NORCODE managing director Frode Løvik lauded the initiatives of the group and called on the support of all sectors involved in the Philippine visual arts. “There are many challenges when trying to establish a collective management organization within the field of visual arts in any country,” Løvik said. He added, “But we do hope that the joint efforts from the rightsholders, stakeholders in the art businesses and the government in the Philippines in doing so will succeed.”
The five trustees with the highest number of votes will serve for two years namely, Ocampo Flores, Talusan Fernandez, Soler Cuizon, Aviado and Cajipe-Endaya. The four succeeding trustees, on the other hand, will serve for one year: Dimaranan, Carnay, Constantino and Farol.
Four provisions in the articles of incorporation and seven provisions in the by-laws of FILVADRO have been ratified for clarity and specificity. One of the amendments of note in the by-laws is the creation of two membership classifications – the regular members and the associate members.
Regular members are visual artists with Filipino citizenship residing in the Philippines and members with foreign citizenship living in the country. Associate members are those who have inherited the copyright or resale right over an art work, and members who have acquired or have been assigned the copyright on a piece of art.
Members who voted by proxy are Adjani Arumpac, Nadya David, Angelo Magno, Nunelucio Alvarado, Wesley Valenzuela, Andrei Venal, Mutya Sambile, Clarissa Chikiamco, Don Reich de Dios, Maria Lourdes Inosanto, Alfredo Liongoren, Dan Antonio Recalde, Jade Gadin, Stacey Kate Posion, Ma. Rowena Monsale, Olivia D’Aboville, John Paul Antido, Rogger Basco, Raymund Malicay, J Pacena II, Cynthia Atud, Jenica Cahayom, Lala Pavilando, Frances Nicole Manzanero, Jason Christopher Castro, Ambie Abaño, Raul Isidro, Mitzi Marie Reyes, Ma. Rhoda Recto, Farol, Eric Ambata, Sheila dela Paz, Othoniel Neri, and Fil Delacruz.
FILVADRO is the Filipino Visual Arts and Design Rights Organization headquartered at Unit 2318, 23rd Floor, Cityland Condominium 10 Tower 2 in 154 H.V. dela Costa corner Valero Streets, Salcedo Village, Makati City with mobile number (0939) 921-5546 and email address firstname.lastname@example.org.