Bibeth Orteza, Film/TV Director
- There’s a refusal of certain sectors to look at AIDS as a reality. Other people dismiss AIDS as a gay issue, period. AIDS is AIDS. Being gay has nothing to do with it. I call on my friends and colleagues to always be aware, to get involved. Don’t be embarrassed to give whatever little you can give. Use whatever little celebrity you have to help forward the cause. Every little bit helps.
Bibeth Orteza from Wikipilipinas
Bibeth Orteza is a Filipino writer, actress, director and producer. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English (Imaginative Writing) in 1975 from the University of the Philippines. She was married to Carlos-Siguion-Reyna who is also a film director. They were gifted with two children (Sara and Rafael). She is also an active advocate of pro-industry bills in Congress, Orteza is a member of the Film Ratings’ Board. She has represented the Philippines in various international film festivals. Orteza continues to write for television, and has started to direct television movies as well.