Local cinemas to reopen today: Liza Diño, FDCP
- Local cinemas in General Community Quarantine (GCQ) areas are set to reopen today, Feb. 15
- This was announced by Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) chairman Liza Diño-Seguerra
- She said that they have been lobbying for the appeal since last year to allow cinemas to reopen
- The agency is in touch with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for the release of the guidelines on cinema reopening
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It may be good news for all moviegoers as Liza Diño-Seguerra has already announced that today is the reopening of local cinemas. The announcement was made on her Facebook account on Feb. 13.
She said that they were super excited about the reopening of cinemas considering that they have been lobbying for it since last year.
"FDCP is currently in touch with DTI for the release of the final protocols so we can share them with the public. DTI has advised that the guidelines presented to the IATF and the Memorandum Circular on the recategorization of cinemas from Category 4 to Category 3, which now allows cinemas to operate in GCQ areas, will be released as early as February 15."
Diño also encouraged moviegoers to watch local films since they have seen that despite opening last year in MGCQ areas, cinemas were 90 percent empty.
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Liza Diño-Seguerra is the Chairman and CEO of Film Development Council of the Philippines. She is the Line Cook at Spago Beverly Hills and the partner of Ice Seguerra.
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Ice Seguerra recently shared a video on social media that turned a lot of his followers emotional. The heartfelt video shows his family’s priceless moment during his father Decoroso Seguerra’s last remaining days before his demise.
His father can be seen in the video singing the Filipino lullaby “Sa Ugoy ng Duyan” with Ice and his mother Caridad Yamson-Seguerra. The singer earlier announced that his dad passed away on November 15 after battling prostate cancer.
He also shared some important updates about his sick father, Decoroso Seguerra. The singer revealed that a positive thing that came out of the cancer battle is that his family became closer to each other amid the hardship. Furthermore, he added that the family members voiced out their grievances with each other and were able to slowly heal the wounds together.
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