- The Palace has weighed in on the issue of 72-year-old jeepney driver who was yet to be released from jail
- Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that an accused should face a pending case regardless of age
- He added that they will look into it because the case has to go through a process
- Roque clarified that the driver could only be given pardon or parole if he is found guilty
The Palace commented regarding the case of 72-year-old Elmer Cordero who was accused of violating the community quarantine protocols and got detained with five other jeepney drivers.
KAMI learned that Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that the case of Cordero will go through a process.
In a report by the Inquirer (authored by Krissy Aguilar), Roque explained that the accused has to face a pending case regardless of their age.
“Dadaan po ‘yan sa proseso. Dadaan po ‘yan sa piskalya, kung wala pong ebidensya, madidismiss po ‘yung kaso,” Roque said.
“Titignan po natin ‘yan kasi regardless of your age, ‘pag may pending case, kinakailangan harapin ‘yung kaso. Magkakaroon lang po ‘yan ng clemency if he is found guilty. Meron tayong probisyon that the court can recommend pardon or parole to senior citizens,” he added.
In a previous report by KAMI, Lolo Elmer has spoken regarding him being the oldest in the “Piston 6” and yet, he was not released because of a pending case under his name.
The Piston 6 is composed of six jeepney drivers who were arrested for allegedly violating community quarantine protocols when they asked for help and protested along EDSA.
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