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Aquino admin deserves credit for saving Mary Jane Veloso’s life, too

Aquino admin deserves credit for saving Mary Jane Veloso’s life, too

Two days after the scheduled execution of Mary Jane Veloso was canceled at the last minute by the Indonesian government, her family is now back in the country, and they are doing so with a bang. Celia Veloso, Mary Jane’s mother, immediately proclaimed that it is “payback time” for her family, slamming President Benigno Aquino

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Mary Jane Veloso gets reprieve from execution, for now

Mary Jane Veloso, a Filipina sentenced to death in Indonesia after getting caught possessing 2.6 kilos of heroin last 2010, has been spared from the firing squad at the last minute. According to The Jakarta Post, the Indonesian government made this decision after Maria Kristina Sergio, the woman who allegedly recruited her to act as

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Who to blame for Mary Jane Veloso’s Execution?

Mary Jane Veloso is a Filipina domestic worker who was sentenced to death by firing squad due to her arrest for smuggling 2.6 Kg of heroine found in her suitcase way back in 2010. There has been a public outcry from Filipinos and Indonesians alike to spare the life of the 30-year-old Filipina since her

This photo of former Pres. Gloria Arroyo, seen here wearing a Miami J brace, was taken by Bullit Marquez of Associated Press just before she was transferred to VMMC

GMA TURNS 68 | Gloria Arroyo remains detained, but where’s the smoking gun?

Today, April 5, is the 68th birthday of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Now on her second term as a congresswoman from her home province Pampanga, Arroyo has been under detention since November 2011.  She has been in hospital arrest at the Veterans Memorial Medial Center for most of the time, except for a brief period in

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DEAL OR NO DEAL? | Should the Bangsamoro Basic Law be given a chance?

Passing the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) may be the solution to the long-term conflict in Mindanao that will finally bring peace to the Bangsamoro people of Mindanao. The purpose of this law, according to the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, is “to establish the new Bangsamoro political entity and provide for