Tag: Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB)

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 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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PRIB PHOTO: The Abysmal State of Local Film Industry

THE ABYSMAL STATE OF LOCAL FILM INDUSTRY: Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada, during Tuesday’s plenary session November 8, 2022, raises the issues “plaguing the barely surviving” film industry in the country, noting that only nine local movies have been released out of 20 Filipino films reviewed by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB)…
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Senators bat for more gov’t support for ailing PH film industry

(MANILA BULLETIN) Senator Jose ‘’Jinggoy’’ Ejercito Estrada, during Tuesday’s plenary session November 8, 2022, raised issues “plaguing the barely surviving” film industry in the country. Only nine local movies have been released out of 20 Filipino films reviewed by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) since January this year, Estrada said in…
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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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