THE House Committee on Metro Manila Development will hold an investigation to include alleged“irregularities” in the recent Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).
According to news report, Quezon City Rep. Winston “Winnie” Castelo, panel chairman said the participation of the Poe and Cruz in the hearing is crucial since Poe is a member of the MMFF Executive Committee, while Cruz is co-executive producer and lead cast of “Honor Thy Father” which was reportedly disqualified from the selection of the “Best Picture” category of the MMFF.
He said MMFF Executive Committee overall chairman Atty. Emerson Carlos, and member Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, a member of the MMFF Executive Committee have also been invited to attend the MMFF investigation.
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Mr. Castelo said the public hearing will mainly focus on two issues: the reported disqualification of the film Honor Thy Father from the selection of the Best Picture category of the MMFF; and the reported switching of movie tickets, with moviegoers on the way to watching the film My Bebe Love instead reportedly being given tickets for another film, Beauty and the Bestie.