MTRCB Summons Pinoy Big Brother 737 Executives and Staff

July 1, 2015

Kenzo Gutierrez PBB

PBB housemate Kenzo Gutierrez

The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) summoned the Pinoy Big Brother 737 management for its airing of alleged inappropriate content especially to young viewers. The MTRCB, in a letter dated June 29, 2015, signed by MTRCB co-chairperson Ricardo Salomon Jr., has ordered the PBB executives to attend a “developmental conference concerning children’s rights and protection.”

The MTRCB letter to the following ABS-CBN executives said:

“We are writing because of the numerous feedback and complaints we have been receiving in connection with your television program Pinoy Big Brother 737 aired over ABS-CBN Channel 2, as well as over Sky Premium Chanoel 85;

In this connection, and further to our developmental mandate to ensure that the best interest of the children are given primary consideration, we would like to invite you to a developmental conference on 09 ]uly 2015, at 2:00 p.m., at the MTRCB Adjudication Room, MTRCB Building, No. 18, Timog Avenue, Quezon City.

In the said conference, we would like to know what safety measures you have in place so as to guarantee that no participant in your program is exposed to situations, challenges and experiences which may be prejudicial to his or her well-being or which may have a negative impact on the youth and other audiences who will be watching your show.”

Some of the PBB executives and production staff required to attend the meeting include ABS-CBN Business Unit Head Raymond Dizon, Cynthia Jordan, Merce Gonzales, Charmaine Estrera, Jon Hall, Marcus Vinuya, Matthew Salegumba, and Marpua Engking.”

Bailey May Thomas

PBB housemate Bailey May Thomas