Monday, December 31, 2007

Jan 6 on Rock Ed Radio >>> "WHO'S RIGHT ABOUT 'RIGHTS?'"



Let's start the year right by talking about rights. Hmm.

11 videos were supposed to be shown last Sept. 21 at Robinsons Galleria’s Indie Cine, as part of the commemoration of Martial Law. This collection of films is collectively called "RIGHTS." The day before the screening, MTRCB gave it an X-rating, making it unfit for public screening.

“Scenes in this film are presented unfairly, one-sided and undermines the faith and confidence of the government and duly constituted authorities for public exhibition.” -MTRCB

Join Gang and Lourd as they talk to the filmmakers, Kiri Dalena, et al. And what their project is really about. What it is and what it's not.




But ---let's also not forget the crucial work of the MTRCB in regulating works. They are given the grave task of regulating our public screenings. Ang hirap n'on! Let's try to appreciate the role of this office and get to know them more so we can support them in their quest for balance.

Here is their mission-vision statement:

To the Public
The MTRCB, as a regulatory board, aims to afford the public exemplary exhibitions in movies and television with the purpose of encouraging production of globally-competitive movies/ exhibitions, which should be both entertaining and artistic, in order to raise the standard of art for the public.

To the Industry
The MTRCB, as a partner in the progress of the Movie and Television industry, strives to provide to the industry opportunites for improvement by implemeting regulations and guidelines acceptable to parties concerned thereby maintaining an atmosphere of partnership and cooperation between the government and the industry.


Both groups have the best intentions. Both groups --doing their jobs. What do you think? At least, let's ask the questions together.

Maybe we can figure it out eventually.

We've faxed and emailed an invitation to the MTRCB, let's hope they join us.


As of Dec 31 -- we've invited the filmmakers and they have confirmed. A faxed invitation letter was sent to the MTRCB. Let's hope they grace our show, too, for a more balanced view of this matter at hand. READ MORE ABOUT THE FILMS AND READ MORE ABOUT THE MTRCB

60 comments:

shay acolie said...

MY GOD NAWINDANG TALAGA AKO
as i watch does videos napanganga ako.Siguro nga hinde dapat tangalin sa list ung mga videos na ipapalabas in public kasi there's too much voilence on those videos.Pero we can blame those film maker na gumawa ng mga videos n un,dahil un talaga ang mga nangyayari dati at pati ngayon

darkmotives said...

MTRCB must understand the reason why maraming indie film makers/movies ngayon dahil gusto nila ipakita ang tunay na kulay ng pilipinas..not always the positive side of the country..

tapos lalagyan ng censorship and rating..oh my god naman! paano uunlad ang media industry?

athena said...

Naniniwala pa rin naman ako sa regulation ng films pero ang hindi ko maintindihan eh pinababayaan ang mga sexbombs at humor nina Vic Sotto, Revillame etc on daily TV pero ang mga may laman at kritikong pag iisip na mapapanood ay ipinagbabawal. Para tuloy gusto nating manatiling mangmang ang masa.

coffin-for-my-mother-in-law said...

hwaheheh sabi ng isang kolumnista sa inquirer bulox daw yung mga taga MTRCB ngayon. "ignorant to their duty & eager to please president bigmole"

Anonymous said...

nasa manonood naman yan kung anu yung paniniwalaan nila...hindi mangmang ang mga pilipino..parang nung pinalabas yung da vinci code..mrai ring usapan...wala sa lugar na konserbatibo...buti nga may mga indie filmcreators hindi ka mauuta sa paulit ulit na love stories...


-ninya of cavite city

Anonymous said...

Bakit po pag gov't yung tinatamaan palaging nacecensor? Pero yung mga kita ang kaluluwa sa TV dumadami pa.

pepeng buraot said...

Bakit may censorship? Para ba may masabing meron silang system? Sana yung mga na-ban or na-Rated X maging commercialized in the sense of selling to the public.

yngve's advocate said...

Isn't violence portrayed as wrongdoings in films making it as a deterrent in itself? waht use is censorship then?

Anonymous said...

Dapat magkaron na lahat ng chance na makapanood ng mga flicks na mind-opener, di lang puro Enteng Kabisote na lang, puro kalokohan..parang gobyerno puro kalokohan

persnickety said...

Natatakot si Marcos na baka mag aklas ang mga tao kasi dun sa Voltes V eh pinapakita na lumalaban yung robot sa mga alien na gustong sumakop sa earth.

nasan ang baka said...

Sana alisin ang censorship kasi puro nakakabobong comedy na nagtuturo ng mali-maling english ang nasa sine.

Anonymous said...

May censorship po sa music, hindi po kasi ako makakita ng cd ng Skychurch sa Makati. My tropa said may pumipigil daw sa pagproduce ng copies sa gov't.

YNGVE'S ADVOCATE said...

Films are one form of communiction. Censorship should solely be about ensuring messages received and appreciated by the appropriate people.

YNGVE'S ADVOCATE said...

Films are one form of communiction. Censorship should solely be about ensuring messages received and appreciated by the appropriate people.

Rick said...

Alin yung dapat ipakita sa TV? Ang tao pumapatay ng kapwa tao na imoral or taong gumagawa ng bata based sa science?

yossarian said...

I don't get it. Those people behind MTRCB - who are they to impose their convictions to the rest of the population?

mxrvxn said...

Sir Quark, mga manong at manang na siguro mga yun. Masyado silang old school, iba na utak ng mga tao na yun

Anonymous said...

LOL! my 6-yr old nephew knows about time travel nung robots. He even knows about the birds and the bees. Baka di na updated yung mga taga MTRCB sa nalalaman ng mga tao.

