- The PNP raised concern over “Ang Probinsyano’s” portraying of cops in a negative light
- The PNP said it is disturbing for the show to portray cops as persons who take the law into their own hands
- ABS-CBN said the characters and incidents n the TV series are purely fictitious
The Philippine National Police (PNP) called out the production outfit behind the hit TV series “Ang Probinsyano” for portraying policemen in a negative light and for supposedly promoting the idea of “instant justice.”
PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said they plan to meet with the producers of the action-packed TV series and the Movie and Television Review Classification Board to air the PNP’s concern about the show that may damage the reputation of real-life cops.
“Hindi naman fair sa PNP ‘yung mga ganyang portrayal. Parang ‘yung the chief PNP himself is a villain — hindi naman po siguro kailanman nangyari sa amin. In reality, well, hindi puwedeng mangyari iyan,” Albayalde said during a press conference on Wednesday, November 14.
The PNP chief said he finds it very disturbing for the teleserye to portray policemen taking the law into their own hands; noting that “”we are a nation of laws and not of men.”
“It’s very disturbing and para kasing ang nakikita ng mga tao na parang instant ‘yung justice, parang it’s okay. It’s not. We are a nation of laws, not of men. ‘Yun ang gusto natin ipakita kaya lang naman tayo nag comment doon,” Albayalde explained.
In response to Albayalde’s statement, ABS-CBN said that the “characters, places, and incidents in the program are purely fictitious as stated in the disclaimer aired at the start of the show every night.”
The TV network said the “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” topbilled by Coco Martin has no intention to smear the reputation of any organization or portray any person in a negative light.
Actor Coco Martin also posted a disclaimer on the show on his instagram account. He captioned it with the apology, “Pasensya na po.”