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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, NCCA ink memorandum of understanding

Jan 21, 2019 - 6:19 PM

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

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

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

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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

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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 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

Poe's husband to get certificate of loss of nationality

May 06, 2016 - 10:25 AM

Presidential candidate Grace Poe reveals in an interview that her husband will get his Certificate of Loss of Nationality on Friday May 6 – 3 days before the May 9 polls

RENUNCIATION. Grace Poe's husband, Neil Llamanzares (left), formally renounced his US citizenship before a barangay chairman in Greenhills, San Juan.

Foundlings not natural-born? 'A step backward' for children's rights

Jan 06, 2016 - 8:39 AM

Amid the citizenship issues faced by presidential candidate Grace Poe advocates for children s rights gather to discuss the implications of declaring foundlings like her as stateless

'DON'T DISCRIMINATE.' Advocates of children's rights gather Tuesday, January 5 to talk about the status of foundlings in the country. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

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

Jul 03, 2015 - 12:27 PM

The developmental conference is scheduled on July 9

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

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

Guidelines set to protect Ryzza Mae

Sep 14, 2013 - 7:28 PM

Child star s show will have tighter screening by responsible adults

MORE SAY FOR RYZZA. With 'Bossing' Vic Sotto. Photo from her Facebook

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

Docu on love and migration opens Cinemalaya

Jul 27, 2013 - 4:03 PM

Jazz in Love is not just about a gay love story It s about love says filmmaker Baby Ruth Villarama

ALL ABOUT LOVE. Villarama's docu, she says, isn't just about a gay relationship. Poster from Voyage Film Studios

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

ABS-CBN, ASAP executives to meet MTRCB on March 5

Mar 01, 2013 - 7:16 PM

Here is the official advisory from the MTRCB

THE DATE IS SET. 'ASAP' and ABS-CBN officials concerned are summoned to the MTRCB on March 5 at 1pm. Photo from the Anne Curtis Facebook page

ASAP faces MTRCB probe for Anne Curtis number

Feb 27, 2013 - 12:19 AM

ABS CBN representatives to meet with the MTRCB on February 28

TAKING IT LIGHTLY. In her last Instagram post on the issue, Anne Curtis asked everyone to 'relax.' Instagram photo posted on the Anne Curtis Facebook page

MTRCB: Social media savvy, not scissor-wielding censors

Dec 10, 2012 - 2:23 PM

Newly appointed chair Eugenio Villareal says his main thrust is matalinong panonood

'MATALINONG PANONOOD.' New MTRCB Chair Eugenio Villareal aka Chair Toto beams at the media after he formally faced them for the first time on December 10. Photo and video by Kai Magsanoc

New MTRCB chief vows no censorship

Dec 06, 2012 - 6:58 PM

Aquino appoints Ateneo law prof Eugenio Villareal to replace Grace Poe as MTRCB chief

Tulfo show gets 3-month suspension

May 30, 2012 - 2:28 PM

MTRCB also imposes a P100 000 fine on the shows hosts — Erwin Ben and Raffy Tulfo

SUSPENDED SHOW. The MTRCB suspends the Tulfo brothers' show for airing threatening remarks against the Santiago couple. Photo courtesy of TV5