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How Philippine Cinema responded to the Covid-19 crisis

Manila Times — 3.1.2021

FDCP Chairperson and CEO Liza Diño-Seguerra and The Manila Times Chairman Emeritus Dr. Dante A. Ang

Almost 10 months ago, I had one of the biggest surprises of my life when The Manila Times Chairman Emeritus Dr. Dante A. Ang offered to me this Sunday Times Magazine column while we were having a meeting on our partnership for the “Sine Sandaan” on The Manila Times TV (TMT TV).

I never thought I would ever be a newspaper columnist, but Dr. Ang made me realize the importance of communicating the projects and programs of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and the rest of the film and audiovisual industry.

What especially struck me was Dr. Ang’s compassion for and solidarity with Philippine Cinema. He placed great importance in supporting the industry, especially the independent filmmakers who need more platforms to make their voices heard and I am so grateful to Dr. Ang for this wonderful opportunity to share the latest in Philippine Cinema, particularly the initiatives of the FDCP and other groups and organizations that need the support of stakeholders and the general public.

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