April 25, 2015     Philippines
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Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Mary Jane Veloso receives notice of execution

Mary Jane is scheduled to be executed by firing squad on Tuesday, Apr. 28.

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Mary Jane ‘incredibly strong, calm, composed’ says lawyer

“She tells her family not to feel sad and is buoying up their sprits.”

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Mindanao IP leaders talk peace, ancestral domain, human rights

“The Aquino government just shows itself as anti-indigenous people and destroyer of the environment.”

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Mary Jane to Widodo: ‘Grant me pardon’

“I sincerely pray to to be saved from the death penalty and to be given the opportunity to bring up my children.”

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Mary Jane’s kin receives execution order, no fix date yet

“What is important now is that the Indonesia’s High Prosecutor himself said the filing of the petition for a second judicial review may or may not affect the carrying out of the death penalty. It was not...

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Japanese banana company concedes to workers, revokes piece-rate scheme

“This victory is a lesson to Sumifru and all capitalists that you cannot impose exploitative and unjust policies on your workers without facing resistance."

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Mary Jane moved to ‘execution island’; Aquino gov’t hit for criminal neglect

"The truth is that Aquino did not do anything for Mary Jane’s case.”

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Relatives, colleagues of victims killed 12 years ago cry for justice

“It is difficult to accept that they are gone. But we are not the only ones hurting. They were both a loss to the thousands of Filipinos suffering.”

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Mary Jane Veloso’s lawyers to file petition for second judicial review

"In accordance with international and parallel local laws, (Veloso) must not be penalized for any alleged crime which was integral and in connection with such human trafficking scheme, and must instead be repatriated back to the Philippines.”

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Mary Jane’s right to fair trial, due process violated – US lawyers

“The NLG recognizes that Veloso’s case is not a singular, isolated incident, but rather a product of an exploitative economic system purposefully built upon the labor of overseas workers.”

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Environmental activists declare Mines bureau ‘closed’

"Until now MGB has not heeded the call of the people to disallow and disapprove foreign large-scale mining corporations."

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