MTRCB seeks guidelines on how to treat child actors


Ryzza Mae with contestant winner. Screengrab from

MANILA, Philippines – Movie and Television Review and Classification Board Chairman Eugenio “Toto” Villareal on Friday said television producers should issue guidelines for cast, crew and audience on how to treat child actors.

In an interview with Radyo Inquirer 990AM, Villareal said people working with child actors such as Ryzza Mae Dizon should be sensitive to their age and needs.

The MTRCB on Wednesday summoned GMA Network and TAPE, Inc., producer of “Eat Bulaga” and “The Ryzza Mae Show,” to discuss “child-insensitive” scenes which “humiliated and degraded” Dizon.

Villareal said the network admitted their lapses and promised to put up remedial measures.

“The question now to be addressed by remedial measures is who gets  to deal with her [Dizon] and how?’ Because it may be an actor, maybe a contestant…There is a need for child sensitivity. And therefore what are the steps?” he said.

The MTRCB chair said the show has already a child psychologist but there are no preventive measures that could have addressed the August 14 episode where a contest winner called the child actress a “flirt.”

Villareal said the risk is especially high since the show is done live.

“Before the show starts, they have a video like that of Philippine Airlines. What to do inside the studio… If a catastrophe happens, where should you exit? You might as well have some guidelines like this, most especially if you are not part of the permanent cast,” he said.

Villareal also said it would also be “ideal” to have a pre-school or elementary teacher as co-host for child actors.

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  • Gastig

    Please also focus on the sudden spread of homosexuals and homosexuality on PH TV. They do not serve as good role models for the young that watch their shows.
    Parami at pabata ang mga bakla dahil sa mga screaming gays na mga to.

  • Lucky Luciano

    Ibalik ang batibot, mga kwento ni lola basyang. ang mga teleserye, mga bata palang pinag-papartner-partner na. ilipat din sa later time-slot, mga 1 a.m.

  • kentohtan

    Sana Hindi maudlot ang paglaki ni ryzza at Hindi maging lesbian tulad ni aiza.

    Sana makunan din sex video si Vic at pauleen…

    Sana mas marami pang lumabas na sex video sa mga celebrities…

    Sana makulong o kaya mag resign as senator si senatong Tito,kasama si tanda ,si junggoy at si bobong revillapwe.

    • boybakal

      how about like Charice.

  • boybakal

    MTRCB seeks guidelines on how to treat child actors

    Simple….treat them like a child and not like an adult.

    • Mux

      Problem is many adults don’t know how to treat a child. My wife caught our yaya teaching our then 3 year old daughter how to dance “Sex Bomb”. My wife told the yaya off! The yaya could not comprehend what she was doing wrong saying “Eh sumasayaw lang naman eh.” The yaya ultimately left.

  • eagleclaw101

    MTRCB Chairman Villareal, kindly extends your kind
    indulgence to the producer of the Ryzza Mae Show, as the host of the show herself
    has relatively more sound judgement and rationality than the production staff.

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