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Filmmakers sign pact with MTRCB

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“This is mutually beneficial. It is also a first,” Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) Chair Eugenio Villareal said of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) that the ratings board recently signed with the Directors’ Guild of the Philippines Inc. (DGPI).

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MTRCB reminder: Only rated ‘G’, ‘PG’ movies can be shown in PUVs

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MTRCB chair Eugenio “Toto” Villareal: Only wholesome movies  FILE PHOTO

The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) is making sure that only “wholesome” movies will be shown in public utility vehicles (PUVs) during Holy Week.

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MTRCB reaches out to filmmakers

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VILLAREAL. Establishes framework for cooperation.

Last April 2, we were at the MTRCB to witness the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which aims to establish a framework of cooperation and platform for dialogue between the Directors Guild of the Philippines (DGPI) and the government agency.

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Human rights center to work with MTRCB

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Atty. Eugenio H. Villareal. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Human-rights experts are expected to join seminars, workshops and discussions to be organized by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), according to its chair, Eugenio Villareal.

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Wanted: Trailers serving public, promoters alike

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CHAIRMAN Eugenio Villareal (left) and board member Bobby Andrews check permits at a cinema ticket counter.

Responding to complaints from young moviegoers and their parents, the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) said it was drafting a memorandum that will prohibit the screening of trailers with mature or violent themes in cinemas that show movies with the G (“General Patronage”) rating.

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MTRCB warns ‘alternative’ sites showing adult movies

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MTRCB chair Eugenio “Toto” Villareal: Only wholesome movies  FILE PHOTO

Commercial establishments that screen materials with sensitive content will answer to the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), its chair, Eugenio Villareal has warned.

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MTRCB inspects 5 Manila theaters, spots violations

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MTRCB chair Eugenio “Toto” Villareal: Only wholesome movies  FILE PHOTO

As part of its campaign to protect the rights of movie viewers in the country, the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) conducted a surprise inspection of five cinemas in Sta. Cruz, Manila, on Monday afternoon.

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MTRCB’s regulatory moves uphold viewers’ rights

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Some viewers are gratified to see that the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) has become more judiciously proactive of late. First to get critiqued was a comedy show, specifically for a skit that “comically” intimated self-abuse, followed by a morning show host’s “rude language and demeanor” while conducting an interview, which offended some members of the legal profession.

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MTRCB conducts first media literacy summit

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CHAIR Eugenio “Toto” Villareal

The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) recently conducted its 1st Media Literacy Summit, meant to help young viewers discern good from bad movies.

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Aquino reappoints Villareal as MTRCB chief

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Atty. Eugenio H. Villareal   inquirer photo

President Benigno S. Aquino III on Saturday reappointed lawyer Eugenio H. Villareal as chairman of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), Malacanang said.

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Learning from ‘Mareng’ Winnie

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MONSOD. Always fair and never condescending.

Fely Legaspi, televiewer: “Other TV hosts should learn from Mareng Winnie Monsod. Her hosting style may be ‘in your face,’ and her probing questions make her interviewees uncomfortable, but she’s always fair and never condescending!”

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Making all the right moves

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MTRCB chair Eugenio “Toto” Villareal: Only wholesome movies  FILE PHOTO

The MTRCB under chair Atty. Toto Villareal has been making all the right moves of late, winning plaudits for its efforts to protect young viewers. Most recently, the MTRCB cautioned “Bubble Gang” to tone down comedy scenes that tend to degrade women.

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