OFW Mary Jane Veloso jailed in Indonesia for 5 years without Philippine government assistance

Supporters of convicted drug smuggler Mary Jane Veloso heaved a sigh of relief after Indonesia suspended the execution of the Filipina in death row by firing squad on the 29th April 2015. The decision to postpone her execution came not necessarily after Philippine President Benigno Simeon (BS) Aquino spoke to Indonesian President Joko Widodo as […]

Temporary Solutions for Long-Term Problems: The Pinoy’s Most Common Response

My heart goes out to all those who helped Mary Jane Veloso escape her predicament. From those who prayed for her (I’m one of those who believe that prayer does indeed hold some power), those who pleaded for her case to those who chose to spare her from execution, you have my sincerest gratitude. But […]

Philippines’ who’s-who of credit-grabbers queue up for a spot in the Mary Jane Veloso limelight!

And so the frantic scramble for credit begins. Elections 2016 is just around the corner. Gentlemen, start your engines! First in the queue of credit-grabbers’ list is God. According to hipster “social news network” Rappler, this is the Philippines’ official position on the matter of the suspension of the execution convicted drug smuggler Mary Jane […]

We see people like Mary Jane Veloso everyday and routinely FAIL to act

This is literally the eleventh hour. Does dead woman walking Filipina Mary Jane Veloso stand a chance of living to see the dawn of the 29th of April 2015? We don’t know at this point. As netizens covered by my personal radar have been tweeting over the last couple of days, as long as there […]

Crash site of AirAsia Flight #QZ8501 located, no survivors expected to be found

Possibly no survivors was the grim prognosis as more and more information trickled in following the pinpointing of the location of the crash site of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 which went missing last Sunday, the 28th December 2014. Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported as of 8:38 p.m. that according to the most recent update from the Indonesian […]

Missing AirAsia QZ8501 plane possibly at sea bottom, US assistance sought as search continues

The search for AirAsia Indonesia Flight QZ8501 which went missing on Sunday, the 28th December continues. By Monday, officials involved in the search have become less optimistic and “saw little reason to believe the flight met anything but a grim fate.” The search which, until the end of Monday, was focused over seven zones has […]

AirAsia #QZ8501 disappearance highlights disturbing aspects of Southeast Asian air travel industry

Less than 24 hours into the disappearance of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 and, already, conspiracy theorists are at work reading into the minutiae of minimal information being released by official sources. That QZ8501 is the third Malaysian aircraft (after Malaysian Airlines MH370 vanished with 239 people in March and, another, MH17 carrying 298 people was shot […]

AirAsia #QZ8501 en route from Surabaya to Singapore missing along with 155 passengers

Air Asia Flight QZ8501 remains missing hours after it lost radio contact with Jakarta Air Traffic Control (ATC) Sunday, 28th December 2014. The aircraft, an Airbus 320-200 had 155 passengers on board. According to reports, the plane lost contact with Jakarta ATC at 6:18 a.m. Surabaya time shortly after its pilots requested a deviation from […]