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SUPPORT the development of the creative entertainment sector so that it can reach 500 million pesos in annual revenue over the next two years and 30 billion pesos by 2030.

It was the call to action launched by the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIC) when Creative Entertainment Week (CEW) kicked off on Monday, September 27, 2021.

“The initial goal for Cebu is that we want to reach 500 million pesos per year and 30 billion pesos by 2030,” CCCI administrator Mario Panganiban said at the IA’s launch.

CEW is part of the activities of Cebu Business Month 2021, an annual event organized by CCCI.

“This can be achieved with the support of the Creative Industries Development Bill, Cebu City and the support of our partners Animation Council of the Philippines Inc. (ACPI), Creative Content Creators Association of the Philippines, Game Developers Association of the Philippines, Film Development Council of the Philippines, Cultural Center of the Philippines, and other government agencies, ”Panganiban added.

CCCI President Felix Taguiam said the year 2021 was declared the International Year of the Creative Economy for Sustainable Development at the 74th United Nations General Assembly.

“Home-based businesses and startups powered by creativity have flourished. CCIC recognizes not only the entertaining side of creativity, but also its role as a driving force in the economy, ”Taguiam said.

With Cebu City being named a UNESCO World Class Creative City, Taguiam said it remains a testament to the ingenuity of Cebu’s creatives despite the global pandemic.

Mike Cubos, vice president of CBM, vowed that CEW will function as a hub for creatives to engage with other artists and business leaders to unlock global opportunities.

“This is more than just physical or virtual strategies. We will also increase public awareness and re-launch financial opportunities for it to thrive. This may be possible by enlisting the support of our government as well as reviewing grants. available to those who are in the entertainment industry, “he said.

Cubos said that CCIC will also present investment opportunities “to champion and celebrate existing and emerging creations in Cebu.”

Juan Miguel del Rosario, president of ACPI, a non-profit and non-profit organization whose members specialize in 2D and 3D animation schools, animation studios and suppliers, expressed his support in the country and in Cebu to become a player in the animation industry.

“Our hope, by 2030, the Philippines will be the number one destination for animation at least in Southeast Asia. (We should) promote Filipino talent in animation and harness the capacity for content delivery to the both locally and abroad, ”he said. (JOB)

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