- Coco Martin, ABS-CBN execs hold dialogue with DILG officials at Camp Crame
- According to DILG spokesperson Jonathan Malaya, they will not sue ABS-CBN over the show.
- DILG and ABS-CBN’s meeting held on Wednesday was described as a “fruitful dialogue” in a joint statement issued Thursday.
Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) officials led by Secretary Eduardo Año met with “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” lead actor Coco Martin with several ABS-CBN executives at Camp Crame on Nov. 21, emerging from the hour-long dialogue more “enlightened” about each other’s stand.
JOINT STATEMENT OF THE DILG AND ABS-CBN ON “FPJ’S ANG PROBINSYANO”
ABS-CBN and the Department of Interior and Local Government met yesterday (Nov. 21) in Camp Crame and resolved the issues related to the program “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.” It was a fruitful dialogue wherein both parties were thankful for the chance to express their views directly to each other.
The PNP stated the importance of the support and respect of the people to its organization, while recognizing ABS-CBN’s freedom to create and convey the story of the program.
For its part, ABS-CBN assured them that the program will continue to portray Cardo Dalisay as a police officer with integrity, who is dedicated to serve and protect the people.
The DILG, including its attached agency the Philippine National Police, will continue to support “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” as it continues to inspire Filipinos with the valuable lesson that in the end, good will always triumph over evil.
The series earlier drew flak from the police force and the DILG after Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde labeled the negative portrayal of some policemen as “very disturbing.” Over the weekend, the PNP also withdrew its support for “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” while the DILG revealed it was eyeing legal actions against the show.
Producers of “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” is still scheduled to meet with the PNP chief who earlier called out “Ang Probinsyano” for supposedly being “unfair” in its portrayal of the police force by putting fictional vigilantes and a fictional corrupt PNP chief in its story.