“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.”
Category: OFWs & Migration
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.
For months, a number of Filipino migrant workers in Saudi Arabia have been out of work and stuck in camps with no water or electricity. Their wives are calling on government to bring them home.
“To deny these evident facts is to miss the elephant in the room, so to speak, is outrageously ridiculous, and would make us the laughing stock of the world.”
“OFWs all over the world are in grief and collective rage over this incident.”
“This is already a crisis. How does this government define a crisis? Do OFWs need to die of hunger first?”