MTRCB places 'Wowowillie' on 3-month probation

Show now rated SPG

The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB)  has placed the  TV5 show “Wowowillie” under probation for three months.

This, the MTRCB announced in its official Twitter account on Monday, April 22.
MTRCB Chair Atty. Toto Villareal told Yahoo! Philippines OMG! that the probation period has also started.

Villareal’s office also tweeted that it is subjecting the TV5 show to an SPG (Special Parental Guidance) rating “effective immediately.”

This developed after MTRCB received complaints in social media and other sources  about the show’s female dancers, who were wearing  skimpy outfits and showed excessive flesh exposure  in its April 16 episode.

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Villareal informed Yahoo! Philippines OMG!  that “a dancer  was practically exposing her large breasts for around eight minutes with several others skimpily dressed.”

The Board’s Twitter account added that  the show “accepts responsibility and apologizes to MTRCB for skimpy outfits & excessive flesh exposure.”

“Wowowillie” Business Unit Head Jay Montelibano told Yahoo! Philippines OMG! in a text message that the show has already addressed the issue even before the MTRCB letter came.

“Kuya Wil (Willie Revillame, the show’s host) promised to refrain from doing on-air jokes,” Montelibano’s text read.

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MTRCB also tweeted that reforms are underway.

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