Media literacy for PWDs
MTRCB Chairperson Rachel Arenas delivering her opening message

MTRCB Chairperson Rachel Arenas delivering her opening message

The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) for the first-time in history conducted a media literacy seminar and film showing for persons with disabilities (PWD) at the E.T. Ona Auditorium of the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) Diagnostic Center. The event was attended by members of the Kidney Transplant Association of the Philippines, led by President Tess Primawith dialysis and transplant patients and their families supported by NKTI officials and staff.

MTRCB Chairperson Rachel with the Board Members holding their Organ Donor Card.

MTRCB Chairperson Rachel with the Board Members holding their Organ Donor Card.

The event was held to educate and empower the audience, particularly the families about the plight of persons with disabilities and other disability-related concerns through the use of media and film appreciation.

During the giving of Certificate of Appreciation to NKTI (from left): MTRCB BM Paolo Lim, BM Dennis Padilla, Ms. Maribel Estrella, Dr. Nerissa Gerial, Dr. Joselito Chavez, Ms. Blesilda Gutierrez, Dr. Romina Danguilan, Dr. Rose Marie Liquete, MTRCB Chairperson Rachel Arenas, BM Bibeth Orteza, BM Keats Musngi, BM Pam Macasaet, BM Atty. Jeremiah Jaro, BM Bogie Reyes.

During the giving of Certificate of Appreciation to NKTI (from left): MTRCB BM Paolo Lim, BM Dennis Padilla, Ms. Maribel Estrella, Dr. Nerissa Gerial, Dr. Joselito Chavez, Ms. Blesilda Gutierrez, Dr. Romina Danguilan, Dr. Rose Marie Liquete, MTRCB Chairperson Rachel Arenas, BM Bibeth Orteza, BM Keats Musngi, BM Pam Macasaet, BM Atty. Jeremiah Jaro, BM Bogie Reyes.

The seminar was led by Chairperson Maria Rachel Arenas. Dr. Joselito Chavez, NKTI Deputy Executive Director for Medical Services, delivered the welcome remarks. MTRCB Board Members (BMs) discussed the powers and functions of the agency and the movie and television review and classification ratings and processes led by Bibeth Orteza, Keats Musngi, Dennis Padilla, and Bogie Reyes

Other members of the board were there too –Mars Laguardia, Gloria Sevilla, Pam Macasaet, Atty. Gaby Concepcion, Atty. Ogie Jaro,Atty. Paolo Limand Billy Andal.

The Human Organ Preservation Effort (HOPE) of NKTI or HOPE-NKTI also took part in the event by discussing organ donation. Transplant coordinator, Ivy Lukban, RN stressed the organization’s tagline “Sharing is Caring” and saving other people’s lives by donating one’s organ. An organ donor card was also given to MTRCB Officials in support of their advocacies.

The concluding part of the Seminar was a film showing featuring a family-oriented comedy drama film,Seven Sundays byCathy Garcia-Molina