FILIPINO netizens expressed on Wednesday their delight over the delayed execution of Filipino drug convict Mary Jane Veloso in Indonesia.
#MaryJaneLives is the top trending topic discussed on Twitter in the Philippines on Wednesday morning and is still a trending hashtag as of this posting.
Many Twitter users said they were happy of the reprieve granted to Veloso. Others were thankful for what they believed, as divine intervention.
Even prominent personalities and celebrities expressed happiness over Veloso's delayed execution:
— Bianca Gonzalez (@iamsuperbianca) April 29, 2015
Thank you Lord.#MaryJaneLives
— Alden Richards (@aldenrichards02) April 29, 2015
— Angel Locsin (@143redangel) April 29, 2015
#MaryJaneLives thank you lord!!!
— Bugoy Drilon (@BUGOYDRILON) April 28, 2015
Everything is possible with God! ?? prayers really can move mountains. #MaryJaneLives
— Nikki Valdez (@nikkivaldez_) April 28, 2015
Tnx to new media the citizens r now engaged into social issues, more then ever. All the voices r contributory on why today #MaryJaneLives
— Dingdong Dantes (@iamdongdantes) April 28, 2015
— kim atienza (@kuyakim_atienza) April 28, 2015
Wow! Woke up to news that #MaryJaneLives!
— IyaVillaniaArellano (@iyavillania) April 28, 2015
— Gretchen Ho (@gretchenho) April 28, 2015
Indonesian Attorney General HM Prasetyo said Veloso's life was spared because of the last-minute plea from President Benigno Aquino III.
Aquino appealed to Indonesian President Joko Widodo to spare the life of Veloso in a meeting on the sidelines of an annual summit of Southeast Asian leaders in Malaysia on Monday, April 27. He told reporters that he suggested to Widodo that keeping Veloso alive would enable her to testify about those involved in the drug syndicate.
Philippine Ambassador to Indonesia Ma. Lumen Isleta, however, clarified the reprieve is temporary.(Sunnex)