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Duterte declares September as ‘Philippine Film Industry Month’

ABS-CBN — 5.2.2021

President Rodrigo Duterte talks to the public from the Malacañang Golf (Malago) Clubhouse in Malacañang Park, Manila on Feb. 1, 2021. Richard Madelo, Presidential Photo

MANILA— President Rodrigo Duterte has declared September of every year as the “Philippine Film Industry Month,” according to a document Malacañang released on Thursday.

In Proclamation No. 1085 signed on Feb. 3, Duterte said the Philippines “recognizes the “invaluable contribution and sacrifices” of the film industry, and would provide avenues to showcase its achievements and progress.

He ordered the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) to lead the observance of the country’s Film Industry Month every September.

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