- PAO Chief Persida Acosta called out FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano for using official logos in the series.
- She said that the show should’ve asked for permission as there is a law on the use of insignia.
The Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) Chief Persida Acosta hits the Kapamilya series FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano for supposedly using the agency’s logo without consent.
A few days ago, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Oscar Alabayalde has also called out the show for putting the national police in a bad light toward its viewers.
Acosta has talked about her complaints in and interview with DZIQ.
“Ginamit ‘yung logo, ‘yan ang sinasabi ni Senator Ping eh, ‘yung paggamit ng mga insignia, ‘yung mga logo. Hindi naman pinagpaalam sa PAO iyan eh.”
The chief was referring to Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson‘s statement saying that the use of the police uniforms in the show is exactly similar to the real uniform of the PNP, which is a violation of the law.
Acosta added that they should’ve asked for permission to use the logo as there is a law on the use of insignia.
“Dapat ho pinagpaalam man lang ho iyon (use of logo) dahil may batas sa use of insignia.”
Acosta has been a part of several controversies in the past.
During the Dengvaxia vaccine issue, she has stated that President Rodrigo Duterte wanted her to file murder complaints in connection with the deaths allegedly caused by the vaccine.
She has also dared Health Secretary Francisco Duque III to resign in connection with the same controversy.
PAO is an agency of the Department of Justice which is set to provide free legal assistance and indigent sector access to counsel at the time of need.