Give Up Tomorrow was a finalist for the 2013 PUMA Impact Awards. BRITDOC produced a short video recapping some of its impact.
Grammy-nominated artist Bob Regan wrote this song after watching Give Up Tomorrow on PBS.
Journalist Solita "Winne" Monsod reacts with shock and disgust to the Supreme Court decision in the Chiong Case which elevated the sentences of Paco Larrañaga and the Chiong 7 to Death. "That floored me... I was dumbfounded... It was so badly written... I cannot believe that any Justice wrote that..."
So my dog and I are setting off for Spain to trek the Camino de Santiago for Paco. We will walk 356 miles (573km), which is the exact distance that Paco Larrañaga was from the scene of the alleged crime on the 16th July 1997. The trek should take about 30 days. Paco has served nearly 15 years in prisons in both the Philippines and Spain for a crime he had no part in.
Last year Paco's niece competed in a public speaking competition against other grade 6 students from schools in her city and made it to the final round with her speech on her most inspirational character. In her own way, she wanted to do her part in telling Paco's story because, as she says "you never know if someone listening might be able to help"
Following the POV broadcast of Give Up Tomorrow on PBS, prominent members of the Filipino-American community, including Mrs. Loida Lewis, speak out for justice.