GMA-7’s Sunday noontime musical-variety show Party Pilipinas will be on probation for six months over a “sexually-charged scenes” in a recent episode.
In a statement released on its official Twitter account, the Movie Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) also ordered the program to issue a public apology during its live airing on Sunday, February 10.
The scene in question happened during the show’s opening number on January 27, where Yesterday’s Bride stars Lovi Poe and Rocco Nacino did a sexy dance.
In a text message sent to PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) contributor Mark Ching last week, MTRCB Chairman Atty. Toto Villareal said that his office got complaints from social media users about the said episode.
Here is the full statement of MTRCB (@MTRCBgov) on Twitter:
“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.”
PEP is open to publish statement coming from Party Pilipinas or GMA-7 about this matter.