Friday, August 14, 2020

Abante Hits Back ABS-CBN With ‘Morality Issue’

Abante Hits Back ABS-CBN With ‘Morality Issue’


Globe Platinum Brings More Memorable Experiences To Customers At Art In The Park Online

Art in The Park goes online this year! Check out the complete schedule here:

QC Court Junks Petition Against The Enforcement Of LTFRB Guidelines On PUV Ops Amid GCQ

QC Court denies the petition for injunction restraining LTFRB to implement its guidelines on the resumption of select public transportation amid GCQ.

Commuter Group Supports DOTr’s Mandatory Use Of Face Shields

DOTr continues to ear support for its new protocol for the commuters.

Be Ready To Get Wired This Weekend

MAFBEX Basics will bring the coffee shop experience at home with Allegro Beverages as they feature coffee & tea concoctions you can enjoy for the weekend.

House Minority Leader Benny Abante argued that the ABS-CBN broadcasted TV shows that do not preserve Filipino cultural values and morality on Monday.

One case mentioned by the official was Anne Curtis’ controversial ‘Diamonds’ number for her 28th birthday performance on ASAP. It can be recalled that the celebrity went trending for donning a black strapless dress with a high-slit, which the audience deemed provocative.

Abante has also cited a few ABS-CBN shows that showcased unconventional scenes that can be found on national television. Among those are James Reid and Nadine Lustre’s “steamy car love scene” in “’Til I Met You.”

“’Til I Met You” has amassed attention back in 2016 following the scene. Some netizens called out the production for airing sensual material knowing that younger viewers can easily access the channel.

Some cases that were also used were “Pangako Sa’yo” for its language as well as the “degrading” scene in “It’s Showtime” back in 2014.

“Are we to assume that if given another 25 years, these are the type of programs you will continue to air?” Abante questioned at the joint House panel hearing for ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal. “Have you forsaken contemporary Filipino cultural values and morality in favor of ratings?

Meanwhile, ABS-CBN Chief of operations for broadcast Cory Vidanes told the panel that the network observes the requirements that the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) requires.

“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,” Vidanes told the attendees of the hearing.

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

Moreover, during the same hearing, ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs head Ging Reyes assured that while the network has committed mistakes, they always aim to present balanced news reporting.

“Since our return to air in 1986, we have endeavored to perform our duty as a news organization. As professional journalists, we strive to keep biases in check and to report on newsworthy events, persons and issues in an accurate, fair and balanced manner,” Reyes said. “Like other departments in our company, we are not perfect. No news organization is perfect. Despite cautiousness and vigilance, we admit that we also make mistakes.”

Latest News

Globe Platinum Brings More Memorable Experiences To Customers At Art In The Park Online

Art in The Park goes online this year! Check out the complete schedule here:

Spox. Roque: Palace To Ensure Release Of Health Workers’ Hazard Pay

Roque assures that the delay of hazard pay for the medical frontliners won't happen again.

DC Heroes Invite Fans To Suit Up For DC FanDome

Time to suit up! Join these DC superheroes and supervillains on the upcoming launch of DC FanDome this August 23!

‘Idol Sa Kusina’ Dishes Out Special Episodes On GMA-7 Beginning August 16

Improve your cooking skills through the new episodes of "Idol sa Kusina"!

For This Weekend Only: Buy 1 Get 1 Pizza With Yellow Cab!

Yellow Cab has got you covered for your movie marathon this weekend!

Ruel Bayani Calls On Local Creative Talent To Join ‘Asian Academy Creative Awards’

You think you have what it takes at the Asian Academy Creative Awards?

Why People Should Stop Saying ‘Bakit Parang Kasalanan Ko?’

Let's stop using this line as an excuse for our problems.

Contactless Boarding Para Sa Mga Frontliners, Muling Ipinatupad

VP Leni, muling ipinatupad ang libreng pasada para sa mga frontliners.

5 Cool Home Gadgets That You Can Buy Online

OVP, muling ipinatupad ang libreng pasada para sa mga frontliners!