Mary Jane is scheduled to be executed by firing squad on Tuesday, April 28.
Day: April 25, 2015
“She tells her family not to feel sad and is buoying up their sprits.”
“The Aquino government just shows itself as anti-indigenous people and destroyer of the environment.”
MANILA — Sining Kadamay, a group composed mainly of urban poor cultural workers, showcased since this morning Apr 25 some of their artworks to express support for Mary Jane Veloso, a Pinay OFW sentenced to die by firing squad in Indonesia due to an illegal drug-related case, which she denies. The cultural artists sang a…
By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star It wasn’t just a foolhardy turn (as I wrote here last week) that the Department of Foreign Affairs welcomed with alacrity the Pentagon’s announced intention to deploy in the Philippines “various advanced air force, naval and maritime-domain equipment” — to be manned by US…
By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld As predictable as rain, and as tedious, is the usual response of Philippine newspaper columnists and editorial writers whenever Filipinos end up on death row in foreign prisons for various alleged offenses, including drug trafficking. They will ask the government to educate overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) on…
“I sincerely pray to to be saved from the death penalty and to be given the opportunity to bring up my children.”
“I should have noted every word and every promise they gave our family. All along, I really thought they were handling my sister’s case.”
“What is important now is that the Indonesia’s High Prosecutor himself said the filing of the petition for a second judicial review may or may not affect the carrying out of the death penalty. It was not immediately dismissed.”
In this brief discourse, I sketch an inventory of the U.S. imperial adventure in the Philippines as a background to the work of Carlos Bulosan, the first Filipino writer to gain canonical status, and the ordeal of Filipinos in the era of global capitalism.