“Dito sa Marawi may nag-complain. You know, Marawi is not that easy. We started it and we are at it already because ‘yung — the clearing of explosives ang matagal. Then we have to contend with titles. Iyong mga titles ninyo diyan doble-doble. So there’s no one — there’s no title that is really very clean. As a matter of fact, the land itself belongs to the military, the whole of it, diyan banda. Ang tawag diyan Camp — Keithley, oo, Camp Keithley. Maliit pa kami nagpunta kami — bata pa kami, Camp Keithley.
So wine-waive na ng gobyerno niyan. There is the individual titles na nag-o-overlap and so many things that to solve locally and the problem is about Marawi community itself, hindi sa gobyerno.
Ngayon ang sa gobyerno sabi ninyo ang pera, ang pera nandiyan. Na sabi magastos na spending ganun, tagbi-billions. The money is there. Do not worry. And we will continue to spend until such time that Marawi is rebuilt to its former glory. It might take — you know, it’s not easy to do that but it might take some time before we can really reach the ideal place that you’d call home.
In the meantime, itong mga tao na nagrereklamo na ang sabi there is no liberation of Marawi yet. Look, government liberated Marawi not from the people of Marawi. We do not do that and we never did it. We liberated Marawi against the terrorist, Maute pati ‘yung ISIS.”