More actors groups formed amid pandemic

July 03, 2020
Dingdong Dantes
Dingdong Dantes

ACTORS who are worried about the current state of affairs in the film and TV industry have formed their own organization called League of Filipino Actors or Aktor, headed by Dingdong Dantes. Wonder how the Screen Actors Guild of the Film Academy of the Philippines or FAP feel about this.

The FAP is supposed to be the umbrella organization for local showbiz workers but now, there is a new organization called Inter Guild Alliance among industry members that obviously negates the FAP. Obviously, they feel that the Actors Guild and the FAP are not enough and have not really done anything well for them all these years.

This must be the reason why they decided to form new organizations like Aktor and Inter Guild Alliance that are more vocal even about other socially-relevant issues like the anti-terror bill, the stalled renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise, and the shooting and taping protocols recently issued by the FDCP or Film Development Council of the Philippines.

Members of Aktor include Agot Isidro, Angelica Panganiban, Richard Gutierrez, Cherry Pie Picache, Glaiza de Castro, Janine Gutierrez, Iz Calzado, Gabbi Garcia, Khalil Ramos, Gabby Eigenmann, Carlo Gonzales, actor-director Joel Lamangan, Joem Bascon, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Michael de Mesa, Meryll Soriano, Joel Torre, Lauren Young, Ketchup Eusebio, Gio Alvarez and many more.

Here’s praying these organizations will not be the usual “ningas-kugon” thing and they will truly serve a significant and useful purpose in our beleaguered entertainment industry.