SENATORS Grace Poe and Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes came to the defense of top rating television show “Ang Probinsyano,” both shielding the telenovela from criticisms from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Philippine National Police (PNP).
Poe, daughter of the late Fernando Poe Jr., who first portrayed the role “Cardo” in the “Ang Probinsyano movie”, said that current lead role Coco Martin has no reason to seek forgiveness since the actor is doing nothing wrong but just portraying his role.
The lady senator instead urged the DILG and PNP to focus their attention and energy on other more pressing problems they are facing such as high volume of crimes and the deterioration of the values of some of their members.
For his part, Trillanes warned the DILG and the PNP against forcing the producers of the show to change the plot of the story which he said would amount to censorship.
“Ganun talaga ang script eh, sabi nga fiction yan. Yan ay kathang isip kahit na anong script gawin dyan. Kung wala ka namang ginagawang mali, hindi ka dapat maba-bother dyan,” Trillanes said.
He said that if the PNP will insist on interfering with the show, he will file a resolution that will investigate their actions.
Trillanes advised the PNP not to watch the teleserye if they are taking offense with the show which he argued is purely fiction.