Celebrities React To DILG’s Call Out To “Ang Probinsyano” For “Unfair” Portrayal

  • November 19, 2018
  • INSIDESHOWBIZ.PH TEAM

ABS-CBN’s Ang Probinsyano is currently under fire from the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) for their portrayal of the said policemen in the TV series. The government units are calling out the TV network for this portrayal as it is giving the organization a bad image.

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Just last week, PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde told the media that the current portrayal of Ang Probinsyano of the nation’s policemen is “unfair” and said that this has a negative impact on the morale of the organization. “Hindi naman fair sa PNP ‘yung mga ganyang portrayal,” Chief Director Albayalde said. “Parang ‘yung the chief PNP himself is a villain — hindi naman po siguro kailanman nangyari sa amin.”

Ang Probinsyano

ABS-CBN has responded to Chief Director Albayalde’s statement by stating that the plot of Ang Probinyano is pure fiction and has made sure to place proper disclaimers to inform the audience of this prior to the airing of each episode.

ABS-CBN’s Full Statement

“‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano‘ assures the Philippine National Police 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. There is no intention to smear the reputation of any organization or portray any person in a negative light.

“The program has also portrayed its main character, Cardo, as a hardworking police officer dedicated to saving lives and serving his fellowmen. As in the past years, ‘FPJAP’ has highlighted that good shall always triumph over evil and has shared valuable lessons and family values that have resonated with viewers.”

Ang Probinsyan

Celebrities like Vice Ganda and Jasmine Curtis Smith has also reacted to the PNP’s call out.

In an interview with ABS-CBN entertainment journalist MJ Felipe, Vice Ganda stated that the program did not fall short in informing its audience that the show is based on pure fiction but acknowledges the massive influence of the show. “Napaka-influential kasi ng Ang Probinsyano, napakalakas niya, kaya maraming matatamaan pero hindi naman sila nagkulang sa disclaimer na kwento lang siya,” said Vice.

On the other hand, actress Jasmine Curtis-Smith took to her social media account to express her dismay over the PNP’s sentiments. “First was Goyo and a politician. Now it’s a TV series and the PNP. Authorities want tv and film to show “better” things about them…… Hah,” the Jasmine tweeted.

As of writing, Ang Probinsyano is now banned to use PNP’s personnel, equipment, and facilities. The show might face a serious illegal cases from DILG if the plot of the show will not change. Assistant Secretary Jonathan Malaya of the DILG said that the department would “seriously consider filing legal action and imposing sanctions” if Ang Probinsiyano, which airs on ABS-CBN, continues with its “grossly unfair and inaccurate portrayal of our police force.”

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  • It’s unfair for those who oppose the plot of the teleserye . The disclaimers is very clear, it’s a fiction. WHAT’S THE PROBLEM SIRS. THE PROBINSYANO TELESERYE IS ONLY MY CONNECTION TO MY ANCESTRAL COUNTRY. AM A FIL-AM SENIOR WHO ENJOYS WATCHING SAID TV PROGRAM, WHICH I SO MUCH ENJOY . BE UNDERSTANDING MGA SIRS. MARAMING SALAMAT.

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