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Senate commends Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes for inspiring Filipinos with ‘Rewind’ film

In a significant acknowledgment of their contributions to Philippine cinema, the Senate passed a resolution on Monday, commending the acclaimed Kapuso stars Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes for their inspirational roles in the recent film ‘Rewind.’ Authored by Senator Robin Padilla, Senate Resolution 909 not only applauds the couple’s cinematic prowess but also underscores their embodiment of family values that resonate with countless Filipinos.

Padilla, in sponsoring the measure, expressed, “Ang salmo ng parangal at pagkilalang hinihingi sa lupon na ito ay hindi lamang sa usapin ng pagiging bagong hari at reyna ng pelikulang Pilipino ang mag-asawang Dantes, kundi ang pagiging inspirasyon ng dalawang artistang ito sa libo-libong mga kababayan natin [This honor and recognition are not only for the new king and queen of Philippine cinema, the Dantes couple, but also for the inspiration these two artists provide for thousands of our countrymen.]”

He further emphasized that Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes symbolize the modern Filipino family, characterized by love for God, the nation, the environment, and fellow humans. “Sila po ang simbolo ng makabagong pamilyang Pilipino – may pag-ibig sa Diyos, sa bayan, sa kalikasan at sa kapwa-tao kung kaya nararapat lamang po ang ating pagkilala sa kanila sa hapong ito [They are the symbol of the modern Filipino family – with love for God, country, nature, and fellowmen, which is why it is only fitting for us to recognize them this afternoon],” he added.

Photo Credit: Star Cinema
Photo Credit: Star Cinema

In the resolution, Padilla acknowledged the contribution of Director Mae Cruz-Alviar and asserted that the success of ‘Rewind’ and its team underscores the revitalization of the Philippine cinematic landscape. “This achievement is a testament to the return of a vibrant and flourishing Philippine film industry–attributed to the hard work and commitment of artists, writers, directors, and all members of the production teams,” Padilla stated.

During the Senate session, the Kapuso couple, accompanied by Director Cruz-Alviar, graciously received a copy of Senator Padilla’s resolution. Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri, Majority Leader Joel Villanueva, Senator Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa, and Deputy Minority Leader Risa Hontiveros also lauded Rivera, Dantes, and the entire team behind “Rewind.”

All members of the Senate were made co-authors of SR 909, signifying unanimous support for the commendation. In his manifestation, Senator Villanueva commended ” Rewind ” and other films in the 49th Metro Manila Film Festival, citing the event as a testament to the ongoing vibrancy of the Philippine film industry.

Senate President Zubiri echoed Villanueva’s sentiments, stating, “I must say lalong gumaganda ang quality ng pelikulang Pilipino every year that comes by [I must say, the quality of Filipino films keeps getting better every year that comes by],” emphasizing the continuous improvement in the quality of Filipino films with each passing year. The resolution formally recognizes the outstanding achievements of Marian Rivera, Dingdong Dantes, and the entire creative team behind ‘Rewind,’ contributing to the ongoing renaissance of Philippine cinema.


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