Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao wish to travel all the way to Indonesia to visit drug convict Mary Jane Veloso, whose execution was spared at the last minute on Wednesday.
According to ABS-CBN News, Pacquiao is planning to go to Indonesia on May 4, two days after his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas. Reports said that Pacquiao wants to talk to the Indonesian government officials as well as with the 30-year-old Filipina maid.
Pacquiao earlier made an appeal to Indonesian President Joko Widodo begging to save the life of Veloso.
“Mr President, on May 2nd, I’ll be fighting in Las Vegas, Nevada, against Floyd Mayweather. It is considered the fight of the century. It will be a great morale booster if, in my own little way, I can save a life. I am dedicating this fight to my country and the entire Asian people, to which the Philippines and Indonesia belong. Thank you, Mr President,” he said.
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