Buhay Party-list Representative and Deputy House Speaker Lito Atienza said on Friday Dec. 3 that our government should give its full support to the entertainment industry if we want to achieve success similar to K-Pop in South Korea.
“I am working for the government to be more supportive of the entertainment industry. I’m working on a five-year tax grade. Sana naman matulungan natin sila kundi pati movie industry natin bababa na talaga,” said Atienza during a Christmas lunch with the print editors of the entertainment industry held at Victorino’s in Quezon City on Wednesday Dec. 3.
In South Korea, artists receive subsidies as a form of government support for undertaking artistic activities.