After the director of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) film entry “Honor Thy Father” Erik Matti announced yesterday, December 26 that the MMFF committee disqualified their film in the Best Picture category, Mr. Ronald “Dondon” Monteverde issued a statement clarifying that they complied with their rules.
Reality Entertainment was supported by the Directors’ Guild of the Philippines, Inc. (DGPI). Mike Sandejas, president of DGPI issued a statement regarding the issue on their Facebook page. They questioned the MMFF committee on why they disqualified the film in the category the day before the awards night and also described the incident as a “dishonor to our industry.”
Below is the full statement of DGPI.