TAG's Mission:

We aim to positively influence the content of our local TV programming in terms of values portrayed; decency in speech, dressing and action; contribution to intellectual development of viewers; promotion of a healthy love for country; and, respect for religious beliefs.

Repost: PBB and What To Do

Posted on : 02-12-2015 | By : TAG | In : News, Reviews


Sharing with all of you an article found in http://actlikeaman.org/2015/07/pbb737/ regarding PBB.

In the recent weeks, we have seen an assault on the young people of our nations. This time the assault is not happening in the streets of Mendiola but right in our living rooms. PBB, a famous franchised reality show, showed some questionable, offensive and disturbing scenes on national TV that influences millions of people watching the show on prime time slot.

As a volunteer of MTRCB, we have been educated on how to watch intelligently and monitor shows like these coming out on prime time TV where most of the kids are still watching. But with the recent episodes of PBB on TV, even with a parent involved – I could see no angle on how to redeem the assault on morality and indecency that our kids are exposed to.

MTRCB, headed by Chairman Toto Villareal, recently called top executives of the station and the show to point out the glaring offensive morals and scenes that were shown on PBB. Aside from the “bromance” between a minor (12) and an 18 year old dude, other questionable scenes that were cited in the complaints are “the huddling together and engaging in flirtatious talks and actions among male and female housemates; the indecent proposal by housemate Ryan to his co-male housemate if the latter could be his ‘mistress’; and the interaction with non-Muslim males and lack of privacy of a young Muslim woman.” read more: http://www.pep.ph/news/54501/mtrcb-orders-pbb-737-to-place-sensitive-content-advisory-elevates-pbb-737-goldrsquos-rating-classification-from-pg-to-spg#llDWv3JRlX0RmS7v.99


Posted on : 07-07-2015 | By : TAG | In : News



“They did not go to college, but they went through a unique dual training system that transformed young high school graduates from poor families to skilled high income earning and morally upright professionals, who serve the needs of the industry and their communities.” (www.dualtech.org.ph)

Pope to Youth in Sarajevo: On the Use of TV and Internet

Posted on : 12-06-2015 | By : TAG | In : News, Tidbits


Family in living room with remote control and flat screen televi

When asked by a young man if it’s true that he doesn’t watch the television and what he thinks about the internet, the Pope answered appealing to the tv show producers to make shows with content that would help people prepare for their life. He also appealed to the personal responsibility of each one saying: “You must LEARN HOW TO CHOOSE WHAT YOU WATCH. If I see that a program is NOT GOOD FOR ME, HURTS MY VALUES, makes me vulgar or has vulgarity, I HAVE TO CHANGE THE CHANNEL.” As for the use of internet, the Pope said: “IF YOU YOUNG PEOPLE BECOME ATTACHED THE COMPUTER, AND BECOME A SLAVE TO THE COMPUTER, YOU LOSE YOUR FREEDOM. And if you look at dirty content on the computer, you lose your dignity. WATCH TV AND USE THE COMPUTER, BUT FOR THE GOOD THINGS, THE BIG THINGS, THE THINGS THAT MAKE US GROW.” (Pope Francis, Sarajevo, June 6, 2015)

Dear friends, this could be a CONCRETE RESOLUTION as we prepare ourselves for the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Let us be more PRUDENT in the use of television and internet, avoiding anything which might offend the Sacred Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ and make us lose our freedom and dignity as children of God. We ask this through the help of the Immaculate Heart of Mary: Mother of Fair Love, Most Pure and Chaste, pray for us!

Fr. Rolly Arjonillo, priest of Opus Dei. Catholics striving for Holiness FB page. If you want to help your Catholic friends in their Christian life feel free to invite them to our page and share our posts. Thanks.

Transcript of Pope Francis’ Message at the PCNE

Posted on : 22-10-2013 | By : TAG | In : News



Thursday, 18 October 2013

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ,

I greet all of you with  the peace and joy of Our Lord. The first Philippine Conference on the New  Evangelization is a worthy offering to the Year of Faith. For this I thank all  of you, my brother Bishops, the priests, religious men and women, seminarians  and the lay faithful who organized and are participating in the conference. I am  happy to learn that you came to Manila from different parts of the Philippines  and Asia. The Holy Spirit is actively at work in you. The Church of Christ is  alive!

Through this conference, I hope you would experience again the loving  presence of Jesus in your lives, that you would love the Church more and that  you would share the Gospel to all people with humility and joy. Don’t get tired  of bringing the mercy of the Father to the poor, the sick, the abandoned, the  young people and families. Let Jesus be known in the world of politics,  business, arts, science, technology and social media. Let the Holy Spirit renew  the creation and bring forth justice and peace in the Philippines and in the  great continent of Asia that is close to my heart.

Please pray for me, I need it. I promise to pray for you, especially to Our  Mother the Blessed Virgin Mary, Star of the New Evangelization.

Mabúhay ang Pilipínas! Mabúhay ang Asia! Pagpaláin kayó ng Dios!
[Viva le Filippine! Viva l’Asia! Vi benedica Dio!]

God bless you in the Name of the Father, of the Son, of the Holy Spirit.


Repost: MTRCB Summons Ryzza Mae Dizon Show and Eat Bulaga Due to the “Child-Unfriendly Scenes”

Posted on : 12-09-2013 | By : TAG | In : Columns, News, Reviews


TAG is reposting recent articles found in the web regarding MTRCB’s action on some TV shows which refers to children.
By Kim Bartolome On September 5, 2013

The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) has summoned GMA’s back-to-back shows The Ryzza Mae Show and Eat Bulaga regarding“alleged child-unfriendly scenes.”

