Sen Tolentino Airs Dismay to MTRCB for Allowing “Barbie” in the Philippines
Senator Francis Tolentino admits “nalungkot” over the decision of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) to allow “Barbie” film in the Philippines.
Tolentino appeared to be disappointed by the MTRCB’s decision to release “Barbie” in its entirety in the Philippines. Tolentino posted a video of his interview with a well-known radio station in which he voiced his thoughts on the MTRCB’s ruling.
“Lumabas ngayong hapon ang desisyon ng Movie and Television Review and Classification Board o MTRCB, at nalulungkot po tayo, at hinahayaan nilang ipalabas ng buong-buo (Barbie movie), dahil ang bilang daw po nila ay hindi 9-dash line kundi 8-dash line,” said the senator in his Facebook post.
“Para sa akin po, ito man ay 8-dash line, 7-dash line o 9-dash line, ang bahaging lumabas sa eksenang yun ay pag-aari ng Pilipinas at hindi ng China,” he added.
Tolentino’s statement about this was also shown in a video on Twitter. He is depressed since the anniversary of the Filipinos’ win in the arbitral court when the nine-dash line was nullified is approaching.
“Tayo po ay nalulungkot dahil bukas po ang anibersaryo ng pagkapanalo natin sa arbitral court kung saan ipinawalang-bisa ang nine-dash line. Hindi po pinag-uusapan ang eight-dash line, para po sa akin, iginagalang natin ang MTRCB, ito man ay eight-dash line, seven-dash line, or nine-dash line. Ang nakikita ko ho rito ay ang patuloy na pagkamkam ng China sa karagatan ng Pilipinas,” said Tolentino.
Senator Risa Hontiveros, in addition to Tolentino, has expressed her feelings on the release of the aforementioned film. When the film is released in the Philippines, the senator insists on an “explicit disclaimer” that China’s “nine-dash line” is false.
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