Vice Ganda, together with the show management of his shows It’s Showtime and Gandang Gabi Vice, was invited by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) in a mandatory conference. The said shows garnered various negative comments from the viewers, thus called the attention of MTRCB.
According to the regulatory board, Jose Viceral (Vice Ganda), used some language with double meaning on his show GGV. The host and staff went into a seminar to help prevent such incidents. They were suggested to invite guests who are not minors instead. The use of sexual undertones is closely monitored for the sake of the children’s well being.
Concerning the noon time variety show, It’s Showtime, the MTRCB condemned the acts of Vice, last July 28. He wiped his sweaty armpit with a towel and then wiped it off on one of the dancer’s face. Eric Mallonga, co-chairperson of MTRCB Hearing and Adjudication Committee, and members Bobby Andrews and Joey Romero are the ones who signed and passed the order concerning the case.
The mandatory conference was held on August 26, Tuesday. Aside from Vice, it was attended by Allan Sunga, Billy Crawford, Romer Gonzales, Atty. Mona Lisa Manalo and Reily Santiago, head of the business unit.
According to the Executive Director of National Council for Children’s Television (NCCT), Delia Hernandez, the program tends to affect the value formation of the children, as well as the intellectual development. Since children are more likely to watch the show with the time slot 12:00pm to 3:00pm, the staff and hosts must be more responsible. Furthermore, NCCT expressed that the show is a bad example for young viewers.
Reily Santiago admitted that there was a lapse on their part. He and Vice Ganda asked for apologies to their crew and viewers. References: PEP, Philstar, abs-cbn