The story got to the producer in me first. It had a very haunting opening and very arresting visuals. At one point, they got a silhouette of a woman limping across the corridor with the bars as its foreground. I thought it said everything it should in that one shot.
As part of ABS-CBN’s Holy Week evening block, its News and Current Affairs show “Krusada” ran a replay of Abner Mercado’s story about elder women inside prison and whether President Noynoy Aquino will give them executive clemency. The episode was called “Laya” and it was trying to ask a very simple question: Will we let these women die alone behind bars?