MTRCB summons ‘It’s Showtime’ over Pastillas Girl segment

MTRC has summoned the producers of ABS-CBN noontime program It’s Showtime regarding the issue surrounding one of it’s segment for Pastillas Girl.


The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) has asked It’s Showtime to appear before its GAD Committee on October 13 in connection with the Pastillas Girl segment and other matters.

In the letter released on Tuesday, the invitation reads:

Further to the Memorandum of Understanding dated 28 March 2012 by and between our Agency and various television networks and entities, including ABS-CBN Corporation, as well as the official letter we received last week from the party-list alliance Gabriela, not to mention some feedback from the general public, we are impelled to invite your authorized representatives for the program ‘It’s Showtime’ to a dialogue with the Special Sub-Committee of our Gender And Development (GAD) Committee on 13 October 2015, at 10:00 a.m., at ground floor conference room.

Last month, Women’s group Gabriela, probe MTRC to investigate the issue after receiving several complaints from concerned citizens for allegedly “exploiting Angelica Jane Yap, known as Pastillas Girl, to different interested men.”

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