MTRCB: No lewd movies in buses, ferries

Posted at 04/14/2014 2:39 PM

MANILA – At the start of Holy Week exodus on Monday, officials of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) made rounds in several bus terminals and ports to remind operators that the screening of lewd movies are strictly prohibited.

MTRCB Chairman Eugenio ''Toto'' Villareal visited the Southwest Integrated Provincial Transport Terminal in Coastal Mall, Parañaque to install posters reminding the public that only movies rated ''G'' (General Patronage) and ''PG'' (Parental Guidance") are allowed to be shown in terminals, ports, buses and ferries.

Under the MTRCB rating system, movies with ''G'' rating can be watched by audiences of all ages. Movies with ''PG'' rating, on the other hand, can only be watched by audiences 13 years old and below if they are accompanied by a supervising adult.

MTRCB officials also visited the North Harbour Port in Manila.
Villareal said pirated movies and those that were not rated by the MTRCB are also not allowed to be shown.

MTRCB said bus or ferry operators found to have violated the rule face a fine or possible recommendation for franchise cancellation.