MTRCB holds Family and Child Summit in Davao City


DAVAO CITY, Sept. 11 (PIA)—The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) held their 6th Family and Child Summit in Davao City at the Sedes Sapientiae Auditorium Holy Cross of Davao College,  September 7.

About 600 junior high school, senior high school and college students from Davao City National High School, Holy Cross of Davao College, University of Mindanao and Ateneo de Davao University attended the summit which is centered on the theme ”Mindanao and its Place in Philippine Cinema History.”

MTRCB Chairperson Rachel Arenas attended the event together with several members of the board.

“This is the first time we are bringing the Family summit outside Metro Manila. We decided to bring the summit to Visayas and Mindanao, para po mabigyan halaga ang role ng mga taga Visayas and Mindanao sa paghubog ng ating Philippine Cinema,” (To give importance to the role of Visayans and Mindanaoans in the formation of our Philippine cinema) Arenas said.

“This is a continuation of MTRCB’s mission to explain what is the role of the MTRCB in the lives of Filipino families, the importance of our family, our parents in  guiding  their children on their activities including first and foremost when they are watching television and the movies. We should recognize the big impact of television and movies in the child’s formation,” MTRCB Board Member Atty Gaby Concepcion describes the importance of the summit.

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The summit which was hosted by MTRCB board members singer Paolo Santos and internet celebrity Marco Antonio Ho aka Bogart the Explorer, featured lectures and discussions from renowned resource speakers in film and media.

The summit’s speakers include Ramon Bong Osorio, council member of the National Council for Children’s Television, film professor Roland Tolentino, award-winning regional filmmaker Arnel Barbarona and Mindanao Film Festival founder Dax Cañedo.

The open forum after the talks was moderated by MTRCB board member actor Dennis Baldivia (Dennis Padilla).

The open forum moderated by MTRCB board member actor Dennis Padilla 


A film screening of the documentary “God Bliss Our Home” by Cagayan de Oro born filmmaker Nawruz Paguidapon was held in the afternoon followed by an open forum with the filmmaker.

The summit ended with an honor given to MTRCB board member and legendary Visayan film actress Gloria Cortez, who narrated her rise as an actress in box-office Visayan films during its heyday. (PIA/RG Alama)


MTRCB board member and actress Gloria Cortez (Gloria Sevilla) dubbed as the Queen of Visayan movies.



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