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Wednesday, 9 September 2015

3 OFW with Esionage Case & Pacquiao OFW's Pending Case Inventory Calls on Government

Gov’t inventory of OFW cases sought.

WORLD boxing champion and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao has called on the government to have an inventory of all the pending cases involving overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in many countries. (August 13, 2015  posted on JOURNALdotcomdotph)
  • By the time OFW chairman: AGAP Partylist Rep. Nicanor M. Briones
  • Vice OFW vice-chairman: Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao
  • Recall case issue: Mary Jane Veloso case of drug trafficking facing death at Wirogunan Prison Facility in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
  • Veloso apprehension: April 25, 2010 in Audisucepto International Airport in Yogyakarta
  • Sentenced to die: October 11, 2010
  • Representing counsel: court-appointed pro-bono counsel.
  • 21 October 2010: the Philippine Embassy in Jakarta hired a private counsel to assist her in her appeal.
Quoted line/s:

“I am informed that Ms. Veloso’s story is not isolated and has evolved to be a very disturbing pattern,” Pacquiao, the vice chairman of the OFW committee, said.

VP Binay appeals to Qatar gov’t to investigate on OFW coercion issue

  • Case Issue: 3 OFWs; all with espionage case.
  • Sentenced: Death Penalty to life imprisonment 
  • (2) 25-year imprisonment to 15 years
  • Presidential adviser on overseas Filipino concerns (later decline to his position for 2016 election): VP Jejomar Binay
  • DFA spokesperson: Charles Jose

Quoted line/s:
VP Binay, “these are serious allegations and I respectfully urge the Qatari government to investigate the matter.”

DFA spokesperson said, “We have raised these concerns in several high-level meetings with the Qatari government officials, as well as within the national human rights committee in Qatar.”  
(Posted on KICKERDAILYdotcom, June 01 2015.)

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