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Judy Ann’s Ploning is RP’s Entry to the 2009 Oscar Awards

The Board of Governors of the Film Academy of the Philippines have selected the indie film "Ploning" starring Judy Ann Santos as the country's entry to the 2009 Oscars instead of Sharon Cuneta's "Caregiver."

Five members of a special committee tasked to select the country’s entry which is headed by National Artist for Film Eddie Romero as chairman narrowed down the possible nominee to two films, Ploning and Caregiver. In a meeting last August 20, three members voted for Ploning and two members chose Caregiver.

Indie films Tribu, Pisay, Endo and Serbis were included in the six-film short list.

Both Ploning and Caregiver received the highest grade of “A” from the Cinema Evaluation Board earlier this year.

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