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Bangon Marawi: Pilo Hilbay, Agot Isidro visit ground zero

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Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Florin “Pilo” Hilbay has called for the swift rehabilitation of Marawi during his visit to the war-torn area.

Hilbay was accompanied by his girlfriend actress Agot Isidro during the sentimental journey to Marawi City last Monday.

“Yesterday, we went to Marawi as part of our 7-day itinerary for Mindanao. Ang takeaway ko: hindi lang rehabilitasyon sa imprastraktura ang dapat mangyari, kundi isang tunay rehabilitasyon na magbabalik ng dignidad at pangarap sa mga biktima rito,” Hilbay tweeted.

Isidro also felt despair when she saw the devastation in Marawi two years since it was held under terror siege.

“Seeing the devastated Marawi, I was filled with despair. Yes, there are decent relocation centers, but these are temporary. I can only imagine their desire to go back to their normal lives, after almost 2 years. But how can life be truly normal, after all that? #BangonMarawi,” she tweeted.

While commiserating with the Marawi survivors, Isidro said she was grateful for the warm reception given by the residents during their visit.

“In true Filipino fashion, the Maranaos accommodated us warmly. Masarap ang mga goodies na hinanda. At masarap din ang mga ngiti at mga words of support. Salamat, Marawi,” she tweeted.

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