72-year-old Elmer Cordero, who was arrested for allegedly violating the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) protocols following a protest against the government’s ban on jeepney operations at the Monumento area in Caloocan City, has been released from detention last June 9.
But unknown to many, Angel Locsin, as well as Bea Alonzo through the latter’s non-profit organization I AM HOPE, helped Tatay Elmer while in detention by sending him health kit essentials like face masks, alcohol, and vitamins, among others.
Tatay Elmer, extremely thankful for the help Angel had extended to him, expressed his gratitude to the Kapamilya actress through a video message.
“Maraming salamat Angel Locsin sa lahat ng itinutulong mo sa aming suporta sa loob ng kulungan pati ‘yung gamot tsaka alcohol. Lahat kumpleto, lahat ng mga tulong mo, maraming maraming salamat,” he said in a video posted by a netizen with a username @joshualibarnes.
It took nearly a week before Tatay Elmer and the rest of the PISTON 6 were released from detention. Judge Gloria Santos of the Caloocan City Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 51 ordered the release of Cordero after he posted a P10,000 bond.