LOLA by Brillante Mendoza
Two elderly women find themselves facing a common tragedy: Lola Sepa has lost his grandson, killed by a knife of a mobile phone robber; Lola Puring is the grandmother of the young murderer. One needs money to provide decent burial to his grand-son, while the other is fighting to get his grandson in prison. Lola tells a tale of crime that reveals the strengths and weaknesses of two old ladies and how our humanity weighs and balances the scale of justice. Lola centers on the stories of the often marginalized elderly and the incompassionate and soulless bureaucracy and inefficiency of the Philippine’s criminal justice system.