Pastillas Girl date; Credit: ABS-CBN
Gabriela Women’s Party is asking the MTRCB (Movie Television Review and Classification Board) to conduct a thorough investigation on ABS-CBN’s noontime show, ‘It’s Showtime’, particularly about Angelica Jane Yap aka Pastillas Girl. The pro-women’s rights party-list is also requesting ABS-CBN to answer on allegations that Pastillas Girl is being pimped (binubugaw).
“We wish to inform you that we have been receiving complaints regarding exploitation of women in relation to your serye, Pastillas Girl since it aired this month in Showtime.” The Gabriela letter to It’s Showtime Executive Producer Mark Rejano reads. It was dated September 21, 2015 and was signed by Gabriela Secretary General Joms Salvador.
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“Concerned citizens wrote us and tagged us in their Twitter posts alleging that the show seems to be pimping the said Pastillas Girl to various interested men…In the interest of fairness, we would like to give you an opportunity to respond to such allegations publicly,” Gabriela added, noting that the same letter was also sent to MTRCB for their investigation.
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As we all know, Pastillas Girl rose to fame after uploading a hugot pastillas recipe video on YouTube after her boyfriend dumped her for another girl. She later appeared at It’s Showtime, where the search for her future boyfriend was launched. Days after, Pastillas Girl’s ex-boyfriend, Enzo also appeared on the show and they apologized to each other.
But while Pastillas Girl fans are excited to know as who will eventually choose, many netizens did not like the idea. According to them, finding someone should not be done via matching-making and instead to wait for the right time (tamang panahon). Apparently, this is also the advice of Lola Nidora (played by Wally Bayola) to the phenomenal AlDub love team.
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Comparing to the traditional dating game of Pastillas Girl at It’s Showtime, the first AlDub date which happened on September 19, 2015 received tons of praises from televiewers and netizens. as there were strict rules to be followed. Besides the long table, Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza (aka Yaya Dub) should not touch each other, not even shake hands.
Interestingly, the same rule applied when Alden visited Yaya Dub on their mansion last Saturday, September 26, where the hashtag #AlDubEBforLOVE created a new Twittter record for having 25.6 million tweets. But besides the huge success, the CBCP (Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines) showed its support for the phenomenal AlDub love team via Twitter.
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CBCP AlDub tweets; Credit: CBCPNews Twitter
On the same day, It’s Showtime celebrated its 6th year anniversary at the Araneta Coliseum, with special guests include their most popular love teams such as KathNiel, JaDine and LizQuen. Coco Martin serenaded Pastillas Girl, while Vice Ganda kissed Karylle on the lips, which became a controversial issue. As of posting, MTRCB, ABS-CBN and It’s Showtime have not yet commented on Gabriela’s letter.
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