- The DILG Secretary Eduardo Año appealed for a plot change of "FPJ's Ang Probinsiyano"
- The agency said it was considering suing the program
- This elicited uproar from the online community
Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año expressed his displeasure towards the Kapamilya Primetime series FPJ's Ang Probinsiyano which was starred by Coco Martin. He appealed for a change in the plot of the show because of the way cops are portrayed in the teleserye.
KAMI learned that the agency was considering to take legal actions against the producers of the TV series to protect the image of the cops.
According to DILG Sec. Eduardo Año, he personally was dismayed on how they PNP organization was portrayed in one of the country's longest-running TV series.
“I am dismayed on how “Ang Probinsyano” depicts the PNP organization. They are intentionally sending a wrong message to the public which is demoralizing the ranks of the PNP,” he said.
PNP Chief Dir. Gen. Oscar Albayalde also expressed his disappointment prior to Año's statement. Even Senator Panfilo Lacson also agreed and said although the show has a disclaimer saying the show is “pure fictional," it violated a law regarding the use of PNP's official uniform.
Some personalities disapproved and objected to this. Among them were Jasmine Curtis and Grace Poe. Netizens were also disappointed and majority of them said that changing the plot was unnecessary.
Busy yata manood ng Ang Probinsyano mga taga DILG. Haha
truth hurts no? hahahaha
Nagiging diktador na din ang DILG! Pati ba naman kathang isip at freedom of speech papakialaman nyo!
Hoy DILG, propaganda ang tawag sa gusto niyo.
Sa teleserye lang? Baka gusto nyo sa news din pabor sa inyo ang ibabalita?
Republic of North Korea na ba ang Pinas? ayusin nyo ang trabaho nyo.wag kayong mangotong, wag kayong mang abuso.bakit dedepende kayo sa AP? eh, kathang isip nga.magisip kayo ng plano, pano magiging maganfa ang imahe nyo sa mnga tao.
More like China. China na talaga tayo kasi lahat ng negative portrayal on media gusto i-purge and censor.
Viewers please be wise. Both media gusto kontrolin kung anong nakikita natin. Kaya please be wise. tutal may mga isip naman tayo
lol kaloka ang DILG nakiki-elam na. allowed ba sila? freedom of speech or kwento kwento? hello alam naman nang lahat na di tunay ang kwento
FPJ's Ang Probinsiyano was a TV series based on Fernando Poe Jr's film in 1997 with the same title. The ABS-CBN TV series is considered as one of the longest running teleserye as it continuously soars in ratings on its 3rd year. Coco Martin top-bills the show.
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