LOOK: These Celebrities Offer to Post Bail for Arrested QC Protesters

After protesters in Quezon City were arrested last Wednesday for demanding food and government assistance amid the month-long quarantine, their lawyer, Atty. Kristina Conti, is appealing to the Filipino public to give help to these protestors who are financially incapable of posting bail.

According to Atty. Conti’s social media post, the detainees are facing multiple charges and will need at least PHP 15,000 each in order to be free by Monday, April 6.

Her post quickly drew the attention of a few celebrities, namely Frankie Pangilinan, the daughter of Senator Kiko Pangilinan and Sharon Cuneta, and actress Jodi St. Maria who publicly pledged to bail out the 21 detainees.

The 21 arrested protestors were residents of Sitio San Roque, in Quezon City who said that they have received no aid from the local government during the enhanced community quarantine amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, despite claims from the LGU that there has been a “continuous distribution of food packs throughout the city, both from the local government and the barangays to ensure that affected families are looked after during this crisis period.”

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