July 07, 2015     Philippines
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Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Mary Jane’s family hopes she’ll be home by Xmas

“We appeal to the DOJ, no more delays, please.”

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Filipina spared from death row in Kuwait returns home

“All our efforts have not been in vain, and we attribute this victory mainly to their fighting spirit and the collective efforts of friends, supporters and advocates.”

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

DFA official apologizes for ‘shortcomings’ in Mary Jane’s case

“This is not just about Mary Jane. We do not want other families to go through the same ordeal. It is painful to be in an island, waiting for my sister’s remains.” - Maritess Veloso-Laurente

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Veloso family urges DOJ to study evidence well

The case against Mary Jane Veloso’s recruiters Ma. Cristina Sergio and Julius Lacanilao has been submitted for resolution to determine if there is probable cause on the charges of human trafficking, illegal recruitment, and estafa.

Monday, June 1st, 2015

#SaveMaryJane Alliance launched

"They don't know my daughter, they don't know us, but still, they're helping us.”

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Filipina sentenced to death in UAE

Barely a month since the stay of execution of Mary Jane Veloso, Jennifer Dalquez from General Santos City was sentenced to death for killing her employer who tried to rape her.

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

‘Recruiters took advantage of Mary Jane’ – Veloso family

“Mary Jane is not the hard-headed person that Sergio wants to portray. She is easily frightened, has poor sense of direction and would cry easily especially about things that she is not familiar with.”

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

‘We will not let Mary Jane become another Flor’

“In the case of Flor Contemplacion, we only had eight days from the time we knew about the case. In the case of Mary Jane, we had three weeks.”

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."

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