Paco Larrañaga camp will ask clemency from Duterte for the Chiong Sister Case: "Give up tomorrow, there’s still hope for Paco." - The Daily Sentry

Sunday, July 29, 2018



Paco Larrañaga camp will ask clemency from Duterte for the Chiong Sister Case: "Give up tomorrow, there’s still hope for Paco."



President Rodrigo Duterte and Paco Larrañaga. Image combined credit to ABS-CBN and change.org
The last choice for Paco Larrañaga is President Duterte. His lawyer, Sandy Coronel intend to seek help from the President, they propose an Executive clemency from Duterte. As we all know this is over Paco Larrañaga’s the detained Spanish-Filipino convict for the Chiong Sisters Murder and Rape case during 1997 in Cebu.
Paco Larrañaga. Image from file photo
“Hindi tayo kailangan magtawag ng re-trial kasi napakahirap ng re-trial eh. Unang-una ‘yung mga testigo, maraming magbabago ,saka kailangan natin iuwi si Paco para mag-hearing ulit. Siyempre kung trial ‘yan di natin alam kung gaano katagal,” she said.


Paco Larrañaga and co-accused. Image credit to ABS-CBN News
And because re-trial of the Paco’s case would be dreary, Sandy said that the real remedy for his freedom is with the President.

  “There is a legal remedy and the legal remedy is a pardon from the President. Nandoon na tayo, if the president extends pardon that undoes everything,” said Coronel.


Paco Larrañaga and co-accused. Image credit to Philstar.com
The petition for Paco’s freedom become stronger since the 2011 documentary “Give up tomorrow” has become a trend in social media.
“Give up tomorrow” shows that Chiong 7 the seven accused in the case are innocent and have nothing to do with the Chiong sister, Paco is were even in Manila when the crime in Cebu happened.
Paco Larrañaga and Chiong Sister's mothere Thelma Chiong. Image credit to Esquire Philippines
Paco Larrañaga from the Osmeña clan is in Spain continuing to serve his imprisonment as a dual citizen.

Sandy also said that,
                “Once we update the petition, we will include the public clamor as initiated na hindi pamilya eh, no. Talagang the public is initiating this call for… ang tawag sa kanya ay clemency. So ang Presidente, may poder na mag-issue ng clemency. ‘Yan ang pinu-push natin ngayon,”

Image screenshot credit to Fashion Pulis via ABS-CBN Twitter
"The real remedy is with the Office of the President," she added.

The Boards of Pardon and Parole the online petitions asking for his freedom will also be included in the petition for clemency.          

So, will PRRD hear Paco Larrañaga's plead?

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Source:  GMA