MTRCB Summons ‘It’s Showtime’ Producers Over Pastillas Girl Segment

The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) has finally issued a letter inviting ‘It’s Showtime’ producers regarding the alleged pimping of Angelica Jane Yap, popularly known as “Pastillas Girl.”


“Further to the Memorandum of Understanding dated 28 March 2012 by and between our Agency and various television networks and entities, including ABS-CBN Corporation, as well as the official letter we received last week from the party-list alliance Gabriela, not to mention some feedback from the general public, we are impelled to invite your authorized representatives for the program ‘It’s Showtime’ to a dialogue with the Special Sub-Committee of our Gender And Development (GAD) Committee on 13 October 2015, at 10:00 a.m., at ground floor conference room,” the letter read.

Last month, Gabriela asked ‘It’s Showtime’ executive producer to discontinue the segment involving ‘Pastillas Girl’ in response to complaints they received from concern citizens.

The segment “Nasaan Ka Na, Mr. Pastillas?” centers on Yap’s pursuit to find a new boyfriend among a number of male suitors.