PNP, DILG will continue to support ‘Ang Probinsyano’
PNP, DILG will continue to support ‘Ang Probinsyano’
The statement comes after Coco Martin and producers of the show meet with officials of the PNP and DILG

MANILA, Philippines – After a dialogie with the team behind FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, the Department of Interior and Local Goverment (DILG) and the Philippine National Police said they will continue to support the show.

In a joint statement by the DILG and ABS-CBN, the DILG said that along with the PNP, they “will continue to support FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano as it continues to inspire Filipinos with the valuable lesson that in the end, good will always triumph over evil.”

ABS-CBN, meanwhile, said that they will continue “to portray Cardo Dalisay as a police officer with integrity, who is dedicated to serve and protect the people.” (RECAP: Cardo Dalisay’s adventures in ‘Ang Probinsyano’)

Actor Coco Martin, who plays Cardo Dalisay, said in an interview that the dialogue went well and they were able to explain their side.

In a separate statement, Senator Grace Poe, daughter of the late FJP, commended the dialogue between the two sides. “As always, a fruitful conclusion can only be achieved with objective dialogue, mutual respect and recognition of each other’s rights. Happy endings such as this redound to the benefit of the public, who can continually watch relevant and inspiring shows,” she said.

The show was called out by Interior secretary Eduardo Año who said the program was portaying police in a negative light. They said they were considering suing the program if the plot was not changed. (READ: DILG to meet ‘Ang Probinsyano’ producers for ‘honest discussion’)

The Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP) criticized the PNP and DILG for trying to dictate the show’s plot, saying it was “tantamount to censorship and suppression of creative freedom.” –

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