Just a day after the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) sent a request to the Senate for jurisdiction over movies and TV series on streaming platforms, actress Angelica Panganiban took to social media to air out her concerns.
“Grabe na din. Pati streaming gusto na pakelaman. Papatayin niyo na talaga ang industriya. Inuna niyo ang free tv,” the Kapamilya star started.
“Bukas pag gising natin, north korea na to,” Angelica added.
In another tweet, not addressing anyone in particular, she asked why they fear media and entertainment.
“Bakit ba takot na takot kayo sa media at entertainment? Una press freedom… ngayon pati kalayaan namin gumawa at mag kwento, totoo man o pagpapanggap, gusto niyong kontrolin,” she said.
“Tinatamaan ba kayo? Kasi masyadong malapit sa totoong buhay ang napapanood niyo?”
On Thursday, the MTRCB became a trending topic on social media after news of their request made headlines.
The agency’s chief of the legal affairs division Jonathan Presquito said they need to regulate platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Video and iflix to ensure that their content is compliant with MTRCB laws.
The MTRCB is responsible for rating television and film for the Philippines.
The non-renewal of the Kapamilya network’s franchise to operate free TV was within the jurisdiction of Congress.