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mtrcb_logoMANILA, Philippines — The Movie and Television Review & Classification Board (MTRCB) has added a new rating system to be shown right before a political advertisement is to be aired on TV and radio; just in time before the election campaign period starts on February 12, 2013.

This after the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) issued resolution no. 9615 limiting candidates for national office to have an aggregate total of 180 minutes of radio airtime and 120 minutes of  TV for their campaign.

A memorandum issued yesterday by the TV & movie board stated that the new ratings are as follows:

  • Gasgas  or Guileful (“G”),
  • Pang-Gagago or Political Gypping (“PG”) and
  • Sobrang Pang-Gagago  or Sensationalized Political Gypping (“SPG”)

“It is designed to empower voters to exercise caution and vigilance regarding blatant sweet talking of candidates,” said newly appointed MTRCB chairman  Emmanuel Borleza.

“Viewers complain and say that they’re sick and tired of these advertisements and their sugar…

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