Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Ryzza Mae Dizon’s dignity violated; MTRCB summons ‘The Ryzza Mae Show’ and ‘Eat Bulaga!’

Representatives of The Ryzza Mae Show, including the mother of child star Ryzza Mae Dizon, and Eat Bulaga!, including the hosts of the noontime show that appeared in the questioned ‘Ang Joke Ko’ segment, are being summoned by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) for a conference.

Vic Sotto, Ryzza Mae Dizon in Eat Bulaga!

On Tuesday evening, MTRCB posted on Twitter: “MTRCB expresses concern over child-unfriendly scenes in Eat Bulaga & Ryzza Mae Dizon Show.” It was followed by: “MTRCB summons Eat Bulaga & Ryzza Mae Dizon Show for alleged child-unfriendly scenes.”

On Wednesday morning, it also posted that Ryzza Mae’s mom should also attend the scheduled September 5 mandatory conference: “EB hosts in joke segment & Ryzza Mae's mom asked to attend tomorrow pm's mandatory conference.”

The said joke segment showed Vic Sotto spatting juice on Ryzza Mae’s face during a skit on July 29. The act of spatting water/juice is a joke that we have seen the comic trio, Tito, Vic and Joey, do over and over again on TV and the movies. Doing that on the 8-year-old during, however, might not really be a very good idea.

Meanwhile, The Ryzza Mae Show is also summoned due to that controversial episode on August 14 where a contest winner said “landing bata ka” to the young host. Read about the story here:

Here’s an update released by MTRCB early Wednesday morning:

The MTRCB has called the programs Eat Bulaga and The Ryzza Mae Show to a mandatory conference on 05 September 2013 for scenes allegedly insensitive and unfriendly to children. In Eat Bulaga’s 29 July 2013 episode, a host spat juice into the face of child actress-host Ryzza Mae Dizon. And during the 14 August 2013 episode of The Ryzza Mae Show, a guest told the said child actress-host “landing bata ka” - to which the latter replied by pleading that she was just a child, and asking the said guest not to be harsh on her.

These scenes palpably violate the dignity of the child and have to be addressed by the show’s producer, TAPE, Inc., as well as GMA Channel 7 over which the said shows air.

The MTRCB hopes in the cooperation of all those concerned in finding out what caused these scenes, who are responsible therefore, and what immediate and concrete measures can be done so they do not happen again. In this connection, the MTRCB reiterates its serious and urgent concern for the welfare of children, who are most vulnerable in media and entertainment.

MTRCB update on Ryzza Mae Dizon proceedings

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