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Ex-ABS-CBN Manager Jon Montesa doubts Alan Peter Cayetano’s statement on MTRCB

According to Cayetano, instead of regulating streaming content, ways to develop the film and television industry are what the MTRCB should do especially if they want to be relevant.

Former ABS-CBN Brand Communications Manager Jon Montesa didn’t hold back his opinions on House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano’s statement blasting MTRCB.

Cayetano criticized the government agency for outdated thinking on information regulation and censorship.

According to Montesa, it would have been better if Cayetano had stood up and said the same notion at the hearing for ABS CBN Franchise renewal,

“Sana naisip mo ring sabihin ‘to sa sarili mo at sa 70 beshiewaps mo sa Kongreso nu’ng pinasara n’yo ang ABS-CBN.”

“Pero may sagot ako sa kung nasaang dekada kayo, sa panahon ng Diktador.”

Recently, Cayetano blasted the proposal of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) that Netflix and other film streaming sites should be regulated by them.

β€œThis is the kind of bureaucratic thinking that gives government workers a bad name. Ang dami na ngang problema ng mga kababayan natin, tapos ito pa ang gustong unahin ng MTRCB?”

According to Cayetano, instead of regulating streaming content, ways to develop the film and television industry are what the MTRCB should do especially if they want to be relevant.

“If they really want to be relevant at this time, sana ang iniisip is kung paano makakatulong sa pagpapa-improve ng industriya dahil napag-iwanan na tayo ng ating mga Asian neighbors. Despite the fact na napaka-daming talented na Pilipino actors, directors, writers, and creative and production professionals.”

But some netizens doubt the House Speaker’s words because as we all know, Cayetano abruptly changes sides when it suits his purpose.

One example will be his flip-flopping with ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal.

β€œCan anyone honestly say, after watching theΒ coverageΒ of the network during the 2010 and 2016Β elections, thatΒ ABS-CBN did not take sides and favor any candidate? Or that personalities and politicians, who through the years have had strong affinity with the station, do not receive undue advantage during campaign season?

Other netizens agreed with the fomer Brand Communications Manager and even called Cayetano ‘balimbing.’

In a subsequent tweet, Montesa said that he was pleased to learn that the people who voted for the incompetent and corrupt government officials in his hometown have come to their senses.

“1st time ulit umuwi ng Batangas after 7 months, expected ko namang puro about ABS-CBN ang itatanong nila sa’kin. Ang bonus lang ngayon ay pag-asa, dahil marami sa kanila ay bumoto kay Dutz na mga natauhan na! ABS-CBN will surely be an election issue in 2022, wag makalimot.”



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