This is what Lala Sotto said when asked about the issues of noontime shows during a budget hearing.
MTRCB Chair Lala Sotto addressed the queries about the issues involving the noontime shows It’s Showtime and EAT.
The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) addressed the issues of noontime shows It’s Showtime and EAT. This was during the discussion of the proposed budget of the MTRCB for 2024.
MTRCB chairperson Lala Sotto was made to clarify something regarding these issues.
Senator Jinggoy Ejercito asked about the suspension of It’s Showtime. According to Sotto, there were a lot of people requesting the cancellation of the show and there were those who said that the 12-day suspension was too severe.
“There are also a lot [of those] saying that the show should be canceled or that the number of days should be extended,” she added.
In a previous report, Sotto inhibited from voting for the suspension of Showtime. The move accordingly followed a “unanimous decision” from the board committee which excluded her.
The voting was for the number of days to suspend the Kapamilya noontime show.
“We gave them a 15-day period for them to be able to file a motion for reconsideration because we wanted to give them the chance to cooperate with us, to enter into a dialogue at least or to coordinate, but that did not happen, and we also wanted to give them due process,” Sotto stated.
The decision regarding the suspension is set to be finalized within this week.
As for the violations of her father Tito Sotto’s show on TV5 EAT, she also addressed some questions from the senator like the “lubid” joke of Joey De Leon which created a loud buzz just recently.
Atty. Paulino Cases Jr., the lawyer of the agency and an MTRCB board member, stated that they were not in the position at that time to say something about it. The lawyer said that they “already took cognizance of the complaints that we received” in their official social media account.
Sotto then added during the discussion that EAT production voluntarily went to MTRCB and submitted an apology letter on Monday to discuss the matter with Atty. Cases, the chairman of the adjudication committee.
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