Thursday, June 27, 2013

My Husband's Lover: GMA Network Issued a Statement Regarding CBCP's Request in their Gay-Themed Program

GMA-7 issued a statement regarding the request of an official of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) in relation to its gay-themed series "My Husband's Lover." According to the statement posted on GMA Network's facebook page, they welcomed the evaluation of CBCP of their program. Here's the full statement:
“GMA Network welcomes the scrutiny of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) of our primetime program ‘My Husband’s Lover’. We believe that our program while tackling sensitive real-life situations is produced with utmost prudence and in good taste. The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board or MTRCB has given the program an SPG (Strong Parental Guidance) rating and GMA is committed to comply with all its standards. We would like to thank all the viewers of ‘My Husband’s Lover’ for supporting our program not just by watching it but via intelligent discussions and comments in all forms of media. The Kapuso Network is pleased with the high ratings that ‘My Husband’s Lover’ has achieved in its first two weeks and would like to assure the Filipino audience that we will continue to produce relevant and entertaining programs.”
The statement was GMA's response to Fr. Kunegundo Garganta, executive secretary of CBCP- Episcopal Commission on Youth. During an interview with Radio Veritas, Fr. Kunegundo Garganta said that people behind the making of new television programs like "My Husband's Lover" should consider the morality theme of their program.
“Malaking pag-aaral ang dapat na gawin sa mga bagong teleserye tulad ng “My Husband’s Lover” na sana maisa-alang-alang na nasa isang bansa tayo na mayroong kultura na pinapahalagahan ang usaping moral o mga bagay na saklaw ng moralidad.Ito ang dapat na isaalang-alang ng mga gumagawa ng teleserye”
Fr.Garganta said during an interview with Radyo Veritas. The controversial Kapuso series My Husband's Lover is now on its third week. Starring Carla Abellana, Tom Rodriguez and Dennis Trillo, the story is about a man named Vincent performed by Tom, who married Lally (Carla) who is unaware of a secret passion between Vincent and his friend Eric (Dennis).

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