PNP’s legal actions against ‘Ang Probinsyano’ is censorship and an attack to freedom of expression says lawyer

PNP’s legal actions against ‘Ang Probinsyano’ is censorship and an attack to freedom of expression says lawyer

- A lawyer commented on the issue between PNP and Ang Probinsyano

- He said that it is “censorship” and “an attack to the freedom of expression”

- The lawyer also stated that they should just leave the show alone and let it go

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The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has once said that they are eyeing to sue the makers of ABS-CBN hit teleserye ‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’ for allegedly portraying a bad image of the police. However, for a lawyer, it would be a “censorship” and “an attack against freedom of expression”.

KAMI learned from Inquirer that according to Lawyer Romulo Macalintal, the officials of DILG and Philippine National Police (PNP) should not be too “think-skinned” because the teleserye is just a “work of fiction”.

PNP’s legal action against ‘Ang Probinsyano’ is censorship and an attack to freedom of expression says lawyer

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“While the teleserye portrays a crooked President in cahoots with an equally crooked PNP chief, everybody knows and the producers of the show admits that it is just a “work of fiction,” Macalintal quipped.

“As public officials, the officers of the DILG and the PNP should not be too thin-skinned when their functions and duties are subjected to scrutiny by the public,” Macalintal added.

The lawyer also added that the officials should just let it go.

“Let it go as it is and let the Filipino people enjoy a wholesome entertainment where the family members could learn the true value of heroism and dedication and integrity in public service,” Macalintal said.

In a previous report by KAMI, the PNP has ordered to stop the assistance they are giving to the Kapamilya teleserye in terms of resources like firearms, patrol cars, personnel, etc.

KAMI also reported before that the issue started when PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalded called out ‘Ang Probinsyano’ for showing negative portrayal of police through the show. He also insisted that it was “very disturbing”.

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