By ROSITA B. MANLANGIT
DAET, CamNorte: The municipal government here expressed support to the filming in this capital town of the Sine Panitik project of the Film Academy of the Philippines this coming March 25-31.
Mayor Tito Sarion of this town said that Leo Martinez, director general of the Film Academy of the Philippines, has assured him that the latter will emphasize the cooperation and support of the local government of Daet in their programs in the promotion and exhibition of the films in cinemas nationwide as well as the specialized bookings for showing in campuses.
Sarion said that the Sine Panitik project is a film anthology of classic Filipino short stories whose initial trilogy will be shot in Daet.
He said that the filming of the two short stories entitled Faith, Love, Time and Dr Lazaro by Gregorio Brillantes and Sandaang Damit by Fanny Garcia are included in the curriculum of schools throughout the country.
He said that the production people of the Film Academy have already conducted location hunting and pre-production work last Feb. 16-18.
The collaboration will once again boost the tourism opportunities for Daet, he said.
It will be recalled that the first and several shootings scene of the ABS-CBN primetime teleserye “The Legal Wife” of Angel Locsin, Jericho Rosales, and Maja Salvador was taken in Daet and nearby towns of the province of CamNorte.
Meanwhile, the mayor added that along with tourism development, the local government will also host the 2nd Daet Aerosports this coming March wherein several beach events like surfing, para-gliding, among others will be joined by the local as well as international enthusiasts. -- PIA5-CamNorte