GMA writer Suzette Doctolero wanted to remove herself as one of the deputies of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) following the decision made by the agency against It’s Showtime.
In a Facebook post, Suzette said that the 12-day suspension of It’s Showtime would be bad for television as it only removes the close competition between noontime shows.
It can be recalled that It’s Showtime was one of the competitors of E.A.T, the show of MTRCB chair Lala Sotto’s father, Tito Sotto.
“In the world of show business, competition fuels progress. Instead of resorting to extreme measures that could be perceived as undermining the rival show, I hope MTRCB aspires to promote fairness and healthy competition in the world of television. This is the only way to ensure our industry’s growth,” said Suzette.
The writer also said that as one of the deputies of MTRCB, she was against the said decision.
She also asked MTRCB to suspend her deputy card.
“As one of the many deputies of MTRCB, I strongly advocate for a review of the penalty in question (ni hindi ko rin nga ginagamit ang pagiging deputy para ireport ang anumang rival show ng show ko no at delikadeza na lang o hiya sa sarili). Please consider suspending my deputy card na lang rin po. Thanks!” she stated.
As an MTRCB deputy, she was tasked to report any violations committed by a film or program.
They were also given a deputy card, which translated to a free movie pass in theaters.
The decision was related to the scene made by It’s Showtime hosts Vice Ganda and Ion Perez during one of the segments of the show, Isip Bata.