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MTRCB upholds 12-day suspension of ‘It’s Showtime’

The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board upheld its decision to suspend the noontime show “It’s Showtime” for 12 days.

The board denied the motions for reconsideration filed by ABS-CBN and GMA Network.

The ABS-CBN show debuted on GMA Network’s GTV channel on July 1.

“Said MRs sought relief from the Board’s ruling dated August 17, 2023, regarding the July 25, 2023 episode of the live noontime television program ‘It’s Showtime!’ Specifically, during the show’s ‘Isip Bata’ segment, in which hosts Ryan Bang, Vice Ganda and Ion Perez allegedly acted indecently or inappropriately in the presence of children. In view of which, the Board’s Decision dated 17 August 2023 is affirmed,” the MTRCB said in its resolution.

The suspension, however, is not yet final and executory and ABS-CBN and GMA Network can still file an appeal before the Office of the President within 15 days. Nickie Wang

If the Palace denies the appeal, the two networks may raise the motion to the Court of Appeals and to the Supreme Court.


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