ABS-CBN statement on 'Showtime'

Posted at 03/26/10 5:55 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Here is the statement of ABS-CBN regarding the MTRCB decision on 'Showtime.'

English Version

The decision was not totally unexpected. The MTRCB committee hearing the case could not have contradicted the Chairman who had earlier issued a preventive suspension order of Showtime. ABS-CBN questioned the validity of the preventive suspension order and filed a complaint with the Ombudsman against the MTRCB chairman for violation of the anti-graft and corrupt practices act.

The MTRCB decision is not final and executory. ABS-CBN disagrees with the decision and will appeal such to the Office of the President.

Meantime SHOWTIME goes on!

Tagalog Version

Ang lumabas na desisyon ng MTRCB kaugnay ng programang Showtime ay hindi na ikinagulat ng ABS-CBN.

Ang MTRCB committee na duminig ng kaso ay hindi na inasahang sasalungat sa naunang desisyon ng Chairman na naghain ng preventive suspension order sa Showtime. Matatandaang, tuwirang kiniwestyon ng pamunuan ng ABS-CBN ang 'validity' ng ipinataw na preventive suspension order kung kaya't ang ABS-CBN ay naghain ng pormal na reklamo sa Ombudsman laban sa MTRCB chairman sa paglabag nito sa anti-graft and corrupt practices act.

Ang desisyon ng MTRCB ay hindi final and executory. Hindi sang-ayon ang ABS-CBN sa desisyon at ito'y iaapela sa Office of the President.

Samantala, ang SHOWTIME ay patuloy na mapapanood at magbibigay aliw at inspirasyon sa mga kapamilya sa buong mundo.