The hosts of the popular Filipino noontime variety show It’s Showtime are again trifled with controversies. As per the latest reports, Vice Ganda and Ion Perez are going to face criminal charges from the Kapisanan ng Social Media Broadcasters ng Pilipinas Inc (KSMBPI). Here’s a summary of the criminal charges reported against Vice Ganda and Ion Perez.
It’s Showtime hosts Vice Ganda and Ion Perez face criminal offenses
The Association of Social Media Broadcasters of the Philippines filed criminal charges against the controversial couple. The group’s attorney is temporarily declining to provide additional details regarding the suit. However, per the statement, KSMBPI will release all the details in a press conference on September 13.
- Ahead of the press release, Abogado reported that Vice Ganda, born Jose Marie Borja Viceral, and Ion Perez, legally Benigno Perez, face accusations of breaching Section 6 of Republic Act No. 10175.
- According to the complainant’s form, the hosts are accused of violating Article 201 of the Revised Penal Code in relation to Section 6 of Republic Act No. 10175. Fans must wait until the upcoming press conference to know precise details regarding the cybercrime case.
What is Article 201 of the Revised Penal Code?
Article 201 of this act covers all the crimes penalized by the Revised Penal Code and special laws that are committed through and with the use of information technology. The offender of this article has to pay a fine of a maximum of two hundred thousand pesos and/or receive a prison sentence.
- This article lists three sections, which are as follows:
1) Publication of doctrines against public morals.
2) Publication of obscene literature, including the authors, editors, and publishers.
- The production of immoral and indecent actions in plays, fairs, cinema, television, etc. This section includes (1) glorification of criminals or crime. (2) A purposeless production of violence, lust, and pornography. (3) Content offending any race and/or religion. (4) Promotion or use of prohibited drugs. (5) content contrary to laws, morals, customs, policies, decrees, etc.
3) The selling, giving, and exhibiting of films, prints, sculptures, literature, and engraving of morally offensive content.
Art. 201. Immoral doctrines, obscene publications and exhibitions and indecent shows. — The penalty of prision mayor or a fine ranging from six thousand to twelve thousand pesos, or both such imprisonment and fine, shall be imposed upon: (1/4)
— @alt_Engr26 (@infamousalter) September 12, 2023
- This article relates to Section 6 of Republic Act No. 10175, a Cybercrime Prevention Act. It covers the vital role of the communication and information industry, including telecommunication, broadcasting commerce, data processing, and overall content production.
- The association will disclose the exact details of the case on September 13. We will keep you updated, so stay tuned with Spiel Times.
Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Juan Ponce Enrile expressed frustration with Vice Ganda
Sec. Juan Ponce Enrile called the host’s recent controversy ‘salacious’ and ‘malicious.’ The noontime show recently received suspension due to the controversial actions of host Vice Ganda and her partner Ion Perez.
- In one of the It’s Showtime episodes, Perez picked up some cake icing on his fingertips and licked it off. Later, he offered the same to his co-host and partner, Vice, who also licked the icing. The controversy regarding this section, among others, resulted in the show’s temporary suspension from broadcasting.
- Sec. Enrile pointed out that the issue is regarding the people in positions of influence becoming indifferent about their actions. He made claims that Vice was disrespectful for only thinking of herself. Sec. Enrile also said that she not only lacks decency but she is also abusive.
- Adding to the complaints, Sec. Enrile urged the parents whose children are facing negative influence and hurt from the comedian to denounce the star.
The fans of ‘Its Showtime’ and the hosts Vice Ganda and Ion Perez expressed their shock and confusion regarding the criminal charges on platform X (formerly known as Twitter).
- They wondered if the cake icing incident was the prime event of the complaint. Others asked how eating the icing from fingertips was against the law. Read some of their reactions below.
Kapisanan ng Social Media Broadcasters ng Pilipinas (KSMBP), nagsampa ng patong-patong na criminal case, cybercrime at child pornography kay Vice Ganda at Ion Perez official.
First of all, I was surprised that there is a so-called Kapisanan ng Social Media Broadcasters ng… pic.twitter.com/KUlM5ZJ6Wr
— 🌱 David D'Angelo 🌱 KALIKASAN MUNA NGAYON NA! (@daviddangeloph) September 12, 2023
pure bullsh*ts. a criminal case over eating icing on national tv? y'all barking to the wrong vice😶 https://t.co/CKCWZg4mZF
— allyberry🫐 | b.o.m.b 🔜 (@kyustiddies) September 12, 2023
— lai (@rantanimetwt_) September 12, 2023
This fans and netizens’ confusion will only be cleared after the precise details of the complaint and criminal charges against Vice Ganda and Ion Perez are disclosed in the September 13 press conference. However, the initial thought of the public is that the icing incident is the center of the complaints.
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