FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano is one of the most-watched television series in the country. While the show is phenomenally popular, it is not without its controversies. The series is all about the life of a policeman and digs deep into corrupt cops.
Chief Oscar Albayalde of the Philippine National Police has criticized the show before, saying that Soliman Cruz’s character, General and PNP Chief Terante, was filled with ambitions of power and uses corruption to get what he wants.
The PNP also warned the show of the “illegal” use of police uniforms and vehicles.
Senator Panfilo Lacson on the other hand said that Terante was not fit enough to be the chief because of how out of shape he was.
Both DILG secretary Eduardo Año and DILG assistant secretary Jonathan Malaya once planned on filing legal actions against the show because they felt that the PNP was getting demoralized.
In November 2018, the PNP signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ABS-CBN which gives the network permission to use police uniforms, facilities, and equipment in the production of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.
Now, the PNP is considering withdrawing their side of the agreement.
FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano is in hot water again for their recent episodes.
The episode showed Bungo, played by Baron Geisler, leading his goons to restrain a policewoman while he sexually assaults her. In another scene, Bungo is also shown raping a second policewoman.
The women were then rescued by Coco Martin.
PNP Deputy Spokesperson PLTCOL Kimberly Molitas said that they are taking the situation seriously and will consider pulling back, as this is not the first time the show has offended the PNP.
“We will talk to the Production Staff of ABS CBN and look at possible violation of our existing Memorandum of Understanding. Depending on the extent of the violation we may warn them or rescind the said MOU.”
The latest episode showed Cardo getting stabbed and shot. Netizens are speculating whether the show will end soon, or if the scene is just another dream sequence.
Ang Probinsyano, on tonight's episode, is still is continuing the scenes containing abuse and rape.
— tris (@allietris) July 16, 2019
I am puzzled why does MTCRB allow Ang Probinsyano to depict rape, abuse and violence in a time when children are watching. This is too much for a primetime show. Nakakapanindig balahibo.
— Maix 💎💎💎💎💎 (@maixrichport) July 9, 2019
Pinalipat ko channel. I hate rape scene in movies or TV shows. I just fucking hate it. It's so awful. Wag niyo na yang ulitin #AngProbinsyano !!!!
— 𝕽𝖔𝖈𝖍𝖊𝖑𝖑𝖊 (@chelleee222) July 9, 2019
nanay ko nanonood ng ang probinsyano, but tonights episode has taken it waaay to far. what the fuck is wrong with y'all
— kassey misses legends 🏳️🌈 (@felicityssiren) July 9, 2019
too many disturbing scenes on ang probinsyano. many of these scenes could be triggering, but instead of reducing rape/abuse scenes, they fckng display it on national tv at a time when kids could be watching.
— zix (@rudosadeline) July 16, 2019
TAGS: ABS-CBN, Ang Probinsyano, bungo, cardo dead, Coco Martin, Coco Martin FPJ's Ang Probinsyano, FPJ's Ang Probinsyano, Oscar Albayalde, Philippine National Police, PNP, pnp ang probinsyano, rape scene ang probinsyano
As the election period is nearly there, it was not needed for Commission on Elections to remind the showbiz candidates that they cannot appear on television shows as performers for the time being.
Ang Probinsyano‘s Edu Manzano is one of those who will be affected as he is currently acting as the President in the series. But he is also running for a position as the Representative for the lone district of San Juan.
Mark Lapid and Lito Lapid will also have to take a break from the teleserye as they are running as Mayor of Pampanga and as Senator, respectively.
It’s Showtime‘s Jhong Hilario will also have to take a break from the noontime show because he is set to run for re-election as the City Councilor of Makati.
Aside from television appearances, the COMELEC is also working on rules to limit the expenditures of the candidates on social media.
According to spokesperson James Jimenez, they will monitor each political campaign on social media. This includes advertisements from those who are running for a position.
“We will make sure that whatever draft regulation that we have will respect the individual’s right of expression.
