Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is quite hopeful that he will be able to help Filipino drug courier Mary Jane Veloso, who was arrested for carrying 2.6 kilograms of heroin in 2010.

"I pray I can do something for her," Duterte told Philippine Daily Inquirer.

After attending the ASEAN Summit in Laos, Duterte is set to visit Indonesia as a part of his ASEAN trip.

In 2010, Veloso was arrested at the Yogyakarta airport in Indonesia for carrying drugs. She was scheduled to be executed on April 25 last year. Although, she was spared temporarily after the woman who allegedly recruited her to act as drug courier surrendered to authorities.