For most senators, it already smells like victory for the federal government troops to lastly quell the siege of Marawi following the killing of Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute as they’re now calling for the rebuilding of the province.
“Let’s start reconstruction and rehabilitation of Marawi ASAP (as soon as possible),” Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III stated in a textual content message to reporters.
Senators Gregorio Honasan, Joel Villanueva, Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri, Antonio Trillanes IV, JV Ejercito and Win Gatchalian made an identical name.
Trillanes, a former navy officer, recommended the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for neutralizing the Maute leaders.
“Hopefully, this also signifies the end of the major hostilities of the siege. This decisive victory is a fitting honor to our soldiers, both fallen and living, who bravely fought in this campaign. Let us now go all out in the rebuilding of Marawi City to start the healing process for all those affected by this unfortunate war,” Trillanes stated.
Honasan, additionally a former navy officer stated the federal government can now proceed with the tougher half which is sustained rebuilding, reconstruction and rehabilitation of lives, houses, communities and all the nation.
“It’s a positive development but the battle for the hearts and minds of our people is not won by body count,” he stated.
Ejercito stated the death of Hapilon and Maute is a victory of peace over violent extremism.
“I commend the men and women of the Armed Forces for defending the Republic. Now, let us start rebuilding a better Marawi. Let us also learn from the lessons of this tragedy by strengthening our intelligence and counter terrorism initiatives,” Ejercito stated.
His fellow “seat mates bloc” members – Gatchalian, Villanueva and Zubiri – additionally pressed for the rebuilding of Marawi higher than it ever was earlier than.
“This is a challenge we have already begun preparing for but we now need to double our efforts to immediately jumpstart the local economy and restore the livelihood of Marawi residents once the conflict has come to an end,” Gatchalian stated.
Zubiri stated they may help initiatives for the reign of peace, stability and improvement within the areas impacted by the Marawi battle.
“At last, with major terrorists eliminated, rehabilitation, resettlement and development activities can go full blast. These foreign and Filipino terrorists had caused misery, death and destruction that affected our countrymen and the national economy,” Zubiri stated.
Villanueva known as on all national authorities, involved companies, native officers of Marawi and affected areas to make sure the speedy and efficient coordination amongst them to facilitate the fast help and rehabilitation to the victims of Marawi siege, particularly the displaced communities.
“We welcome this good news and fully acknowledge the efforts of our brave military men in neutralizing the leaders and members of these terror groups. We commend our valiant soldiers who have risked their lives for the sake of achieving peace and order in conflict-torn Marawi City. In this regard, we express our continued support to our troops as they completely flush out the remaining enemies in the area,” Villanueva stated.