By MB Online
Philippine National Police Deputy Chief for Operations Police Lieutenant General Guillermo Eleazar on Monday said that the six elderly jeepney drivers who were arrested for staging a protest in Caloocan City have yet to post bail.
“As per our monitoring ay hindi pa po sila mapiyansahan. Pero sa araw po na ito, dahil Monday, baka po sakaling makalabas na sila. And ‘yun naman po ay nasa proseso din, ‘yun po ang kanilang disposition,” Eleazar said in an interview with Unang Balita.
The Caloocan Police earlier said the six PISTON drivers violated the prohibition against “non-essential” mass gathering and committed “resistance and disobedience to a person in authority.”
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) earlier expressed concern to the six drivers, saying their age bracket is among those who are at most risk to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
One of the drivers who was detained is already 72 years old, and his fellow drivers have poor health conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes.