MTRCB’s 3rd Family and Child Summit focuses on Youth

For its 3rd Family and Child Summit (FCS3), the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) will be focusing on the youth.

Dubbed “Matalinong Panonood Para sa Kabataan,” FCS3 will be held at St. Mary’s College in Quezon City on Saturday, November 14, from 9:00am to 5:00pm. FCS3 will serve as a platform for young people, with the support of their parents and the community, to talk about the media and entertainment they see, and consider issues on audience-sensitivity and age-appropriateness in content.

Experts and industry stakeholders will dialogue with 700 students from various colleges and universities at the daylong conference with celebrities from major television networks to serve as hosts, moderators, and performers. Also participating are teachers belonging to the Philippine Association of Communication Educators (PACE).

Among those who will impart knowledge to the youth are Bro. Armin Luistro, FSC, Secretary of the Department of Education (DepEd), Mr. Nicco De Jesus, President of the Marketing and Opinion Research Society of the Philippines (MORES), and Sr. Consolata Manding, FSP, Directress of the Pauline Institute for Communication in Asia (PICA).

Guest panelists include renowned economist, educator, and former Commissioner of the 1987 Constitutional Commission Dr. Bernardo Villegas, Ms. Josa Marie Salazar of the National Council for Children’s Television (NCCT), and actresses Yayo Aguila and Danica Sotto-Pingris together with their children, as well as MTRCB Board Member Bibeth Orteza and son Rafa Siguion-Reyna.

Lending star power to the occasion are hosts Robi Domingo and Bianca Umali, together with moderators Suzie Entrata-Abrera, Niña Corpus, Pia Arcangel, and Ginger Conojero. Also gracing the event as performers are The Voice Kids, Climax Band, and cast members of the phenomenal Pinoy contemporary musical Rak of Aegis.

Acknowledging the duty and mission the Agency has in the formation of the next generation of Filipinos, MTRCB Chairperson Eugenio “Toto” Villareal says: “The MTRCB continues to act as the public’s bridge to understanding the media and to instilling the right values in children.”

Highlights of FCS3 will be seen in MTRCB Uncut’s TV Special airing on November 22, from 7:00pm to 8:00pm, on Net 25. FCS3 will also be featured in MTRCB Uncut sa Radyo Inquirer (AM 990 kHz) on November 23 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.