Magdalo Partylist representative Gary Alejano is accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of assisting the Maute terror group in worsening the situation in Marawi City, Lanao Del Sur.
According to Alejano, Duterte was looking for a concrete reason to declare Martial Law, which was provided by the terrorist group who is seeking recognition from the Islamic State.
The congressman questions the motive of the President in declaring Martial since he has been aware of the Maute’s plan to assault Marawi.
Alejano based his allegation on a statement made by Pres. Duterte during a business forum dinner in Malacañang last December 12, where he revealed that terrorists are planning to assault Lanao province.
The Magdalo representative further added that Martial Law will not solve the problem of rebellion and insurgency in Mindanao.