Gabriela calls out the attention of ABS-CBN noontime program It’s Showtime after they received complaints of exploiting Pastillas Girl on their show.
In a letter singed by Gabriela Secretary General Joan May Salvador, the organization said that they received several complaints from netizens “alleging that the show seems to be pimping Angelica Jane Yap, known as Pastillas Girl, to different interested men”.
We wish to inform you that we have been receiving complaints regarding exploitation of women in relation to your serye ‘Pastillas Girl’ since it aired this month in Showtime,” the letter read. “Concerned citizens wrote us and tagged us in their Twitter posts alleging that the show seems to be pimping the said Pastillas Girl to various interested men.
As an organization dealing with the protection and advancement of women’s rights, we cannot dismiss such complaints,” the letter continued. “We have been consistent in our statement that competition to sell the show and the ratings war should not be done at the expense of women.
In the interest of fairness, we would like to give you an opportunity to respond to such allegations publicly.
Gabriela also said that they have requested the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) to investigate on the matter.
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