MANILA – A court in Caloocan City on Tuesday ordered the release of an elderly jeepney driver who was arrested last week for supposedly disobeying authority during a protest.
Judge Gloria Santos of Caloocan City Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 51 ordered the Caloocan City police to release Elmer Cordero after the detainee posted the P10,000 bond.
JUST IN: Court releases discharge order for Elmer Cordero, the 72 year-old driver of #Piston6 | via @JervisManahan pic.twitter.com/dj0QvwyxLr
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The 72-year-old man was arrested last week along with 5 other jeepney drivers for disobedience to authority when they allegedly refused to stop protesting on EDSA. They were asking for government aid and permission for jeepney drivers to ply the roads.
Jeepneys have been barred from roads since March under quarantine regulations because of the coronavirus outbreak. – With a report from Jervis Manahan, ABS-CBN News