Quezon City , Philippines
hearing conducted by MTRBC
Movie Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) on Thursday ordered the management of reality show “PBB 737” to establish self-regulatory measures, undergo audience-sensitivity seminars, and closely collaborate with the censors’ board.
This come after numerous complaints that supposedly offended the sensibilities of viewers who viewed “Bromance” is a coined phrase for brotherly romance, used to refer to generally non-sexual relationship between two males.
The show earned flak from netizens when an alleged “bromance” between two contestants, 18-year-old Karlo Lorenzo “Kenzo” Gutierrez and 12-year-old Bailey Thomas May was interpreted as “romantic relationship.” With referral number CL-15-06-28BM , the 4 page resolution which was address to ABS-CBN channel 2 and Sky Cable management .
The resolution which cite Republic Act 7610, MTRCB resolution ordered PBB to “immediately cease and desist from requiring participants to engage in activities and tasks which may be deemed to be hazardous to their life and safety, or prejudicial to their physical, psychological, emotional, moral, spiritual, and social well-being.”
ABS-CBN channel 2 had likewise decided to stop airing the live-streaming episodes of PBB following the hearings and public clamor .