April 18, 2015     Philippines
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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Stranded OFWs in Saudi sleep in empty swimming pool in Ph villa

“They were not even given bed foams. They only use carton boxes to protect them from either the cold or hot flooring of the empty swimming pool.”

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Filipinos worldwide appeal to save Mary Jane

“Why is she the one who will be made to suffer while those who orchestrated the trafficking and fooled her into unknowingly transporting the illegal drugs are still out there continuing their criminal activities?”

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Full Text: Mary Jane Veloso narrates how she ended up in death row

This copy was provided to Bulatlat.com by the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers, a Filipino lawyer rights group who took on Veloso’s case as progressive groups carry on their last ditched efforts to save her from execution....

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

‘Overturn death sentence on Mary Jane’ – int’l lawyers group

“The death penalty is widely considered to be a disproportionate penalty for drug-related offences.”

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Case of Filipina in death row highlights need for GPH-NDFP peace talks

“The very reason that drove Mary Jane Veloso away was economic difficulties, the dream of a better life. All the more there is a need to resume the peace talks so that both panels can proceed with...

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

OFW group says gov’t help always ‘too little, too late’

Migrante International says the lack of legal assistance by government deprives OFWs due process and lands them straight to jail, in some cases, in death row.

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

The Velosos, a family of OFWs

“The story of the Veloso family is truly heartbreaking. But what is more saddening is that we know that there are more like them.”

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

A sons’ wish: ‘I want to rescue Mama’

The children of Mary Jane Veloso, the Filipina in death row in Indonesia, hope that she will be saved from execution.

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Veloso family urges Aquino: ‘Save Mary Jane’

The family of Mary Jane Veloso, the Filipina in death row in Indonesia, appeals for help from President Aquino.

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Candles lit in bid to save Filipina in death row in Indonesia

“Mary Jane Veloso is not only a victim of drug trafficking syndicates but also of government neglect.”

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

#BulatlatAsks | OFWs sympathize with Flor Contemplacion

They were not yet OFWs when Flor Contemplacion was executed. What impact did Flor Contemplacion’s death had on them then?

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