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Cinema One Originals entry 'Metamorphosis' gets R-16 rating from MTRCB

Nov 07, 2019 - 6:28 PM

The movie – about an intersex person – had originally been given an X-rating, meaning it would not be screened in cinemas

MTRCB wants streaming platforms to adopt their rating system

Oct 07, 2019 - 7:11 PM

The board currently doesn't have jurisdiction over content broadcast over the internet

MTRCB, NCCA ink memorandum of understanding

Jan 21, 2019 - 6:19 PM

The memo aims to help in facilitating and promoting NCCA-funded films

‘Born Beautiful’ gets R-18 rating from MTRCB

Jan 04, 2019 - 3:06 PM

The one-time screening of the film's full uncensored version is on January 18

Two new MTRCB appointees announced

Feb 13, 2018 - 7:45 AM

Kelvin Lester Lee is appointed as new the new chairperson while Marvin Gatpayat is appointed as vice chairman of the appeals committee of the MTRCB

Bogart the Explorer appointed MTRCB board member

Jul 20, 2017 - 7:21 AM

The YouTube comedian whose real name is Marco Antonio Ho is now one of the 30 MTRCB board members

BOGART THE EXPLORER. In his videos, Ho, through his online persona, observes the local culture of various destinations with characteristic humor. Screengrab from

LOOK: Dennis Padilla is appointed new MTRCB board member

Jun 03, 2017 - 9:52 PM

The comedian is inducted along with Gloria Sevilla Tessie Villarama and Carmen Musngi

MTRCB reclassifies Jerrold Tarog's 'Bliss' as R-18

Apr 05, 2017 - 5:11 PM

The movie which was previously rated X receives an R 18 rating after a second review

Iza Calzado reacts to MTRCB's X rating on the movie 'Bliss'

Mar 30, 2017 - 12:31 AM

The producers of Bliss are set to appeal to the MTRCB for a second review of the film

Uncut 'Fifty Shades Darker' gets R-18 PH rating

Feb 01, 2017 - 10:39 AM

The movie s original US version is approved by the MTRCB

Rachel Arenas is new MTRCB chairperson

Jan 30, 2017 - 4:55 PM

Former Pangasinan representative Rachel Arenas daughter of socialite and philanthropist Rosemarie Arenas replaces Eugenio Villareal as MTRCB chief

NEW MTRCB HEAD. Rachel Arenas is appointed MTRCB chairperson by President Rodrigo Duterte. Rappler file photo

Income tax reform, Black Nazarene, Meryl Streep | Evening wRap

Jan 09, 2017 - 8:56 PM

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Mocha Uson to bring 'different perspective' to MTRCB – Pimentel

Jan 07, 2017 - 9:10 AM

Senator Aquilino Koko Pimentel III says the celebrity blogger will represent the college educated with liberal views at the censors board

WELL-REPRESENTED. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says sexy star Mocha Uson, as the newest board member of the MTRCB, will represent 'college-educated' Filipinos who have liberal views. File photo

Nazareno, Bautista, Uson | Evening wRap

Jan 05, 2017 - 8:51 PM

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Board member Mocha Uson? Netizens weigh in

Jan 05, 2017 - 7:00 PM

The appointment of the controversial blogger draws comments from fans and haters alike

Mocha Uson appointed MTRCB board member

Jan 05, 2017 - 11:28 AM

UPDATED Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirms the appointment of the controversial pro Duterte blogger

Screengrab from Instagram/mochauson

MTRCB summons 'Till I Met You' directors, producer over Jadine scene

Nov 02, 2016 - 11:40 PM

UPDATE Among the topics to be discussed during their meeting is a love scene between Nadine Lustre and James Reid s characters

MTRCB: 'TheRapist' trailer, starring Cherie Gil, 'not for public exhibition'

Sep 08, 2016 - 11:05 PM

Award winning short film TheRapist is about an alleged rapist undergoing a psychiatric evaluation