“Ang babantayan natin ay kung paano nagagamit iyong social media sa kontexto ng gastusin. Magkano ang ginagastos ng mga kampanya para dito para hindi siya maging paraan para magtago ng maraming pera na nagiging unfair kasi nga may spending limit tayo.”
TAGS: Ang Probinsyano, Aspiring politicians forbidden to appear on television shows and movies until election day, COMELEC, Commission on Elections, edu manzano, It's Showtime, James Jimenez, jhong hilario, Lito Lapid, Makati, Mark Lapid, Pampanga, San Juan
After two weeks of Mystica‘s appeal and calling the attention of comedian and television personality, Michael V., has clarified that he does not have the power on who to accept as a member of sitcom, Bubble Gang.
On Sunday, December 2, he tweeted a message, addressing Mystica’s request.
He stated that as much as he want to make other people a part of his shows such as Pepito Manaloto and Bubble Gang, the final decision still lies with the Kapuso network.
The comedian made the statement after almost two weeks of being silent.
In a series of Facebook posts, Mystica has requested the help of Michael V. to make her a mainstay in the gag show.
She wept while sharing her feelings in her videos. The 90s singer said that she thought that Coco Martin would be the key to her comeback in showbiz but the latter was accused of disowning her by killing her character off in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.
“Nananawagan po ako kay Michael V. Sana po ampunin niyo na ako. Akala ko kasi aampunin na ako ni Coco Martin pero tinakwil po ako. Hindi lang po ako tinakwil, pinapatay pa ako. Ikaw na lang po ang pag-asa ko para masabi kong may nagmamahal sa akin.”
After the comedian’s, she is now asking actor Dingdong Dantes for help to get her a part in Cain at Abel.
Adding to her latest appeal, she stated that she will never stop asking for help for those who can guide her.
After all the issues between the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the ABS-CBN action-drama series Ang Probinsyano, they reached an agreement and decided to let real policemen act in the said show.
According to PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde, it is one of the agreements under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that the both the PNP and Ang Probinsyano producers signed to.
“We agreed to their request to use real cops to make police operation scenes more realistic provided that their participation won’t affect their work and affect the performance of their duties.”
They will be acting, however, Albayalde clarified that it will not affect the way they handle their work.
Also stated in the MOU, the PNP promised to support the program and the producers also promised to uphold and protect the police force’s image and reputation.
Why don’t they just leave it to the actors instead?
Albayalde explained that it is for the more realistic portrayal of the policemen. They will also assign specific cops to act as consultants during the tapings.
He added that the police will not be affecting the plot of the show and the producers and writers still have freedom to do what they want as long as it won’t ruin PNP’s reputation.
“Basically, we did not ask for any assurance kasi ayaw naman nating totally baguhin yung kanilang script kung talagang ganun. With the understanding that we had, basically, magbabago yun and we also pledged our full support to them, if they will really portray the true story about the PNP. Actually the national headquarters are open for them if they need to use the facilities if only, para mapalabas kung ano talaga yung totoong nangyayari.”
Mystica (known as Ruby Villianueva in real life) has sought the help of rapper-comedian-actor Michael V. to give her a chance in showbiz. This was also the way she appealed to Coco Martin to be a part of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.
Via a Facebook live, she stated her disappointment when her character, Rosa, got killed in the action-drama series. She is now requesting Michael V. to have her as a part of GMA Network weekly gag show, Bubble Gang.
Netizens have expressed their reactions after Mystica has voiced out her request. A certain Duane Lao called her “bastos” and described her as a “primadonna”.
Bastos ka naman girl. Nabigyan ka trabaho ngaun sasabihin mo nasusulsulan k lng. Sana wala ng hanash. Tingnan natin kung makapasok k pa uki sa showboz after. Alam naman na lahat why ka matanggal dahil primadonna ka. Agad nanghingi k agad ng sarili mong tent kaya nabuwisit ang producer sau at pinatay ang karakter mo. Magpaoaawa ka tapos makakuha k lng ng kontong break yumayabang ka agad. Nalukunod k sa isang basong tubig. Girlllll wag ganun. Tsala ung pinirito mong manok sa video kinainan mo tapos binalik mo sa paninda mo. Pota. Ang baboy!
