Mary Jane Veloso dead, based on newspaper headline

Everybody knows that Mary Jane Veloso has been spared from summary execution in Indonesia, but a newspaper headline apparently says otherwise.

In its issue on Wednesday, April 29, the Philippine Daily Inquirer headline reads, "Death came before dawn" followed by the sub-title "The nation was praying for a miracle to save her."

TV5 anchor Lourd de Veyra was among the firsts who posted a photo of the PDI front page. In the caption, he called the paper "The Philippine Daily Executioner."

The Philippine Daily Executioner.

Posted by Lourd de Veyra on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

News website Coconuts Manila also published a report titled "'Inquirer' kills Mary Jane Veloso, plus a look at Bulletin's and Star's headlines."

The site quoted lines from the PDI article that say "only a miracle could have saved her" as "twelve sharpshooters were assigned to each of the nine convicts, all aiming at his and her heart at the distance of five to 10 meters."

It also posted photos showing the front pages of PDI and rival newspapers Manila Bulletin and The Philippine Star, the headlines of which are "No delay in execution" and "Screaming for mercy," respectively.

Citing a source from PDI's pre-press department, Coconuts Manila reported that the deadline for editorial to submit material to its printing press is usually 11:30 p.m., in this case just half an hour before midnight on April 28.

According to reports, the execution of Veloso and eight other convicts on death row was set at 1 a.m. on April 29. So it's quiet obvious that the writer did not anticipate the delay of Veloso's execution after President Benigno Aquino III sent a last-minute plea.