MANILA, Philippines — After his brother Vic Sotto’s movie was not accepted to the recently held Metro Manila Film Festival, Senate Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III now wants a film festival exclusive for his brother’s movies only.
In Senate Resolution No. 250,which was filed on Thursday, Sotto proposed that the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) should establish a film festival exclusively for films starring his brother, Vic Sotto in order for moviegoers, particularly children to be “given a good laugh“.
“Etong mga bata, mababaw lang ang mga kaligayahan ng mga ‘yan,” Sotto said. “Maaaring hindi nila nakuha ang regalo na gusto nila o ‘di kaya’y natukhang yung magulang nila at naulila, kaya ang hanap nila ay katatawan kahit man lang sa loob ng isa’t kalahating oras.“
“Kaya natin isinusulong itong Enteng Kabisote Film Festival™ ay para mapawi ang kababawan na hanap nila,” he added, citing his brother’s impressive track record in providing shallow, uninspired, cash-cow of an art he call films as reason for his resolution’s feasibility.
He added, “By giving my brother a separate festival like the current MMFF, it would allow the his films to be mandatorily shown in Metro Manila cinemas.”
The proposed separate Enteng Kabisote Film Festival™ will feature 8 films, all starring his brother, Vic in various iconic roles, including but not limited to Enteng Kabisote, Bossing, Lastikman, Mr. Ungasis, and Victor just to name a few.
Sotto also assured everyone that his brother is capable of filming eight movies in a very short time as they have perfected the art of churning out these kind of films already.
“Kaya yan! Mga anim na buwan tapos na lahat,” boasts Sotto. “Hindi naman na pinagiisipan o niriresearch ang mga script, therefore abot yan, kahit pa gawing sampu yung pelikula na gagawin! “
With the Enteng Kabisote Film Festival™, Senator Tito Sotto hopes that films such as his brother’s works will be given a chance to shine, excel and earn in the box office that would normally not be possible without such a platform to showcase their comedic and slap-stick talents.
“At the end of the day, mas nanaisin na nating low I.Q. ang mga moviegoers kesa sa low income ang industria,” he added.