Monday, September 28, 2015

Gabriela Partylist Calls Out "It's Showtime" For Pimping 'Pastillas Girl'

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Organization that advocates for women's issues, Gabriela, calls out the attention of ABS-CBN’s highly-anticipated noontime show ‘It’s Showtime!’ for pimping off Pastillas Girl.
Gabriela Partylist Calls Out Its Showtime Regarding the Show's 'Pimping' of Pastillas Girl
The letter reads:
September 21, 2015
Mr. Mark Rejano
Executive Producer
Showtime
ABS-CBN Compound
Mother Ignacia St. QC

Dear Sir,

Warm greetings!

We wish to inform you that we have been receiving complaints regarding exploitation of women in relation to your serye "Pastillas Girl" since it aired this month in Showtime. Concerned citizens wrote us and tagged us in their twitter posts alleging that the show seems to be pimping the said Pastillas girl to various interested men.

As an organization dealing with the protection and advancement of women's rights we cannot  dismiss such complaints. We have been consistent in our statement that competition to sell the show and the ratings war should not be done at the expense of women. In the interest of fairness, we would like to give you an opportunity to respond to such allegations publicly.

We are also furnishing the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) with this letter as it is their mandated responsibility to investigate such complaints.

We do hope that you would respond positively.
In it, Gabriela Secretary General Joan May Salvador asks the Movie Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) to take further investigations on the said segment. The letter also stated to give an opportunity for the show to respond such allegations publicly.