April 28, 2015     Philippines
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OFWs & Migration


Monday, April 27th, 2015

#SaveMaryJane | Second petition for judicial review junked

A day before her execution, the Indonesian Supreme Court rejected Mary Jane Veloso’s appeal for a second judicial review.

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Pursue cases against recruiter, Mary Jane urges

Edre Olalia, secretary general of the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers, said Mary Jane urged them to pursue a case against her recruiter, Ma. Kristina Sergio, “not only to give her justice but to save other future...

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Vigil to #SaveMaryJane begins

“The clock is ticking. We have 72 hours to save Mary Jane’s life. The Filipino people are behind Mary Jane and her family. We are not giving up."

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Campaign to save Mary Jane Veloso not yet over — lawyers

Migrante International challenged Aquino to recall its diplomats in Jakarta, disapprove or suspend any Indonesian company’s application for investment and to bare the list of all Filipino migrant workers who are either languishing in jail or on...

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Mary Jane Veloso receives notice of execution

Mary Jane is scheduled to be executed by firing squad on Tuesday, April 28.

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Mary Jane ‘incredibly strong, calm, composed,’ says lawyer

“She tells her family not to feel sad and is buoying up their sprits.”

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Mary Jane to Widodo: ‘Grant me pardon’

“I sincerely pray to to be saved from the death penalty and to be given the opportunity to bring up my children.”

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Saving Mary Jane Veloso, making up for 5 years of govt neglect

“I should have noted every word and every promise they gave our family. All along, I really thought they were handling my sister’s case.”

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Mary Jane’s kin receives execution order, no fix date yet

“What is important now is that the Indonesia’s High Prosecutor himself said the filing of the petition for a second judicial review may or may not affect the carrying out of the death penalty. It was not...

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Mary Jane moved to ‘execution island’; Aquino gov’t hit for criminal neglect

"The truth is that Aquino did not do anything for Mary Jane’s case.”

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Mary Jane Veloso’s lawyers to file petition for second judicial review

"In accordance with international and parallel local laws, (Veloso) must not be penalized for any alleged crime which was integral and in connection with such human trafficking scheme, and must instead be repatriated back to the Philippines.”

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