Amid comments about her “injustice” in addressing complaints on midday shows “EAT” and “It’s Showtime,” Motion Picture and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) President Diorella “Lala” Sotto-Antonio He maintained that no rapes were committed after his parents Tito Sotto and Helen Gamboa kissed on the TV5 program.
In an interview on “Cristy Ferminute” on Wednesday, August 2, Lala talked about the call from netizens to investigate her parents’ cheek and neck kisses on the July 29 episode of “EAT,” and the president from MTRCB reiterated that the couple have always been affectionate towards each other on national television.
The show’s host, Cristy Fermin, then asked Lala about her reaction to a certain vlogger who has been calling on her to act on complaints about her parents, but the MTRCB president said she was not informed about this individual.
“For po sa akin, nagsimula po ang lahat ng ito dahil sa problem na natanggap namin—in mula rin po sa monitoring nomin inspection unit—which is ‘yung naging paglabag sa mga alinsunod ng MTRCB; Lala said.
(For me, this started after we received complaints, which were also from our monitoring inspection unit, about “It’s Showtime’s” violation of Presidential Decree No. 1986.)
“Nakarating din po sa amin na may konti raw pong reklamo na nagsasabi na ako raw ay unfair, hindi patas dahil hindi ko raw pinapatawag ang ‘EAT’ Wala pong dahilan para ipatawag ang ‘EAT’ dahil hindi po sila deserving a Notice to Appear” , he stressed.
(We’ve also been informed that some are complaining and saying that I’m unfair because I didn’t summon “EAT” as well. There’s no reason to summon the producers of “EAT” because they don’t deserve a Notice to Appear.)
Lala said her decision to summon the producers of “It’s Showtime” over alleged “indecent acts” by hosts Vice Ganda and Ion Perez was based on the “proliferation of complaints” as well as the recommendation of the television inspection unit. board monitoring.
“Ang binigyan naming Notice to Appear and scheduling ‘Showtime,’” he said. “Ang paglabas ng klasipikasyong PG, which is parental guidance, ay nagkaroon ng paglabag, lalo na’t may maliliit na bata who was physically present maliban pa sa mga batang nanonood sa kani-kanilang tahanan na wala namang bantay lahat. ‘Yun po’ yung naging problem sa ‘Showtime’”.
(We gave “It’s Showtime” an appearance notice because there were violations for a PG-rated show. Also, there were kids who were physically present on the show and those who were watching at home with no one watching. That was the problem. with “It’s Showtime”.)
Lala also noted that the MTRCB follows a thorough process to review and verify complaints, stressing that the organization is committed to acting on complaints but needs complete information.
“Kailangan din nating i-practice ang spirit of equity. Hindi naman porket can scold-complain in a show—marami naman kaming nare-receive narejes in a show katapat ng ‘EAT’ but lahat ‘yon kailangan i-assess, and hindi naman lahat ‘yon ay pinapalaki o binibigyan ng notice, “she said.
(We must also practice the spirit of fairness. We cannot act on all complaints: We have received many complaints about “EAT” counterparties, but we must evaluate them, and not all complaints must receive notice.)
Lala further stressed that she believes that Tito and Helen serve as a good example for married couples, and that there is no reason for the regulatory board to summon the management of “EAT”
“Malinaw na walang anumang hindi angkop na nangyari sa binanggit na kilos ng aking mga magulang sa programang ‘EAT’ Wala rin po silang nilabag na alituntunin at gabay ng MTRCB kaya’t hindi po dapat bigyan ng Notice to Appear, and hindi dapat ipatawag ang ‘EAT’”, he maintained.
(It is clear that there was nothing inappropriate about my parents’ actions on “EAT”. They did not violate any of the MTRCB guidelines, so they should not be given a Notice to Appear and there is no reason to summon the producers of “EAT”).
“Dahil isa po sa ng MTRCB mandate is to offer Filipino family value based entertainment and media, kaya naniniwala and maninidigan ako na ang aking mga magulang ay napakabuting eemplo ng isang matinong sharing, or pagsasamang punong-puno ng pagmamahal”,
(One of MTRCB’s mandate is to provide value-based entertainment and media for the Filipino family. This is why I firmly believe and stand by my belief that my parents are a good example of a good marriage and fulfilling relationship. of love).
‘Very Easygoing’ from ‘Showtime’
Lala then emphasized that MTRCB has been “very tolerant” and “understanding” of “It’s Showtime,” revealing that the organization has already given the midday show several stern warnings.
“Ang programang ‘Showtime’—I hope you don’t take it personally, lalo na ‘yung kanilang mga fans—I think the board has been very tolerant,” Lala said. “Napakahaba po ng aming pisi. Kung alam niyo lang, ilang avis na po ang aming ipinadala sa kanila.”
(The “It’s Showtime” show—I hope you don’t take it personally, especially your fans—I think the board has been very tolerant. We’ve been very patient. If you only knew how many notices we’ve sent you.)
Lala added that the show made language-related violations, as well as a “slip.” While Lala chose not to speak on the subject, it can be recalled that actress and dancer Regine Tolentino suffered a wardrobe malfunction during a dance performance on “It’s Showtime.”
“Hindi naman namin sila binigyan ng Notice to Appear para d’yan because as I said I have been very tolerant, very understanding and patient,” Lala said. (We didn’t give them Notice to Appear for all of these because, as I said, I’ve been very tolerant, very understanding and patient.)
“Ngayon po, ito ay hindi po namin pwedeng palampasin,” he stressed. “Magalit na kung sinong magagalit”. (But this time, we can’t let this go. Let them get angry.) /ra
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