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Erik Matti Denies ‘My Bebe Love’ Involvement in MMFF2015Scandal, Invites AlDub Fans to Support ‘Honor thy Father’

Erik Matti Denies 'My Bebe Love' Involvement in MMFF2015Scandal, Invites AlDub Fans to Support 'Honor thy Father'

Maine Mendoza aka Yaya Dub bagged the Best Festival Supporting Actress for her role in the film “My Bebe Love” at last nights Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) awards night,

She posted her gratitude on Twitter jokingly asking, “Bakit ako?”

Erik Matti Denies 'My Bebe Love' Involvement in MMFF Scandal, Invites AlDub Fans to Support 'Honor thy Father'

Meanwhile, Director Erik Matti of “Honor Thy Father” bagged the Best Director award at the 41st Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Gabi ng Parangal at the Kia Theater in Quezon City on Sunday.

“Honor Thy Father” was disqualified from the Best Picture category of the MMFF on Saturday due to its inclusion in the 2015 Cinema One Originals as the film festival’s opening film.

The controversy has been the most discussed topic on social media. Netizens tagged the issue as the (hashtag) “MMFF2015scandal” on Twitter and other social networking sites.

Erik Matti Denies 'My Bebe Love' Involvement in MMFF2015Scandal, Invites AlDub Fans to Support 'Honor thy Father'

Erik Matti Denies 'My Bebe Love' Involvement in MMFF2015Scandal, Invites AlDub Fans to Support 'Honor thy Father'
Erik Matti Denies 'My Bebe Love' Involvement in MMFF2015Scandal, Invites AlDub Fans to Support 'Honor thy Father' Erik Matti Denies 'My Bebe Love' Involvement in MMFF2015Scandal, Invites AlDub Fans to Support 'Honor thy Father'

Read Matti’s acceptance speech for the Best Director award below:

Kahit kalian po, hindi ako gumawa ng pelikula para magka-award. At kung may mga reklamo man ako sa MMFF, hindi ‘yun tungkol sa pagdisqualify n’yo sa ‘Honor Thy Father’ from the Best Picture category… Mas malalim kaysa d’yan ang disappointment ko sa MMFF—mula sa pagpili n’yo ng sineng isasali hanggang sa pagkunsinti n’yo sa masahol na trato ng mga sinehan sa ibang pelikula, lalo na sa mga maliliit na producers. Para sa isang die-hard movie fan na gaya ko, hindi ko na halos makilala ang film festival na lagi kong hinangaan at nirespeto.

Maraming salamat po sa libreng publicity at, higit lahat, para buksan ang pinto para pagusapan na sa wakas ng filmmakers, lalo na ng filmgoers, ang mga hinangad nilang pagbabago para sa MMFF.

Para naman sa mga Pilipinong hindi pa rin nagsasawang manood ng mga pelikulang ginagawa namin dito, salamat po sa inyo. You deserve better. Kaya tulungan n’yo naman po kami. Demand for better films. Demand for more choices in the cinemas. Kaya pa nating baguhin ito. Hindi ako titigil hangga’t di kayo tumitigil.

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