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Updated: “Give Up Tomorrow” gets its theater run
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Update: Selected SM Cinemas will be screening Give Up Tomorrow from October 3-9.
See poster below.

Hi Cecile,
My name is Mimi. I am Paco Larrañaga’s sister. Thank you so much for supporting “Give Up Tomorrow”.
I appreciate it more than you know.
We have been fighting this battle for justice for Paco for so long. Now with the documentary showing the truth of what happened 15 years ago, I hope that many more will join us fight for Paco, his co-accused and all the other innocents wrongfully convicted out there.
Right now Paco is still in prison in Spain. He is not out on parole. Since he has served 15 years of his sentence, he has been allowed on furloughs and leave, BUT he has to go back to jail after.
A few months ago, I went to see him when he was granted leave. It was one of the happiest moments of my life. It was heartbreaking to have to bring him back to prison, but we don’t take these mercies and miracles for granted.
Every night, while Paco sleeps in prison, I pray that one day soon he will be able to walk out of the prison for good—a free and vindicated man.

Yours sincerely,
Mimi Larrañaga

Give Up Tomorrow
Paco Larrañaga in jail in Cebu

and with his parents in a momentary leave from a Spanish prison.
Paco and his parents

After doing the rounds of film festivals abroad and sponsored/private screenings in Metro Manila and Cebu, Give Up Tomorrow will be finally shown for a limited time in selected theaters.

One of the most riveting and relevant documentary features of our time—Give Up Tomorrow—by filmmakers Mike Collins and Marty Syjuco—has been screened in over 50 film festivals in more than 25 countries. It has won 15 major awards including 7 Audience Awards, 4 Human Rights Awards, and the Activism Award at Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival.
Give Up Tomorrow brings to light the circus that is the Philippine justice system, with corrupt officials, bad cops, and a hysterical media playing to an angry public out for vengeance.
But underneath it all is an intimate drama focused on the struggle of two angry, sorrowful mothers who have dedicated more than a decade to execute or save one innocent man.

Give UP Tomorrow

http://www.pacodocu.com/

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Flizbee

Just watched it on PBS SoCal  11:00 pm right after Upstairs Downstairs

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Its about time! 

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kikas_head

Do you know if for the run here it will have English subtitles throughout?

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CVS Reply:

yes i think so

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kikas_head Reply:

 Thank you!

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anon

Like I said, the defense team wasn’t able to effectively demolish the prosecution’s evidences. The decision was reviewed by the supreme court. I never said he was guilty or not, merely stating one of the basis why it was difficult to acquit.

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ark24 Reply:

btw, there is no such thing as evidences. evidence pa din yan kahit madami 🙂 #justsaying

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btw, there is no such thing as evidences. evidence pa din yan kahit madami 🙂 #justsaying

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Not one of the 31 cinemas in Cebu would show this film apparently because even after 15 years this case is still considered controversial.  There was a special showing at the Marcelo Fernan Press Center in Cebu City the other night, but the audience was limited.  Sayang.  Sana ma-pressure the Ayala Malls to show it in Cebu even for a limited run.

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Mylady_le

Rochelle is working away from home now to
sustain her family’s needs as the breadwinner
to two beautiful children…
Ms C, I get to read your blogs from time to time &
talking to Rochelle right now, the whole trauma flashes
back and I just told her to keep praying and stop
thinking too much….

#justsharing

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I have seen the place where they dumped the body of their victim…….you can just imagine if you were the one who was thrown in that ravine….evil people lurks and hides behind beautiful faces….This is karma and he paid for it.

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http://www.lawphil.net/judjuris/juri2005/jul2005/gr_138874_2005.html The Supreme Court has decided this case on the entirety of the evidences presented and not just on one witness whose testimony may be doubtful. Paco’s team wasn’t able to effectively demolish the credibility of the prosecution witnesses. Below is an excerpt, of the decision copied from the link above. “At this juncture, it bears mentioning that this case is not the first time that Larrañaga was charged with or complained of pruriently assaulting young female students in Cebu. Months before the abduction of Marijoy and Jackie, the parents of a certain Rochelle Virtucio, complained about Larrañaga’s attempt to… Read more »

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I don’t know much about this and I don’t intend to know more… I assume it didn’t go well for Paco and his family… from what happened to my sister, the judge ruled that the penalty be lessen and the “incident” be  adjusted to a very minor case of theft for the accused are minors… and that’s how we do justice here [Reply]CVS Reply:September 27th, 2012 at 11:52 AMwhat happened to your sister? [Reply]Anonymous Reply:September 27th, 2012 at 4:19 PMMy sister was one of the victims that were robbed as the jeep was cruising Coastal Road. 2 of them continued… Read more »

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haven’t seen this…but I watched the youtube clip where paco accepts an award on stage at a film festival. speaks impeccable spanish. looks refined. 

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CVS Reply:

link please!

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