Pirated movie vendors in the country sprouted with the introduction of cheap CD’s then DVD’s. With the price of genuine products above most people’s pay grade(if any) violating international intellectual property laws is the only practical way of watching lame ass movies. Even when those lame ass movies are filmed by even lamer cameras. Mostly from the Russians.
Fortunately with the advent of the internet and pricing options, film companies can now offer their movies cheaper than before. Hopefully one day the Philippines will have its own internet film service like NetFlix. Thus sparing Filipinos from shoddy films. As well as bringing additional income for film producers.