Guillen: FDCP no authority to take over MMFF

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Actor-filmmaker Laurice Guillen, who is the first chair of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), said the law creating the said film council “does not say that it is mandated to take over existing film festivals.”

Guillen was reacting to the news that concurrent FDCP chief Liza Dio has requested Malacaang to transfer the authority to run the annual Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) to the FDCP from its current organizer, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA).

The law creating the FDCP states that part of its mandate is “to establish, organize, operate and maintain local and international film festivals, exhibitions and similar activities,” Guillen bega…

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