Other netizens told her to be thankful that she even had the chance, instead of complaining about the lack of or short in exposure.
Pasalamat ka pa din dapat Mystica na at least nabigyan ka ng trabaho. Wag puro reklamo.
Walang utang na loob tinulungan na nga nag rereklamo pa…..
Hiya hiya din uy!!!!
Alam mo Mystica maliit man o malaki ang tulong na naibigay sayo dapat mo pa rin ipagpasalamat. Pero kung tinulungan kana ganyan ka pa eh mukhang ang mga Taong gustong tumulong sayo ang Kusang Lalayo sayo.
Anthony Sulayao Mabulac said that it’s because of Mystica’s rude behavior that led her to have only appear in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano for a short stint.
Masama daw kasi ugali ni Mystica.. Kaya tinapos agad character nya
Midge Banua Villarama then implied that she has no sense of gratitude and Coco Martin owed her nothing.
Utang na loob pa ni coco na kinuha ka? Kapal umangat lang ulit ng konti nagyabang kana naman, kaya ka bumabagsak…
Another username then urged Michael V to think about it as no one knew the real reason why she’s not in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano anymore.
Naku michael v. Nagisip ka muna dahil malamang may rason yan bakit pinatay siya sa probinsiyano. Baka bigyan ka rin ng problema
Kate Gamara – Bribon said that it was all due to Mystica’s over-the-top acting.
Oa kasi umarte ni aling rosa. Kya pinatay kagad. Hahaha. Pasalamat k p nga dapat ee. Lahit oa ka pnagtyagaan ka ng ang probinsyano. Gaga! Bawal oa sa bubble gang cpmedy kasi un. Bka mabadtrip lng viewera pg knuha ka!
Neither Michael V. or FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano have commented regarding Mystica‘s statements.
TAGS: ABS-CBN, Ang Probinsyano, Anthony Sulayao Mabulac, Bubble Gang, Coco Martin, Duane Lao, FPJ's Ang Probinsyano, GMA-7, Kate Gamara - Bribon, michael v., Midge Banua Villarama, Mystica, Ruby Villanueva
FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano is undeniably a monster when it comes to ratings as it has maintained the top spot of its timeslot.
It is consistent with its ranking, but last week, the show has dropped several points off their average ratings. So why is that?
The series has been in the hot seat recently after the Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Oscar Albayalde has voiced out his concern regarding the image of the national police that is portrayed in the show.
The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año has also spoken up about the issue, saying that they have no problem with the drama’s plot, however, they have concerns over the usage of official logos and uniforms of the PNP as it can be a possible violation to the Revised Penal Code.
One possible reason might also be the PBA games of Brgy. Ginebra.
On November 12, November 14, and November 16, which is when the team competed against Magnolia, Ang Probinsyano and Ngayon at Kailanman has dropped a few points off their ratings. The Friday rating of Ang Probinsyano is their lowest in the season so far.
But during November 13 and 15, when the live telecast of a game between Alaska and Meralco was airing, the shows’ ratings were back to normal.
As Ginebra is already out of the PBA Finals, this week is the perfect time to analyze “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’s” ratings. It is also a common knowledge that whenever the team has a game, the ratings of other television networks, especially ABS-CBN, gets affected.
After initially considering taking legal actions against FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano for “their grossly unfair and inaccurate portrayal of our police force”, The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) stated that it will now support the show after a “fruitful dialogue” with the people behind the program.
In a joint statement released on Thursday, November 22, both the Kapamilya network and DILG said that they were able to resolve the issue and share the sentiments of both sides.
“The DILG, including its attached agency the Philippine National Police, will continue to support ‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’ as it continues to inspire Filipinos with the valuable lesson that in the end, good will always triumph over evil.”
It also said that the Philippine National Police (PNP) acknowledged the importance of respect of the policemen while recognizing the show’s freedom to create and convey its story.
According to DILG Secretary Jonathan Malaya, there was no mention of any changes in the plot of the series.
