Celebrating three-decades of empowering and protecting the Filipino family, the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) held a simple anniversary party at Luxent Hotel with government officials, TV network bigwigs, top film executives and former agency chairpersons in attendance.
“The pearl represents the men and women of the MTRCB, particularly colleagues in government who prefer to quietly toil day in and day out to make sure that a culture of ‘Matalinong Panonood para sa Pamilya at Lipunan nina Juan at Juana’ becomes a reality,” said MTRCB Chairperson Eugenio “Toto” Villareal in his keynote address.
Villareal further stated, “For a humble agency like the MTRCB, there can be no more effective yet simple way to celebrate this anniversary than by chronicling for posterity the history of the agency since its creation.”
With that, the chairman segued into launching a 176-page commemorative book aptly titled, Empowering the Filipino Family, which was created under the supervision of MTRCB Board Member Alfred “Krip” Yuson, the project’s executive editor.
Also introduced that evening were the top three winners of a scriptwriting contest sponsored by the Senior Citizen Committee of the MTRCB, namely Perterean Briñas and Celina Peñaflorida’s for “Malolos, Mabini, Malate,” first place; Kristoffer Navarro’ for “Kadugo,” second place; and Ronald Batallones for “Excuse Me Po,” third place.
The short program was hosted by MTRCB Board Members Jackie Aquino-Gavino and Mario Hernando, with entertainment provided by the cast members of the phenomenal Filipino musical Rak of Aegis, and the Sabado Boys comprised of Jimmy Bondoc, Paolo Santos, and Myke Salomon.