After careful deliberations, the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) introduced its newest set of officers for the year 2021.
Abante Tonite Editor Roldan Castro was declared 2021 PMPC President with Fernan de Guzman is Vice President, Mell Navarro as Secretary and Mildred Bacud as Assistant Secretary.
Boy Romero was unanimously voted to remain as Treasurer while Lourdes Fabian was chosen as Assistant Treasurer. Comebacking officer John Fontanilla was voted Auditor while Rodel Fernando and Leony Garcia retained their posts as PROs.
Castro brings with him years of experience as a dedicated club member and as an entertainment journalist. It will be his third time to serve the PMPC as president.
He was president in 2009 and 2012 prior to serving the club in various capacities in between.
The PMPC 2021 Board of Directors are composed of immediate past president Sandy Mariano, past president Joe Barrameda, Eric Borromeo, Timmy Basil, Rommel Placente and Francis Simeon.
The Philippine Movie Press Club, Inc. is a group of professional and active entertainment journalists of newspapers, magazines, and tabloids, bloggers/vloggers, online influencers, and radio/ TV/ online reporters in the country.
It functions as an independent award-giving body through the PMPC Star Awards for Movies, PMPC Star Awards for Television, and PMPC Star Awards for Music. PMPC is also known for honoring Filipino artists for nearly 40 years and its annual Star Awards ceremonies are highly anticipated in the showbiz industry.
Adhering to current health protocols, PMPC conducted its election in small batches to accommodate all members. Virtual counting of votes was held immediately on January 8, 2021, at the club’s office located at Deta Building in Roces Avenue, Quezon City.
“The pandemic is a great challenge in itself. That’s why leading an organization at this time of crisis doubles the challenge. Therefore, let us all work together in unity to serve our club’s purpose,” Castro said.
Aside from the usual projects, the club will venture on worthy undertakings for the welfare and establish camaraderie among its members at this time of pandemic.
The newly-elected officers are expected to be inducted within January.