MANILA, PHILIPPINES — In support of Filipino creativity and ingenuity, this September has been declared the first-ever Philippine Creative Industries Month in compliance with RA 11904. Otherwise known as the Philippine Creative Industries Development Act, it seeks to provide enabling policy and governance framework to develop the Philippine creative industries into something that is globally competitive.
Envisioning a vibrant Philippine creative economy, the Arts, Culture, and Creative Industries Bloc of the 18th Congress (ACCIB), a coalition of legislators in the House of Representatives, applauded exemplary Filipino creatives and recognized their recent successes. Through a series of resolutions passed in the previous months, ACCIB congratulated and commended the following:
- The Filipino artists and creatives behind the film Leonor Will Never Die, led by its director Martika Ramirez Escobar, for winning the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Innovative Spirit at the Sundance Film Festival 2022.
- The Filipino delegation in the Expo 2020 Dubai for the Bangkóta Philippines Pavillion and its related activities.
- Kasama for being the first Filipino restaurant to be awarded a Michelin star.
- The wire artist Mr. Racso Jugarap for his exhibition entitled, “It Will Come Back to You,” which was featured at the European Commission Lobby Show in Brussels, Belgium.
At present, the Implementing Rules and Regulations for the Philippine Creative Industries Development Act are being meticulously crafted. Celebrating Philippine Creative Industries Month, ACCIB encouraged Filipinos to remain optimistic that #TheFutureIsCreative.