Mary Jane Veloso and Manny Pacquiao provide Filipinos with emotional highs

Filipinos like emotional highs. They need them as a distraction from their wretched existences. Pinoy Pride, which a victory by Manny Pacquiao, or Gilas Pilipinas, or any other sports team or celebrity with Filipino blood competing overseas provides, is an example of such a source of them. They also got such a high from Mary […]

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 […]