MTRCB suspends ‘It’s Showtime’ for 12 airing days

MANILA, Philippines – The Movie and Television Review Classifications Board (MTRCB) issued today, September 4 its decision to suspend the live noontime program “It’s Showtime!” for twelve (12) airing days.

MTRCB suspends ‘It’s Showtime’ for 12 airing days

"Viewers have lodged multiple complaints before the MTRCB concerning the show’s 25 July 2023 episode wherein the program’s hosts allegedly acted in an indecent manner during one of its segments, “Isip Bata,” the statement reads.

The said case was referred to the MTRCB’s Hearing and Adjudication Committee which heard the case and required the respondents to submit their position papers, following a procedural process.

On July 31, the MTRCB summoned "It's Showtime" over alleged "indecent acts" of hosts Vice Ganda and Ion Perez on the segment "Isip Bata" of its July 25 episode.

In the episode, Vice and Ion, who wed in a non-legal ceremony in Las Vegas last year, can be seen eating a cake. The complaint accused the hosts of "indecent acts."

According to MTRCB, respondents may file a motion for reconsideration within 15 days after receipt of the decision.

This is not the first time that a preventive suspension order was imposed on It’s Showtime.

In 2010, the MTRCB imposed a 20-day preventive suspension on ABS-CBN’s daily variety program then called “Showtime.”

In 2023 alone, the MTRCB has received multiple complaints which the Board has given due course.

— The Summit Express

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