ABS-CBN the home network of top ranking primetime drama Pangako Sa’yo has apologized for the Pangako Sa’yo controversy.
Head of ABS-CBN Corporate Communications Kane Errol Choa realeased ABS-CBN’s official statement saying –
“ABS-CBN apologizes for the strong language used for the May 29 episode of Pangako Sa’yo.”
TV Patrol confirmed yesterday that ABS-CBN executives attended the mandatory conference set by MTRCB (Movie and Television Review and Classification Board) to discuss the aforementioned issue. MTRCB Chairman Mr. Toto Villareal has moreover confirmed via a text message that “There was admission by program reps that there was lapse and apologized for it.”
As agreed by the two parties, ABS-CBN will submit resolution on June 17 that will include “concrete steps” to avoid recurrence of this incident. Also included in the agreement is a “Three months period of close collaboration (MTRCB and ABS-CBN) and monitoring . Exercise of self-regulation; and consult with MTRCB if needed.”
It was reported earlier that the May 29 episode of Pangako Sa’yo caught the attention not only of keen viewers but also of MTRCB. As aired by concerned viewers, Pangako Sa’yo has a strong following from Kathniel fans that consists of minors who should not be exposed to contexts with sexual connotation.
The Pangako Sa’yo controversy pertains to the Doña Benita (Pilar Pilapil) and Eduardo (Ian Veneracion) confrontation scene.
“Kung pampalipas libog lang iyan, that’s ok. Go ahead” was the particular line that was warranted as inappropriate.
A summon letter dated June 4 was issued by MTRCB addressed to ABS-CBN executives namely Laurenti Dyogi (Head, TV Production Enterntainment), Malou Santos and Des Tanwanco (Business Unit Heads), Sabrina Prince (Executive Producer), Mylene Ongkiko (Production Manager) and directors Dado Lumibao and Rory Quintos.
According to MTRCB’s summon letter, the scene went overboard the program’s “PG” (Parental Guidance) rating standards.
Below is the copy of MTRCB’s summon letter pertaining to this Pangako Sa’yo controversy.