Film Director-Editor Edgardo ‘Boy’ Vinarao was elected the new president of the United Film Editors’ Guild during the election for the board of directors at the Film Academy of the Philippines office at Mowelfund last October 18.
Vinarao took over the position of Jess Navarro who had headed the guild since the year 2005.
The other elected officers are as follows:
The advisers of the guild are Director-Editor Augusto ‘Augie’ Salvador and Marcelino Navarro.
The UFEG, before 2005, was formerly known as the Film Editors Guild for Motion Pictures (FEGMP) which was actually an off-shoot of the Film Editors’ Union of the Philippines (FEUP) that was formed in 1967.
Elected first president of the union was Fely Crisostomo. The succeeding presidents were Segundo Ramos (1968), Narrio Rosales (1969), Gervacio Santos (1970-1971), Atilano Salvador (1972), Marcelino Navarro (1973), Gervacio Santos (1974-1983), Teofilo de Leon (1983), Gervacio Santos (1984-1986), Oscar Dugtong (1987-1988), Edgardo Vinarao (1989-1990), Rogelio Salvador (1991-1992), Edgardo Vinarao (1993), Patnubay Ramos (1994-1995), Cielito Santillan (1996-2001), Jose Solo (2001–2005) and Jesus Navarro (2005-2013).
In 1981, under the Martial Law Regime of Pres. Ferdinand Marcos, the First Lady, Mrs. Imelda Romualdez Marcos worked for the formation of the Film Academy of the Philippines as the umbrella organization under which the different sectors and guilds of the film industry were organized as one body.
Under this set-up, the Film Editors Union of the Philippines was prevailed to change its status to that of a Guild. Thus the Film Editors Guild for Motion Pictures was formed.
In 2005, because of internal and registration problems, the name was changed and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as: the United Film Editors Guild of the Philippines.
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