Wednesday, March 28, 2018

MTRCB Conducts Inspection and Information Drive on Passenger Buses and Common Bus Terminals

THE Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) conducted an inspection and information drive on passenger buses and various bus terminals on 27-28 March 2018.

The regular inspection and information drive, led by MTRCB Chairperson Rachel Arenas, aims to increase public awareness and to ensure that buses only exhibited materials within the General Audience (“G”) or Parental Guidance (“PG”) film classification so that children on board will not be exposed to materials inappropriate for their ages. This also coincides with the anticipated volume of commuters travelling to different provinces for the Holy Week break.

There were three violations gathered at the inspection held last March 27 (Tuesday) at Araneta Bus Station and Araneta Bus Port as per the MTRCB’s Monitoring and Inspection Unit (MIU). The buses were from Ceres Transport Inc., Ceres Gold Star and Elavil all of which displaying unrated video materials. The Universal Serial Bus (USB) drive found at Elavil Bus was confiscated by the MIU and would serve as evidence of their violation. The Ceres Transport bus and the Ceres Gold Star bus also exhibited films beyond the PG rating.

For March 28 (Wednesday) the inspection continued at Florida Bus Terminal and at Victory Liner Terminal to cover more stations for the info drive and to guarantee that passengers view the version of the materials which was approved by the Agency. The said inspection was led by Chairperson Rachel Arenas with Board Member Joey Romero. No violations were found in these bus companies.

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