Tuesday, April 4, 2023

MTRCB Reminds That Only Rated “G” and/or “PG” Are Permitted To Be Shown On Board PUVs

THE Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) reminds all operators of common carriers that only rated “G” and “PG” Television (TV) and/or Films are permitted to be shown on board Public Utility Vehicles (PUVs).

Sections 1-3 of the MTRCB Memorandum Circular No. 09-2011, provides that: “All common carriers and other public places that openly and publicly exhibit motion pictures shall be treated as movie theaters for purposes of regulation by the Board.”

“Owing to their public service character and accessibility to the public regardless of age, common carriers and other public places can only publicly exhibit motion pictures classified by the Board as for General Patronage (G) or Parental Guidance (PG).”

“Materials with contents beyond the ‘PG’ rating, are prohibited for public exhibition in common carriers and other public places: Sexually derived and vulgar use of swear words or those referring to the genitalia; Use of strong expletives; Sexually oriented nudity; Breast exposure; Implied and graphic depiction of sexual activity; Exhibition of genitalia and excretory functions; Glamorization of violence and criminals; Portrayal of characters taking pleasure in inflicting or receiving pain; Sexual violence; Focalization on injuries and blood; Images of drug and substance use; Gory and strong scary scenes; Those that are contrary to law and/or good customs, and finally; Those that are libelous or defamatory.”

In 2011, the MTRCB entered into Memoranda of Agreement with the Land Transport Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB), and the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) to undertake joint efforts to protect the public from any public exhibition of TV programs and movies, which, in the judgment of the Board, applying contemporary Filipino cultural values as standard, are deemed offensive.

We enjoin the commuting public to report violations to the MTRCB through any of the following channels: Email: admin@mtrcb.gov.ph; Hotline (02 8 276 7380); Or via Facebook/Instagram @MTRCBGov.

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