As the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) continues to seek out collaborations to support the film and entertainment industry through the vaccination of its workers, the City of Manila through Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, an actor himself, approved the partnership between the FDCP’s National Registry (NR) and Manila’s “Vaccine Nation is the Solution” program.
In this collaboration between the FDCP’s National Registry and the Manila City Government, the national film agency will help facilitate the City of Manila’s vaccination of 3,500 registrants under the National Registry for Audiovisual Workers (NRAW), which has more than 5,000 registrants.
The FDCP NR will compile and submit the list of NRAW registrants with all their information and requirements to the City of Manila. NRAW registrants are advised to wait for a text message and email from the NR to know the next steps in getting vaccinated under Manila’s “Vaccine Nation is the Solution.”
The FDCP is closely coordinating with the Manila Health Department to finalize the details of the vaccination schedule for NR registrants. Additional information will be released as soon as possible.
“Vaccination is really the solution to restart the recovery of our sector. We express our gratitude to Mayor Isko Moreno for his kindness and generosity in supporting our workers with their vaccination process. Napakahalagang mabakunahan agad ang ating mga manggagawa sa pelikula at mga audiovisual content sector para unti-unting nating maibalik ang sigla ng industriya sa gitna ng pandemya,” said FDCP Chairperson and CEO Liza Diño.
In addition, the FDCP expressed its utmost gratitude to Mayor Isko Moreno and the City of Manila for the vaccination of all FDCP employees at the Cinematheque Centre Manila. This aims to ensure the safety and health of FDCP employees as they have continued to render public service for film and AV industry stakeholders amid the pandemic. The FDCP Office, which houses Cinematheque Centre Manila, is located in the district of Ermita.
“The Film Development Council of the Philippines has been supporting our film and AV stakeholders through assistance and development programs as well as events even amid the pandemic. With a fully vaccinated workforce, the FDCP will be able to do more for the film and audiovisual industry, which needs all the support it can get as it strives to bounce back from the global health crisis,” added Diño.
In June, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte approved the vaccination of 1,500 NR registrants under the #QCProtekTODO program, and “Bakuna Nights para sa Film at Entertainment Workers” was held on June 24, July 1, and July 8 at the Quezon City Hall. The second dose schedules are on July 22, July 29, and August 5.
Meanwhile, NR registrants who wish to register with their respective local government units may present as proof of occupation their FDCP National Registry Certification, which can be downloaded from their MyFDCPRegistry Profile on the NR website (nationalregistry.fdcp.ph). This is useful for freelance workers without a company ID because they need to prove that they belong to the A4 Priority Group.
The FDCP, which has lobbied for the vaccination of film and AV workers since 2020, seeks to assist all NR registrants with their vaccination. For film and AV workers and freelancers who wish to register with the FDCP NR, they may visit the NR website to fill out the registration form.