The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) has put GMA-7’s Sunday musical variety program Party Pilipinas on a six-month probation due to the “sexually-charged scenes” in the episode aired January 27.
The said scenes were actually a long production number of some of the show’s regulars including Yesterday’s Bride lead stars Lovi Poe and Rocco Nacino, Jay-R, Mark Bautista, Glaiza de Castro and a lot more.
Some of the choreography were so suggestive but it was the part where Lovi and Rocco had to simulate making love on a bed, plus their aerial dance, that have perhaps gotten the attention of MTRCB.
I have to personally admit that Rocco’s gyrations on the inclined bed were so sexually suggestive that it cannot really be acceptable to be shown in a noontime TV show.
MTRCB demands that the Kapuso Network air and publish their apology, and that responsible officers, director and producer of Party Pilipinas undergo gender sensitivity training.
Here are the messages posted by MTRCB on its official Twitter account early Friday, Feb. 8, 2013:
MTRCB orders Party Pilipinas to air public apology over 27 Jan 2013 sexually-charged scenes during this Sunday’s episode
MTRCB also directs public apology to be published in a newspaper of general circulation by 09 February 2013
MTRCB places Party Pilipinas on PROBATION, subject to per episode review, for SIX (6) MONTHS
MTRCB orders responsible officers, director, producer of Party Pilipinas to undergo gender sensitivity training.
MTRCB thanks GMA Network management for its candor, maturity, and cooperation in addressing the Party Pilipinas issue.
MTRCB also thanks the public for its vigilance over the Party Pilipinas matter.
The Party Pilipinas issue was an opportunity for the network and its audience to dialogue through the MTRCB.