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DGPI appeals for protection of film workers

By Manila Bulletin — 30.05.2020

The Directors’ Guild of the Philippines, Inc. (DGPI) has asked the upper house to include film workers in a stimulus bill intended to benefit sectors greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Filmmaker Carlos Siguion-Reyna, on behalf of the guild, spoke at a virtual hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance. In his speech, the director appealed to the senators to count the film and television industries among the small to medium scale business and enterprises category.

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