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Saved at the last minute: SC allows Mary Jane Veloso to testify in local case

Oct 11, 2019 - 3:54 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The OFW's lawyers hope this can play a significant role in removing her from death row in Indonesia for drug trafficking charges

VELOSO CASE. Migrante with the mother of OFW Mary Jane Veloso, Celia, Celia Veloso, march towards the Court of Appeals in Manila on January 25 to encourage the court to allow Veloso to give her testimony while inside the Indonesian jail. Photo by Ben Nabong

Mary Jane Veloso runs to Supreme Court: Let me testify vs my recruiters

Sep 03, 2018 - 2:21 PM

'Nagtaka ako nung bibitayin siya, hindi siya umiyak, pero noong isang araw, umiiyak si Mary Jane. Ang sabi, 'Nanay tulungan niyo ako, inip na inip na ako,’ says Celia Veloso

APPEAL. Cesar and Celia Veloso (2nd and 3rd from left) file a petition before the Supreme Court appealing that their daughter Mary Jane be allowed to testify in the trafficking case they filed against Mary Jane alleged recruiters. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

CA again blocks Mary Jane Veloso's testimony from jail in case vs recruiter

Jun 08, 2018 - 2:23 PM

(UPDATED) The Court Of Appeals says the government must request Indonesia to allow the incarcerated Veloso to go to the Philippines and testify in courts here

Militant group Migrante with the mother of OFW Mary Jane Veloso, Celia, march towards the Court of Appeals in Manila on January 25 to encourage the court to allow Veloso to give her testimony while inside the Indonesian jail. Photo by Ben Nabong

Mary Jane Veloso’s lawyers slam CA decision to block her testimony

Jan 05, 2018 - 6:37 PM

'Just let her speak out and let her story stand on its own. Or shall we wait for her to be sent to the gallows with her mouth gagged?' says the National Union of People's Lawyers

SAVE MARY JANE. The supposed execution of OFW Mary Jane Veloso in Indonesia in 2015 was met by public outcry and international scrutinity, that pushed both the Phlippine and Indonesian governments to take extra steps which eventually resulted in a reprieve from death sentence. Photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler

CA halts taking of Mary Jane's deposition in Indonesia

Mar 27, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Veloso s lawyers call the TRO an utter disappointment

Maria Cristina Sergio and Mary Jane Veloso

After 2 years, Mary Jane Veloso to testify in cases vs recruiters

Feb 25, 2017 - 8:25 PM

Veloso s testimony will be taken through deposition on April 27 in Indonesia for the cases filed against Maria Cristina Sergio and Julius Lacanilao

Maria Cristina Sergio and Mary Jane Veloso

Veloso family visits Mary Jane on her 32nd birthday

Jan 15, 2017 - 5:55 PM

The children clung to their mother making up for all the time that they were separated from their mother not wanting the moment to end says Migrante International on the family s visit to Indonesia

FAMILY. The parents and children of Mary Jane Veloso flew to Indonesia for a 4-day visit. They celebrated her 32nd birthday. Photo by Migrante International

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Feb 12, 2016 - 12:58 PM

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Mary Jane Veloso's recruiter refuses to enter plea

Feb 11, 2016 - 9:49 PM

Judge Nelso Tribiana of the Nueva Ecija Regional Trial Court Branch 37 enters a not guilty plea for both Maria Cristina Sergio and her live in partner Julius Lacanilao before setting a pre trial case date on March 9

ENTERING NO PLEA. Maria Cristina Sergio and live-in partner Julius Lacanilao (in orange t-shirt) with their legal counsel, appear before the DOJ prosecutor Friday for Preliminary Investigation. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Indonesia: Regardless of case in PH, Mary Jane will be punished

Jan 13, 2016 - 2:12 PM

The fact is that she smuggled drugs to Indonesia and she was caught red handed at the airport

PUNISHMENT. The Indonesian government says Mary Jane Veloso, who is accused of trafficking drugs, will be punished somehow. EPA/BIMO SATRIO

VLOG: Family visits Mary Jane in prison, enjoys rare day off

Jan 12, 2016 - 9:34 PM

Parents assure supporters Mary Jane is in high sprits

‘Is this goodbye?’: Visit to Mary Jane brings back trauma for family

Jan 12, 2016 - 8:25 PM

Mary Jane Veloso s parents share their anxiety about being back in Indonesia for the first time since their daughter was barely spared from execution

ANXIETY. The Veloso family admits to feeling traumatized from their last visit to Indonesia. Photo by AFP

Family recounts Mary Jane visit: 'She is a very different person’

Jan 12, 2016 - 4:22 PM

Mary Jane herself tells her mother The old Mary Jane is dead

IN PHOTOS: Veloso family visits Mary Jane in prison

Jan 12, 2016 - 2:22 PM

The family brings gifts for Mary Jane and enjoys a simple feast with the Filipina on death row

