MTRCB Releases Meeting Results With It’s Showtime Execs Regarding Pastillas Girl

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The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) released on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 the result of their meeting with ABS-CBN and executives of their noontime show, ‘It’s Showtime’ regarding their controversial Pastillas Girl segment, featuring Angelica Jane Yap. The board also provided some suggestions to improve the show.

In a 3-page document posted at MTRCB’s official website, the board said that the meeting was called Gender and Development (GAD) conference. Among the attendees include ABS-CBN business unit head Reily Santiago, It’s Showtime producer Fulgencio Follero Jr. and gender focal person Atty. Monalisa Manalo, and MTRCB chairman, Atty. Eugenio Villareal.

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According to their agreement, It’s Showtime should protect the dignity of Angelica Yap aka Pastillas Girl as a young woman, particularly on its segment “Nasaan Ka, Mr. Pastillas,” where she is searching for her future boyfriend. The board also emphasized that the audience should not create an impression that Yap cannot live without having a boyfriend.

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The MTRCB also suggested It’s Showtime to introduce “scenes depicting Yap’s empowerment as a person while she faces various challenges in her young life.” In addition, the show staff should also brief Pastillas Girl before her segment so her words and actions are appropriate to the audience, and is aligned with the show’s PG (Parental Guidance) rating.

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Likewise, the board also urged the show hosts to dress properly and that their wardrobes be approved by the show executives before they present themselves on TV. They are also advised to undergo a stricter review process before their actual performance. This is to ensure that they do not violate any norm of gender-sensitivity or other rule.

Below is a part of MTRCB’s memo. You can view the entire document (PDF file) here.

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The said meeting is MTRCB’s response to the complaints of tons of televiewers and concerned netizens that It’s Showtime is allegedly pimping Pastillas Girl. On September 21, 2015, pro-women’s rights party-list Gabriela wrote a letter to MTRCB and ABS-CBN, requesting to conduct an investigation on how It’s Showtime is handling Pastillas Girl.

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