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‘Slippery Slope’: Film Council Wants To Regulate Video Productions Even Online

By One News — 03.07.2020

Film Development Council of the Philippines head Mary Liza Diño appears in a press conference at Malacañang on Dec. 21, 2016. Photo by KJ Rosales, The PhilppineSTAR

July 3 2020

The government is seeking to exercise regulatory powers over the creative industry as a whole by requiring every production, including those held indoors and online, to submit reports seven days before shooting, using the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic as reason.

At the heart of the controversy is the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) as it issued guidelines that could intervene in all kinds of productions – including television, advertising  and online media – even if the law that created it did not give it much power beyond promoting the movie industry and giving grades to films.
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