MMDA OWES FILM INDUSTRY WORKERS P82 MILLION — FAP

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Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) officials and members yesterday filed before the Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office a petition that would compel the Metropolitan Manila Film Festival (MMFF) Committee to release the balance of P82 million of amusement tax proceeds obtained from the film fest from 2002 to 2008 to the lawful beneficiaries. Lawyer Ariel Inton counsel for the FAP represented by Director General Leo Martinez in his 13 page petition for mandamus with a prayer seeking the issuance of a temporary restraining order or writ of preliminary injunction said the Commission on Audit in its audit on the MMFF funds for the year 2002 to 2008 noted violations of several laws, rules and regulations in the disbursement and handling of the funds. Named respondents in the petition were the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) MMFF Executive Committee, Francis Tolentino in his capacity as MMDA chairman and head of the MMFF Executive Committee and the National Cinema Association of the Philippines.
JING VILLAMENTE

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