MTRCB summons It’s Showtime producers over complaints on hosts’ ‘indecent acts’


The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) issued a Notice to Appear and Testify to the producers of the ABS-CBN noontime show “It’s Showtime” over complaints of “concerning scenes that portrayed alleged indecent acts” done by hosts and celebrity couple Vice Ganda and Ion Perez. 

The scene happened during the variety show’s “Isip Bata” segment which aired on channels GTV and A2Z last Tuesday, July 25.

During the segment, Vice and Ion shared a “sweet” moment licking cake frosting from each others’ fingers which elicited mixed reactions from viewers and netizens. 

Based on the press release dated July 28, the board said that the incident was “in violation of Section 3-C Presidential Decree No. 1986”. The hearing date is scheduled for July 31, 2023, at 10:00 AM at the MTRCB Office in Timog Avenue, Quezon City.

According to the Presidential’s Decree, Section 3-C states, “To approve or disapprove, delete objectionable portions from, and/or prohibit the importation, exportation, production, copying, distribution, sale, lease, exhibition, and/or television broadcast of the motion pictures, television programs, and publicity materials subject to the preceding paragraph, which, in the judgment of the board applying contemporary Filipino cultural values as standard, are objectionable for being immoral, indecent, contrary to law and/or good customs, injurious to the prestige of the Republic of the Philippines or its people.”

Patricia Dela Roca
Patricia Dela Roca
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