Coco Martin, ABS-CBN respond to PNP Chief’s rant vs ‘Ang Probinsyano’

Coco Martin, ABS-CBN respond to PNP Chief’s rant vs ‘Ang Probinsyano’

- PNP Chief Albayalde complained that “Ang Probinsyano” shows cops in a bad light

- Coco Martin took to social media to share his reaction to the complaint

- ABS-CBN also released a statement regarding the PNP chief’s comments

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PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde slammed the ABS-CBN teleserye “Ang Probinsyano” for its portrayal of some police officers as evil and corrupt.

KAMI learned that the show’s lead star Coco Martin and the network as well have responded to the said complaint.

On his Instagram account, Coco wrote “Pasensya na po!” along with a photo showing the disclaimer shown at the start of each episode of his TV series, stating that the stories are fictional.

ABS-CBN also released a statement regarding the rant, also noting the fictitious nature of the series and its portrayal of the lead character, who is an honest and righteous policeman.

“‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’ assures the Philippine National Police (PNP) that the characters, places, and incidents in the program are purely fictitious as stated in the disclaimer aired at the start of the show every night. There is no intention to smear the reputation of any organization or portray any person in a negative light.

“The program has also portrayed its main character, Cardo, as a hardworking police officer dedicated to saving lives and serving his fellowmen. As in the past years, ‘FPJAP’ has highlighted that good shall always triumph over evil and has shared valuable lessons and family values that have resonated with viewers,” according to Kane Errol Choa, the head of the network’s Integrated Corporate Communications.

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Coco Martin used to be an unknown indie actor before hitting it big with his popular teleseryes on ABS-CBN, which includes “Ang Probinsyano.”

The series is already in its third year, making it the longest-running teleserye on TV today.

It also stars Yassi Pressman, John Prats and Susan Roces.

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