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Duterte to let rich bizmen spend for full Marawi recovery: May pera sila!

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte is leaving the full recovery and restoration of Marawi City to rich businessmen there.

Duterte said this during a situation briefing in Pampanga on the effects of Monday’s magnitude 6.1 earthquake that hit parts of Luzon.

“I don’t think that I should be spending for their building. Hindi ako maggagasto. ng ano. Maraming pera ang mga tao diyan. Every Maranao there is a businessman. Kasali na ang shabu, may pera sila,” according to the President

Duterte believes that the five-month-long armed conflict in the Islamic capital of the Philippines was bound to happen.

“Man-made naman ang calamity doon. It was bound to happen because of what they were doing there,” he added.

The May 2017 siege prompted the displacement of some 300,000 residents and left more than 1,000 dead.

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