Last September 3, the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board expressed concern for the "child-unfriendly" scenes that were aired on Eat Bulaga and The Ryzza Mae Show.
Through its Twitter account, the MTRCB cited two incidents that “palpably violate the dignity of the child.”
In the July 29 episode of Eat Bulaga, TV host Vic Sotto “spat juice into the face” of Ryzza Mae Dizon in the segment called “Ang Joke Ko.”
Meanwhile, in the August 14 episode of The Ryzza Mae Show, a contest winner told Ryzza Mae “landing bata ka” after the TV host asked her regarding her boyfriend.
As a result, representatives of the shows as well as the mother of young TV host Ryzza Mae were asked to attend the mandatory conference conducted by the MTRCB.
(Read: MTRCB summons Eat Bulaga and The Ryzza Mae Show for "alleged child-unfriendly scenes")
On September 5, representatives of TAPE, Inc.—the producers of GMA-7's noontime show Eat Bulaga and The Ryzza Mae Show—and the Kapuso Network met with the MTRCB to ensure child-friendly programming.
TAPE and GMA-7 have until Monday, September 9, to submit "concrete and time-based measures to ensure well-being of child host Ryzza Mae Dizon."
Through its Twitter account, the MTRCB gave an update regarding the results of the September 5 mandatory conference.
The update released by the MTRCB indicated:
"Appearing today [September 5] before the MTRCB's Ad Hoc Committee on the Ryzza Mae Dizon matter, TAPE Inc and GMA Network acknowledged lapses in the scenes in question and agreed to enter into a 3-month period of close closer collaboration with the MTRCB to ensure child-friendly scenes involving child host Ryzza Mae Dizon.
"Of great concern is determining who will deal with Ryzza Mae in her scenes and how, such that her dignity and well-being as a child are not violated. The above-said producer and network asked to be given until 09 September 2013 within which to submit concrete and time-bound remedial measures, with adequate review and feedback mechanism, for the approval of the Ad Hoc Committee.
"On hand as resource person Dr. Vanessa Cainghug of the Philippine Psychiatric Association (PPA) who gave inputs as to how to ensure the psychological well-being of the child host.
"In attendance, among others, were for TAPE, Inc. were President & CEO Antonio P. Tuviera and SVP -COO Malou Choa-Fagar, and for GMA Network, VP-Program Management Jose Mari Abacan and Legal Counsel Jose Vener Ibarra."
The MTRCB also thanked TAPE and GMA Network for their cooperation and their initiative to have a three-month "close collaboration" with the government agency.
MTRCB welcomes TAPE, Inc.'s & GMA7's initiative to have 3-mo pd of close collaboration to ensure child-friendly scenes for Ryzza Mae.— MTRCB (@MTRCBgov) September 5, 2013