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A very difficult task for the President

IT must have been a very difficult mission for President Duterte – his seeing Indonesian President Joko Widodo in behalf of death convict Mary Jane Veloso.

Human rights, cause-oriented and students groups appealed to President Duterte to save the life of Mary Jane Veloso who is languishing in Indonesia’s death row months after being spared from execution by firing squad.

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NEARLY overlooked in the avalanche of news developments related to our recent elections was the report last week that the Indonesian government had announced that it was preparing to execute several prisoners. The report again raised fears about Filipina Mary Jane Veloso, who was saved from execution last year after the Philippine government appealed to President Joko Widodo.

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