Aspiring presidential and mayor of Manila Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso has said he plans to do exactly what the South Korean government has done with its hugely popular K-drama and K-pop and come up with its own version of Philippines of “hallyu” which have a great impact in the world.
At the âYorme: The Story of Isko Domagosoâ press conference on November 26, Domagoso said he would invest heavily in the local entertainment industry to make it a global phenomenon as well, if it does. won in the next elections.
âIf we can follow the same path that the Korean government spent so much money on developing its film industry, I think we can do the same. It took them 20 years to introduce Korean culture through visual arts to the world, we can do that too, âhe said.
The success of the Korean wave, especially K-pop groups like BTS and Blackpink, has played a crucial role in boosting South Korea’s economic growth.
âImagine how Korean culture is now rooted in the world. This is all because of their entertainment industry which also contributes substantially to their economy, âsaid Domagoso.
âSo imagine if we can do the same for our talents and our artists. They can surely take over the world … the world of entertainment. Imagine how this can help our economy grow. If BTS can do it, hopefully someday, one way or another, we can do it too, âhe said.
Domagoso also stressed that providing capital to the country’s entertainment industry will help create more quality movies and TV shows.
Thanks to this, Filipino artists can also show their creativity and talent to the rest of the world, he added.
âSo all we need to do as a government is to really invest. The government, the CCP government [Cultural Center of the Philippines]. All native talents. Gwapo ang mga native artist and talented silang lahat (Our talents are beautiful. Our artists are beautiful and they are all talented). In fact, we continue to win in terms of talent, âsaid Domagoso, citing Filipino artists like Lea Salonga and John Arcilla.
“What K-Pop ba tayo?” Pwede na ‘yung P-Pop, kahit anong pop basta Filipino pop,’ yun ang important that’s what’s important). Let’s present this to the world and it can be done. It’s a question of attention, value, premium and time, âadded the mayor of Manila.
Domagoso, who was an artist himself, said it was also his only way to give back to the industry that once lifted him out of poverty.
“This industry has given me the boost that has opened up many opportunities for me in my life and if I am given the opportunity, it will be my way of giving back and thanking this industry,” he said. he declares.
“Yorme” is a musical film that revolves around Domagoso’s rise from a scavenger to an actor and later as a civil servant through hard work, perseverance and always in search of the welfare of ordinary people.
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