'Saya yakin bisa pulang,' Mary Jane Fiesta berharap bisa bebas dari hukuman mati
Maria Cristina Sergio, terduga perekrut Mary Jane, sering bercerita kepada para tetangganya bahwa jika mereka tertarik untuk bekerja sebagai asisten rumah tangga, ia bisa bantu mereka dapatkan pekerjaan tersebut.
Satu lagi korban perekrutan ilegal Maria Cristina Sergio, selain terpidana mati Mary Jane Veloso, dilaporkan hilang
Lawyer Edre Olalia on Friday, May 8, questions how the alleged traffickers of Filipino-on-death-row Mary Jane Veloso can be considered 'indigents' qualified for PAO representation
Public Attorney's Office (PAO) chief Acosta regards as 'trial by publicity' the justice department's disclosure of details of an alleged confession by her client, Maria Cristina Sergio
(UPDATED) Public Attorney's Office chief Persida Rueda-Acosta, who acts as Maria Cristina Sergio's counsel, says any supposed confession made by Sergio is 'null and void'
Some airport personnel also help illegal recruiters by providing them with their company IDs, allowing the departing victims to enter the airport's restricted areas
(UPDATED) The justice department finds probable cause to indict Maria Cristina Sergio and Julius Lacanilao of illegal recruitment
Migrant workers' rights advocate Susan 'Toots' Ople explains that human trafficking almost always starts with illegal recruitment – the promise of overseas employment
Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says 10 other alleged victims have surfaced against Maria Cristina Sergio and Julius Lacanilao
(UPDATED) Her sister, Maritess Veloso-Laurente, says the family is also grateful, and clarifies her mother's controversial statements. Her mother and father thank Aquino too but said they 'cannot forgive him' yet.
The timeline below covers the 17 hours between April 28 and April 29 that changed the fate of the 30-year-old mother of two
Illegal recruiters 'will only come in with the travel component. And as we all know, a plane ticket will not provide protection to an OFW'
Licensed recruiters have to 're-infuse capital and get ahead of the game,' says POEA chief Hans Leo Cacdac
'We did what we could. We were not involved in the creation of the problem,' Philippine President Benigno Aquino III says
I had always imagined her as a typical blonde or red-haired woman. Not this. To my surprise, she also speaks Bahasa Indonesia. The warden said she learned it during her 5 years in prison. Mary Jane, it turned out, is the prison’s darling.
Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, for her part, says the National Bureau of Investigation 'is also trying to get the statements of the other victims'
Before deciding on this, the Philippines awaits the results of the case to be filed against Mary Jane Veloso's alleged illegal recruiter
She is reunited with her family briefly, a day after she is spared from facing a firing squad
Which reality is closest to us? How many of us rely on an OFW's salary? How many of our loved ones face risks on a regular basis just to be able to provide for those back home?
Migrant Care executive director Anis Hidayah shares what went on during that 'emergency meeting' on Mary Jane Veloso
Completed in 2004, this Southeast Asian treaty obliges countries to help each other in fighting crimes across their borders
(UPDATED) Maria Kristina Sergio and her live-in partner, Julius Lacanilao, arrive at the PNP headquarters in Quezon City past 5:30 pm
The Philippine government narrates last-minute, behind-the-scenes moves to save 30-year-old Mary Jane Veloso from Indonesia's death row
Sisters Darling and Maritess didn't know Mary Jane was still alive until 15 minutes after shots were heard from the execution island
Indonesian President Joko Widodo says he ‘listens and pays attention to’ human rights activists and urges them to continue giving inputs in decision-making
Veloso is back at the Wirongunan Penitentiary after an 11th-hour reprieve
(UPDATED) Indonesian attorney general: 'We are fighting a war against horrible drug crimes that threaten our nation's survival'
(UPDATED) The Philippines says the surrender of Maria Kristina Sergio, Mary Jane Veloso's alleged illegal recruiter, 'played a big part' in Veloso's reprieve
(UPDATED) Migrante International says it already has 3 witnesses against alleged recruiter Maria Kristina Sergio, whose surrender prompted the Indonesian government to delay Mary Jane's execution
(UPDATED) Indonesia on Wednesday executed 7 foreign drug convicts including two Australians by firing squad despite a storm of international anger, but a Filipina was spared at the 11th hour
Mary Jane Veloso's mother, Celia, says the order to delay her daughter's execution proves that miracles happen
(UPDATED) Eight other death row convicts – 7 of them foreigners – were put to death after midnight local time. Veloso's execution was delayed due to a 'last-minute plea' from the Philippine government.
Indonesia gears up to execute 9 drug convicts – including Filipino Mary Jane Veloso – by firing squad beginning 1:00 am Wednesday, April 29 (midnight Indonesia time) despite a firestorm of international criticism and heartrending last-ditch pleas by the condemned prisoners' families
'Mary Jane matters just as well as the millennials – because people who have the power to demand change yet do nothing will always have blood on their hands'
Senators Cynthia Villar and Nancy Binay also urges budget increase for legal assistance to OFWs
'We fully respect the sovereignty of Indonesia. But we are against the death penalty in our country and abroad.'
(UPDATED) Rappler looks at 20 of 58 countries that impose the capital punishment
Manny and Mary Jane: Asia’s overseas workers prop up economies
The 30-year-old Filipina tells her family 'there are many good Indonesians,' who 'were her family in the past 5 years'
(3rd UPDATE) '[President Joko Widodo said] proceed according to the rules,' the attorney general tells reporters
They say Maria Kristina Sergio's surrender should save Mary Jane Veloso from execution
The Philippines' Commission on Human Rights calls for clemency after local and international human rights advocates intensify their appeal to save Mary Jane Veloso from Indonesia's death row
Bagi mereka, eksekusi terpidana kasus narkoba memang harus dieksekusi.
Scenes from the final moments before the executions of the 9 death row inmates in Indonesia
Menurut Aquino, dengan menjadikan Mary Jane saksi kasus, ia bisa diselamatkan dari eksekusi dan pintu keadilan akan terbuka.
(UPDATED) 'We presented that it seems to serve both of our interest to keep her alive to be able to testify, and it serves the ends of justice for both our concerns,' President Aquino says
Mary Jane Veloso's requests for the day include a copy of the Jubilee song and some durian
Candle lighting vigil will continue at the Indonesian Embassy on Tuesday, April 28, 4pm