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Timeline: Execution of 3 Pinoys convicted of drug trafficking in China

On March 30, three Filipinos were executed by lethal injection in China after being convicted for drug trafficking. Two of the convicted Filipinos, Sally Ordinario-Villanueva and Ramon Credo, were subjected to lethal injections in Xiamen. The third Filipino, Elizabeth Batain, was executed in Shenzhen. Click on the blue circles in the Flash presentation below to see the timeline of events on the day of their execution. The three Filipinos — Credo, 42; Batain, 38; and Villanueva, 32 — were originally scheduled to be executed on February 20 and 21 this year. The executions were put on hold after the humanitarian visit to Beijing of Binay, who is also the presidential adviser on overseas Filipino workers’ concerns. The Supreme People’s Court of China affirmed the death sentences on the three last February 11. Binay went to Beijing upon orders from President Benigno Aquino III on February 18. Ordinario-Villanueva was convicted for smuggling 4,110 grams of heroin on Dec. 24, 2008 into Xiamen. Credo was convicted for smuggling 4,113 grams of heroin on Dec. 28, 2008 in the same city. Batain, meanwhile, was convicted for smuggling 6,800 grams of heroin on May 24, 2008, in Shenzhen. Under the Chinese criminal code, smuggling of 50 grams of heroin or any narcotic drug into China is punishable by death. — GMA News