The Metro Manila Film Festival Executive Committee (MMFF Execom) is grateful that it has reached its ticket sales target for the first day of the festival.
The MMFF Execom said that the positive reception of the moviegoers signifies that they have achieved their vision for cultural advancement through Filipino films.
"You cannot put a price at something which the future generations of Filipinos will find priceless and ageless," the committee said in its statement.
Among the top grossers for the first day are (in alphabetical order): Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank 2; Die Beautiful; Seklusyon and Vince, Kath and James.
The MMFF Execom will continue promoting and supporting the eight MMFF entries as these films deserve to be watched and patronized by the Filipino audiences.
The MMMF statement added that, "Be rest assured that the MMFF Execom will always serve to our best effort all our stakeholders and serve the greater purpose of not only commerce but also of audience education and development. Mabuhay ang Pelikulang Pilipino!"
Source: Philippines Information Agency