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Vivian Velez, binalewala ba ng FDCP kaya ‘di dumating sa Luna Awards?

Vivian Velez, binalewala ba ng FDCP kaya ‘di dumating sa Luna Awards?

SI Vivian Velez ang appointed ng CCP (Cultural Center of the Philippines) na Director ngayon ng FAP (Film Academy of the Philippines) na siyang naghahatid ng Luna Awards taon-taon.

Matagumpay ang idinaos na Nominees Night na magkatulong sina Vivian at ang FDCP (Film Development Council of the Philippines) na si Chair Liza Diño Seguerra  sa pagkilala sa mga nominado.

Isinagawa ang 37th Luna Awards sa Maybank Performing Arts sa BGC.

Nasa programa ang pangalan ni double V para sa kanyang pananalita. Pero hindi nakita ang anino niya. ‘Sangkaterbang espekulasyon na ang kumalat.

Malamang daw may disgusto sila sa isa’t isa ni Liza. Baka raw marami pang hindi pagkakaintindihan sa samahan na hindi pa naplantsa.

At dahil kasabay nito ang opening ng SEA Games at isa sa panauhing pandangal ang minsang naugnay na lider ng kanyang bansang si Prinsipe Bolkiah at sige ng kaka-lile at share ng nasabing event si VV sa kanyang socmed, may nagsabi na baka naman daw sa SEA Games napadpad si VV.

Para mabura na ang kung ano-anong espekulasyon, nagpadala ng kanyang official statement si VV sa pamamagitan ng kanyang spokesperson na si Peter Serrano.

The Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) was established in 1981, mandated to promote film worker careers, advocacies, work relations, among many things. Likewise, FAP was tasked to recognize superlative performances by its members through the Luna Awards, which is considered by many as the pinnacle of all Philippine film industry awards.

“But the FAP became a fallen angel of late and has been reduced to menial work, bordering charity, and entitlement. It functioned through donations, mostly from the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) which FAP has had a hard time and a rough relationship with, unable to collect remittances from which resulted in cash flow issues for the academy. This is not an indictment on the MMFF but the anemic leadership demonstrated by FAP which gave up on its mandate altogether. This weakness resulted in the expulsion of FAP in the ExComm of the MMFF.

“Another recent example is the abrogation of the then FAP leadership of its prestigious Luna Awards to the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), a partnership that has never been clearly  communicated to us—the new administration of the FAP. It appears that the main responsibility of overseeing the preparations and all the processes for nomination and selection of winners for the 2019 Luna Awards has been given to the FDCP, which is a clear violation of FAP’s mandate. 

“Therefore, I, together with the new management of FAP is here to clean house, correct erroneous traditions, bring back FAP to its roots, and center on the welfare of film workers. There will be arduous days, grumblings, hate and discontent ahead. As L. Tolstoy said, ‘Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by it’s growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.’

“Signed
“Vivian Velez
Director General
Film Academy of the Philippines

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