May 22, 2015     Philippines
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Thursday, May 21st, 2015

‘Mary Jane is innocent’ – recruiters

“Mary Jane Veloso is innocent and was only duped into carrying illegal drugs to Indonesia by two men we met in Malaysia.”

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

‘Mary Jane is not guilty’ — Indonesian lawyers

“This is a very special case. I believe that there is a chance for everything.”

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Repatriated OFWs file charges vs KSA firm, recruitment agency

"They did not treat us as their employees, they treated us as their slaves."

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Mary Jane Veloso unites Filipinos with citizens around the globe

“A small petition in the Philippines became international and showed that the whole world sympathizes with Mary Jane.”

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

Nanay Celia: ‘I’m willing to die by firing squad for Mary Jane’

“I have decided to fight and you should too.”

Friday, May 8th, 2015

#FreeMaryJane | Veloso’s recruiters face charges of illegal recruitment, estafa, human trafficking

Mary Jane Veloso’s pro bono lawyer Edre Olalia questioned the factual basis for the Public Attorney’s Office to represent the arrested recruiters Ma. Kristina Sergio and Julius Lacanilao as they do not appear to be indigents.

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Garry Martinez: A selfless, humble migrants’ rights activist

Migrante International’s leader goes on leave as he turns 45.

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

#FreeMaryJane | Mary Jane’s recruiters arrested

“There is relief that we were able to finally see her arrested.”

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

On govt’s Mary Jane timeline | ‘A poorly written script,’ says migrant rights activist

Noticeably, the government timeline showed a one-year gap, from April 23, 2012 to April 25, 2013, when government officials had no clear action on Mary Jane’s case.

Monday, May 4th, 2015

#FacePalm | Netizens react to Veloso bashing

'Ingrate’ is a politically-charged word that was “historically used by the ruling class, by colonizers, by the frailes, the hacienderos and the landlords in order to insult and demonize the toiling masses, the peasants, for not bowing...

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Family recalls ‘traumatic’ bid to save Mary Jane

“I kept calling out my sister’s name, who I thought was already in heaven.”

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