POV: Give Up Tomorrow

POV: Give Up Tomorrow

Sun, 10/07/2012 - 11:00pm

Thelma Chiong

Credit: Courtesy of Alex Badayos

Examine one of the most sensational trials in the history of the Philippines. 

As a tropical storm beats down on an island in the Philippines, two sisters leave work and never reach home. Paco Larrañaga, a 19-year-old student, is sentenced to death for their rape and murder, despite overwhelming evidence of his innocence. Give Up Tomorrow, airing Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 11 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 11 and 1011), exposes shocking corruption within the judicial system of the Philippines and one of the most sensational trials in the country’s history. Two grieving mothers, entangled in a case that ends a nation’s use of capital punishment but fails to free an innocent man, dedicate more than a decade to executing or saving him. By Michael Collins and Marty Syjuco.

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