Tuesday, October 6, 2015

"It's Showtime" summoned by MTRCB over Pastillas Girl segment

If "Eat Bulaga!'s" KalyeSerye featuring the AlDub love team of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza aka Yaya Dub has been receiving praises from the Catholic church, it's rival show "It's Showtime's" Nasaan Ka Mr. Pastillas featuring Pastillas Girl Angelica Yap has called the attention of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) because of its allegedly pimping nature.

MTRCB invites It's Showtime to appear before GAD CommitteeImage: Twitter (MTRCBgov)

On Monday, MTRCB posted on its Twitter account that it has asked "It's Showtime" to appear before its Gender And Development (GAD) committee in connection with the controversial segment where they are looking for the next love interest of Pastillas Girl.

MTRCB Chairperson Eugenio H. Villareal said in a letter dated October 1, that the invitation was in response to the complaint filed by women's group Gabriela, as well as "some feedback from the general public."

The letter read: "Further to the Memorandum of Understanding dated 28 March 2012 by and between our Agency and various television networks and entities, including ABS-CBN Corporation, as well as the official letter we received last week from the party-list alliance Gabriela, not to mention some feedback from the general public, we are impelled to invite your authorized representatives for the program 'It's Showtime' to a dialogue with the Special Sub-Committee of our Gender and Development (GAD) Committee on 13 October 2015, at 10:00 a.m., at our ground floor conference room."

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