‘Wowowillie’ summoned by MTRCB anew
More News from Bayani San Diego Jr.
The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) has summoned the TV5 noontime show “Wowowillie” once again to a hearing set tomorrow (Monday) “due to the skimpy outfits and excessive flesh exposure of female dancers.”
In a statement sent to the Philippine Daily Inquirer on Friday, the board singled out a specific episode of the game-variety show, hosted by Willie Revillame that was aired on April 16.
The board explained that the meeting is being called because of its “concern over the welfare of both women and children.”
In Monday’s meeting, TV5 and Wil Productions representatives are expected to “explain and present concrete and permanent measures” to avoid similar offensive scenes in the future, according to the board’s statement.
In March, the MTRCB likewise summoned TV5 and Wil Productions to a hearing after Revillame castigated cohost Ethel Booba on air on the show’s February 28 episode. Booba also made “unsavory” remarks about another network’s talent. As a result, TV5 and Wil Productions attended a gender sensitivity seminar held on April 3 as ordered by the MTRCB.
The board further noted that TV5 signified its commitment to ensure decent presentation of women in media when it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the MTRCB in March 2012.
Sought for comment on the latest summons, Jay Montelibano, business unit head of Wil Productions, told the Inquirer: “We’ll have to go through [with] the proceedings…we acknowledge the policies that the MTRCB dictates and we’re here to abide [by them].”
Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94