Philippines' Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) has launched its revised classification
ratings for television programs.
The new TV ratings will be:
General Patronage (G)
Parental Guidance (PG)
Strong Parental Guidance (SPG)
Banned for Airing on Television (X)
MTRCB said the program advisories were designed to empower parents to exercise caution and vigilance with the viewing habits of their children.
A full-screen written and verbal advisory of the program's classification rating must be shown for at least 10 seconds immediately before the opening credits. Then a standard pictogram advisory must be superimposed on screen throughout the
29th December 2011. See article
The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) has issued guidelines for the
implementation of an additional classification rating for television programs that contain more serious topics and themes. The Strong Parental Guidance (SPG) tag is given to programs that may not be advisable for children to watch except
under the very vigilant guidance and presence of a parent or adult.
Programs under the SPG classification contain more explicit content than those under Parental Guidance category, which is currently the only warning issued by the MTRCB for television shows.
It was approved on Dec. 1 by the MTRCB and becomes effective on Jan. 7.
A program advisory showing the capital letters SPG on a red box with the phrase Strong Parental Guidance Striktong Patnubay at Gabay at the bottom shall be clearly superimposed at the bottom right corner of the TV screen throughout
the entire showing of the program.
The full screen advisory shall specifically declare the content descriptors pertinent to the program being shown, whether it be drugs, violence, sex, horror or language. A voice-over to the effect that the program is classified as SPG shall be
broadcast for at least 20 seconds immediately before the opening credits and midway in the full airing of the show.