in , , ,

Netizens go after Rep. Benny Abante for questioning ABS-CBN’s morality on previous shows

“Are we to assume that if given another 25 years, these are the type of programs you will continue to air?”

During the franchise renewal hearing on Monday, House Minority Leader Benny Abante questioned the content on various ABS-CBN shows.

Abante cited scenes such as the “steamy car love scene” of James Reid and Nadine Lustre in “Til I Met You”.

Abante also brought up the use of foul language in “Pangako Sa ‘Yo” and the “degrading” scene of Vice Ganda during a 2014 episode of It’s Showtime.

“Are we to assume that if given another 25 years, these are the type of programs you will continue to air?” Abante asked officials of ABS-CBN.

“Have you forsaken contemporary Filipino cultural values and morality in favor of ratings?” he added.

Cory Vidanes, ABS-CBN’s chief of operations for broadcast, told lawmakers that the network is in compliance with the classifications of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board and that the network will continue to be “responsible content producers that make a positive influence on the lives of Filipino and give hope to the Filipino audience, adding that ABS-CBN’s television shows feature accurate representation of moral and spiritual values of an average Filipino family.”

“We tell stories that teach life lessons, and our stories embody Filipino values, hard work, honesty, respect, resilience, and most of all love for fam, country, and God. Ang sentro ng aming mga kwento ay ang pamilyang Pilipino.

“If there are infractions, we correct them right away and definitely we apologize to the audience,” Vidanes said.

Netizens found Abante’s remarks to be absurd but funny.

https://twitter.com/shaimgnndng/status/1280079271793311745?s=20


https://twitter.com/dollofasia/status/1280065906412908544?s=20

Written by JO-EST B. TAN

0917 159 6675

Angeli Pangilinan feel sorry for Rep. Jesus Crispin Remulla, prays that he changes his attitude

Joyce Bernal, Piolo Pascual’s request to shoot declined by Sagada Municipality