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MTRCB summons ‘Eat Bulaga’ execs over hosts’ ‘insensitive’ remarks

/ 08:00 PM July 12, 2016
Senator Vicente "Tito" Sotto III. INQUIRER file

Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III. INQUIRER file

THE Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) on Tuesday invited executives of GMA noontime variety show “Eat Bulaga” to a conference, after the program drew flak for the remarks of some of its hosts.

In a memo, MTRCB chairperson Eugenio Villareal said Sotto’s remarks were during the program’s July 9 episode were “alleged to be insensitive to women,” after referring to concerns raised on social media.

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The MTRCB was referring to Sen. Vicente “Tito” Sotto III’s response to a winner on the show’s “Juan for All, All for Juan” segment, who shared she was taken advantage of by her husband’s friends when she was drunk.

“Kababae mong tao, pa-shot shot ka?” Sotto said.

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“Ano suot mo? Naka-shorts ka, ’no?” co-host Jose Manalo added.

The conference was set for July 21, 8:30 a.m. at the MTRCB office in Quezon City.

“Due to the program’s ‘Parental Guidance’ (PG) classification, (which allows it a younger audience) and taking into account norms of gender-sensitivity under the law (R.A. 9710), we invite authorized representative/s as well as those of the network concerned conference on 21 July 2016 at 8:30 a.m. at MTRCB Adjudication Room, MTRCB Building No. 18 Timog Avenue Quezon City,” Villareal said. YG

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