Representative ‘Goma’ wants to uplift the local entertainment industry

Leyte Rape. Richard Gomez has filed two measures to promote the local entertainment industry.

Gomez said in a news statement that thousands of Filipino films have been lost due to a lack of systematic identification, conservation and restoration efforts.

One of these is a bill that mandates the government to protect and protect the country’s film reservoir in compliance with a constitutional provision to preserve the country’s film heritage and promote cinematographic art and building, Gomez said.

House Bill 936 notes that other than the establishment of a film archive as mandated under Republic Act number 9167, or the law that created the Film Development Council of the Philippines, “not much has been done along the line of protection and preservation of our film The reservoir, of course, due to the general problems of lack of funds and lack of technical expertise and storage infrastructure facilities.

Gomez said, “This bill is based on the hope or opportunity, no matter how slim and shoddy, that some copies of ‘lost’ Filipino classics can still be discovered, acquired and our current and be preserved for the benefit of future generations.” ,

“The film industry is much more than a commercial enterprise designed for public entertainment. Cinematic films depict human and social conditions, portray people’s struggles towards complete emancipation and enhance our understanding and appreciation of our social values ​​and national identity.

Gomez said the measure “will give life, meaning and flesh to the intent of the constitutional provisions to promote our cinematographic arts and to create and preserve our Filipino film heritage.”

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On the other hand, House Bill No. 1428 seeks to “provide the much-needed spark for Filipino artists to excel in their chosen field” by offering cash incentives and non-monetary benefits to actors and actresses who bring pride and respect. . countries when they win in international competitions.

“This proposed law would be a step in the right direction towards making art a respectable and a good source of livelihood for our artists,” Gomez said.

He hoped that the measure would “to a limited extent, reform decades of neglect, discrimination, and sometimes even the humiliation faced by artists in a society that prides itself on being democratic and of being human.”