It’s Showtime fans asked the government to finally abolish the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) after the agency denied the Motion for Reconsideration filed by the noontime show to appeal the 12-day suspension imposed against them.
It can be recalled that It’s Showtime received a suspension after MTRCB found that the acts done by Vice Ganda and Ion Perez, who went viral after eating a cake in front of several children during one of their segments, Isip Bata on July 25, 2023.
The suspension was delayed after It’s Showtime attempted to appeal the decision. However, on September 28, MTRCB finally rejected the Motion and ordered the suspension of the noontime show.
The decision disappointed many fans who have already criticized MTRCB’s head, Lala Sotto, for several weeks.
The topic #AbolishMTRCB trended on social media platform X.
According to some netizens, it was already the right time for the government to abolish MTRCB, saying that the agency was not fair and against healthy competition as Sotto was the daughter of E.A.T. host Tito Sotto, one of It’s Showtime’s competitors.
“Dapat lahat ng mag cocomment mag hashtag #AbolishMTRCB wala din naman kwenta tong agency na to. Waste of money lang gingugugol dito. Ibigay na lang sa mga mahihirap pera nakalaan dito. #AbolishMTRCB,” netizen Rub said.
“Can someone please start a signature campaign to abolish MTRCB, sayang pera ng bayan sa mga moralistang imoral na yan #AbolishMTRCB #LalaSottoResign,” netizen Pong commented.
Meanwhile, Sotto said that she was ‘unbothered‘ by the comments she was receiving.