The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) issued the following memorandum banning a DVD biography of former President Joseph Estrada:
After conducting a second review on the material "Ang Mabuhay Para Sa Masa", Board Members Paulino E. Cases, Jr., Fr. Nicasio D. Cruz and Orlando Ross. Olgado found the material to contain scenes which contravene Presidential Decree No. 1986 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations. Accordingly, the objectionable scenes:1. tend to threaten the political stability of the State;On his part, Board Member Edmund L. Sicam found the last three (3) minutes of the material as tending to threaten the political stability of the State; and undermining the faith of the people in the Government with the narration that states, "nalalapit na ang bagong umaga dahil sa lakas ng puwersa ng masa at muli ng babangon."
2. tend to undermine the faith and confidence of the people int he Government;
3. are libelous or defamatory to the good name of persons; and,
4. pertain to matters which are subjudice in nautre.
On the other hand, Board Member Mario A. Hernando found no grounds for disapproval and rated the same "G" Suitable for all Ages.
WHEREFORE, by a majority vote of four (4) to one(1), the material "Ang Mabuhay Para Sa Masa" is hereby DISAPPROVED FOR AIRING ON TELEVISION ("X").
SO ORDERED, August 28, 2006
(Signed) Members of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board:
Fr. Nicasio D. Cruz
Orlando Ros S. Olgado
Edmund L. Sicam
Mario A. Hernando
Paulino E. Cases, Jr. (Chairman)
Even if you worked for the ouster of Erap as President, which I did, one cannot now turn a blind eye to the sheer arrogance of the MTRCB, to this grave abuse of discretion that amounts to a repression of the civil and political liberties of us all!
Ironically, watching the last three minutes will reaffirm in many, WHY they are now working for the ouster of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo! I have maintained that they both belong in jail. If the Palace had any hand in this latest shenanigan, her eventual sentence ought to be extended accordingly.