President’s Hall, Malacañan Palace 
August 3, 2023 

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. acknowledged the contributions of the creative industry to the Philippine economy during the oath-taking ceremony of the new officers of the Actors Guild of the Philippines, or the Katipunan ng mga Artistang Pilipino sa Pelikula at Telebisyon (KAPPT), in Malacañan Palace.

“Napakabigat ng tama ng pandemya sa ating mga creatives at tsaka sa creative industry… Napakalaking bagay para sa amin na suportahan nang mabuti… Lahat ‘yan ay mahalaga sa gobyerno, mahalaga sa ekonomiya natin ‘yan kasi nakakatulong ‘yan sa pag-publicize ng Pilipinas,” the President expressed.

“The work that you do is what defines us as Filipinos, kaya napakahalaga talaga na suportahan ang creative industry,” the Chief Executive remarked. He also called on the KAPPT to maximize the advantages brought about by new technologies and platforms to showcase Filipino excellence and artistry on the world stage.

“Through the effective combination of these technological developments and your craft, you now have greater opportunities to share our traditions and values farther than ever, even as you continue to mold, influence and shape the society that we live in,” President Marcos Jr. concluded in his message.

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