Senator Bong Revilla asked the Office of the President (OP) to consider the affected workers of It’s Showtime that would be affected by the 12-day suspension imposed by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).
MTRCB, an agency under the Office of the President, denied the Motion for Reconsideration filed by It’s Showtime on September 28.
According to Revilla, OP should also think of the affected workers who would receive no pay because the show was not aired on television.
“Without getting into the merits of the case, sana na-consider ng MTRCB ang kapakanan nung mga maliliit na staff at crew nung show na wala namang kinalaman at kasalanan dun sa nangyari,” said Revilla.
“Sila yung mga ‘no work-no pay’ na kung matutuloy ang suspension ay dalawang linggong walang kikitain at kakainin,” he added.
It’s Showtime was currently being aired online, which MTRCB had no jurisdiction over.
“Kung nagkaroon man ng pagkakamali, ang kasalanan ni Juan ay hindi kasalanan ni Pedro. So I hope we don’t punish those working hard day in-day out just to make out a living,” the actor-lawmaker said.
As of writing, OP has yet to give any response to the pleas made by Revilla.