A Word from the Chair!


BY: Pilar Mateo

#PPP4SamaAll Now Extended to Dec 13, 2020

“In the spirit of #SamaAll and support of Filipino filmmakers and producers, we’re excited to announce that we have added new titles to the lineup of Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 4, so to date, we now have 170 films in total for this year’s edition of PPP.

“Despite the pandemic situation, our producers and partners have made the effort to work with us on getting their films properly formatted for our platform to ensure smooth screening of the movies, and for that, we are grateful.

T”o give you more time to watch our film offerings, we are extending the 4th PISTA NG PELIKULANG PILIPINO from just 16 days now to 44 days, from October 31 to December 13.

“Here is the new schedule:

October 31 – December 13, 2020
(Available to subscribers registered under FREE and PAID options)

November 20 – December 13, 2020
(Available only to Paid Subscribers)

“Our updated calendar is so we can give you the best online festival experience and to give proper highlight to our featured films. We also took some time to address some technical concerns with our filmmakers, and changes in our programming had to be put in place to accommodate the addition of films to the platform.

“We’re very sorry for any inconvenience this update in schedule has caused, but rest assured that we are working very hard to give you the best virtual Festival experience.

“One hundred percent (100%) of the proceeds of PPP will go to our PPP filmmakers and producers, and with our extension of the Festival, we will get to include more stakeholders to raise funds for.

“Registered subscribers under the FREE and PAID options shall have access to the PPP SHORT FILM SHOWCASE, which features 80 short films and a special screening of Lamberto Avellana’s ‘Anak Dalita’.

“Meanwhile, paid subscribers can enjoy access to the MAIN FEATURE FILM SHOWCASE—90 full-length features across different genres from the different film festivals across the country. These will be scheduled Livestream screenings with each full feature screening from 4 to 6 times throughout Nov. 20- Dec.13. We will also extend the validity of the premium pass subscriptions to Dec 13.

“We will be announcing the FULL-LENGTH FILMS FESTIVAL SCHEDULE, as well as the SCHEDULE OF EVENTS in the next few days.

“On top of our screenings, PPP4 PREMIUM subscribers will also have access to over 30 online events – talkback sessions with filmmakers, lectures and panel discussions on everything film, and some very special celebrations with our stars filmmakers. These events are spread out over four weekends to give you more viewing time for both the movies and events. We hope to see you at each one of them and enjoy the full PPP experience with us.

“We hope for your understanding and for you to stay with us throughout PPP4. For any concerns, clarifications, or should you choose to refund your subscription, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at fdcpchannel@fdcp.ph.

“Thank you for your attention and support, and please spread the word to your families and friends as they still have time to subscribe to the FDCP Channel.

“See you online for the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino!”

AIN’T that great? So many films to binge on! so, don’t waste time, get your “tickets” now!

Added she about the “rift” with MMDA Chairman, “We always see everybody as partners, no matter what. I’ve always believed na dapat hindi tumitigil ‘yung communication ng bawa’t ahensya because we have a commitment sa industriyang pinagsisilbihan namin.”

The FDCP reached out their hand to the MMDA to ask for their support to #PPP4.

“We’re so happy with the very positive response they gave us. In fact, they were the first to pledge their support to PPP this year. With that we are so very very grateful. Maraming salamat, MMDA sa support sa PPP.”



SITTI, the Bossanova singer, shared her learning with the bike accident she had recently.

“I wrote a blog about my accident. It’s up on bossagurl.com/blog . But I forgot to include a reflection so I’ll just share it here..

“While I was waiting in the hospital room looking at my wounds, I was thankful to be a Christian. I felt deeply comforted that no matter how many chunks of my body may be scraped or taken away from me, it‘s okay. That my body may not be perfect, it may have gashes and bruises and bloody holes, but it’s all fine because this earthly body is NOT my true body.. one day when the Lord comes and we who believe in Him get to be united with Him, our perfect bodies will be revealed in all glory. And until that day comes we pull through day after day, in between trials and successes, through the ups and downs of our earthly lives.

“We may have a hard time, we may have wounds, but that one perfect day in our perfect body with our perfect Savior would eclipse all our current suffering ♥️ this is the hope that we have.

“I’ve also realized that life and circumstances may have forced my body to be tethered to the ground (more specifically, to our bed 😆), but my soul, my spirit, is always and forever, free to roam around, that there is no limit to where our minds can take us, as long we choose to let our spirit fly free, unbound. ♥️

“Also, words.. how they set me free 🕊

“But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever.

“And we who are living will also be transformed. For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies.”

1Cor.15:51-53 NLT

#bossawrites #fridaynightreflections

A beautiful soul who sees beauty in negativity. (30)

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