‘I thought we were going to die’

MARAWI CITY—Joey Laygon, 35, said he could not believe they were able to get out alive from the war zone where they were trapped for 45 days.

 

“I thought we were going to die,” Laygon said when presented to media on Friday, two days after they were rescued.

 

Laygon, a father of three from Suarez, Iligan City, was on his second day as a construction worker here when fighting erupted on May 23. He was with his elder brother Joselito.

 

“On the night of May 23, the Maute men arrived. The next day, our employers told us to just hide in the house and not to come out because something bad may happen because we were Christians,” he said.

 

He said…

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