“Magpasikat,” an ABS-CBN talent show that temporarily replaced “Showtime,” is also in danger of being suspended.
The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) insisted on Thursday that “Magpasikat” and “Showtime” “are one and the same show,” thus, the replacement should also go off the air.
The MTRCB made this statement during its preliminary hearing on the remarks made by Rosanna Roces on “Showtime” that resulted in the 20-day suspension of the show.
"'Yong suspension ng 'Showtime Live' ay i-extend doon sa 'Magpasikat Live' because they're one and the same, " said lawyer Jonathan Presquito, MTRCB's legal counsel.
Before the suspension order can be issued, however, the hearing committee quickly clarified that this will still be investigated.
"We will see. Aalamin pa ng committee kung totoo nga," said lawyer Paulino Cases Jr., head of the hearing committee.
Nonetheless, the statement of the MTRCB has caught the Kapamilya network by surprise.
"The MTRCB says that supposing the hearing is on a certain subject and suddenly we are surprised that the prosecution brings up an all together different subject," lawyer Miguel Silos, ABS-CBN's legal counsel, said.
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