In order to plead for a Philippine female drug trafficker who has been sentenced to death penalty in China (to be carried out on 2nd of July), Philippine vice president Jejomar “Jojo” Cabauatan Binay planned a visit to China in June 30th, and submitted a letter written by Philippine President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to the Chinese leaders.
But Binay said on 30th of June that China had rejected his plan to visit China, and said that “it is not a convenient time to for the visit”.
Philippine presidential deputy spokesman Walter on the 30th said “there is still hope to ‘save’ this female drug trafficker.” The Philippine president’s commutation plea has been transferred to Beijing through Chinese Embassy in the Philippines. According to the Philippine Department of State Fata, there are currently more than 200 Filipinos detained for drug trafficking by the Chinese side. In February 2011, Binay visited China to plead for the three drug traffickers who had been sentenced to death but with no fruit.