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MTRCB conducts inspection; two bus lines found to have committed violations

by Jocelyn Dimaculangan
Nov 3, 2019
MTRCB chairperson Rachel Arenas led the bus inspection held on October 30, 2019.

The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) has conducted an inspection and information drive on passenger buses and various bus terminals in Cubao, Quezon City on October 30, 2019.

The team was led by MTRCB Chairperson Rachel Arenas, along with the following Board Members (BMs): Paolo Santos; Marissa Laguardia; and Racquel Cruz, accompanied by Officer-in-Charge (OIC)-Executive Director, Atty. Ann Marie Nemenzo and the Monitoring and Inspection Unit staff.

The said activity aims to increase public awareness and to ensure that buses only exhibited materials within the General Audience (“G”) or Parental Guidance (“PG”) film classification so that children on board will not be exposed to materials inappropriate for their ages. This also coincides with the anticipated volume of commuters travelling to different provinces for the Undas.

Through the faithful execution of the inspection, Ceres Bus Liner and Saulog Transit, Inc. were found to have committed violations against MTRCB’s rules and regulations. The violations committed were showing an unrated movie material through a built-in player and non-posting of PAUNAWA sticker inside the bus.

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Chairperson Arenas is pleased to discover the efforts made by Baliwag Transit, Inc. and Golden Bee Transport to ensure compliance with MTRCB’s regulation. The said buses are now showing only television programs as their “on-board” entertainment. With this, the passengers are assured that materials shown are within the parameters of Parental Guidance rating only.

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The MTRCB encourages all stakeholders, especially the commuting public—to actively safeguard their right to responsible media content.

In case of any violation, please report through the following contact details: (02) 83767380 / 0920-9492460 / admin@mtrcb.gov.ph.

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