MANILA – Malacañang on Friday stated it was ‘easy to understand’ that some citizens of war-torn Marawi City believe President Rodrigo Duterte has no worry for Muslims.
In a survey carried out last April 12 to 15, the Social Weather Stations claimed Marawi homeowners were much less persuaded that Duterte has problem for Muslims.
The survey showed that 30 percent of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Marawi City believe that Duterte is worried concerning Muslims, compared with 36 percent who do not think so. This led to a net score of -6.
In contrast, 50 percent of Marawi residents that were not displaced by the battle think Duterte is concerned about Muslims, while 24 percent do not think so. This caused a +26 net score.
” This view … is understandable, given that Marawi City has actually been the facility of the Maute rebellion, which caused its destruction as well as displacement of its locals, as mentioned by 32% of Marawi City participants,” Presidential Spokersperson Harry Roque claimed.
” Nonetheless, it is necessary to note that even after the Marawi siege, majority continuouslies place its rely on the Head of state,” he said.
Terrorists from the Islamic State-linked Maute group had actually laid siege on Marawi for five months last year, compeling thousands to leave and also damaging much of the city.
Roque stated despite this much less rosy sight of Marawi citizens on the President, the Palace is still thankful that 68 percent of IDPs and also 78 percent of non-displaced Marawi citizens think the federal government did good in offering alleviation, shelter and also financial assistance for evacuees.
The same survey showed that majority of Marawi City locals – 56 percent among IDPs as well as 80 percent amongst non-IDPs – believe their quality of life now as compared to a year ago became worse.
The federal government is currently working to rehabilitate the city, which was heavily ravaged by 5 months of combating in between government troops and Islamic State-inspired rebels.
Recovery efforts, nonetheless, remain to experience hold-ups.