Tag: Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP)

Jinggoy Estrada may propose transferring OMB’s functions

(INQUIRER) MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Jinggoy Estrada may suggest transferring the functions of the Optical Media Board (OMB) to other executive offices like the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) or the Department of Trade and Industry. “This representation may introduce at the proper time a legislative proposal to transfer the functions of the…
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Jinggoy scrutinizes OMB performance

Sen. Jinggoy Estrada reviews the performance of the Optical Media Board (OMB) in chasing after violators of Republic Act No. 9239 or the Optical Media Act of 2003. In interpellating the agency’s proposed allocation under the P5.268-trillion proposed 2023 national budget, early Tuesday, November 15, 2022, Estrada moved for the suspension of Senate rules to…
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Jinggoy Estrada: Provide tax breaks, subsidies to revive film industry

(RAPPLER) MANILA, Philippines – Senator Jinggoy Estrada called on the government to revive the “ailing” Filipino film industry, proposing the removal of the amusement tax and the provision of subsidies for film workers. In a privilege speech on Tuesday, November 8, Estrada laid out what he described as “the abysmal state of our local film…
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Jinggoy: I just want to protect Pinoy movie industry

(POLITIKO) After drawing flak on social media, Sen. Jinggoy Estrada on Tuesday maintained that he was just trying to protect the local movie industry when he previously said that he sometimes considered proposing a ban on foreign telenovelas, including Korean-made drama shows. “I was trying to take a grasp of the state that the audiovisual…
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Jinggoy Estrada wants tax breaks for local film industry

(INQUIRER) MANILA, Philippines – Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Tuesday sought tax breaks for the local film industry to encourage more producers to create films and revive the “ailing” industry. In his privilege speech, Estrada pointed out that at present, producers shoulder several taxes including a 10% amusement tax, 5% distribution fee, 30% income tax, and…
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After K-drama remark, Jinggoy seeks tax breaks, other perks for ‘ailing’ entertainment industry

(ABS-CBN NEWS) MANILA — Sen. Jinggoy Estrada delivered a privilege speech Tuesday to clarify his viral remark on “banning” K-dramas and other foreign shows in favor of locally-produced content. “One good thing that came out of this issue is that it has paved the way for the discussion on the matters concerning the Philippine entertainment…
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Privilege Speech on Filipino Film Industry

Mr. President, my dear colleagues, good afternoon. I rise today on a matter of personal and collective privilege. For the past several weeks, I have been subjected to numerous tirades over a comment I made during the hearing on the proposed 2023 budget of the Film Development Council of the Philippines or FDCP last October…
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