TV5 Strengthens Network Guidelines for the Protection of Children

In line with its commitment to support the intellectual, emotional, psychological, physical and social development of children, TV5 released today its Guidelines on the Treatment of Children as Viewers, Subjects, Talents or Participants.

The Guidelines, formed in consultation with the Philippine Children’s Television Foundation, articulate the network’s general policies on the treatment of children, with specific provisions on children’s programming, news coverage pertaining to children, participation of children in programs, and compliance measures. Apart from these Guidelines, TV5 commits to comply with other standards that may be formulated by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board, Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas, the Department of Labor and Employment (e.g., on child talents), and other relevant agencies. TV5 will assign a child welfare coordinator with appropriate background and training to be present at each stage of the production process (auditions, interviews, rehearsals, and production conferences, among others) to oversee all matters relating to the welfare of children.

To ensure that all programs consistently comply with the Guidelines, TV5 will conduct regular seminars and sensitivity training sessions for all talents and employees in production. Moreover, TV5 has created its own Standards Compliance Group (SCG) with a Standards Advisory Board to formulate and periodically review the Network’s broadcast standards and policies, and a Compliance Section that will monitor compliance therewith. All programs, plugs, and other non-program materials aired on TV5, AksyonTV, Radyo5, Sports5, as well as on the TV5 and INTERAKSYON websites shall be monitored by the Compliance Unit. A consulting child psychologist will likewise be engaged to support the implementation of the Guidelines.

Finally, in an effort to be more sensitive and responsive to its viewers, TV5 is in the process of setting up a viewer feedback mechanism, where viewers may email the Ombudsman ( directly. Any and all complaints sent via the viewer feedback mechanism shall be handled confidentially and with discretion. With the said Guidelines in place, TV5 hopes to contribute to building a socially responsible community with genuine respect and sensitivity towards all children and their families. It is a manifestation of the network’s sincere intention to implement effective precautionary measures to guarantee that no rights, especially children’s rights, will be violated in the production and broadcast of its radio and television programs.

10 Comments on TV5 Strengthens Network Guidelines for the Protection of Children

  1. allergic sa tahong // April 21, 2011 at 1:17 pm //

    with the recent actions of TV5, it only proves that they acknowledged na may pang-aabuso nga na nangyari kay janjan. and with that, i have to agree na dapat i-boycott lahat ng endorsements ni koya wel.

  2. trying hard maging channel two
    copy cat lang naman ng gma7

  3. winterfire // April 20, 2011 at 2:40 pm //

    Kapamilya ako dati, I hate Kapuso, but now start loving ABC5.

    Go go go go Kapatid. Ika nga ” Great thing starts from small beginning. Growing up and reach for your dream!”!!!!!


  4. Anonymous // April 20, 2011 at 1:11 pm //

    boyc0t nyo dn ang mga endorserment ni willie.lahat ng adds na papasok sa show at spons0r nya ay boyc0t nyo na.talagan d aq bibili .promiz,taga nyo sa bato.

  5. Itapon sa kangkungan yanng si Willie // April 20, 2011 at 10:58 am //

    kung gusto nyo talagang maging child friendly yan istasyon ninyo eh dapat matagal nyo ng tinanggal si Revillame dyan.

  6. sarah basco // April 20, 2011 at 2:46 am //

    go go go kapatid ang hapi network kahit maliit basta masaya…

  7. as if nman malaking stasyon ang tv5.. umingay lang nman dahil sa kabalastugan ni willie..
    nandamay pa ng ibang stasyon.. napaka loser!

  8. hahahahaha! basahim nyo toh mga kapusakal! // April 19, 2011 at 11:37 pm //

    ABS-CBN Drama Series captivate hearts of viewers Worldwide
    More than reaching out to Filipinos around the world with The Filipino Channel (TFC), ABS-CBN has also reached new frontiers as Kapamilya teleseryes earn a huge following even among non-Filipino viewers. In a press conference, ABS-CBN International Sales and Distribution Head Reena De Guzman Garingan talked about the growing demand from foreign television networks for acquisition and broadcast of Kapamilya teleseryes. This 2010, ABS-CBN dramas Dahil May Isang Ikaw, Tayong Dalawa, and Lobo are expected be aired in several countries in Asia and Africa.

    Dahil May Isang Ikaw, with the English title Destined Hearts, will soon air in Malaysia and other countries in Asia. The teleserye stars Jericho Rosales and Kristine Hermosa who were first seen in the teleserye Pangako Sa ‘Yo, which in the past ten years has remained and continues to make it big in numerous countries. Recently, Pangako Sa ‘Yo aired on China’s national television and rated second over all local and foreign programs airing in the country. The teleserye even hit the Top 30 list in China’s national weekly rankings, covering over 2,000 channels and capturing 1.3 billion viewers. Pangako Sa ‘Yo (with the English title The Promise) was also previously aired successfully in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Africa. Non-Filipino viewers from these countries became instant fans of Jericho and Kristine.

    Tayong Dalawa will also soon air in Malaysia, Brunei, and Kenya, with the English title The Two Of Us and will be dubbed in local languages. Tayong Dalawa was top-billed by the hot love team of Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson. Their first teleserye, Sana Maulit Muli, was also dubbed in Mandarin and shown in Taiwan with the English title Chances.

    Lobo, which starred Piolo Pascual and Angel Locsin, is currently aired in Brunei and will be released in Indo-China, Asia, Europe, and Africa this year. Lobo has earned international recognition, named Best Telenovela at the 30th BANFF World Television Festival in Toronto, while Angel bagged a Best Actress nomination from the Internation Emmy Awards. Lobo was released internationally as She-Wolf: The Last Sentinel.

    Reena explained what makes ABS-CBN teleseryes a big hit among non-Filipino viewers. “In business conferences abroad, I always tell foreign clients [that the] Philippines was under Spanish rule for 300 years. From them we got our religion, Christianity, which had become the basis of our lives. This makes us unique from the rest of Asia”.

    Also making it big abroad are other Kapamilya teleseryes Sana’y Wala Nang Wakas, Maging Sino Ka Man, It Might Be You, Iisa Pa Lamang, Ikaw Ang Lahat Sa Akin, Gulong Ng Palad, Prinsesa ng Banyera, Sa Piling Mo, and Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay which was dubbed in French to cater to French-speaking regions in Europe and Asia. Over the past 15 years, around 30 ABS-CBN dramas have been dubbed and aired in 15 countries in Asia, five in Europe, and in Africa. These series were dubbed for 12 French-speaking countries, 15 English-speaking countries, and five Portuguese-speaking countries.

  9. iboycott si willie revillame!

  10. Anonymous // April 19, 2011 at 10:05 pm //

    to tv5.wag kayong engot.lahat nalang na kasalanan ikabit nyo ang abs..bobo kasi kayong taga tv5.tama naman yong sinabi ni kiko pangilinan

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