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Veloso granted reprieve; 8 others executed

CEBU (Updated) -- The execution of Filipino drug convict Mary Jane Veloso has been delayed pending a last-minute appeal from the Philippine government, officials said.

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Aquino: Energy, BuCor chiefs want to quit posts

ENERGY Secretary Jericho Petilla and Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director Franklin Bucayu have submitted their resignation, President Benigno Aquino III said Tuesday.

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OFWs warned anew against illegal recruitment

THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has renewed its call to Filipino workers not to accept job offers without proper work documents as they may end up becoming drug couriers.

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Veloso's recruiter surfaces, asks for police protection

HOURS before Mary Jane Veloso faces execution in Indonesia, her recruiter surrendered to the police on Tuesday for protection after allegedly receiving death threats.

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Coffins arrive at Indonesian prison as executions near

CILICAP, Indonesia — Ambulances carrying coffins arrived Tuesday at a prison island and relatives paid final visits to their condemned loved ones in a sign that Indonesia will imminently execute eight foreigners and one Indonesian man, despite an

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Law enforcers to be deputized for Puerto Princesa recall polls

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has approved the deputation of the military, police and other law enforcement agencies in ensuring the orderly and peaceful conduct of recall elections for mayor in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan on May 8.

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LPA enters PAR, brings rains to Visayas, Mindanao

MANILA -- The low-pressure area (LPA) that is hovering east of Mindanao entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Tuesday morning and is expected to bring light rains and isolated thunderstorms over the eastern sections of the Visayas

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Filipinos still hopeful Veloso will be saved from execution

IT MAY be the end of the line for Mary Jane Veloso but Filipinos are still hoping that she will be saved from death row on Tuesday in Indonesia.

Netizens used hashtag #SaveMaryJane to back calls for Indonesia to stop the execution.

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