The Creative Economy Council of the Philippines or CECP's vision is to put
the Philippines among the top five creative economies in Asia Pacific. The
Council hopes to rank the Philippines alongside Japan, South Korea, India
and China by 2010.
In this vision of the Creative Economy Council of the Philippines, two
agencies of the Dept. of Trade & Industry which are the Board of
Investments and the Center of International Trade Expositions and Mission
or CITEM have pledged their full support.
With this vision, the Council hopes to encourage a creative industry that
generates jobs and new entrepreneurs as among the priorities of the
Philippine government in improving the country's economy. The program is
called CREATE Philippines that will be unveiled at the 66th
Manila FAME on Oct. 20-22. The program's platform will showcase the
Philippines' Creative and Content Industries to the international market.
It is a venue for creative professionals to connect and catalyse new
business through a system of ideas-sharing and collaboration.
The creative sectors that will be focused on include Visual Arts &
Graphic Design; Communication Design; Advertising Content & Production
and Music & Performing Arts. It also includes Film and Animation and
Digital Games & Apps.
The government is pinning its hopes on the fast-growing IT-BPM industry
under which animation, game development and other creative industries fall.
IN 2016, this sector generated revenues of over $25 billion. It is expected
to increase that figure to about $40 billion by 2022, apart from generating
1.8 million additional jobs.