- “It’s Showtime” will serve its 12-day suspension starting October 14
- According to ABS-CBN's statement, the network has decided not to appeal to the suspension handed down by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB)
- The management said it respects the authority of the review board but humbly maintained that the show did not break any pertinent law
- ABS-CBN also underscored that the noontime show will return on October 28 “stronger and better than ever”
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ABS-CBN released a statement about its decision not to appeal MTRCB’s ruling on its popular noontime show, “It’s Showtime.”
In the statement, the network announced that the program will serve the 12-day suspension starting October 14.
“After careful consideration, ABS-CBN has decided not to appeal to the Office of the President the decision of the MTRCB on ‘It’s Showtime’ and instead serve the 12-day suspension starting October 14.”
The media giant said it respects the authority of the review board but humbly maintained that the show did not violate any pertinent law.
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“We respect the authority of MTRCB, but we humbly maintain that the program did not break any pertinent law.”
Furthermore, the company expressed gratitude to the Madlang People and vowed that the program will return “stronger and better than ever” on October 28.
“Our heartfelt thanks to our viewers for their unwavering love and support for ‘It’s Showtime,’ which will return on October 28 stronger and better than ever.”
Vice Ganda is a famous comedian, actor, endorser, and host in the Philippines. He is best known for hosting “It’s Showtime” and for his commercially successful movies in the MMFF. The superstar is currently in a relationship with Ion Perez. He and Ion got their Certificate of Commitment in a special ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada on Oct. 19, 2021.
In a previous report, Vice Ganda and Ion are facing another challenge after the group Kapisanan ng Social Media Broadcasters ng Pilipinas, Inc. (KSMBPI) filed a criminal complaint against them. The two, particularly Vice Ganda, have been in hot water after being called out by some netizens because of the “icing” controversy. That particular issue caused “It’s Showtime” to be slapped with a 12-day suspension by MTRCB. The complaint filed by KSMBPI is apparently anchored on the same issue.
The MTRCB also released a statement regarding the effects of the 12-day suspension on “It’s Showtime” on its irregular workers. The board clarified that the suspension and the ongoing "no work, no pay" issue involving irregular workers are two separate matters. According to the MTRCB, the practice of not regularizing employees, even when a show has been airing for over a decade, highlights a pervasive problem that extends beyond the show's 12-day suspension.
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