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Lucy Torres has proposed this bill for entertainers

Leyte 4th District Representative Lucy Torres proposed House Bill No. 8064 that is seeking to have an online market for entertainers amid the pandemic.

As the COVID-19 continues to linger, various industries have coped up with the new normal and this included the entertainment industry. In line with this, the congresswoman initiated the Online Pinoy Creative Act .

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Based on the article published on the, this bill intends to cope up with the rapidly changing market amid the pandemic.

The lawmaker filed the act that will direct the “Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to create an online market platform for Filipino creative arts, products and services to support micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and to also provide funding for the program.”

This will also direct the agency to have a simple, standardized, and easy-to-follow market for “Filipino crafters, artisans, artists, musicians filmmakers, wellness providers, instructors, chefs, to name a few, could get back to what they do best.”

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Lucy Torres said that she aims to provide a platform where businesses and showbiz projects can be done for people to earn amid the pandemic. She also aims to make it available on mobile so that it will be more accessible to many.

The lawmaker also pointed out the fact that the creative industry is one of the most hardly hit industries amid the health crisis.

“This is of the essence. This digital platform could be easily procured and customized by the DTI in a short amount of time. Many Filipino families are relying on targeted and function-specific support to them survive this pandemic. I hope we can deliver,” Lucy Torres said.

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