- Senator Francis Pangilinan’s family and actress Jodi Sta. Maria has offered to shoulder the bail of Quezon City residents who were arrested for protesting for assistance amid the enhanced community quarantine
- They offered help after Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) secretary-general Renato Reyes said that the 21 protesters were charged to pay P15,000 bail each
- Jodi responded that she will sponsor four of the arrested residents
- Frankie Pangilinan then said she will sponsor one while her parents, Senator Pangilinan and Sharon Cuneta, will cover the rest
The family of Senator Francis Pangilinan and actress Jodi Sta. Maria has pledged to shoulder the bail of 21 Quezon City residents who were arrested after protesting for food and other assistance amid the metro-wide enhanced community quarantine.
In a report by ABS-CBN News, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) secretary-general Renato Reyes said the nabbed Quezon City residents are now facing multiple charges and need to pay P15,000 bail each.
Through Twitter, Reyes appealed for aid saying, "Saan nilang lupalop kukunin 'yun? Their lawyer is now appealing for help. Tulungan po natin."
Jodi then responded and offered a help.
“Okay po. 4 po sa akin Sir,” the Kapamilya actress said.
Frankie, daughter of Senator Pangilinan and Megastar Sharon Cuneta, also initiated to sponsor one of the arrested protesters.
“I’ll sponsor one. Please give the details,” Frankie wrote.
"And my parents would like to cover the other twenty," she shortly added.
Frankie also took to social media to air her stance over the situation.
“Please forgive me for immediately reacting so publicly. i cant take it back now, but please know the intentions were empathetic and emotionally fuelled and not directly political.”
"I'm really sorry, I don't normally but that stuff out there, but nanginginig ako sa galit, and they need to be set free. And the faster we can get this done the better," she tweeted.
On April 1, locals of Sitio San Roque, Barangay Bagong Pag-asa gathered along EDSA to demand food assistance from the government amid the Luzon-wide coronavirus lockdown that has cost the livelihood of many citizens.
In a previous report by KAMI, President Rodrigo Duterte has finally spoken out after the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) summoned Mayor Vico Sotto over such alleged violation of the recently passed Bayanihan to Heal As One Law.
The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.
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