The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) has ordered ABS-CBN to undergo “remedial and self-regulatory measures” for three months.
This action has been brought about by several complaints the MTRCB has received against ‘It’s Showtime’ and ‘Gandang Gabi Vice’, both hosted by comedian Vice Ganda. According to MTRCB, the complaints were in relation to insulting scenes and words with double meaning on both shows.
And while most child-sensitive scenes are edited prior to GGV being aired on TV, some minor audiences in the studio are still exposed to it.
In connection with this, the MTRCB has ordered ABS-CBN to no longer accommodate minors in the audience of “Gandang Gabi Vice”.
The MTRCB also recommended that Vice Ganda and the staff of both programs should undergo a seminar about audience and child sensitivity.
ABS-CBN, which assured MTRCB of its cooperation for the benefit of its audience, is set to submit its self-regulatory recommendations on September 1.
Vice Ganda and ABS-CBN staff also attended a dialogue with the Ateneo Human Rights Center and the National Counfil for Children’s Television.