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.
Francisco Juan "Paco" Larrañaga (born in 1977) is a dual-citizen of the Philippines and Spain convicted of murder and sentenced to death by lethal injection on February 3, 2004 for the kidnapping and murder of Marijoy and Jacqueline Chiong on July 16, 1997 in Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines. This is a video message he secretly recorded and released to Spain in 2005.
As a tropical storm beats down on the Philippine island of Cebu, two sisters leave work and never make it home... GIVE UP TOMORROW exposes a Kafkaesque extravaganza populated by flamboyantly corrupt public officials, drug dealers, cops on the take, and a frenzied legal and media circus. It is also an intimate family drama focused on the near mythic struggle of two angry and sorrowful mothers who have dedicated more than a decade to executing or saving one young man, Paco Larrañaga.