Thursday, December 17, 2015


       Appointed deputies of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) are reminded of their duties and responsibilities as the Agency’s volunteers in keeping a close eye on the entertainment industry.
      In a media literacy seminar held on December 4 at the Liezl Martinez Hall of the MTRCB office in Quezon City, a number of participants took part in an engaging discussion with select board members about their role of helping MTRCB monitor shows on the local silver screen and on TV.
      It was explained to the deputies that while they are allowed to enter cinemas for free to monitor violations of MTRCB rules, they are required to submit reports of films and TV programs, and publicity materials they have viewed, and of cinemas, TV networks, and cable operators’ compliance with registration, proper display of permits and exhibition of proper advisory.
      In an earlier statement, MTRCB said that as of October 2015, around 70 percent of its deputies have already submitted reports. “These reports are not limited to violations but may be commendations, mere observations, or suggestions,” said MTRCB Chairperson Eugenio “Toto” Villareal.
     “These deputies,” Chair Toto emphasized, “are not salaried employees of the government and the MTRCB simply relies on their spirit of service and volunteerism. Simply put, they monitor movies and other media content for a cause./MP

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