STATEMENT | The people have prevailed, now heads must roll

April 29, 2015

It is with utmost jubilance that we announce to all Filipinos and supporters here in the Philippines and around the world that the Indonesian government has suspended the implementation of the death sentence on our kababayan Mary Jane Veloso until all proceedings in the Philippines is finished.  We express our most heartfelt joyous solidarity with […]

LIVE UPDATES | #SaveMaryJaneVeloso

April 27, 2015

Tweets by @pinoyweekly This April 28, the Indonesian government led by President Joko Widodo has committed to kill overseas Filipino worker Mary Jane Veloso. This despite the frantic last-minute campaign to plead for her clemency, from the various people’s organizations and personalities in the Philippines to Indonesian groups and celebrities to migrant rights activists and […]

Tayo si Mary Jane

April 27, 2015

Literal na binibilang natin ang oras bago bawian ng buhay ng gobyerno ng Indonesia si Mary Jane Veloso sa kasong drug trafficking. Hanggang sa ngayon, hindi pa rin nakikinig si Pang. Joko Widodo ng Indonesia sa panawagan hindi lamang ng kaanak ni Mary Jane at mga mamamayang Pilipino kundi ng mga mamamayan ng Indonesia at […]

‘Gobyerno ng Pilipinas, nagsisinungaling sa kaso ni Mary Jane’

April 25, 2015

“Pawang mga kasinungalingan” ng administrasyong Aquino ang natuklasan ng mga abogado ni Mary Jane Veloso sa kanilang pagdating sa Indonesia para tumulong sa kaso. Taliwas sa sinasabi ng gobyerno ng Pilipinas na ginagawa nila ang lahat para kay Mary Jane, malinaw na kapabayaan ang ginawa sa kaso ni Mary Jane, ayon sa PH legat team sa […]

Relatives of Mary Jane Veloso are in tears, in a press conference organized by the UP community with Migrante International. Photo courtesy Sarah Raymundo

Protesters call for ‘Mary Jane Veloso redemption, Aquino resignation’

April 17, 2015

Kin of Mary Jane Veloso, together with members of Migrante International and other groups, lit candles at Welcome Rotonda to call on the public to support the call for the Indonesian government to spare Veloso’s life as well as other Filipinos on death row abroad. In University of the Philippines-Diliman, university professors, students and staff vowed […]

Mary Jane’s odyssey

April 14, 2015

Twenty years have passed since Flor Contemplacion was executed in Singapore. Today, Mary Jane Veloso, 30, may very well  suffer the same fate in Indonesia–unless the Filipino people and the international community can pressure the Indonesian government to show clemency. After all, it is the firm belief of Mary Jane’s family and supporters that she is in fact a […]

Kuwento ng pang-aapi ng Saudi Royal Family sa migranteng Pilipino

April 10, 2015

Para sa overseas Filipino workers (OFW), ipinapangako ng paninilbihan sa isang prinsipe at prinsesa sa Kaharian ng Saudi Arabia ang magandang buhay. Pero hindi ito totoo sa karanasan nina Olivia Ramos, Ester Ocom, at Marilyn Ristor, na nanilbihan sa mga royal family sa Saudi Arabia pero nakaranas ng kahirapan, pang-aabuso, at pagyurak sa kanilang pagkatao. Ilan lamang sila sa […]

Dear Migrante

March 21, 2015

Day-off mo ba ngayon o tambak ang trabaho? Dahil tayo ay magkalayo, magsulatan tayo kahit nasa magkabilang panig ng mundo. Paglapitin natin at ituring na nakatagpo kayo ng kaibigan, kahuntahan sa nakakatawang eksena ng mga biyahe, karamay sa homesick at kakampi mula sa malulupit na amo o pagtawag ng pansin sa gobyerno. Malugod na ibinubukas […]