ABS-CBN’s official statement regarding the issue:
In the spirit of self-regulation, ABS-CBN removed Rosanna Roces as a judge in SHOWTIME after she made statements against the teachers in the January 7 live show (CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO). But despite this, MTRCB still imposed a 20-day preventive suspension for the program.
A preventive suspension is issued to stop further violations, if there were any committed, or for the interest or welfare of the public. Thus, the network questions the need for said preventive suspension when Rosanna Roces has already been removed from the program.
SHOWTIME is a highly entertaining show watched by many Filipinos. It helps promote and showcase the creativity and talent of kapamilyas nationwide, uplifts their spirit and provides opportunities to improve their lives.
According to reports, Showtime will be temporarily replaced by a new show called “Magpasikat” where celebrities will showcase their talents.