Naga youth protester released on bail


NAGA– Detained Ateneo student Emmanuel Pio Mijares was released on bail late Friday afternoon, June 13.

A total of P8,000 was posted as bail. He is charged with violation of Articles 153 and 148 of the Revised Penal Code, or tumults and other disturbances of public order, and assault upon an agent of a person in authority.

Emmanuel Pio Mijares steps out of jail on temporary liberty, June 13. (Photo by Vince Casihilan /
Emmanuel Pio Mijares steps out of jail on temporary liberty, June 13. (Photo by Vince Casihilan /

Mijares, a psychology student of Ateneo de Naga University, came out of Naga City jail amid the cheering crowd of fellow student activists and friends.

Mijares became an overnight celebrity and “hero” after he was beaten up and detained by Presidential security men and police for disrupting President Benigno Aquino III’s speech on Independence Day. Mijares shouted, “Patalsikin ang Pork Barrel King! Walang pagbabago sa Pilipinas!” (Oust the Pork Barrel King! Nothing changed in the Philippines!) while holding a banner with the words “Oust PNoy,” “Scrap all forms of pork,” and “DAP ibasura.” (Junk DAP).

Judge Nonna O. Beltran gave out the order for Mijares’s temporary liberty. Beltran is the vice-executive judge of the Municipal Trial Court in Cities, 5th Judicial Region, Naga City.

According to witnesses, Mijares was forcibly dragged by Presidential Security Group personnel and police, and was forced to swallow the whole cloth banner, which was confiscated from him.

His lawyers, Luis Ruben General and Ricky Tomotorgo, are planning to file a case of illegal detention against the police for exceeding more than 12 hours of allowable period of detention without charges. / Posted by

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  1. Good job Mr. Mijares. Hope everything is ok there. Nonetheless, nobody can blame the government. Because government is formed and created by the people. “People always complain of lying politicians. But who elected these politicians? The people who believe in their lies” – George Carlin
    P.S. Whenever there is government there is corruption. We are fooled to believe that we need government.


  3. just curious paano nalunok ung buong banner? unti unti siguro pinanguya then lunok..

  4. May thousands more Mijares’s bloom in the Philippines!

  5. Ang pagkakataon na iyan ay naaayon lamang sa kadahilanan na si pinoy ay pambihirang makita sa mga probinsya,, lahat ng mga porma ng kilos protesta ay dapat gawin upang mapahatid lamang kay Pinoy ang pagkakasuka ng taong bayan sa kanyang admin at sa anti-pipol na mga ginagawa,

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