‘Big PH cinema fan’ Go eyes twice a year staging of MMFF
MANILA, Philippines — Saying that he wants to contribute to the growth of the Philippine cinema, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go on Wednesday suggested to the organizers of the Metro Manila Film Festival to stage the event twice a year starting in 2020.
“Meron po akong suggestion, immediate suggestion lang po na next year po, pag-usapan namin ni MMDA (Metropolitan Manila Development Authority) [Danny Lim] at iba pang mga kasapi ng MMFF executive committee na pwede pong gawing dalawang beses sa isang taon,” Go told reporters at the announcement of the first four films included in this year’s MMFF lineup.
Go also serves as MMFF executive committee member for this year.
“Siguro, pag-uusapan nila kung paano po magiging mechanics nito after December, kailan ba gagawin sa susunod na taon, anong buwan ba nararapat,” Go bared.
“It’s a one week film showing po ito na hindi po maapektuhan yung mga malls natin at sasang-ayon naman po sila sa aming magiging suggestion.”
Go said that he, too, is a “big fan” of Philippine cinema, adding that he was an avid viewer of the festival during its early years. He even bared that he would anticipate watching the “Shake, Rattle and Roll” franchise as it was a consistent film fest contender.
He also explained that with his role as a senator, he would want to help solve the problems that plague local film industry people.
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