While there are many reasons to celebrate the temporary stay of Mary Jane Veloso’s execution, there are still many reasons to seethe with rage.
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Joselito Zapanta, 35, is the eighth Filipino to be executed abroad under President Aquino, the highest under one administration.
Migrante Middle East and North Africa suggests that the Philippine government seeks the intervention of the Saudi Reconciliation Committee to appeal to the victim’s family to issue a conditional waiver on Zapanta’s execution until the payment of the blood money will be completed.
The family of Joselito Zapanta, an overseas Filipino worker who was recently granted a three-month reprieve from being sentenced to die, is asking for help to raise the much-needed $1.1 million blood money.
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Migrante International is all set to hold its International Migrants Tribunal from November 28 to 29. The International Migrants’ Tribunal will be held on November 28-29 at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. It is organized by the International League of Peoples’ Struggles (ILPS), International Migrants’…
By ERIKA CALEJA and JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
“It is the government’s policy to provide legal counsel only at the tail end of the case. It is like waiting for an illness to turn into cancer before being treated.” – Migrante International
News Release February 21, 2011 Global alliance of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) Migrante International today led families of other OFWs in death row and in jail in a rally held at the Mendiola Bridge to demand government attention and legal assistance for their relatives. Migrante is presently handling the cases of eight (8) OFWs in…
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
They only learned about what happened to their kin Joselito when they chanced upon his co-worker in a social networking site. After being given the runaround by the Department of Foreign Affairs, they were finally informed that the Philippine embassy in Saudi Arabia is handling the case. That is the last information the government has given them