June – July 2013


June – July 2013
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MTRCB Launches its Film
Ratings Infomercial
The Movie and Television Review and
Classification Board launched its Film Ratings Infomercial on 10 July 2013 at Cinema
3 of Greenbelt 3 Mall.
The event was led by Chairman Eugenio
“Toto” Villareal, together with the
Committee on Film Infomercial
chairperson, Board Member Milo M.
Sogueco. It was attended by different
cinema operators and organizations such as
Ayala Malls Cinema, Cinema 200, Lucky
China Town Cinema, Greenhills Theater
Mall, Newport Cinema, Robinsons Movieworld, Power Plant Cinema, Sta., Lucia East
Cinema, Gateway Cineplex, SM Cinemas,
and the National Cinema Association of the
Philippines (NCAP), members of the media,
and MTRCB Board Members.
Similar to the TV ratings infomercial that
was launched last year (starring the family of
Carmina Villaroel and Zoren Legaspi), the
infomercial aims to educate the public on the
proper appreciation and understanding of the
different film ratings of the Board,
especially the new Restricted-16 (R-16).
The “Parental Guidance” rating was also
simplified from “PG-13” to “PG”, in an
effort to avoid confusion with “R-13.”
“PG” means that no child below thirteen
(13) years old will be allowed into a
cinema unless accompanied by a parent
or responsible adult.
Aside from the launching, Board Member
Atty. Noel Del Prado discussed and
presented the color-coded film ratings
advisory. He discussed the guidelines on
the display and exhibition of the standardized film advisory poster and standee.
To conclude the program, a Memorandum
of Agreement (MOA) was signed by and
among the MTRCB and theater officers/
representatives and organization to signify
support for the public exhibition of the infomercial, particularly during trailer gaps, in
every cinema.
Left (above): Atty. Noel Del Prado explains about the color-coded film advisory.
Left (below): BM Milo Sogueco gives a background on the film ratings
Right (above): Chair Toto Villareal welcomes the guests and members of media.
Right (below): Atty. Gaby Concepcion, the host of the program.
Middle: Chair Toto and theatre officials signing the MOA.
The standard color-coded film ratings
advisory, which will be displayed in every
cinema entrance.
Eagle Broadcasting Corporation Welcomes
Matalinong Panonood Campaign
The Eagle Broadcasting Corporation (EBC), the official
broadcasting company of Iglesia ni Cristo, welcomes
Chairman Toto Villareal and Board Member Francia Conrado
during their visit at the new EBC Office located at Central
Avenue, Quezon City.
Present during the visit were EBC President Jorge Cabacungan, Board Members Mr. Theoden Orosa, Mr. Nelson Lubao,
Elson Montalbo, Mr. Ernie Magtuto and Key Officials Atty.
Citedina Magno-Zarate, Mr. James Manzanero, Mr. Mike De
Lim, and Mrs Precy Gozum.
MTRCB went to the different offices and studios such as the
Editing Bay, News Gathering Office, Radyo Agila Studio, and
the DWDM 95.5. studio. Chairman Toto commended their
self-regulation mechanisms in choosing shows and programs
to air.
Chairman Toto also conducted a short talk, before the Board
and Officials of EBC, about the Matalinong Panonood
Empowerment Campaign.
The Ryzza Mae Show and Matalinong Panonood
Chairman Toto Villareal visited The Ryzza Mae Show. During
the visit, Chairman Toto was given a spot in the show to promote the activities and programs of MTRCB. The spot turned
out to be an interactive conversation between Chairman Toto
and Ryzza Mae as they discussed the different TV and Film
Ratings of the Board
The conversation between the 9-year-old host and the
MTRCB Chairman creates positive comments among netizens
as they appreciate it to be informative and entertaining.
As a follow-up activity, MTRCB is coordinating with TAPE,
Inc. for a corporate visit and to further discuss about
MTRCB’s advocacies on children ‘s rights and the media.
From The Ryzza Mae Show/Eat Bulaga Facebook page:
Rudy Dalagan Very-very lyk
June 25 at
Malou Basallote Roja the best guest ni ryzza C MTRCB Chairman Toto
Villareal kc mdami sya naipaliwanag at patunay lng na maganda ang
THE RYZZA MAE SHOW. Malamang magkakaawad n nman c Aleng
June 25 at
Edith Digo ang galing galing talaga ni aleng maliit ang bilis matuto at
madaling makamemorize ng mga tinuturo sa kanya Go aleng maliit
we love you :)))
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Chair Toto explains guidelines of different TV
Ryzza Mae, as she recites the TV classification
ratings G, PG, and SPG and their corresponding color codes.
MTRCB Joins the Feast Day of Saint
Josemaria Escriva
As MTRCB Board Member Mario
Hernando says, “Äll work and no spiritual
activity make Juan’s soul empty.” Chairman
Eugenio “Toto” Villareal together with some
MTRCB Board Members thus joined the
Solemn Eucharistic Celebration in honor of
Saint Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus
Dei at St. Therese of the Child Jesus Shrine
in Pasay City. This was upon the formal
invitation by the Regional Vicar of Opus
Dei, Rev. Fr. Carlos Estrada, for MTRCB to
grace the celebration.
The Holy Eucharist was led by Archbishop
Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle. In his
homily, Archbishop Tagle described the life
of Saint Josemaria Escriva as a work of love.
His love for his work and for the people are
a manifestation of his love to God. Just like
Saint Josemaria, Archbishop Tagle stressed
the importance of loving one’s work and
passion, and to share this with other people.
MTRCB Strengthens Campaign Against
Fake Deputy IDs
Three (3) individuals, in two different incidents, were apprehended by MTRCB for
presenting themselves as MTRCB Deputy
by using falsified MTRCB Deputy ID.
On 19 July 2013, Enrico Roque and Edgar
Torzar were arrested at Sta. Lucia East
Grand Mall, Cainta, Rizal, for possession
and use of falsified MTRCB Deputy Cards.
On 23 July 2013, Jose Paolo Santos was
arrested at Trinoma Mall for the same
2 of Masambong, Del Monte, Quezon
Since 18 May, MTRCB has been
receiving reports of fake deputy cards.
MTRCB, together with all theatre managers and officers, are in full support of
MTRCB’s campaign to stop this act of
Chairman Toto showing the security features
of real MTRCB deputy cards to Masambong
Police Superintendent Pedro Sanchez.
The operation to capture those fake deputies
was coordinated by the theatre management
and security personnel of both Sta. Lucia
East Mall and Trinoma Mall.
On 24 July, Chairman Toto Villareal with
Board Member Jay Revestir, Chief Legal
Officer Atty. Jonathan Presquito, Registration Officer Atty. Ann Marie Nemenzo, and
the Monitoring and Inspection Agents were
present during the inquest proceeding of
suspect, Jose Paolo Santos at Police Station
The same affidavit was filed in Cainta Police
Station, with Atty. Nemenzo and Atty. Pres- Atty. Ann Nemenzo and Atty. Jonathan
Presquito of MTRCB file an official affidaquito.
vit, together with supervisor and officer of
Trinoma Mall.