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It was with a sigh of relief that I received the news that last week’s execution of Mary Jane Veloso for drug trafficking in Indonesia was postponed. This was after an appeal from Philippine President Benigno Aquino was granted to enable her to testify against the woman who allegedly duped her into carrying 2.6 kilos of heroin hidden in her luggage.

Veloso is among more than 80 Filipinos in death row around the world mostly for drug-related crimes. As drug mules, they succumb to the thrill of free travel and easy money transporting illegal drugs from one country to another.

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May 4, 2015 at 10:58 am 5 comments

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while i was in the philippines early this month, the plight of three filipinos, sentenced to death in china for drug trafficking, was headline news. the philippine government, led by vice-president jejomar binay, made a valiant effort in appealing their convictions on humanitarian grounds. but it was for naught. after a temporary stay, the death sentences of ramon credo, elizabeth batain, and sally villanueva were carried out today.

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March 30, 2011 at 1:02 am 11 comments


From The Book Thief

i have hated the words and i have loved them, and i hope i have made them right.

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