“The situation at hand presents a distinct factual milieu. The private complainant Mary Jane Veloso is not sick or infirm.”
Category: OFWs & Migration
“We are enduring the fact that we have to be away from our families to provide for their needs. But now, we have lost everything.”
“We urge President Duterte to not only limit the exemption to returning OFWs, but to abolish the OEC permanently.”
“The relief assistance is timely in light of thousands of OFWs in various construction companies who are not receiving their salaries and benefits. And OWWA’s usual attitude of turning a deaf ear to the plight of OFWs hopefully will finally end.”
“We know his strong sentiments against drugs. We also know that he is fully informed of Mary Jane’s innocence. I know he will help her.”
A group of OFWs and their families present their agenda to the incoming Duterte administration.
“Even if the new administration will not pay attention to Mary Jane, we are no longer the old Veloso family who stayed mum on her issue. We have Migrante and Colmenares now.”
“Walang katumbas, walang katumbas na salapi. Sinira niya ang buhay namin.” (Money could not repay the suffering this has caused our lives.)
Migrante International leader Sol Pillas, 58, served Filipino migrant workers all over the world “until her last breath.”
“They brought her to a situation in which she almost died.”
The trial proper finally begins on March 29 against Mary Jane Veloso’s recruiters.