MTRCB summons TV5 for Wowowillie incident.
It is TV5 turn now to face the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board or MTRCB to explain the controversial “Wowowillie” incident.
The regulatory board summons the Kapatid network to a gender sensitivity and decorum inquiry next week due to a recent episode in its newest noontime show “Wowowillie” where the show’s main host and producer Willie Revillame went on an on-air tirade over co-hosts Ethel Booba and Ate Gay for an unduly behavior. A furious Revillame cuts an episode and castigated his two co-hosts.
Ethel responded to Willie’s outburst through Twitter, saying that she had been humiliated and will no longer return. The two no longer appear on the show following the incident and are presumed to have been fired by Willie.
In a series of tweets on Thursday and Friday morning, the MTRCB announced that it had summoned TV5 to a “gender sensitivity and decorum inquiry” next week.
The MTRCB acknowledged that its “jurisdiction is principally over the program, not particular personalities on a show”. However, it cited its memorandum of understanding with TV5 and other networks “on the Portrayal of Women in Media & Film” as justification for the summons.
Last week, MTRCB summoned ABS-CBN’s “ASAP 18″ due to a controversial production number and provocative outfit of one of its guests Ann Curtis. The Kapamilya show was not sanctioned, however, its hosts, performers and all network artists are subjected to attend gender sensitivity seminar.
GMA 7′s “Party Pilipinas“, on the other hand, who was also investigated by the regulatory board for a “sexually charged” performance by two of its hosts Lovi Poe and Rocco Nacino, was put under six-month probation and on per-episode evaluation. The hosts are also asked to undergo gender sensitivity seminar.