Tres, the first Sine Panitik film trilogy produced by the Film Academy of the Philippines featuring adaptations of classic Filipino short stories, was finally shown in Daet and other parts of Bicol this October. Two of the three classic Filipino short stories adapted into film—Faith, Love Time and Dr. Lazaro by Gregorio Brilliantes (directed by Jose N. Carreon) and Sandaang Damit by Fanny Garcia (directed by Edgardo ‘Boy’ Vinarao)– were actually shot in Daet last year.
A Film Academy of the Philippines team led by Director-General Leo G. Martinez and Actors’ Guild President Rez Cortez motored to Bicol for a five-day mission.
During their stay in Daet, the first stopover of their journey, Martinez and his group were able to meet with Daet Mayor Tito Sarion who was instrumental in extending support during the location shooting of the two episodes of Tres last year.
The Sine Panitik film was actually screened in Daet, Legaspi and Iriga. The itinerary of the film showings is as follows:
October 10—Heritage Center in Daet
October 11—Eco Field in Daet
October 12—Daet Elementary School/ Alawihao High School/ Mantagbac Elementary School/ and Daet National High School
October 13—DepEd/ Albay Elementary School
October 14—Preview showing at the University of Saint Anthony in Iriga City
The production staff members who attended the screenings in Daet included Martinez, Cortez, Joel Apuyan (road manager/production manager); Dante Kabigting (production assistant); Ramon Ramos (production assistant); Francis Oliver (sound technician); Victor Nota (projector operator); Noel San Miguel (utility); Adriano Pulido (sound technician assistant); and Jun Bernardez (service driver).
The group which proceeded to Legaspi and Iriga included Apuyan, Kabigting, Oliver, Nota, Pulido, San Miguel and Bernardez.
Tres also includes the film adaptation of Tata Selo by Rogelio Sikat (directed by William Mayo).
The film was submitted to the Cinema Evaluation Board where it received a B rating which entitles it to a 65 percent rebate of the amusement taxes generated during its commercial run in theaters all over the country.
Tres was produced with the support and cooperation of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), Quezon City Film Development Commission (QCFDC), and the Department of Education (DepEd).
Others who supported the FAP were PAGCOR, Fernando Ortigas, Joseph Calata, Ignacio B. Gimenez, Gerry Apolinario, Gerry’s Grill, Sogo Hotel and Eurotel.
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