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‘Watching’ movie dream come true for blind man

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Eugenio “Toto” Villareal. FILE PHOTO

Lauro Purcil Jr., who has been blind for 49 years, said it was “a dream come true” to experience the full-length film “Hugo” with other visually impaired, deaf and hard-of-hearing participants during a special screening on Friday.

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Embracing the differently abled

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Eugenio “Toto” Villareal. FILE PHOTO

Championing the cause of young persons with disabilities, Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) chair Eugenio “Toto” Villareal was guest speaker at a recent forum on “The Inclusion of Youth with Disabilities in Community Development Programs.”

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MTRCB out to improve seniors’ image

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Boots Anson-Roa

Recognizing that senior citizens are often the “object of unkind or insensitive jokes in media,” the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) recently conducted its first media literacy seminar for senior citizens with actresses Boots Anson-Roa and Rustica Carpio among the speakers.

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MTRCB launches own show

Premiering Sunday, Aug. 10 on People’s Television Network at 8 p.m. is “MTRCB Uncut,” an infotainment program about the television and motion picture industries.

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Kids in movie theaters now shielded from violent trailers

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MTRCB Chair Eugenio Villareal PHOTO BY KIMBERLY DELA CRUZ

Movie trailers with mature or violent themes will no longer be allowed in theaters that show movies with the G (General Audience) rating or those approved for children.

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