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Showing of violent, obscene TV programs to be regulated By Charlie V. Manalo 05/18/2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Showing of violent, obscene TV programs to be regulated

By Charlie V. Manalo 05/18/2011

Violent and obscene scenes in television shows will soon be regulated and be allowed to air only after 10 in the evening.

House Bill 3671, authored principally by Quezon City Rep. Winston Castelo to be known as “Children’s Media Protection Act,” shall establish a television violence and non-educational sexual themes rating code.

“The existing laws lack the required provisions to block violent and sexually themed non-educational programming to protect the welfare of children,” Castelo said.

He added the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) is not authorized to prescribe ratings for violence and non-educational sexual themes in television programming and rules for signals containing specifications for blocking violent and sexually themed non-educational programming..... MORE

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