YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia – The Veloso family is in Yogyakarta to celebrate Mary Jane’s 31st birthday.
Mary Jane Veloso, the Filipina on death row in Indonesia, will see her children Mark Daniel and Mark Darren, as well as her parents Cesar and Celia.
The family flew from the Philippines to be with Mary Jane, and will bring gifts from her sisters and other supporters back home.
Mary Jane made headlines in April when she was set to be executed by firing squad in April 2015 for allegedly smuggling 2.6 kilograms of heroin into the predominantly Muslim country, but was granted an 11th hour reprieve by the Indonesian government.
The reprieve was due to a last minute plea by President Benigno Aquino III as well as the surrender of her alleged recruiter, Maria Cristina Sergio. (READ: Saving Mary Jane, the face of OFWs)
Look at the set of gifts she will receive below:
1. A pair of stylish pants from her sister Lea
2. Flip flops from her sister Darling
3. A personalized shirt from her parents
4. Letters from supporters
5. A shirt and a book of funny stories from her sister Marites
Celia said Mary Jane also requested that the family print out shirts that say “Happy New Year” for 3 of her friends in prison, “because she said her friends are always the ones giving us gifts.”
The family will be in Yogyakarta until Friday, January 15. – Rappler.com
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