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Ruffy Biazon wants MTRCB to delete contentious ‘Abominable’ scene

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Authorities do not have to be cowards in carrying out their mandate.

Muntinlupa Rep. Ruffy Biazon said the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) is not powerless when it comes to dealing with the DreamWorks movie “Abominable,” which subtly injects Chinese propaganda instilling the nine-dash line map and invalidating the Philippines’ ownership of the territory.

Biazon said MTRCB rules actually empower the regulator to step in and wield its force.

“On the 9-dash line photobomb in the movie Abominable, I think MTRCB can delete the scene. I’m not a lawyer, but I think we can liberally interpret these provisions in MTRCB charter to support the deletion,” Biazon said, pointing out a specific clause that lets the regulator delete portions of a film or show that incites “contempt of court or any quasi-judicial tribunal.”

The tribunal may refer to The Hague, so they better shape up for the right intervention.