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Senator: LGU to blame for Marawi crisis

Senator: LGU to blame for Marawi crisis

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A SENATOR accused the Marawi local government unit (LGU) of negligence that allowed the Maute terrorist group to prepare for the Islamic City siege. Sen. Gregorio Honasan II said the ISIS-inspired terrorist group was able to stockpile weapons, ammunition, and food, and even build bunkers and tunnels without the LGU knowing or reporting them to the military. “[In] every hearing that we (the Senate) have conducted so far, the hardest question to answer is ‘Why did this happen?’ I hold the local government responsible because [the] local government […] is in the frontline of basic services,” Honasan said during a forum held Oct. 25. “Paano nangyari ito? Ang sagot sa amin is ‘Hindi namin alam e.’ [...] That is the second question: ‘Bakit hindi ninyo alam?’ ‘Pag eleksyon alam ninyo...