On September 3, the government agency announced through its Twitter account that officials concerned with Eat Bulaga and The Ryzza Mae Show have been asked to attend a mandatory conference before the agency’s Ad Hoc Committee to be held this Thursday, September 5.

In a letter posted on its Twitter account, the MTRCB cited incidents in the two GMA-7 shows that will be investigated further:

The MTRCB Release the following statement regarding the summon to Ryzza Mae Show and Eat Bulaga:

The MTRCB called the programs Eat Bulaga and The Ryzza Mae Show to mandatory conference on 05 September 2013 for scenes allegedly insensitive and unfriendly to childre.

In Eat Bulaga’s 29 July 2013 episode, a host spat juice into the face of child actress-host Ryzza Mae Dizon. And during the 14 August 2013 episode of Ryzza Mae Show, a guest told the said child actress-host “landing bata ka” – to which the latter replied by pleading that she was just a child, and asking the said guest not to be harsh on her.
These scenes palpably violate the dignity of the child and have to be addressed by the show’s producer, TAPE, Inc., as well as GMA Channel 7 over which the said shows air.

The MTRCB hopes in the cooperation of all those concerned in finding out what caused these scenes, who are responsible therefor, and what immediate and concrete measures to be done so they do not happen again. In this connection, the MTRCB reiterates its serious and urgent concern for the welfare of children who are most vulnerable in media and entertainment.

Giving Homage Through Beautiful Flowers (Re-post)

Posted on : 03-11-2012 | By : tvadvo_vina | In : Columns, News


Dr. Bernardo Villegas wrote an interesting article on October 25, 2012 in the Manila Bulletin about Bessie Briones’ book “A Homage with Flowers” which features the labor of love reflected in the most beautiful flower carpet done during the canonization of St. Josemaria which marks it’s 10th anniversary this October 2012.

Find the original article post here.

“More TV advocacy groups needed” by Nestor U. Torre

Posted on : 16-09-2012 | By : admin | In : Columns, News


TAG would like to re-post this very encouraging article from Mr. Nestor Torre. This was published here on 17 August 2012.


TAG attends launch of the IRR of the Children’s Television Act of 1997

Posted on : 26-08-2012 | By : admin | In : News


TAG attended the launching of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Children’s Television Act of 1997, also known as Republic Act No. 8370. Relative to this, below is a repost of an article regarding this matter from Inquirer.

DepEd releases rules for law shielding kids from TV violence

TAG goes to Batangas City

Posted on : 23-04-2012 | By : admin | In : Announcements, News


Here’s a little article for you guys to read to start the week. Happy week to everyone! :)

TAG was invited to a media literacy seminar-workshop called “Make Media Matter”, a project of the School of Education and Human Development from the University of Asia and the Pacific, held last 11 February 2012 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Learning Center and School of Values (IHMLCSV) in Batangas City. Ms. Ina Celo Ivane B. Gonda was the Program Designer with Ms. Concha C. Dela Cruz as AIDE Instructor.

What’s the difference between PG and SPG?

Posted on : 21-02-2012 | By : admin | In : Columns, News


Some of you may have already noticed the new rating system by MTRCB that appears before every show. Here’s a brief explanation by Ricardo F. Lo on his latest article in the Philippine Star.

Media Violence in Media

Posted on : 11-08-2010 | By : admin | In : Columns, News


The second part of Mrs. Suleik’s three part series is finally up! You may also opt to download the PDF version HERE.

If you haven’t, read the first part of the series HERE. What are your reactions about the article? Do you agree or disagree? Do you have any experiences regarding violence in today’s media? React on our comment section below, write on our Facebook page or tweet us by adding @TVadvocacy on your tweets!

Media Target: Children

Posted on : 30-07-2010 | By : admin | In : Announcements, Columns, News


Below is another informative and well written article by Mrs. Mercedes B. Suleik. TAG is glad to announce that we will be posting two more articles of Mrs. Suleik on our website so frequently come to the site!

Share the website to your family and friends so they too can read the articles. Remember to add us on Facebook and Twitter. You may also download the PDF version of the article HERE.

What are your opinions on the article? Do you agree or disagree with Mrs. Suleik? Post it on the comments section below, our Facebook page or twitter by adding @TVadvocacy to your tweets. Have a good weekend everyone!


Posted on : 27-07-2010 | By : admin | In : Columns, News


Below is an article by MERCEDES B. SULEIK published on Business World. TAG would like to thank her for allowing us to publish her article. You may also download the PDF version of the article HERE.

What are your opinions on the article? Do you agree with Ms. Suleik? What are your views on current fashion trends? Leave a message on the comments section, leave a message on our Facebook page or tweet us by adding @TVadvocacy to your tweets.

Wanted: better TV content

Posted on : 08-07-2010 | By : admin | In : Columns, News


Our members CHING D. AUNARIO, IRIS V. BAGUILAT, CHARY MIJARES, ARLENE AGUINALDO have written to The Philippine Daily Inquirer and the newspaper graciously printed their article last June 29 2010.

Read the article HERE

What are your comments on the article? Reply below, comment on our Facebook page or tweet us by adding @TVadvocacy to your tweets.

Be an advocate of child friendly media: Join TAG!

Posted on : 03-07-2010 | By : admin | In : Announcements, News


TAG welcomes everyone, young and old, to join our cause in making sure that children are not exposed to negative and violent shows.  Even at home, you can contribute by writing articles and reviews or simply alerting us to shows that are not apt for kids.  Just download the TAG primer below to get started. Don’t worry, TAG is 100% free and will not require you to pay any membership fee.

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You can make a difference to Filipino media, join TAG.

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