Saudi cinemas to show Filipino film for first time

The movie is about a father and daughter police team taking on a crime syndicate. (Twitter)
Updated 08 March 2019
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Saudi cinemas to show Filipino film for first time

JEDDAH: The General Commission for Audiovisual Media (GCAM) has announced its classification of the first ever movie from the Philippines to be shown in Saudi cinemas.

Running for 115 minutes and with Arabic subtitles, “Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles” tells the unusual story of a father and daughter police team taking on a crime syndicate, featuring Filipino actors Coco Martin, Maine Mendoza and Vic Sotto.

The GCAM said the release of the film represented a good opportunity to strengthen ties between the two nations, allowing new opportunities in the entertainment sector for Saudis and Filipinos living in the Kingdom.

It added that it welcomed films from around the world, that it hoped the variety of movies on offer would encourage consumers to broaden their horizons, and that foreign films would inspire local talent.


King Salman arrives in Makkah for last ten days of Ramadan

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King Salman arrives in Makkah for last ten days of Ramadan

  • On his arrival in Makkah, King Salman was received by the governor of the region Prince Khaled Al-Faisal and other officials
  • The king will chair the 14th session of the OIC’s Islamic Summit in Makkah on May 31

RIYADH: King Salman arrived in Makkah on Saturday where he will spend the last ten days of Ramadan, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. 

On his arrival in the city, King Salman was received by the governor of the region Prince Khaled Al-Faisal and other officials including Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, the chief of the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques.

The king will spend the last ten days of Ramadan, seen as the most virtuous and blessed days of the holy month, in Makkah to be near the Grand Mosque.  

Saudi Arabia will host the 14th session of the OIC’s Islamic Summit in Makkah on May 31, chaired by King Salman.

The summit, according to SPA, is titled “Makkah Summit: Together for the Future” and aims to develop a unified stance on events in the Islamic world.