LOOK: Birthday gifts from family for Mary Jane Veloso

Jan 12, 2016 - 9:11 AM

Check out the set of gifts the family will give to the Filipina on death row

VLOG: Excitement, joy night before family visits Mary Jane

Jan 11, 2016 - 10:21 PM

Mary Jane s family gathers at the same hotel where they awaited her fate in April but this time around the mood is upbeat as they anticipate their visit to Mary Jane for her 31st birthday

Mary Jane’s mother to Indonesians: Thank you for saving my daughter

Jan 11, 2016 - 10:19 PM

I thank everyone from Indonesia those who supported Mary Jane If it weren’t for them maybe we won’t even have anyone to visit

CA okays cases vs Mary Jane Veloso's alleged recruiters

Jan 06, 2016 - 6:05 PM

The Court of Appeals says Sergio and Lacanilao failed to show sufficient proof they would suffer from grave injustice and irreparable injury if the cases against them prosper

RECRUITER. Ma. Cristina Sergio, alleged recruiter of OFW Mary Jane Veloso, faces the media after arriving at Camp Crame on Wednesday to seek police protection. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Saving Mary Jane, the face of OFWs

Dec 23, 2015 - 9:00 AM

How government handles the case of overseas worker Mary Jane Veloso mirrors its commitment beyond 2015 to the welfare of Filipinos seeking greener pastures abroad

Mary Jane Veloso. File photo by Bimo Satrio/EPA

Mary Jane Veloso's recruiters to be arraigned November 11

Nov 04, 2015 - 6:02 PM

Maria Cristina Sergio Julius Lacanilao and an African named Ike are accused of duping Mary Jane Veloso a Filipino on Indonesian death row of smuggling drugs into Indonesia

RECRUITERS. In this file photo, Maria Cristina Sergio (right) and live-in partner Julius Lacanilao (left), appear before the DOJ prosecution for Preliminary Investigation. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Lawyers to Sergio's alleged victims: 'Don't be intimidated'

Aug 09, 2015 - 1:16 AM

The National Union of Peoples Lawyers NUPL is concerned about the safety of the remaining complainants against alleged recruiters Maria Cristina Sergio and Julius Lacanilao

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Aug 06, 2015 - 12:17 PM

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Complainant vs Mary Jane Veloso's recruiters backs out

Aug 05, 2015 - 9:07 PM

The large scale illegal recruitment case against Maria Cristina Sergio and Julius Lacanilao might be reduced to a simple illegal recruitment case which is bailable

Jaksa Agung: Hukuman mati Mary Jane Veloso bisa berubah

Aug 04, 2015 - 10:02 AM

Jaksa Agung tetap tidak mengizinkan Mary Jane untuk dibawa ke Filipina

Jaksa Agung HM Prasetyo di Kejaksaan Agung RI, 2 Maret 2015. Foto oleh Gatta Dewabrata/Rappler

Pardon 'best scenario' in Veloso case – DOJ

Jul 14, 2015 - 5:57 PM

The Philippines is also asking for access to convicted OFW Mary Jane Veloso after a string of cases were filed against her alleged recruiters

Luisita general, Mary Jane's recruiters, Han Solo spin-off | 6PM wRap

Jul 09, 2015 - 6:10 PM

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Perekrut Mary Jane akan dituntut atas tiga hal

Jul 09, 2015 - 5:44 PM

Maris Christina Sergio Julius Lacanilao dan Ike hadapi tuntutan atas perekrutan ilegal penipuan dan perdagangan manusia

 ALLEGED RECURITER. Mary Jane Veloso's alleged illegal recruiter Maria Cristina Sergio appears in this photo with PAO Chief Persida Acosta, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, and Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. File photo by Jose Del/Rappler

DOJ wraps up probe into Mary Jane Veloso 'recruiters'

Jun 01, 2015 - 5:31 PM

Cristina Sergio and Julius Lacanilao insist they did not recruit Mary Jane Veloso to smuggle heroin into Indonesia

PODCAST: Sergio can save Mary Jane Veloso – PAO chief

May 24, 2015 - 10:30 AM

How could Cristina Sergio be instrumental in securing Mary Jane Veloso s total freedom?

