The Movie and Television Review Classification Board (MTRCB) surprised the fans of a show on TV5 after they suspended it for its mature content.
In a statement released on January 30, 2024, the government agency said the show didn’t follow the MTRCB’s rules, specifically, section 3 of Presidential Decree No. 1986 and Section 2, Article 4 and Section 8, Article 5 of its Implementing Rules and Regulations.
According to the agency, TV5’s show, ‘Private Convos with Doc Rica’ discussed several mature topics and also used inappropriate words that should not be publicly consumed.
MTRCB clarified that they only answered the complaint filed by several parents against the show.
They added that the program was being shown during the Child-Viewing hours.
“Mariin nating kinokondena ang anumang malinaw na paglabag sa batas. Kaakibat ng malayang pag brodcast ng reponsibilidad. Hinihiling namin sa mga broadkaster at content creators na maging maingat at responsable sa kanilang mga proseso ng paglikha, na kumiklala sa implunwesya ng on-screen content,” MTRCB chair Lala Sotto said.
Meanwhile, Dr. Rica Cruz expressed her surprise at MTRCB’s decision.
Despite not being aired on television, Private Convos with Doc Rica was still streaming on several media platforms.