CHERIE GIL. The trailer for 'TheRapist,' a short film starring Cherie Gil, is banned by the MTRCB. Screengrab from YouTube/Maria Diane Ventura

MTRCB meets with 'Ang Probinsyano' producers over 'sexually suggestive' scene

Aug 15, 2016 - 1:56 PM

MTRCB calls on the execs of Ang Probinsyano after receiving a viewer complaint about a scene with Coco Martin and Vice Ganda s characters

'ANG PROBINSYANO.' The MTRCB summons the producers of 'Ang Probinsyano' after an episode with 'sexually suggestive' themes involving Coco Martin and Vice Ganda's characters. Screengrabs from ABS-CBN Entertainment

MTRCB website defaced in protest of anti-Duterte ad

May 07, 2016 - 4:06 PM

Presidential candidate Grace Poe who is a former MTRCB chairman is quoted saying the attack ad would pass her standards for truthfulness

MTRCB releases results of meeting with 'It’s Showtime' executives on ‘Pastillas Girl’ segment

Oct 15, 2015 - 12:30 AM

In a 3 page document the MTRCB details the results of the Gender and Development conference with It’s Showtime management

'It's Showtime' reacts to MTRCB call-out, criticism over 'Pastillas Girl' segment

Oct 08, 2015 - 8:40 PM

The show denies they are pimping Angelica Jane Yap following complaints from viewers and a call out from the MTRCB

MTRCB summons ‘It’s Showtime’ heads over ‘Pastillas Girl’ segment

Oct 06, 2015 - 10:36 PM

Members of the board call the attention of the noontime show over complaints against the segment Nasaan Ka Mr Pastillas

MTRCB calls GMA 7’s attention on ‘The Rich Man’s Daughter’ dialogue

Jul 24, 2015 - 6:14 PM

The board summons GMA executives the show writers and director regarding the July 8 episode of the show

Grace Poe and Pandora’s box: Legal issues in her candidacy

Jul 13, 2015 - 1:31 PM

Part 1: Rappler learns Poe has hired a team of lawyers to study legal challenges that might be raised against her eligibility or qualification in the 2016 presidential elections

MTRCB to watch ‘Pinoy Big Brother 737’ more closely

Jul 10, 2015 - 12:33 AM

The board also orders the story editors of the show to undergo audience sensitivity seminars with the chairperson on a rotational basis

MTRCB summons 'Pinoy Big Brother' execs over complaints on show

Jul 03, 2015 - 12:27 PM

The developmental conference is scheduled on July 9

'Pangako Sa 'Yo' to be checked by MTRCB over 'sexual overtones'

Jun 09, 2015 - 5:25 PM

The MTRCB says ABS CBN will submit concrete steps to avoid any repetition of offense

Watch Christian show Ana the Red Room in new ‘Fifty Shades’ full clip

Feb 06, 2015 - 12:12 AM

Today in ’50 Shades’: ‘It’s important that you know you can leave at any time ’ Christian assures Ana

Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures/United International Pictures

'Fifty Shades of Grey' gets R-18 rating in the Philippines

Feb 05, 2015 - 11:44 AM

Relax Fifty Shades fans – you will be able to see the movie in the Philippines

#PugadBaboy: Tragic Film Industry

Dec 20, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Vice Ganda summoned by MTRCB on complaints over 2 shows

Aug 29, 2014 - 4:18 PM

Vice Ganda others on his ABS CBN shows will undergo a seminar on audience sensitivity and administration of justice and are expected to implement self regulatory measures

PWDs and the Philippine media

Jul 02, 2014 - 3:39 PM

How does the Philippine media represent PWDs? And how can the media become more accessible to them?

