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On behalf of the member-leagues of Local Government Units (LGUs) and the elected sub-national leadership nationwide, the National Executive Board of the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) lauds the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and its partner agencies, as well as the community of Filipino artists, for the holding of the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 3 (PPP3)— a one-week exclusive screening of Filipino Films in all theaters nationwide and a kick-off activity for the celebration of Sandaan: 100 Years of Philippine Cinema.

The moving pictures, captured in film and in other state-of-the-art mediums, depict every facet of the human nature and the society we live in. Movies, as what we are familiar with, are a great source of entertainment and as such, represent a thriving industry that has become a vital part of the national economy.

Undeniably too, as a powerful tool that shapes the viewers’ mind towards a contrived end, movies can bare a nation’s soul, encrust the culture, heritage and identity of a people, or present in wry wit the body of humanoid experiences, hopes, dreams and aspirations. Hence, it is our supplication that cinema geniuses wave their wand to cast a spell that will whip up inspiration and energy to transform the countryside.

As we look forward with excitement to the line-up of entries to this year’s edition of Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino, we enjoin the Local Chief Executives and their local constituencies to support the homegrown artists and their crafts by trooping to the movie houses nearby!

Mabuhay ang pelikulang Pilipino!