Bong Revilla offers to mediate between Liza Diño, film producers


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Bong Revilla offers to mediate between Liza Diño, film producers

Sen. Bong grateful to colleagues’ tributes to his late father, Sen. Ramon Revilla Sr., honors Danding Cojuangco: Sen. Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. on Monday, August 3, 2020, expressed anew his gratitude to colleagues for adopting Senate Resolution No. 459, sponsored by Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III, honoring his late father and namesake, Sen. Ramon Revilla Sr. who passed away last June 26, 2020. In another speech, Sen. Bong pays tribute to the late diplomat and businessman Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr., by sponsoring Senate Resolution No. 449. He expressed appreciation for the political support given to him by Cojuangco during the 2019 elections by making him a guest candidate of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC), the party founded by Cojuangco in 1992. (Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB)

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'Ayusin na lang lahat 'yan. Ako gigitna na ayusin kayo,' says Revilla of the conflict between the FDCP chairperson and several stakeholders in the film industry

Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr offered to mediate between Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) Chairperson Liza Diño and several film stakeholders in an effort to resolve issues related to the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) and the FDCP’s COVID-19 safety protocols.

Ayusin na lang lahat ‘yan. Ako gigitna na ayusin kayo,” Revilla, who has worked in the movie industry, said during the agency’s budget hearing at the Senate on Tuesday, September 29.

(Let’s fix all those issues. I can mediate and help fix them.)

Last July, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Danilo Lim announced the “withdrawal” of Diño’s membership from the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) executive committee, citing the council’s supposed bid to transfer control of the MMFF from the MMDA to the FDCP. (READ: Different priorities’: Liza Diño confused over MMDA reaction to 2017 proposal)

Some movie producers and directors had also slammed Diño when the FDCP released guidelines for film and audiovisual production safety protocols without their consultation.

I will talk to them. ‘Pag okay na, mag-Zoom meeting tayo and let’s talk together,” Revilla said. 

(I will talk to them. When everything is okay, let’s have a Zoom meeting and let’s talk together.)

Diño welcomed Revilla’s offer and said that some of the people in the industry might not be used to her.

“We only have good intentions, and I know you know that,” Diño said.

“If we can bridge that dialogue, napakalaking bagay po (that would be a big help),” she added. – Alexa Villano/Rappler.com

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