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Darryl Yap declines offer to head FDCP, screenwriter Suzette Doctolero says

/ 02:57 PM May 17, 2022

Darryl Yap

Image: Facebook/Darryl Yap

Darryl Yap was reportedly offered a position in the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) which he declined, as disclosed by GMA screenwriter Suzette Doctolero.

The FDCP is the national film agency directly under the Office of the President. It is anticipated to have a new set of leaders after the Duterte administration.


Doctolero made the information known after the controversial film director apparently became a trending topic on Twitter, as per her Facebook page yesterday, May 16.


“Bakit trending si Darryl Yap? E ano kung maging FDCP head siya? Ayaw niyo rin naman kay Liza nung simula kasi the who, pero later on ang dami nang chumika doon sa babae,” she said, referring to current FDCP chairman Liza Diño.

(Why is Darryl Yap trending? So what if he becomes the head of FDCP? You also did not like Liza at first because she is not known, but later on people eventually approached her.)

The screenwriter then spoke about the “nature of politics” in the country, revealing that Yap did not accept the position as he considered the apparent reaction it would gain from the public.

“Chaka mang sabihin pero kung sinong nanalo, sila ang makakakuha ng posisyon. Pero ang alam ko ay tinanggihan ni Darryl ang alok,” she stated. “To be fair, alam naman nung bata na maraming aatakehin sa puso kaya umayaw na siya [because] he cares, you know.”

(It may be unpleasant to say but whoever wins [in the elections] gets [to make appointments for] the position. But from what I know, Darryl declined the offer. To be fair, the kid knows that many people would have a heart attack, that is why he did not accept it. He cares, you know.)

“Pero huwag niyo nang [i-bash] at baka magbago pa ang isip. Di ko mabe-blame yan ha,” she added. (But do not bash him, he might change his mind. I cannot blame him [if ever he does that].)


Yap also responded to Doctolero, saying “Hindi ako makapalag (I cannot resist),” which drew some fans to urge him to accept the position.

Darryl Yap

Image: Facebook/Suzette Severo Doctolero

It can be recalled that Yap recently worked with Sen. Imee Marcos, sister of presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., in the “LenLen” series, which was speculated by netizens to be pertaining to Vice President Leni Robredo.

Meanwhile, according to the partial and unofficial count by the Commission on Elections, Bongbong is leading the presidential race with over 31.09 million votes while Robredo has 14.81 million votes, as of writing. JB


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