QUEZON CITY - Members of the Ministry of Media and Public Affairs from different parishes of the Diocese of Pasig attended the Movie and Television Classification Review (MTRCB)’s 2nd Family and Child Summit held yesterday (November 8) at the GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City to help promote responsible viewership in movies and television.
With the theme “Matalinong Panonood Para sa Pamilya at Lipunan Nina Juan at Juana,” the summit aims to empower parents and adults in developing the viewing habits of the young audience.
Fr. Lito Jopson said MTRCB Chair Eugenio “Toto” Villareal has invited a contingent from the Diocese of Pasig to be led by Pasig Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara to grace the event.
Father Jopson said the Pasig Diocese in response to the invitation, organized the Ministry of Media and Public Affairs and invited all parish priests, media ministers, and school directors within the diocese to join the summit.
MTRCB Chair Villareal said the summit also intends to further strengthen their collaboration with stakeholders to promote a value-oriented and audience-sensitive media and entertainment culture.
The gathering, culminating the MTRCB’s 29th anniversary celebration, was attended by some 300 participants from the movie industry, academe, parish and lay organizations particularly members of the different parishes’ Media Ministry as well as parents and students.
Keynote speakers of the summit include Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino and Congress Representative Atty. Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo. There was also a panel discussion with MTRCB Board Member Gladys Reyes, celebrity couple Paolo and Suzi Abrera, and Alex and Judy Tinsay.
The MTRCB also launched its new 2015 informercial featuring the Agoncillo family of Ryan and Judy Ann Agoncillo and directed by Dir. Jose Javier Reyes, DGPI.
Towards the end of the one-day summit, winners of the MTRCB poster-making contest from different schools in Metro Manila were announced and awarded with cash prices, plaques and certificates.
Likewise, directors, embassy representatives and the Quezon City Film Development Commission were recognized for showcasing their films on MTRCB’s Children’s Classics at the QC Cinema Film Festival held recently.
The event was hosted in the morning by Board Members Bobby Andrews and Jacky Aquino while Board Member Gabby Concepcion and Ms. Kata Inocencio hosted the afternoon session. (Report by Lou Echano Dominguiano, Jose Bobby Casimiro, Ramon Nate)