- She said that these people should be given compassion and understanding as they are not privileged enough to be able to save some food during the enhanced community quarantine.
Celebrity mom and television host Karla Estrada tweeted her frustrations about the arrest of around 20 residents of Barangay San Roque in Quezon City after they conducted a protest for food packs from the government.
“May mga sikmurang kumakalan kaya nangyayari ang mga ito. Bigyan sila ng tulong pag unawa dapat!” Estrada wrote.
Sila ang walang sobra. Sila ang mga walang nakatabing pagkain. Sila ang naghihintay lamang na maabunan na kung kelan ay walang nakakaalam. May mga sikmurang kumakalan kaya nangyayari ang mga ito. Bigyan sila ng tulong pag unawa dapat! https://t.co/zM3MIaALSw
— karla estrada (@Estrada21Karla) April 1, 2020
On April 1, militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) condemned the arrest of the Quezon City citizens.
“Mariin naming kinokondena ang pandarahas at pag-aresto sa mga taong nagugutom at humihingi ng pagkain at kagyat na tulong mula sa gobyerno,” Bayan secretary-general Renato Reyes said.
He also questioned why the police had to arrest the protesters when they’re only looking for food from the government as they are starving. He asked where the Php275 billion fund was allotted and distributed.
“Masasagot ba ng pandarahas ang kalam ng sikmura nila? Sila ba ay hahayaan na lang nating tahimik na mamatay sa gutom.”
The arrested individuals, composed of 14 male and six female residents, were brought to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit of the Quezon City Police District for the filing of charges against them.