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San Roque 21 released

Paula Antolin

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The 21 protesters from Sitio San Roque, Barangay Bagong Pag-asa who were arrested last week by the police for several violations relative to the existing Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine posted bail for their provisional liberty.

P/Brig. Gen. Ronnie Montejo, Quezon City Police District director, said the accused posted a cash bond of P15,000 each as they received a copy of the release order from Presiding Judge Peter Filip Abelita of QC Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 22.

After verification of records, the accused were immediately released at past 6 p.m. on Monday, 6 April.

The accused were identified as Epifania Villamero, Marivic Mantar, Jocy Lopez, Ruth Danghil, Cherame Garcines, Jungie Camarador, Jesus Magsayo, Renato Agbay, Saidamin Casangoan, Revelo Mejorada, Celso Alagon, Sonny Ysulan, Cesar Gallamoza, Telfert Ramirez, Hilario Dela Cruz, Dionesio Lopez, Andres Lapinid, Ereberht Galagate, Bino Ali, Emelson Cahinde and Rudillo Cabasag Jr.

They were charged with violation of Republic 11469, the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, RA 11332, the Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act in relation to RA 922, and resistance and disobedience to a person in authority or agents.

Montejo reiterated the stern warning of the PNP, under the leadership of Gen. Archie Gamboa, of “firm and decisive police action” against those who will organize and join “illegal mass actions” amid the state of national health emergency due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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