By: Elena Grace Flores
Right after Manny Pacquiao was seen during the UNA or United Nacionalist Alliance launch at the Makati Coliseum under the major opposition leader V.P. Jejoar Binay, CNN Philippines reported that he went off to Indonesia last July 10, 2015 with his wife Jinky Pacquiao to visit Mary Jane Veloso who is now on death row for allegedly smuggling 2.6 kilograms of heroin into Indonesia
The couple did not hesitate praying over Mary Jane at the Wirongunan Penitentiary in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Since all possible means are already exhausted to save Mary Jane from the death sentence through firing quad – the Pacquiaos are trusting God to do what He wanted to happen in using Mary Jane as an instrument for his purpose.
The report also stated that Mary Jane gave a gratitude gift to Manny – an inscripted scarf with Manny’s name on it. She also received a gift from Manny but the content was not disclosed. Manny certainly believes that Mary Jane is not guilty and that she is just a victim of human trafficking. He is hopeful that his efforts in saving Mary Jane will pay off and make her a free woman in God’s time.
Arrested at the Adisucipto International Airport last April 25, 2010, Mary Jane’s execution was temporarily delayed because of the appeals made by various groups – giving way to further investigations in the country that prompted the Department of Justice (DOJ)to approve on Thursday (July 9) the filing of illegal recruitment, estafa, and human trafficking charges against Cristina Sergio and Julius Lacanilao, who were the alleged recruiters of Mary Jane Veloso who is only considered as a drug mule.
Aside from being the People’s Champ in the international boxing arena, Manny Pacquiao also plans to run as Senator under UNA.
Here are the links to the full transcriptions and video of July 7, 2015 Binay Senate Probe:
Part 1: Senate Probe Media Favors Binay Anew – July 7, 2015
Part 2: Trillanes’s Accusations are Opposite from the Witnesses’ – Part 2 July 15, 2015 Binay Senate Probe