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Group of Filipino directors opposes MTRCB’s proposal to regulate streaming platforms

Philippine Canadian Inquirer — 05.09.2020

The streaming platforms, it said, already have their own classifications, content warnings, and parental controls that is why having “more state control” on them is not needed. (Pexels photo)

The Director’s Guild of the Philippines (DGPI) rejected the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board’s (MTRCB’s) bid to regulate streaming services including Netflix.

In a statement on Friday, September 4, the group stressed that adding regulation would only “discourage the acquisition of local content” that would “hurt the film industry at a time when it is struggling to survive.”

“MTRCB is expected to be an enabling partner of the industry towards authentic self-regulation,” the DGPI said.

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