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FDCP’s ‘Kwentong Sandaan’ series begins with the Living Legends of Philippine Cinema

FDCP — 23.09.2020

QUEZON CITY, Sept. 23 — As the Filipino film industry wraps up the year-long celebration of One Hundred Years of Philippine Cinema, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) wishes to honor the achievements and legacy of industry members through “Kwentong Sandaan.”

This latest “Sine Sandaan” initiative is a showcase of video tributes featuring personal journeys in the film industry over the years. The walk down memory lane also serves as a catch-up with the awardees of “Sine Sandaan: Celebrating the Luminaries of Philippine Cinema” which was held on September 12, 2019, the beginning of the year-long Philippine Centennial Celebration.

The “Kwentong Sandaan” series starts off with the Living Legends of Philippine Cinema such as Gina Pareño, Boots Anson-Roa, Gloria Sevilla, Jose “Kaka” Balagtas, and Leo Martinez. Their lighthearted anecdotes will surely make one smile or even chuckle, while their moving stories can get one teary-eyed.

“This series of vignettes featuring our esteemed veteran actors aims to inspire our stakeholders and reignite our love for Philippine Cinema,” said FDCP Chairperson and CEO Liza Diño. “It is such an honor to have our Living Legends and other luminaries in ‘Kwentong Sandaan’ as they join in the commemoration of the Closing of the Philippine Cinema Centennial Celebration.”