‘Resilient’ creative industries bill pitched

Philippine News Agency,
21 December 2021, Philippines

As the future of Philippine exports rests a lot on service-based industries, including culture, an economist-lawmaker is pushing for the passage of the proposed Build, Build, Build for the Creative Industries Act.

“Culture is resilient. It’s crisis-proof. When one aspect of it, such as tourism, suffers, other alternatives such as art and digital content can emerge. That’s why the creative industries are an excellent hedge against economic crises,” Salceda said

Planning towards infrastructure programs for the creatives sector will also be undertaken both at the national and local levels.

It also creates a National Creative Industries Infrastructure Audit to “identify existing government facilities and infrastructure that are essential or highly significant to the creative industries,” and to determine whether to repair or replace these structures.