Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte flew to Indonesia last Friday, September 9, 2016 to discuss various matters with Indonesian president Joko Widodo and tackled the case of a convicted Filipina drug mule named Mary Jane Veloso.
The governments of both countries are under no urgency to act upon Veloso's case according to Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. who said "This is not an urgent issue as of now, let’s finish the process. Her scheduled execution has been deferred because she would be testifying in the deposition case against her illegal recruiter.
Veloso was caught possesing 2.5 kg of cocaine in her bag at the Indonesian airport last 2010. Yasay and the government are positive and hoping that her case may be resolved next year.