ABS-CBN Releases Statement Regarding MTRCB’s 1 Month Suspension of ‘Showtime’

The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) suspends 'Showtime' anew. ABS-CBN disagrees with the decision.

The MTRCB has rendered a decision that Showtime violated the MTRCB law and its implementing rules and regulations due to the inappropriate utterances of Rosanna Roces in the episodes aired on January 4 and 7, 2010 (CLICK HERE TO READ RELATED ARTICLE). The penalty imposed is suspension for a period of one (1) month. The suspension also applies to Magpasikat and any other similar show. Furthermore, the MTRCB directed the filing of criminal charges against Head of Entertainment Production Linggit Tan and such other officers “responsible for the violation.”

Here is the official statement sent by ABS-CBN to Starmometer:

The decision was not totally unexpected. The MTRCB committee hearing the case could not have contradicted the Chairman who had earlier issued a preventive suspension order of Showtime.

ABS-CBN questioned the validity of the preventive suspension order and filed a complaint with the Ombudsman against the MTRCB chairman for violation of the anti-graft and corrupt practices act.

The MTRCB decision is not final and executory. ABS-CBN disagrees with the decision and will appeal such to the Office of the President.

Meantime SHOWTIME goes on!

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