EXHAUST ALL LEGAL MEANS TO SPARE MARY JANE FROM DEATH ROW

  • Page Views 812
  • escuderoSenator Chiz Escudero urged the government to exhaust all legal means for the pardon or commutation of the death sentence of Mary Jane Veloso, who was given a reprieve by the Indonesian government shortly before her scheduled execution along with eight other people for drug-related crimes. Escudero expressed relief and gratitude that Veloso’s death sentence was stopped on the wee hours of Wednesday, but said there should be no let-up in the Philippine government’s efforts to save Veloso.

    “Dapat ituloy natin ang pagsulong ng legal na proseso hanggang ma-commute o mapardon si Mary Jane. Ganundin dapat sa iba pang mga distressed Filipino sa iba’t ibang parte ng mundo,” Escudero said, who is strongly opposed to death penalty.

    According to Escudero, who chairs the Senate Committee on Finance, there are about 13,000 to 14,000 distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) languishing in prisons in various parts of the world. He said with this number, the “current P100 million budget allocated to DFA for legal assistance to OFWs is evidently not enough to reach to as many OFWs in need of assistance.”
    “Para sa akin, tama man o mali at kahit sinuman ang biktima, basta Filipino ang sangkot, may karapatan sa due process na dapat pangalagaan at isulong ng ating foreign affairs department,” he said.

    Escudero has maintained the stance against the revival of death penalty in the country, saying that it is still the certainty of punishment that will deter drug lords and other criminals from plying their trade rather than the re-imposition of the death penalty.

    “Sana pangunahan at isulong ng ating bansa sa international community ang pagalis na ng death penalty bilang kaparusahan sa anumang krimen,” he said. He also cautioned Filipinos who are bound for work or travel overseas to be extra careful and be wary of people who may dupe them into carrying drugs or contrabands. “Sana magsilbing aral at leksyon ang nangyaring ito kay Mary Jane para magingat, huwag tularan o maging mapagmatyag ang sinuman kapag nagbibiyahe sa ibang bansa.”

    Share

    Related Post

    Related Blogpost

    Leave a Reply

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 14 October 2017
      2 days ago No comment

      Pinay model plays role in raging Hollywood sex scandal

      Her Facebook fan page describes her as a mix of different nationalities: Filipino, Italian, Spanish, and Greek. Meet Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, the Filipino Italian model who had accused American film executive Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment. Weinstein was a high-profile producer and executive, and now facing several allegations of ...

    • 14 October 2017
      2 days ago No comment

      Rebel in the Rye (PG )

      Catch 22! Sooner or later we all go to school. And love is gonna get ya – to coin a line from a classic 70s Rock tune. Love and school combine as Mongrel Media delivers the goods with Rebel in the Rye. Yes, countless films with school or literature ...

    • 14 October 2017
      2 days ago No comment

      The Mountain Between Us (PG)

      Cast Off! Brought together by fate, united by an instinct to survive The Mountain Between us shows just how far people will go to survive. Intended for a mature audience this 20th Century Fox grand scale drama explores both the pain and suffering two who were left for dead ...

    • 14 October 2017
      3 days ago No comment

      Hazing suspect with mom come home US

      ONE of the suspects in the hazing death of UST law student Horacio “Atio” Castillo returned to the Philippines on Tuesday after weeks of staying in the United States and following a police search for him. Aegis Juris member Ralph Trangia arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport around ...

    • 14 October 2017
      3 days ago No comment

      Washington SyCip, bookkeeper, leader

      Washington SyCip always described himself as just a bookkeeper. But when he died, he was larger than life, hailed as a legendary leader, business icon, statesman, pillar, and one of the old guards of the country’s economic development. Indeed, he might as well be the business community’s version of ...

    %d bloggers like this: