President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday declared September of every year as the “Philippine Film Industry Month.”
The activities and programs will be spearheaded by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), according to Proclamation 1085.
“There is a need to recognize the invaluable contribution and sacrifices of all stakeholders and sectors of the film industry, as well as provide avenues to showcase and celebrate the achievements and progress of the discipline of film and filmmaking,” the proclamation stated.
The President directed government agencies, state-run firms, universities and colleges and encouraged the local government units as well as the private sector to cooperate with the FDCP in promoting and implementing campaigns and activities in connection with the celebration.
Duterte earlier declared September 2019 to September 2020 as the centennial year for Philippine cinema. — Virgil Lopez/RSJ, GMA News