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Tirso Cruz resigns as the chairman of the Film Development Council of the Philippines

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — The Film Development Council of the Philippines Chairman and CEO Tirso Cruz III has resigned from his position in the organization, having held the position since 2022.

In his statement, Tirso put emphasis on the achievements made by the council during his stint.

“During the last nineteen months, we managed to increase the financial support to our various stakeholders, from producers, directors, film workers, and students to the film labs, workshops, and film festival assistance. We have continued partnerships with film exhibitors, institutions, festivals, and embassies to bring Philippine cinema to the world and the local audience back to the cinemas,” he said.


He further assured that his service to the film industry would continue after his resignation.

“This is not the end. I may no longer be the Chairperson but will always be a part of the FDCP. I will continue supporting the Philippine Film Industry as an actor and private citizen.”

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