Mary Jane to be executed 3 am 28-Apr-15, 9:27 PM | News5 | Reuters (UPDATE - 9:58 p.m.) Mary Jane Veloso will be executed at 2 a.m. Indonesian time (3 a.m. in the Philippines) Wednesday, News5 reported in a tweet.

Veloso recruiter surrenders to Ecija police, says she fears death threats 28-Apr-15, 2:09 PM | Brian Maglungsod, UPDATE3, 4:26 P.M.-Saying she feared for her life, the recruiter of Filipino worker Mary Jane Veloso, whom she blames for setting her up to be a drug mule after promising her a job as a maid in Malaysia, has surrendered to authorities, just hours before Veloso's possible execution in Indonesia.

PHOTOS | Vigils held around the world, Manny Pacquiao joins pleas for Veloso's life 27-Apr-15, 9:08 PM | Tricia Aquino, From people as diverse as Manny Pacquiao to One Billion Rising founder Eve Ensler, expressions of empathy and sympathy were strong across the globe for the plight of overseas Filipino worker Mary Jane Veloso, who was convicted of drug smuggling in Indonesia, but says she was set up by a recruiter.

PNoy reports 'substantial' progress in pushing united ASEAN stand on South China Sea 28-Apr-15, 8:11 PM | President Benigno Aquino III said Tuesday he sees 'very, very substantial progress' in discussions within ASEAN of the South China Sea issues and expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the 26th ASEAN Summit in Malaysia.

China 'extremely concerned' by ASEAN statement on South China Sea 28-Apr-15, 7:49 PM | Reuters China's foreign ministry said on Tuesday that it was 'extremely concerned' after leaders of Southeast Asian countries expressed worry about land reclamation and navigational freedom in the disputed South China Sea.

JONAS BURGOS, 8 YEARS | 'End our suffering of not knowing' - Edita to PNoy 28-Apr-15, 10:01 AM| Edita Burgos, mother of Jonas Burgos Today, April 28, 2015, marks the eighth year since activist Jonas Burgos, son of press freedom icon Jose Burgos Jr., was abducted from a Quezon City mall. His mother writes President Benigno Aquino III.

Netizens tweet Widodo: 'Have mercy on Mary Jane' 28-Apr-15, 11:56 AM| Tricia Aquino, Despite the impending execution of Filipinas Mary Jane Veloso, which could happen as early as Tuesday afternoon, netizens have refused to give up hope and continue to flood the Twitter account of Indonesian President Joko Widodo with pleas for mercy.

10 reminders from POEA to avoid illegal recruitment 28-Apr-15, 8:26 AM| With the looming execution of Mary Jane Veloso, 30-year-old mother of two who was a victim of human trafficking, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration re-released its 10 reminders against illegal recruitment.

'Migrant smuggling in Asia increasingly complex and dynamic' - UN 28-Apr-15, 8:49 AM| The United Nations said the smuggling of migrants has become a 'significant threat to Asia,' with the illicit trade 'leading to deaths and human rights abuses' even as it rakes in an estimated $2 billion a year for criminal groups.

LP executive: UNA win will be punishment for the nation 28-Apr-15, 2:07 PM| Lira Fernandez, Caloocan Representative Edgar Erice of the Liberal Party's political affairs and suffrage cluster says: 'If God will punish us, He will give us UNA, but if he will bless us, He will give us Mar-Poe.'

HISTORY | Why should the Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade Route be on World Heritage List? 28-Apr-15, 10:35 AM| The Philippines and Mexico are pushing to put the Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade Route on the World Heritage List and gave several compelling arguments.

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