The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) joined forces with SM Cares and other partner agencies (Deaf Blind Support Philippines, AKAP Pinoy, Philippine Blind Union, National Council on Disability Affairs, and Philippine Foundation for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled) to hold an audience-empowering event dubbed as Special Movie Screening for the Blind and Deaf.
The special movie screening took place at Premiere Cinema, SM Mall of Asia on Sept. 20 and was attended by more than 900 participants, mostly students from the Philippine School for the Blind and Philippine School for the Deaf and members of Resources for the Blind.
Officials from MTRCB, SM Cares and other partner agencies grace a special movie screening at SM Mall of Asia’s Premiere Cinema where the blind and hearing-impaired children are treated to an exclusive cinema experience.
The event brought together MTRCB Chairperson Atty. Eugenio “Toto” Villareal, President of SM Supermalls Annie Garcia, Vice-President of SM Lifestyle Entertainment Inc. (SMLEI) Edwin Nava, President of Deaf Blind Support Philippines Edgardo “Bong” Garcia, and Director of SM Cares Program on PWDs Engineer Bien Mateo. Also present were MTRCB Executive Director Atty. Ann Marie Nemenzo as well as MTRCB Board Members Atty. Noel Del Prado and Bibeth Orteza Siguion-Reyna.