We salute Pacman for speaking up for Mary Jane – KMU (Kilusang Mayo Uno)
We salute Sarangani congressman and eight-division boxing champion Manny Pacquiao for calling on Indonesian President Joko Widodo to stop the impending execution of Mary Jane Veloso, the Filipina who was sentenced to death by an Indonesian court for drug trafficking in 2010.
Pacman is showing us that we Filipinos, as a people and as a nation, can unite behind Mary Jane in the same way that we are uniting behind him. Such unity is most needed now in the face of the Indonesian Sleman district court’s rejection of the second appeal for judicial review of Mary Jane’s case.
Manny is showing us that no schedule is too busy and no impending fight is too important for us to not contribute to the call to stop Mary Jane’s impending execution. Indeed, we cannot go on with our lives and ignore the fact that a fellow worker and fellow Filipino may lose her life any time soon.
The greatest Filipino boxer of all time has again shown himself to be an ally of the Filipino workers and people. He has championed our call for a significant wage hike for Filipino workers and has helped us in our various activities which aimed at directly helping ordinary Filipinos.
Manny’s most public appeal to Indonesian Pres. Widodo stands in stark contrast to the lethargic and merely cosmetic attempts of Pres. Noynoy Aquino to make it appear that he is on Mary Jane’s side. Manny’s brave move for Mary Jane should be emulated by Filipino politicians and personalities now. please tweet #savemaryjaneveloso
Pacquiao pleads for life of convicted OFW Mary Jane Veloso #SaveMaryJaneVeloso