MTRCB to inspect bus terminals and conduct information drive in preparation for Holy Week

Gore bloody scenes and topless women on the bus TV?

Some of us born in the 70’s or 80’s recall a few bus trips to the province during childhood with profane scenes played on bus TV monitors. No matter how careful our parents were to ensure the quality we are watching at home, the effort seems to be still put to waste when we ride on a public bus transport with obscene materials aired on their TV screens.

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Hence, the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) will be conducting an inspection and information drive on passenger buses and bus terminals next week.

The main purpose is to ensure that all passenger buses and terminals will only show movies or TV programs that are rated with parental guidance (“PG”) or general audience (“G”), so that all the minors on board including those at waiting areas inside terminals are viewing content or material appropriate for their age.

The inspections will check if the bus operators and various terminals are complying with the rules and regulations of the review board.

During the information drive, the MTRCB also aims to spread public awareness about the commuters’ rights and responsibilities to age-appropriate, responsible, and value-based media.

The MTRCB targets the event to be successful in preparation for the holy week, as hundreds of thousands of commuters will go to their respective provinces to enjoy their Lenten vacation.

The LTFRB estimates that around 232,000 passengers will use buses to travel to provinces from Metro Manila.
As per Inquirer, here is their April 10 schedule in Cubao, Quezon City:

  • Araneta Center Cubao Terminal: 7:00 a.m to 8:00 a.m.
  • Baliwag Transit Terminal: 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
  • Genesis Transport Terminal: 9:40 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.
  • Jam Liner Terminal: 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

And here is their April 11 schedule in Manila:

  • Fariñas Transit Terminal: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
  • V. Florida Transport Terminal: 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Dalin Liner Terminal: 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Victory Liner Terminal: 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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