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WATCH: Filipino directors urge people to vote wisely for the country

By Kara Santos Published May 06, 2022 5:30 pm

Notable Filipino film directors urged voters to “vote for the country” and "choose light over darkness" in the upcoming 2022 elections. 

In a video message released by the Directors Guild of the Philippines Inc. (DGPI) on Wednesday (May 4), 41 Filipino directors voiced out the traits of the president they were voting for.

The directors claimed that their vote has no color and no partylist, but is for the Filipino people.

“Ang boto ko ay para sa kinabukasan at sambayanan. Ang boto namin ay walang kulay, walang partido, Ang boto namin ay para sa atin. Tayong mga Pilipino.”

The over two-minute long video message included voiceovers from National Artist for Cinema Kidlat Tahimik, Jose Javier Reyes, Erik Matti, and others superimposed on films they directed.

“Kami ay ang mga direktor ng mga pelikulikang Pilipino at ang pipiliin naming pangulo ay ang magiging direktor ng kasaysayan ng ating bayan. May pag-asa. May pagkakataon. May liwanag.”

‘O, ano ang pipiliin niyo? Dilim o liwanag?,” voices National Artist for Cinema Kidlat Tahimik.

The collective video ends with the message: “Piliin ang liwanag sa darating na eleksyon.”

Participating directors (in order of the video message) included:

  • Lav Diaz 
  • Jun Robles Lana 
  • Antoinette Jadaone 
  • Erik Matti 
  • Joel Lamangan 
  • Baby Ruth Villarama ‘
  • Sheron Dayoc 
  • Raymond Red 
  • DanteNico Garcia 
  • Will Fredo 
  • Kanakan Balintagos 
  • Jeffrey Jeturian 
  • Keith Sicat 
  • Andoy Lastrilla Ranay 
  • Irene Emma Villamor 
  • Ellen Ongkeko Marfil 
  • Mac Alejandre
  • Adolfo Borinaga Alix Jr
  • Ed Lejano 
  • Rica Arevalo 
  • Michael Angelo Dagñalan 
  • Sigrid Andrea Bernardo 
  • Quark Henares 
  • Dan Villegas 
  • Ditsi Carolino 
  • Treb Monteras 
  • Joey Javier Reyes 
  • Jim Meer Libiran 
  • Mikhail Red 
  • Sari Dalena 
  • Petersen Vargas 
  • Paolo Villaluna 
  • Carlos Siguion-Reyna 
  • Jay Altarejos 
  • Zig Dulay 
  • Ice Idanan 
  • Victor Kaiba Villanueva 
  • Rae Red 
  • Mae Cruz Alviar 
  • Kidlat Tahimik 
  • Khavn De La Cruz