Bill proposing a Philippine Cinema Appreciation class for high school filed

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Hooray for Philippine cinema! reported that Kabataan party-list Representative Terry Ridon on Saturday announced that he has filed a bill to include in the high school curriculum a mandatory subject of Philippine cinema appreciation.


House Bill 4756 or the Philippine Cinema Appreciation Act for High School Students Bill seeks to raise the Filipino youth’s awareness and appreciation of Philippine cinema.


"A genuine national policy on the promotion of Filipino cultural heritage cannot therefore exist without the inclusion of Philippine cinema development and appreciation as an integral part thereof," said Ridon.


Ridon said films should be treated the same as Philippine literature, and should be given the opportunity to be appreciated by the youth as a means to promote and preserve Filipino cultural heritage and history.


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