PRIB PHOTO: Enhancing the capabilities of MTRCB

Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada says he is one with Sen. Robin Padilla, chairperson of the Committee on Public Information and Mass Media, in enhancing the capabilities of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) and in helping it keep up with the changes in the film industry brought about by new technologies, streaming, and digital platforms. Estrada, a former actor turned politician, said Thursday, February 23, 2023, that they want to help the movie industry recover from the slump following the pandemic, long periods of theater closures, and the influx of foreign films. “We hope that this committee will be instrumental in the cooperation of stakeholders, the integration of ideas and solutions, and the joining forces of different sectors from the government, associations of artists, producers, creative workers, theater owners, streaming platforms, and viewers to promote our own, enjoy, and be proud of Filipino work and Filipino culture,” Estrada said. (Screen grab/Senate PRIB)