Working and sending money to the Philippines while in prison – that is the current situation of Mary Jane Veloso who is currently serving her sentence in Indonesia.
According to the information disclosed by Aleli Bawagan, Social Welfare Assistant, Veloso is still sending money to her family in the Philippines while she in in jail. It is said that Senator Manny Pacquiao gave her $2,000 when he visited her last 2015. Part of the money she received from the kind senator was sent to her family back home to support the medical expenses of her siblings.
Aside from that, she is earning a regular income from washing clothes of her co-inmates. She also sells her batik and crochet to get some extra cash.
Mary Jane Veloso sleeps with eight other women and had to wake up at 5 in the morning. As recreation, she constantly pays volleyball and was able to receive rubber shoes given by the Philippine Embassy. She also learned to speak Bahasa and is known to give hope to her co-inmates despite her current situation.
Just the thought of being in the death row for seven long years is already totally depression but Veloso is spreading the positive energy to all the other inmates. She also maintains her focus to her family. She might be hurting due to her current situation but also wants to gain justice and also wants to be with her family in the Philippines.