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MTRCB head plans to regulate movies accessible on the internet




The new head of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), Rachel Arenas, is planning to regulate the movies that are not yet available in cinemas but can be viewed on the internet.

In a report by PhilStar, Arenas said that majority of Filipinos no longer watch movies in cinemas and opt to do it in the comfort of their homes, in front of television sets, computers or even cellular phones. She said that there’s an internet app that allows anybody to access movies and the MTRCB is studying how to regulate this.

Although the name of the app was not mentioned, she said that the movies, although not yet shown in cinemas, could be easily accessed on Netflix or Facebook.

“While there is a body that handles piracy, the MTRCB would like to encourage the people to go to movie houses.” Arenas said.

Hit the source link below for the full report.

Source: PhilStar



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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11 Responses

  1. anonymous says:

    Good for you Ms. Arenas! As a show of support I’m going to break out my quill and parchment paper to write you a nice letter, hop on my horse and mail it via the pony express!

  2. cruizer says:

    Good luck na lang. It’ll probably be like trying to cover the sun with your finger.

  3. Rouge says:

    This will be really hard as anything can exist on the internet. Best course is to leave the internet alone!

  4. Mel says:

    Good luck with regulating streaming video services that are all overseas based/hosted and therefore outside of the MTRCB’s jurisdiction to begin with.

  5. Er says:

    Rachel Arenas. HA. HA. HA.

  6. archie says:

    “While there is a body that handles piracy, the MTRCB would like to encourage the people to go to movie houses.” Parang lobbyist ng mga movie house ah. Eh paano naman kung ayaw na naming lumabas? Magastos at matraffic pumunta sa mga mall. Ms. Arenas accept technology as it is. Mga mall ang dapat mag-adapt sa tao hindi kami. Basta may pulitika sa isang bansa paurong ang technology at development.

  7. el gato says:

    “While there is a body that handles piracy, the MTRCB would like to encourage the people to go to movie houses.” Arenas said.
    LOL. why would i buy a cinema ticket only to sit beside noisy people?
    if i can afford (not that i can, not that i have the data bandwidth to deal with it) a legal on-demand movie, then i’ll stay at home enjoying the comfort.

  8. ako says:

    Yung mga variety shows nga hindi nila ma-monitor ng maayos eh. Mga nagpapasexy na bata sa You’re Face Sounds Familiar, mga innuendo at harap-harapang kalaswaan nina Joey at Senator Sotto sa Eat Bulaga at kung ano pa, hindi nila napapatawan ng tamang aksyon, internet piracy pa kaya?

  9. Jess says:

    After Mochantot Uson, there’s another ignorant woman in MTRCB. If she is subscribed to any of these streaming services then she would be aware that the movies available for streaming have already been shown in cinemas or not made to be released in cinemas. Ugh.

  10. lee says:

    get a real job MTRCB.

  11. pong says:

    me nanonood ba sa netflix Philippines, wala naman palabas dun ha wahahahaha

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