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PNP protests scenes showing sexual abuse of female cops in 'Ang Probinsyano'.

By Aaron Recuenco

The Philippine National Police (PNP) will be meeting with officials of television network ABS-CBN in connection with scenes shown in its popular program 'Ang Probinsiyano' involving policewomen that it considered "disturbing".

Lt. Col. Kim Molitas, PNP deputy spokesperson, said that the production staff of the program may have overlooked some of the agreements that they agreed upon several months ago in connection with the portrayal of policemen.

"We will talk to the Production Staff of ABS CBN and look at possible violation of our existing Memorandum of Understanding," said Molitas.

She was referring to recent scenes wherein policewomen were shown being harassed and sexually abused by a supposed group of hardened criminals.

The scenes were called out by some netizens who thought that the image of the PNP was put in bad light.

Molitas said that their discussion with the ABS-CBN was in reaction to the concerns raised by the netizens.

"Depending on the extent of the violation we may warn them or rescind the said MOU," said Molitas.

Late last year, the PNP leadership cried foul over alleged portrayal of policemen in the same popular primetime series.

Police facilities, equipment, uniforms and other insignia are being used in the production of Ang Probinsiyano to make every series more realistic.

PNP and ABS-CBN officials came up with an MOU that eventually settled the difference on how cops are being portrayed in November last year.



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Date:Jul 16, 2019
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