PBB All In issues apology; MTRCB imposes penalties on ABS-CBN reality show

The MTRCB imposes strict rules on Pinoy Big Brother All-In following the nude painting controversy involving housemates Jayme Jalandoni (left) and Michele Gumabao (right).



The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board has imposed strict rules on Pinoy Big Brother All-In following the nude painting controversy.

It will be recalled that as part of the weekly task of ABS-CBN’s reality show, Big Brother urged housemate Jayme Jalandoni to pose nude for a painting that would raise funds for charity.

Jayme, who is vocal about being a devoted Christian, backed out from the nude painting challenge as did the three other housemates who were supposed to accompany her.

(Read: Daniel Matsunaga, Jayme Jalandoni, Michele Gumabao and Ranty Portento refuse to pose nude for a cause )


The Philippine Commission on Women first raised concerns about the nude painting challenge. Senator Pia Cayetano demanded a public apology from the show’s producers while Senator Nancy Binay pointed out that the "contestants, especially its female housemates, should be accorded with respect without compromising their dignity and their rights as women."

As a result, the producers of PBB All In issued an apology that was aired on TV Patrol and the primetime edition of the reality show:

"While the objective of the week-long task was to see how the housemates would react to a test of their convictions and values, and was not intended to disrespect the rights of any housemate, the producers wish to convey their sincerest apologies to those who were offended, and assure the public and the MTRCB that the program will continue to ensure the protection of women's rights in general, and housemates' rights in particular, while providing quality and yet gender and audience-sensitive entertainment to its audiences worldwide."

Last June 10, ABS-CBN executives and members of PBB’s creative team attended a mandatory conference organized by the MTRCB.

The MTRCB also issued a resolution that is publicly posted on its Twitter account (@MTRCBgov):

MTRCB resolves PBB: All-in controversy pic.twitter.com/n4YccQ3Gra

— MTRCB (@MTRCBgov) June 11, 2014




MTRCB directs ABS-CBN to issue public apology and commit to gender-sensitive programs.

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MTRCB directs ABS-CBN to issue public apology and commit to gender-sensitive programs

— MTRCB (@MTRCBgov) June 11, 2014




The government agency also orders PBB All In to adopt gender-sensitive measures including seminar in coordination with the Philippine Commission on Women, the agency that first criticized the show last week.


MTRCB orders PBB:All-In to adopt gender-sensitive measures including seminar in coordination with PCW.

— MTRCB (@MTRCBgov) June 11, 2014





In addition, the episodes of PBB All In will have to undergo a Per Episode Post Review by the MTRCB until the end of the show.

MTRCB subjects PBB:All-In to Per Episode Post Review until final episode.

— MTRCB (@MTRCBgov) June 11, 2014





MTRCB reminds PBB:All-In to ensure the dignity of women and observe audience-sensitivity.

MTRCB reminds PBB:All-In to ensure the dignity of women and observe audience-sensitivity.

— MTRCB (@MTRCBgov) June 11, 2014





MTRCB directs PBB:All-In to impose SPG rating, if warranted.


MTRCB directs PBB:All-In to impose SPG rating, if warranted.

— MTRCB (@MTRCBgov) June 11, 2014




PBB:All-In subjected to 3-month period of close collaboration with MTRCB for gender-sensitivity reforms.

PBB:All-In subjected to 3-month period of close collaboration with MTRCB for gender-sensitivity reforms.

— MTRCB (@MTRCBgov) June 11, 2014






MTRCB directs PBB:All-In to make housemates make free and informed choices.

MTRCB directs PBB:All-In to make housemates make free and informed choices.

— MTRCB (@MTRCBgov) June 11, 2014





Any violation found as a result of post review in PBB case will be subject to further sanction, after observance of due process.

Any violation found as a result of post review in PBB case will be subject to further sanction, after observance of due process.

— MTRCB (@MTRCBgov) June 11, 2014






NEW LEGISLATION? In reaction to this incident, two senators strongly denounced the nude painting challenge for allegedly violating rights of women.

Senator Pia Cayetano pointed out: "Even if their team eventually backed out, the violation had been done."

Meanwhile, Senator Nancy Binay revealed that she plans to file a resolution on the issue within the week.

(Read: Senator Pia Cayetano says PBB All In should apologize for nude painting challenge)


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