Duterte’s Marawi visit cancelled because of bad weather

Dharel Placido, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 27 2017 05:06 PM

MANILA—President Rodrigo Duterte’s scheduled visit to Marawi City was cancelled on Wednesday due to bad weather.

He was supposed to lead the turnover of 500 units of transitional shelters in Marawi’s Sagonsongan village.

“I would have wanted to go to Marawi . . . Nasarahan kami so we had to go up and get out to the sea. Kasi when you are there inside, inside the clouds, you do not know the direction except the best way is really to go up and find a way to go to the dagat, para safety ka then we proceeded here,” Duterte said as he presided over a disaster briefing in Lanao del Norte.

The 500 shelters are part of the 1,100 housing units that the government intends to build in Sagonsongan, which is located some 3.5 kilometers from the so-called ground zero in Marawi City.