Revilla in 2016, Bangsamoro Basic Law, new storm signal, | 6PM wRap

May 21, 2015 - 6:51 PM

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'Recruiter' Sergio confirms Mary Jane Veloso's story

May 21, 2015 - 9:32 AM

UPDATED Cristina Sergio the woman tagged as the culprit behind Mary Jane Veloso s arrest for drug smuggling in Indonesia claims Veloso is totally innocent and a victim of her own character flaws

House approves BBL, Drilon’s SALN, Sergio’s affidavit | 6PM wRap

May 20, 2015 - 7:07 PM

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Alleged recruiter: 'Mary Jane Veloso is innocent'

May 20, 2015 - 12:50 PM

Maria Cristina Sergio accused of duping Mary Jane Veloso into bringing drugs from Malaysia to Indonesia insists she did not do anything wrong

COUNTER AFFIDAVIT. Maria Cristina Sergio, the alleged recruiter of Filipina death convict Mary Jane Veloso, swears before a DOJ prosecutor as she executes her counter affidavit. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Listen to us too, Sergio tells Aquino

May 19, 2015 - 10:42 PM

The affidavit of Maria Cristina Sergio and her partner Julius Lacanilao will be submitted by her lawyers on Wednesday May 20

INNOCENT? Maria Cristina Sergio, alleged recruiter of OFW Mary Jane Veloso, faces the media after arriving at the Camp Crame in Quezon City. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Nueva Ecija court orders arrest of Veloso's recruiters

May 18, 2015 - 5:51 PM

The NBI will present Ma Christina P Sergio and Julius Lacanilao before the trial court judge who will determine where the two will be jailed during the trial

Veloso recruiter offered $40,000 to potential victim

May 16, 2015 - 5:15 PM

The barangay chairman of Talavera Nueva Ecija says Cristina Sergio is not an indigent Yet she is being represented by the Public Attorney s Office which services indigents

(Bagian 1) Kisah hidup perekrut Mary Jane Veloso

May 11, 2015 - 6:36 PM

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

Maria Cristina Sergio, terduga perekrut terpidana mati Mary Jane Veloso, saat adakan konferensi pers di Filipina. Foto oleh Ben Nabong/Rappler

[Conclusion] Cristina Sergio: Double life, lies, secrets

May 10, 2015 - 10:33 AM

A day before she turns herself in to authorities Sergio tells the Lacanilaos that she was only going to an Internet shop She never returns

[Part 1] Cristina Sergio: Double life, lies, secrets

May 09, 2015 - 7:15 PM

Cristina the alleged illegal recruiter of Mary Jane Veloso casually tells female villagers that if ever they want to work as domestic helpers she can help them find a job – anywhere

RECRUITER. Ma. Cristina Sergio, alleged recruiter of OFW Mary Jane Veloso, faces the media after arriving at Camp Crame on Wednesday to seek police protection. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Sergio’s drug syndicate, Pakistan chopper crash, Pacquiao ‘sore loser’ | The wRap

May 08, 2015 - 8:06 PM

Veloso’s recruiter part of international drug ring? Did Taliban cause a helicopter crash that killed Philippine and Norwegian ambassadors? And Mayweather retracts his offer of a rematch

PAO wasting resources on Mary Jane's recruiters?

May 08, 2015 - 6:41 PM

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

Another alleged victim of recruiter Sergio missing – NBI

May 08, 2015 - 5:10 PM

Rosalie Pascual is reportedly recruited by Sergio and leaves for Bahrain on April 28 the day before Mary Jane Veloso’s scheduled execution by firing squad She is not heard from since

UNDER ARREST. Maria Cristina Sergio (rightmost) during her transfer to Camp Crame. Beside her is Chief Public Attorney Persida Acosta. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Sergio's counsel denies she admitted being part of drug trade

May 07, 2015 - 11:59 PM

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

DOJ: Sergio was part of int'l drug ring

May 07, 2015 - 8:48 PM

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

Pacquiao shoulder surgery, Typhoon Noul, One Direction | The wRap

May 07, 2015 - 8:15 PM

Pacquiao’s shoulder surgery is successful Typhoon Noul enters the Philippines and intensifies Zayn Malik chides Louis Tomlinson on Twitter

How to report suspected cases of human trafficking

May 07, 2015 - 5:57 PM

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

DOJ okays illegal recruitment case vs Mary Jane's recruiters

May 07, 2015 - 4:47 PM

UPDATED The justice department finds probable cause to indict Maria Cristina Sergio and Julius Lacanilao of illegal recruitment

Desire to work abroad exploited by human traffickers

May 07, 2015 - 2:31 PM

Migrant workers rights advocate Susan Toots Ople explains that human trafficking almost always starts with illegal recruitment – the promise of overseas employment

Mary Jane Veloso's 'recruiter' under NBI custody

May 06, 2015 - 3:40 PM

Maria Cristina Sergio continues to undergo inquest proceedings at the National Bureau of Investigation as her team of lawyers finalize her affidavit

UNDER ARREST. Maria Cristina Sergio (rightmost) during her transfer to Camp Crame. Beside her is Chief Public Attorney Persida Acosta. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DFA hits Velosos' claims: We helped Mary Jane

May 01, 2015 - 10:56 PM

We did what we could We were not involved in the creation of the problem Philippine President Benigno Aquino III says

SLAMMING GOVERNMENT. Celia Veloso, mother of Philippine death-row prisoner Mary Jane Veloso, speaks during a protest near the Philippines' presidential palace to mark Labor Day on May 1, 2015. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA