“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.”
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Relatives of distressed OFWs expressed support to Mary Jane Veloso while expressing their frustrations over the seeming lack of action from the government.
“All public officials who claim to be serving Filipinos should echo the call to save Mary Jane’s life.”
“We hope that this would be given due attention. Some 20 years ago, Flor was executed. We were told that she would be the last.”
“Attorney, please bring home my mother.”
“If answered unsatisfactorily, this would prove that the government have neglected Mary Jane.”
“Mary Jane’s human rights were violated when she was unscrupulously victimized by a drug trafficking syndicate. She should not be punished but given justice.”
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The family, relatives and friends of Mary Jane Veloso, with the help of Migrante International and other progressive groups, the Catholic Church, and concerned citizens are trying to move heaven and earth to save her life and spare her from the death sentence. Mary Jane Veloso has been sentenced to…
“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?”
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.
“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 the discussion on socio-economic reforms.”