Boysetsfire of Lipa said...

Ang magagawa lang natin ay i-blame ang gov't for creating MTRCB na ang alam lang ay i-censor ang mga maayos na films at i-approve ang Anak ni Kumander ni Pacquiao.

Anonymous said...

Bakit dati na-ban yung Voltes V? Sobrang violent na pala nun. Bakit nowadays mas marami pang mas violent na anime pero do pinapansin?

proyekto said...

Na-ban ang Voltes V dahil sa walang pakundangan na volt-in

Anonymous said...

Yeah right, educate the people nalang imbis na gawin tayong tanga. Prevention is better than cure but immunity is better than prevention.

siryaka said...

Dapat pag may piyesa ng dula para sa mga film or theater di na cecensor kasi nawawala yung kabuuan ng kwento...kaasar naman kung may bleeps!

Anonymous said...

Ang malupit, ibalik nalang si Manoling Morato! Para pabor sya sa gay movies.

Anonymous said...

If Da Vinci code was rated ass R18 then why don't they just banned the book? Their reasons are hardcore stupidity at its best.

John of Cebu said...

Hi, this is John of Cebu - is there a website where I can find films censored by the MTRCB?

Route 196 said...

Which country has the most loose censorship law?

Anonymous said...

Si Sam Milby dapat i-censor!

Isko ng QC said...

We support Indie films! Tuloy-tuloy lang!

Isko ng QC said...

We support Indie films! Tuloy-tuloy lang!

Anonymous said...

Baka pag gumamit kayo ng ibang character para ipakita yung mga ginagawa ng gobyerno ng MTRCB, hindi nila magets yung subject.

Boysetsfire of Lipa said...

Wala na talaga faith ang tao sa gobyerno ngayon. Gusto yata ng MTRCB puro papuri kay Gloria.

obscene said...

Jinggoy Estrada in a movie and winning an award ... just laughable

Anonymous said...

Why are people so pathetically concerned about movies being censored, as if we don't have a whole lot of uncensored and trash films in the sidewalks.

Anonymous said...

For choosing which texts to read, you are also guilty of censorship.

Anonymous said...

Bilib talaga ako. Kahit paulit-ulit ko sinend hindi nam lang ma on-air.

Jailed&Bloated said...

The sharp pens of the censorship were used to put out the eyes of the press and other forms of expression, that the censorship cuts into the flesh of thinking and creative people and allows only bodies without hearts, submissive bodies which show no reaction, to pass on as healthy -that's to paraphrase Karl Marx's classic statement on censorship.

Islaw Kalabaw said...

In fairness sa MTRCB, kahit merong iba sa kanila na open-minded hangga't pinapasweldo sila ng gov't sunud-sunuran lang sila. Kahit ang KBP.

Boysetsfire of Lipa said...

Emo hair lang ang alam kong one-sided. Nakakatakot baka dumating ang araw pati mga songs ng banda i-censor na rin lalo na yung medyo political ang tema.

Itlog said...

Stop censorship dapat, kasi sa ganyan mas naging open-minded yung mga katulad kong bata sa mga current issues na dapat malaman.

Rakenrolman Norman said...

I think there's no more hope for these MTRCB people. You can quote me on this: They're a bunch of "SYCOPANTS"!

Anonymous said...

Yun po yung problem hindi lahat ng tao may access sa ganung klaseng education, at maayos na uri ng pananaw sa mundo.

PROYEKTO said...

YUng binibilhan ko nga dati ng DVD, 10 yrs old lang pero anlakas ng loob mag play ng Francine Prieto sex scenes sa sidewalk! Nasan kayo MTRCB?

Dimebag jun said...

Somebody once said: Censorship, like charity, should begin at home, but unlike charity, it should end there.

Anonymous said...

Given the dark side of MTRCB what can we do?

Boltok the Rapist said...

God save the MTRCB

calvin harris said...

Tama bang i-censor ng MTRCB ang movies sa TV? Yung ibang sine na napapanood ko putol-putol sa TV.

persnickety said...

Pwede bang i-abolish nalang ang MTRCB? napakaconservative kasi obvious na obvious na gusto nilang itago yung mga bagay na dapat nating makita.

Anonymous said...

Sobrang fashionista ng MTRCB. Totoo lang naman content ng movie, ito talaga nangyayari sa bansa natin. kung movie na maggoglorify kay gma malamang Rated G yun.

Ellavampira said...

Ano po yung nangyari sa Mendiola?

Anonymous said...

BAkit may censorship? Parang church lang yan nung tinanggal nila si Mary Magdalene.

Rakenrolman Norman said...

MTRCB is supposed to clarify films only, not censor any part of any film or the entirety of it. Plain and simple. MTRCB must be abolished.

Anonymous said...

Teka, ano yung censorship? di ko alam yun.

mxrvxn said...

Let's teach the Filipinos with thought-provoking films man, not make-believe raps

mxrvxn said...

Matagal nang issue yun diba? Buti na nga lang yung censorship sa music nabawasan na.

Anonymous said...

Bakit mga scene sa wrestling like WWE palagi putol putol diba entertainment lang di sya totoo? Back to the Future diba time travel yun?

Anonymous said...

Grabe, bakit nanalo si Jinggoy na best actor? Mas pabor ba ang MTRCB sa pagpapalaganap ng star syndrome sa mga pinoy?

Anonymous said...

thank you rocked for the effort...
for the un ending passion to radiate truths to the world...
for caring.

you matter pare.

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Campbell said...

Wala na talaga faith ang tao sa gobyerno ngayon. Gusto yata ng MTRCB puro papuri kay Gloria.

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