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BALBIRAN, JANEL C

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Introduction:

MTRCB

Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (Lupon sa Rebyu at Klasipikasyon ng Pelikula at Telebisyon)

• As mandated under Presidential Decree No. 1986, or otherwise known as the “Creating the Movie and Television
Review and Classification Board,” there should be a regulatory body responsible to the review and classification
of motion pictures, television programs, and similar shows. This body will likewise initiate plans and cooperate
with the movie and television industry to improve, upgrade and make viable the industry as one source of
fueling the national economy.

• The widespread and accessibility of movies through modern technologies ushered reviewing and classifying to
be vital in the society. The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), as a government
agency which is responsible in reviewing and classifying movies, within its current framework classifies motion
pictures as General Audience (G); Parental Guidance-13 (PG); Restricted-13 (R-13); Restricted-16 (R-16);
Restricted-18 (R-18); and Not for Public Exhibition (X). Moreover, the MTRCB’s functions include programs,
initiatives, processes, activities and institutional adjustments that create sensitive media and entertainment
environment for the family, youth, and other sectors of Philippine society.

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Knowledge on movie classification is essential especially to the moviegoers for it enables them to create better

decision in choosing what kind of movie they should watch. However, the results of this study revealed that majority of

the respondents only have a moderate to very low knowledge level in determining the right and accurate MTRCB

classification on the given top grossing 2015 Filipino films. It was also discovered that the respondents do not have enough

exposure concerning media literacy and they are not always immersed into seeing movie classifications because they often

use smartphones in watching movies rather than on cinemas. In cinemas, it is mandatory to flash the MTRCB rating in the

movie posters and films per se. Furthermore, a lot of them watches movie with PG classification, but a considerable

number admitted in watching Rated X movies. What is distressing is that these movies are influential to them in terms of

violence, sex and drugs. It was also discovered that the respondents do not have enough exposure concerning media

literacy and they are not always immersed into seeing movie classifications because they often use smartphones in

watching movies rather than on cinemas. In cinemas, it is mandatory to flash the MTRCB rating in the movie posters and

films per se. Furthermore, a lot of them watches movie with PG classification, but a considerable number admitted in

watching Rated X movies. What is distressing is that these movies are influential to them in terms of violence, sex and

drugs.

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