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Jodi Sta. Maria and Frankie Pangilinan pledge to bail out the arrested QC protesters

Frankie Pangilinan’s parents promise to bail out the rest of the protesters

Last April 1,  21 Quezon City residents were arrested for holding a protest amid the Luzon-wide lockdown.

A video tweeted on DZMM’s TeleRadyo Twitter page showed residents from Sitio San Roque, Brgy, Bagong Pag-asa, Quezon City gathered alongside EDSA on April 1 to protest the local government’s lack of food assistance amid Luzon’s coronavirus lockdown.

The bail for each arrested resident was set at P15,000. Bagong Alyansang Makabayan’s Renato Reyes Jr. tweeted about the dilemma the protesters were facing and how they would not be able to afford their bail.

Actress Jodi Sta. Maria stepped in and said she would pay the bail for four of the detainees.

Frankie Pangilinan also spoke up and said she would pay for one. She added that her parents—namely Senator Francis Pangilinan and Megastar Sharon Cuneta—would pay for the rest.

Netizens were touched by the generous gesture and said as much on Twitter,



On the other hand, the Quezon City government said that there has been continuous distribution of food packs throughout the city, both by the local government and the barangays, to ensure that the families affected are taken care of during this period of crisis.

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