MMDA Spokesperson Celine Pialago on Sunday called those who sympathize with detainee Reina Mae Nasino to stop romanticizing her situation.
According to Philippine Star, “Nearly 100 police officers, some in full battle gear, and around 50 Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) personnel were at the Manila North Cemetery on the day of the burial.”
Nasino was granted furlough—which was shortened from three days to three hours each on two days due to lack of personnel—to attend the wake and burial of her three-month-old baby River.
Reina Mae Nasino was arrested in November 2019 with two fellow activists after police raided an office where they lived at the time. They were charged with the illegal possession of firearms and explosives – charges all three have denied.
The hashtag #JusticeForBabyRiver is now viral on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook. The main topic for #JusticeForBabyRiver is the heavily guarded Reina Mae Nasino at her 3-month-old daughter as she lays her to rest at the Manila North Cemetery.
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