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FDCP January 03, 2017: Mediation between PAWS and Oro production and withdrawal of Oro’s FPJ Memorial Award

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FDCP Chair Liza Dino-Seguerra posted this today:

ON THE INQUIRY BETWEEN PAWS and ORO PRODUCTION REGARDING “ANIMAL CRUELTY” SCENE ON THEIR FILM

Yesterday, the MMFF Executive Committee met with representatives from both the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) and the production team of Oro.

MMFF execom acted as mediators for this inquiry. Let me enumerate the things that were established by the two parties:

PAWS
1. PAWS has received numerous reports about the killing of a real dog during the filming of ORO.
2. They believe members of ORO production violated RA 8485- the Animal Welfare Act And should be held accountable if proven guilty
3. They are still gathering their own evidence and what they have right now are admission from some members of ORO production team (they can’t assure yet if those will testify against ORO)
4. PAWS said in the course of our dialogue that it did not have any affiant-witness to present (who has direct personal knowledge).
5. If proven to have committed a crime, they are requesting the MMFF executive committee to have the film pulled out and awards withdrawn.
6. PAWS brought a legal counsel to represent them.
7. Counsel for PAWS admits that he has not seen the film.

ORO
1. The representative of ORO who was present during the EXECOM screening of ORO admitted to lying to us and those present when she said they used a goat and prosthetics during the dog scene. They said it was out of panic. Continue reading “FDCP January 03, 2017: Mediation between PAWS and Oro production and withdrawal of Oro’s FPJ Memorial Award”

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