The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) Chairperson, Lala Sotto, ignored the calls of some netizens who wanted her to resign.
In a statement, Sotto on September 28 denied the accusations that she favored the show of her father, Tito Sotto, E.A.T., by removing one of its competitors, It’s Showtime.
“I truly believe my being a Sotto or my father’s daughter should not be taken against me,” said Sotto. “Instead, it should be taken positively that I am someone who grew up in the industry, I am someone who loves the industry, and understands the industry.”
While she respected her critics’ opinions, she said she would refuse any calls for her resignation.
She believed that even her resignation would not make her critics happy.
“I’m not going to satisfy the whims of my detractors,” she said.
Sotto also added that she’s already used to being criticized.
Meanwhile, she clarified that there’s still a chance for It’s Showtime to file a Motion for Reconsideration via the Office of the Presidential Legal Counsel, which was being led by Juan Ponce Enrile, who’s a critic of Vice Ganda.
It’s Showtime, has 15 days to appeal their decision.
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