PBB's Bianca Gonzalez, Toni Gonzaga speak up on nude painting challenge

Jun 15, 2014 - 8:02 PM

Bianca said she was surprised that the challenge became a big issue and Toni also defended the show

‘PBB’ apologizes for nude painting challenge

Jun 12, 2014 - 11:12 AM

The producers assured the public and MTRCB that they will continue to provide gender and audience sensitive entertainment to their viewers

Young artists slam PBB for 'decadent influence' on youth culture

Jun 11, 2014 - 2:02 PM

A youth organization claims that the TV show reinforces how society treats women and their role in society – that they are simply meant for housework and or sexual entertainment disguised as art

DID KUYA CROSS THE LINE? The MTRCB will meet with ABS-CBN regarding the 'nude painting challenge' issued to one of the housemates.

MTRCB to meet with ABS-CBN over 'PBB' nude painting challenge

Jun 10, 2014 - 1:49 PM

The mandatory conference is scheduled on June 11 and ABS CBN has said that they will attend

MTRCB and ABS-CBN to meet regarding nude painting challenge

Grace Poe: A name of her own?

May 13, 2014 - 1:00 AM

Grace Poe made her own mark by fulfilling a campaign promise: leading the swift passage of the FOI bill

MTRCB calls out 'Bubble Gang' on 'derogatory portrayal of a woman'

Dec 10, 2013 - 3:33 PM

GMA 7 commits to be more gender sensitive after the MTRCB calls out Bubble Gang s portrayal of a woman as an object of rather frivolous albeit carnal delight

SUSIE LUWALHATI. GMA agrees to ensure gender-sensitive and audience-sensitive content. Screen grab from the video

The new MTRCB info ad and how it makes you feel dirty

Dec 10, 2013 - 11:42 AM

The infomercial is a pastiche of censor beloved tropes designed to evoke a longing for a halcyon era of innocence and family

MTRCB admonishes Arnold Clavio and Unang Hirit

Dec 07, 2013 - 8:09 AM

Clavio and the Unang Hirit cast and crew are also ordered to attend a seminar on media ethics

'PAG-UNAWA'. Arnold Clavio asks for understanding regarding his interview with Napoles lawyer Villamor. Screen grab from 'Unang Hirit'

Mandatory conference tackles 'Ryzza Mae Dizon Matter'

Sep 05, 2013 - 9:30 PM

MTRCB secures guarantee to ensure the rights and dignity of child star

'THE RYZZA MAE DIZON MATTER.' In the center of child-rights controversy. Photo from her Facebook

MTRCB sounds off for Ryzza Mae

Sep 04, 2013 - 9:26 PM

Treatment of child star in Eat Bulaga and her own show provokes inquiry

'BATA PA AKO.' 'The Ryzza Mae Show'  and the child-star's appearance in 'Eat Bulaga!' face a probe. Photo from her Facebook

#PugadBaboy: Comics code of the Philippines punchline 2

Aug 26, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Media censorship and a comics review and classification board

GMA-7 defends 'My Husband's Lover'

Jun 26, 2013 - 6:08 PM

GMA Network says it produced the show with utmost prudence and in good taste

DON'T HATE. GMA reacts to CBCP's statement about television show "My Husband's Lover." Photo from the My Husband's Lover Facebook page

'My Husband's Lover' under CBCP scrutiny

Jun 25, 2013 - 3:24 PM

The CBCP urges networks and the public to be sensitive to themes tackled in TV shows

MY HUSBAND'S LOVER. Is the Philippines ready for this kind of television? Photo from the My Husband's Lover Facebook page

MTRCB: 'Comedy Academy' for TV networks

Jun 07, 2013 - 4:32 PM

MTRCB Chairperson Eugenio Villareal suggests the concept of a Comedy Academy to regulate humor on TV

MTRCB CHAIRMAN EUGENIO 'TOTO' VILLAREAL. The MTRCB is holding meetings with television networks on television comedy

MTRCB meets with ABS-CBN on 'comedy bar humor'

Jun 06, 2013 - 12:30 PM

MTRCB calls a meeting with ABS CBN producers and Vice Ganda regarding writing and gag delivery practices

MTRCB CALLS MEETING ON 'COMEDY BAR HUMOR'. ABS-CBN producers and Vice Ganda meet with MTRCB regarding comedy writing ang gag practices. Photo by Rappler