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Iza Calzado, Dingdong Dantes, Angelica Panganiban of Aktor group slams anti-terror bill, ABS-CBN shutdown

Celebrities of the Aktor’s group also posted this statement on their individual social media accounts.

Celebrities from Aktor group oppose the Anti-Terror Bill, the ABS-CBN shutdown, and the new guidelines on filming issued by the Film and Development Council of the Philippines.

Dingdong Dantes was assigned as the leader of a newly formed organization of actors called Aktor (League of Filipino Actors).

Dantes introduced the group in a Facebook Live session on the Film Workers Unite page last Wednesday, July 1.

Created on May 30, 2020. the Aktor group is a community of actors who aim to give celebs a voice on issues that poses a threat to freedom of expression as content creators.

Celebrities who joined the Aktor group include; Agot Isidro, Andoy Ranay, Angeli Bayani, Angelica Panganiban, Carlo Gonzalez, Cherry Pie Picache, Dingdong Dantes, DMs Boongaling, Gabbi Garcia, Gabby Eigenmann.

These actors were also part of the group: Gabby Padilla, Gio Alvarez, Glaiza de Castro, Iza Calzado, Janine Gutierrez, Jasmine Curtis Smith, Joel Lamangan, Joel Saracho, Joel Torre, Joem Bascon.

Other members of the group include Jojit Loreno, Ketchup Eusebio, Khalil Ramos, Lauren Young, Marlon Rivera, Meryll Soriano, Michael de Mesa, Mikoy Morales, Richard Gutierrez, and Yan Yuzon.

In a statement, the Aktor group aired their opposition to the Anti-Terror Bill, the ABS-CBN shutdown, and the new guidelines on filming issued by the Film and Development Council of the Philippines.

Dantes addressed the current issues in the country. “Bakit ganun na lamang ang naging kalakaran? Ano ang mga ito? Ang mga ito ba ay sintomas ng mas malaking sakit na kasabay ng COVID-19?

“Hindi maiwasang isipin na ang lahat ng mga nangyayari ay may layunin. Ang lahat ng mga utos na ito ay may layuning kontrolin ang daloy at esensya ng pagkwento. Ang mapigilan ang paghahayag ng mga tunay na kwento ng bayan. Ang lahat ng ito ay lumilikha ng kultura ng takot,” he added.

“Madalas itinuturing na lamang ang karamihan ng mga aktor na mga manika at tau-tauhan na panlibang at nagdudulot ng saya. Dala na din siguro ito ng maling pag-unawa sa totoong kalagayan ng mga aktor sa kabuuan. Tapusin na natin ang ganoong pananaw,” he said.

“Tumitindig ang AKTOR ngayon bilang responsable at mahalagang bahagi ng lipunan at kinatawan ng industriya. Ipinapahayag namin ang mariing pagtutol sa anumang batas at kautusan na sumasagka sa aming malayang paglikha. Tinatanggihan namin ang anumang panghihimasok sa mga proseso ng industriya nang walang tunay na konsultasyon sa mga manggagawa nito. Iginigiit namin na dapat bukas at malaya ang anumang daluyan ng impormasyon at likhang sining para sa kapakanan ng higit na nakararami,” he added.



Celebrities of the Aktor’s group also posted this statement on their individual social media accounts.

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