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Sa totoo lang, tuloy pa rin ang inspection, pagnanakaw at pambabastos ng Customs sa mga balikbayan box. Bakit? […]
The execution was stopped and Mary Jane Veloso is alive today. This is the happy outcome after countless people in the Philippines, in Indonesia, and across the world never gave up and fought up to the last hour. These efforts paid off, with President Joko Widodo making the decision at the 11th hour to spare the life of Mary Jane.
Ordinary people, relatives of OFWs, former OFWs, public interest lawyers, migrant advocates, activists, professionals, students, and Filipinos and friends across the world all contributed to make this movement and campaign a success: It convinced the Indonesian president to do the right thing and helped make sure the Philippine government would act to defend the life of a Filipino citizen.
The ubiquitous balikbayan boxes today bear not the usual “padala” but relief aid.
That’s because Filipino organizations worldwide immediately stepped up to the challenge of gathering much-needed relief aid to victims of the two typhoons in the country. And their efforts continue.