MTRCB clears ‘ASAP’ over Anne’s number

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MANILA, Mar 5 (Mabuhay) -– The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) did not impose any sanctions against ABS-CBN’s concert variety show “ASAP” following the controversial production number of actress Anne Curtis two weeks ago.

The MTRCB said it helped that Curtis also promised not to wear extremely sexy outfits on television again.

The board, however, is requiring the staff and stars of “ASAP” and other Kapamilya programs to undergo a gender-sensitivity seminar, which will be held on March 15 under the supervision of the MTRCB and the Commission of Women.

In a meeting with the MTRCB panel on Tuesday, ABS-CBN executives presented the proper code of decorum for the Sunday variety show in the spirit of self-regulation.

The MTRCB gave ABS-CBN a Monday deadline to submit a written code of decorum.

ABS-CBN also needs to designate a gender point person to coordinate with the MTRCB, the board said.

During the meeting, ABS-CBN executives also addressed the issue of stylists which, they said, will be covered by the network code of decorum.

Meanwhile, the management of the Kapamilya network welcomed this decision of the MTRCB.

In a statement, ABS-CBN head of Corporate Communications Bong Osorio said the network “will continue to cooperate with the MTRCB and ensure that its programs will be in accordance with the gender sensitivity guidelines of the board.”

“ABS-CBN thanks the board for hearing its side of the issue as it gives its assurance to self-regulate,” Osorio added. (MNS)

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