“Walang sinabi ang ABS-CBN na, ‘Sige, babaguhin namin ang kuwento.’ Ipinaliwanag lang ng side ng DILG at PNP ‘yong concern namin, at pinaliwanag din naman nila na wala silang intensiyong dungisan ang imahe ng kapulisan.”
Producers of the show is still scheduled to meet with the PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde.
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.
Anime television series Voltes V is currently rumored to have a live action remake on GMA Network where the original anime was aired locally by the network in 1978.
The series, which was formerly known as Chouednji (Super Electromagnetic) Machine Voltes Five and was created by Saburo Yatsude. According to reports, Ruru Madrid will star as the lead role Ken’ichi Go, who is the Voltes V team leader or as Steve (English name).
Netizens reacted to the rumors. Edu Karlo Gagarin said that if the graphics are better than Victor Magtanggol‘s and the CG artists are not underpaied, he will definitely stop watching FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano for Voltes V.
Yari ka ngayon Cardo!!!!! Ahahaha.. Pero teka teka teka lang muna, pag ang CG nito hindi parang Victor Magtanggol, at hindi na ia-underpay ang mga CG artists na kukunin, I’ll definitely drop the overrated probinsyano..
Hahaha.wag na! Bka mas maganda pa ung effects ng original na voltes v kesa sa GMA; !
Putah kung tig 3k pesos na halaga ng graphics ang gagamitin nyo plsssss gma WAG NA!!!… parang awa nyo na sa mga mata ng pilipino.
Huwag lang kayong magkamaling lagyan ng love story iyan at singitan ng kalandian, ile-laser sword ko ang himpilan ninyo. O baka mas type ninyo ang electromagnetic top…
tap na lang sa sikat wala na kasi maisip bago..
tos lalagyan pa love story
di lang isa madami pa para iintroduce as love team pweh!
ganito ang plot story na gagawin ng GMA pag tinuloy nila to…
magiging mag-asawa si Steve Armstrong ska si Jamie… tapos lalandiin ni Jamie si Big Bert… kasi Big daw eh… 😁😁😂😂😂
tapos ang Climax nito… mafa-fall si Steve kay Mark… si Little John? kikidnapin sya ng 4 na Sangre… bsta yun.
Speaking of cross-overs…
Gawin nio na lng amg Daimos. Atleast dun pde nio maipasok ang Mulawin
Let it go. Only GenX like me will appreciate this but not millennials. GenX have moved on, Nobody will watch this. Everybody’s busy with their fb, insta
Please! Not RURU! Jake Vargas is the only guy who can fit to Steve Armstrong! and besides they are look a like..
Review first from the past why it was banned in the Philippines. Don’t underestimate the power of visual things that affect the young viewers.
TAGS: Ang Probinsyano, Anime News Network, Chouednji (Super Electromagnetic) Machine Voltes Five, Edu Karlo Gagarin, Ferdinand Marcos, GMA Network, GMA Voltes V, Jake Vargas, Jaypee, Ken’ichi Go, Meynard De Jesus Rodriguez, ruru madrid, Saburo Yatsude, Suzette Encabo, Victor Magtanggol, Voltes V
The Department Of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the producers of FPJ’S Ang Probinsyano released a statement last Sunday.
DILG Secretary Eduardo Año said that the Kapamilya network has reached out to them regarding the portrayal of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in the show as “bad cops”.
The DILG said that they acknowledge the explanation of ABS-CBN that the characters are just fictional and does not reflect real people and events.
They added that the agency has no plans on ordering the writers on how to go with the story and they have no plans on stopping the action-drama series’s airing.
They also don’t see the DILG or PNP as antagonists.
On the other hand, one of the main concerns of the agency is the usage of official logos, insignias, and uniforms, which is a possible violation of the Revised Penal Code.
DILG is hoping to have a “meeting of the minds” wherein they’ll have a constructive conversation with ABS-CBN to talk about their concerns.
TAGS: ABS-CBN, Ang Probinsyano, Department of Interior and Local Government, Department Of Interior and Local Government (DILG), dilg, Eduardo Año, FPJ's Ang Probinsyano, Philippine National Police, Philippine National Police (PNP), Revised Penal Code