Kung may ultimatum sa Globe, Smart! Hataman urges Duterte to set also deadline for Marawi rehabilitation


Basilan Rep. Mujiv Hataman urged Wednesday, July 29, the Duterte administration to set a deadline to complete the rehabilitation of Marawi City.

The official, in an interview by ABS-CBN’s TeleRadyo, said if President Rodrigo Duterte gave a deadline for two major telecommunication firms – Globe Telecom and Smart Communications – to improve their services until December this year, he should also make a similar ultimatum to finish rehabilitation of Marawi.

During his fifth State of the Nation Address Monday, July 27, Duterte threatened Globe and Smart that the government would expropriate them if they failed to improve their services until the end of this year.

“Dalawang taon na lang ang ating Pangulo. Baka mamaya ‘pag palit ng administrasyon, talagang makakalimutan na nang tuluyan ang usapin ng Marawi,” he said.

Marawi City, the capital of Lanao del Sur, was devastated during the five-month battle between the government troops and the terrorist Maute-ISIS in 2017.

Almost three years have passed and yet the government has not completed rebuilding Marawi.