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'Culture of fear': Actors' group slams ABS-CBN shutdown, FDCP guidelines

Jul 02, 2020 - 7:30 AM

The newly-formed group Aktor criticizes the government for moves that seemingly want to stop artists from telling the Filipino story

Palace says DTI or DepEd should issue film production guidelines – not FDCP

Jul 01, 2020 - 10:28 PM

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque himself points out that the FDCP has no regulatory powers

‘Out of touch’: Entertainment industry groups oppose FDCP's latest guidelines for shoots

Jul 01, 2020 - 7:00 PM

The Inter-Guild Alliance – a collective of various groups from the entertainment industry – says the FDCP 'needs to come to its senses'

'Slippery slope': PH directors' guild rejects new FDCP guidelines for shoots

Jun 29, 2020 - 10:55 PM

The Directors' Guild of the Philippines Inc says they oppose 'any form of additional agency intrusion on productions'

PH movie producers slam FDCP over work resumption guidelines

May 26, 2020 - 8:00 AM

The PMPPA says film industry health and safety protocols — which follow government standards – don't need IATF approval anymore

FDCP eyes online streaming platform for Cine Lokal 'like Netflix'

May 15, 2020 - 2:25 PM

'Yung gumagawa ng pelikula na wala talagang platform, magshishift tayo sa mga streaming platforms na parang Netflix, pero gobyerno ang gagawa,' says Film Development Council of the Philippines Chairperson Liza Diño

Here's how freelance entertainment workers can apply for FDCP's DEAR Action program

Apr 01, 2020 - 8:20 PM

The program is the FDCP's assistance to workers in the audio-visual sector who have suddenly found themselves unemployed due to a catastrophe

Liza Diño. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Judy Ann Santos, Maja Salvador, Bea Alonzo among awardees in Film Ambassadors Night 2020

Feb 06, 2020 - 10:00 AM

The Film Development Council of the Philippines will recognize 64 industry members on February 9

It's final: Film Dev't Council can't collect amusement tax from LGUs

Dec 15, 2019 - 9:45 PM

The Supreme Court maintains that certain provisions of Republic Act No. 9167, the law that created the Film Development Council of the Philippines, are unconstitutional

New films to debut on Friday instead of Wednesday

Mar 14, 2019 - 10:18 PM

FDCP Chair Liza Diño-Seguerra talks about the change in a Facebook post

LIZA DIÑO. The chair of the Film Development Council of the Philippines announces upcoming changes in the local film industry. Photo courtesy of FDCP

IN PHOTOS: FDCP Film Ambassadors Night 2019

Feb 11, 2019 - 4:18 PM

The Film Development Council of the Philippines honors 86 artists in the film and television industry

Poppert Bernadas appointed to Film Development Council

Aug 11, 2018 - 2:52 PM

The singer and theater actor is now a member of the FDCP's Cinema Evaluation Board

BOARD MEMBER. Poppert Bernadas has been appointed to the Cinema Evaluation Board. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Want to be part of Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018? Here's how

Apr 11, 2018 - 5:39 PM

The festival, now on its second year, is scheduled in August

FULL LIST: 'Sunday Beauty Queen,' Lav Diaz among FDCP Film Ambassadors

Feb 03, 2018 - 11:54 AM

The council names filmmakers and actors who won in various international festivals in 2017

FILM AMBASSADORS. 'Women of the Weeping River,' its director Sheron Dayoc, and star Laila Ulao are among those recognized by FDCP as Film Ambassador. Photo courtesy of TBA Studios

IN PHOTOS: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino parade

Aug 14, 2017 - 3:12 PM

The stars of the 12 participating films join the motorcade in Manila

Liza Diño welcomes appointment of 3 new MMFF ExeCom members

Jul 12, 2017 - 10:20 PM

Liza also explains her Facebook post on the criticism regarding the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino

FULL LIST: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino entries

Jun 30, 2017 - 11:20 PM

The Film Development Council of the Philippines announces the 12 films that will be shown during the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino in August

