MANILA, PHILIPPINES, MARCH 11, 2022 — Undersecretary Mary Liza Diño has been reappointed for another three-year term as the Chairperson and CEO of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP).
FDCP Chairperson and CEO Diño took her oath before Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez in a virtual ceremony this Wednesday. Also present in the oath-taking ceremony were representatives from DTI and the FDCP employees.
Undersecretary Diño has served the national film agency after being appointed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in 2016. Her three-year term was extended to 2021 and now, with the reappointment of her position, her term as Chairperson and CEO of the FDCP will be extended until 2025.
DTI Secretary Lopez congratulated Undersecretary Diño saying, “I’m impressed with all the kind of work you’re doing and I wish you all the best. I know, under your leadership, mas gaganda pa ang ating film industry. Palakasin pa natin.”
“On behalf of our team FDCP, onsite and online, maraming, maraming salamat,” said Undersecretary Diño during her oath-taking ceremony.
Since 2016, Undersecretary Diño has been pushing for programs and policies that would alleviate the working conditions of the local film industry workers and further develop and strengthen the industry. Some of her notable efforts during her term include the DoLE-FDCP JMC or the guidelines on working conditions for film and audiovisual film workers, Film Workers Summit, Film Industry Conference, Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino, Philippine Film Industry Month, Full Circle Lab Philippines, talent and production development programs, and co-production incentives.