Mary Jane Veloso: ‘If God wants me to be alive, I’ll live’
“YES, yes buhay si Mama (Yes, yes mother is alive)!”
Those were the ecstatic words from Mary Jane Veloso’s eldest son, 12-year-old Mark Daniel ,when he heard the news that his mother’s execution was suspended past midnight.
Celia Veloso, mother of the 30-year-old Mary Jane, heard the boy, who was with them in Indonesia, shouting in joy while they were on their way to Jakarta to prepare for the worst.
“We too were overjoyed,” Celia said in an interview on DZMM hosted by DJ Richard.
She added: “I now believe in miracles. “
Celia said earlier Tuesday during a family bonding with Mary Jane, her daughter told her: “Kung gusto ng Diyos na buhayin ako, bubuhayin ako…kahit gahibla na lang na oras ang natitira, kung gusto ng Panginoon na mabuhay ako, bubuhayin pa niya ako (If God wants me to be alive, I will live).”
According to Mary Jane’s mother, they learned about the Indonesian government’s decision to postpone the execution from officials of the Department of Foreign Affairs.
“Nasa sasakyan kami…may humahabol sa aming isa pang sasakyan ‘yun pala taga-DFA para sabihing buhay si Mary Jane (We were on a vehicle …another vehicle was chasing us and they turned out to be people from the DFA to tell us that Mary Jane is alive), she told DZMM. AC
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