‘Party’ probation flexible


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The six-month probation slapped by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) on  the GMA 7 musical-variety show “Party Pilipinas” for airing a “sexually-charged” dance number can be lifted any time at the board’s discretion.

This was according to vice president for Entertainment TV Marivin Arayata, who explained that the board would only have to see “that we’re cooperating and following its rules and regulations.” Arayata added, “We will definitely comply.” He said the board and the network agreed on all the provisions of the ruling.

The MTRCB decision released on Feb.7 required GMA 7 to submit, on a daily basis, taped episodes of the program for the next six months. During the probation period, the resolution said, any violation of MTRCB rules could lead to the show’s cancellation.

‘Very willing’

“We are very willing to cooperate with them,” Arayata stressed. “Right now, we’re conducting our own investigation of what really happened. We’re talking to everybody—from the performers to the producers. [The officers] will meet on this matter again within the week.”

In compliance with the MTRCB ruling, the  Kapuso network issued  a public apology yesterday for airing the sexy song-and-dance number of Lovi Poe, Rocco Nacino and a few other artists on Jan. 27.

The board’s adjudication committee asserted in the ruling that there was a “need for [GMA 7] to assure the public [that] there will be no repetition” of the incident.


MTRCB chair Eugenio “Toto” Villareal said the board received “numerous complaints from concerned viewers” about the sexy number.

The board required the network to submit “the final report on its internal investigation” within 15 days. The report will “serve as basis” for the board’s ultimate decision—whether to require another public apology or terminate the case.

The network’s “concerned officials and personnel” were required to undergo Gender and Development (GAD) training under the supervision of the MTRCB no later than the end of March 2013.

“We are still looking for a date for the seminar,” Arayata said. “We hope to hold it at one of our studios to accommodate more people.  We plan to invite not only our officers but also the choreographers and members of our creative team. We look at this as something that’s beneficial to all of us.”

Among those required to undergo the GAD training were Jose Mari Abacan, vice president for programming; Mark Reyes, director; and Lui Cadag, executive producer.

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  • John Sulayman

    Dapat ang isang punishment nila is to change the name of the show from “Party Pilipinas” to “Party GMA.”

    • marcelo

      Or better yata ang title PANTY PILIPINAS

  • Benjie Nunez

    may chakang performances na nga kayo… mag pinachaka pa ng incidenteng ito…. hay naku…

  • marcelo

    Gagawin lahat ng Channel 7 para sa ratings……noontime time show ginawang BANGBANGALI…I personally stopped watching local t.v. shows because puro na Lang basura sa kongreso…sa paligid natin…pati ba naman sa ere basura pa rin?

  • Benjie Nunez

    kanina sa ABS, Christine Reyes danced on her Bday…. i think it is suggesting “NUDITY is FUN” esp if with men… sa loob ng boxing ring… puro TRASH na nga ang mga sunday variety shows na ito… walang gender sensitivity.. binebenta ang mga babae… kaya tingin ng mga foreigners… mga pokpok ang mga pinay

  • Borogol

    party pilipinas wants DRY-HUMPING legal… 

  • Darwin

    And talking about double standard, it seems that Kris Aquino got away with a sex scene with Robin Padilla. No suspensions in that area.

    • batangsulpok

      Wala na sigurong masyadong interesado sa sex scene ni Kris kasi kung sa pagkain ay parang malamig na.

      • XY ZEE

        Kamo inaagnas na.

  • Selinta


  • Che Court

    malaswa nga. not good for the kids…

  • Night


    • Abdul Rashid

       Only perverts would love such shows. Night you must be gay to love it. Alah o Ahkbar!

    • Faisal salman

      MUK MAFI

  • Ley Carias

    from teleserya to entertainment shows pero suggestive nudity…media bakit di nyo gawan ng paraan na maiba naman ang trend…hindi puro hiwalayan…sampalan….other woman/man. dahil ay uso ika nga… e bakit di nyo ipauso ang desenteng shows at drama…para umayos naman mga kabataan natin…

    • Night

      ang problema kasi Ley… uto uto ang bayang Pilipino…. hanggang na UUTO ang tao… ganyan ng ganyan…

      kulang ng kulang ng critical thinkers ang bayan na eto… PURO UTO….. kaya wag ka umasa…….

      hanggang ang mga magulang hindi turuan ng katalinuhan at pag iisip mga anak nila.. ganyan ang demand

      • batangsulpok

        Tamang-tama ang sinabi mo na uto-uto ang mga kababayan natin na nanonood ng ganyang mga shows na walang pagbabago kaya kung anong napapanood ay siya nilang tinutularan sa tunay na buhay.

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