The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) issued “Notices to Appear” to the producers of Mang Kanor after the film was exhibited without the consent of the government’s film review board.
MTRCB has summoned A&Q Entertainment and Prime Stream Inc., Uniprom Inc. (Gateway Cinemas), and CIGNAL TV INC. (ONE PH).
“The Board reiterates that as businesses engaged in the provision of motion picture content to Filipino viewers, they carry a civic and moral obligation to comply with the law. To this end, MTRCB shall uphold its mandate to provide a safe-viewing experience for all Filipinos,” MTRCB said in a statement sent to Manila Standard Entertainment.
MTRCB, led by chair Lala Sotto Antonio, wanted A&Q Entertainment and Prime Stream Inc. to explain why it released the movie without the required MTRCB permit.
Uniprom Inc. (Gateway Cinemas) was also questioned for exhibiting the motion picture at the Gateway Cineplex without the necessary permit.
MTRCB also identified CIGNALTVINC.(ONEPH) for “showing video excerpts from the motion picture Mang Kanor, featuring torrid kissing, apparent nudity, threesomes, and sexual intercourse.”