammer to build one,” Recto stated.