P-Noy did something right: Mary Jane Veloso has been given temporary reprieve
Reports say that he was "instrumental" in sparing her life
(SPOT.ph) A beautiful Wednesday dawned on all the people hoping that a miracle would happen for Mary Jane Veloso, the Filipina domestic helper who was set to be executed after midnight on April 29 for drug-related offenses.
But as it turns out, it wasn't a miracle that saved Veloso at the last minute—it was the government, (finally?) doing its job plus a woman coming forward in aid of the truth. According to a GMA News report, Tony Spontana, the spokesman for Indonesia's Attorney General, said that, "There was a request from the Philippine president regarding the perpetrator who's suspected of committing human trafficking and surrendered in the Philippines. MJ is needed for her testimony."
Whereas the Department of Foreign Affairs snuffed out all hope and claimed that all legal and diplomatic means were exhausted, today we should appreciate the people who knew that if Veloso is telling the truth, then there was a chance to save her. It would've been very hard to live in a world where a woman who was unwittingly tricked into carrying drugs is made to pay for the malice of actual criminals and incompetence of certain...people.
We were really, really hoping that this plays out like Bridget Jones 2, wherein she walks free and we're all happy with her. So whoever the Mark Darcy or Darcies of the situation is or are, we salute you!
Photo from The Guardian