Duterte tries to link Inquirer owners to ex-official with huge salary

Apr 06, 2017 - 10:28 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte mistakenly identifies former Film Development Council of the Philippines chief Briccio Santos as a son in law of the Inquirer s Prietos

RANT AGAINST INQUIRER. President Rodrigo Duterte speaks at the prosecutors' convention at a hotel in Clark, Angeles City, Pampanga on April 5, 2017, where he attacked anew broadsheet Philippine Daily Inquirer. RICHARD MADELO/Presidential Photo

Irma Adlawan speaks up against Liza Diño over 'Oro' issue

Jan 11, 2017 - 12:30 PM

I mean for her to be the chairperson of the FDCP dapat alam niya yung responsibilidad niya Hindi siya dapat nag po post ng gano n [on social media] even before conducting an investigation within

'Oro' rep admits to lying about dog slaughter scene – Liza Diño

Jan 03, 2017 - 8:21 PM

A real dog was killed while filming the movie not a goat with prosthetics as the production s representative previously said

PANOORIN: Pagbasa ni Liza Diño ng ‘Mangyari Lamang’ ni Rico Abelardo

Aug 31, 2016 - 9:22 PM

Bilang pagdiriwang sa Buwan ng Wika inimbitahan ng Rappler si Liza Diño upang bigkasin ang tulang ‘Mangyari Lamang’ ni Rico Abelardo

Liza Diño, Aiza Seguerra share thoughts, plans on gov't posts

Aug 26, 2016 - 4:51 PM

Showbiz couple Liza Diño and Aiza Seguerra talk about supporting President Duterte being appointed to positions in government and their plans for the next 6 years

LIZA DINO AND AIZA SEGUERRA. The showbiz couple talks about their new positions in President Rodrigo Duterte's government. Rappler screengrab

Liza Diño named Film Development Council chief

Aug 12, 2016 - 2:23 PM

Liza Diño replaces Briccio G Santos who has headed the agency since 2010

FDC. Liza Diño-Seguerra is the new chairperson of the Film Development Council of the Philippines. Photo from Liza Diño-Seguerra's Instagram account

Ellen Adarna takes pride in indie role

Aug 29, 2013 - 2:04 PM

She s a loose drug addled rebel in Gil Portes Ang Tag araw ni Twinkle

'BOLD.' Sexy star shows acting chops in Gil Portes film. Photo from Ellen Adarna OfficialPage Facebook

Eiga Sai 2013: Everyday Japan

Jun 22, 2013 - 7:12 PM

Film festival Eiga Sai captures Japanese history and culture

EIGA SAI 2013. Japanese history and culture on film

FDCP launches scriptwriting contest

Jun 08, 2013 - 10:03 AM

Deadline for submissions in on Sept 30 2013 while winners will be announced in December

CALLING ALL SCRIPTWRITERS. Scriptwriters will get to see their scripts on the big screen with FDCP's contest, Image from Film Development Council of the Philippines Facebook page

'Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag' in Cannes

Mar 25, 2013 - 4:19 PM

A newly restored version of Lino Brocka s opus will premiere at the Cannes International Film Festival in May

EVILS OF THE CITY. Bembol Roco, credited as Rafael Roco Jr, is immortalized by his role as Julio in Lino Brocka's film. Image from

A misadventure in indie filmmaking

Aug 04, 2012 - 5:01 PM

‘Ang Mga Kidnaper ni Ronnie Lazaro’ is a hilarious crime caper slash call to cinematic arms

RIGHT SMACK. Soliman Cruz gets a taste of Ronnie Lazaro’s fist of fury. All movie stills courtesy of Sigfreid Barros-Sanchez.

[Movies] Asian films converge in Manila

May 11, 2012 - 1:59 PM

Film lovers get another treat as multi awarded Asian films from 8 countries gather in Manila

ANOTHER DOG STORY. Yesterday, there was 'Hachiko.' Today, there's 'Wanko.' Catch him at the Asian Film Festival at Shang Mall Cineplex.