MTRCB to ‘Wowowillie’: Provide gender-sensitivity, decorum measures
MANILA, Philippines—The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) on Wednesday ordered TV5’s noontime show “Wowowillie” to provide “gender-sensitivity and decorum measures” that would promote “more positive images of women and men.”
At Wednesday’s gender-sensitivity and decorum inquiry, TV5/Wowowillie undertook before the MTRCB to:
1. Submit by March 20 gender-sensitivity and decorum measures which will promote, on the part of its producers, hosts, and crews more positive images of women and men;
2. Undergo Gender-and-Development (GAD) training by April 2013 (which may eventually be network-wide); and
3. Submit the program to unhampered gender-sensitivity and decorum spot checks, even while on air, anytime.
The MTRCB thanked the cooperation of both TV5 management and Wil Productions at Wednesday’s inquiry.
It also acknowledged the appointment of Cheska Montes as gender focal person of the said network.
The MTRCB summoned TV5 to a gender-sensitivity and decorum inquiry over an episode of Wowowillie aired on February 28 when a female talent was castigated on air by its main host Willie Revillame.