Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) Chairperson Lala Sotto insisted that there’s no reason for their agency to summon E.A.T producers after her father Tito Sotto caressed his wife Helen Gamboa on national television during the 44th- anniversary episode of their show.
In an interview with veteran columnist Cristy Fermin, Lala said that E.A.T. didn’t deserve to reserve a summon from MTRCB as she believed that her parents were just expressing love to each other.
According to her, what happened in the said episode of E.A.T was just a normal occurrence in their household.
“Lumaki po kasi akong gano’n, na halos araw araw ng buhay naming magkakapatid mapa sa telebisyon, maski saan. Mula po noong bata kami. They have been married for 55 years now,” said Lala.
She believed that his father was just being called out because of their decision to summon It’s Showtime producers.
“Nakarating din po sa’min na may konting mga reklamo na ako raw ay unfair, hindi patas, hindi ko raw pinapatawag E.A.T.,” she stated. “Wala pong dahilan para ipatawag ang E.A.T. dahil ‘di po sila deserving for a notice to appear.”
“Malinaw na walang anumang hindi angkop na nangyari sa binanggit na kilos ng aking mga magulang sa programang E.A.T. Wala rin po silang nilabag at gabay ng MTRCB kaya hindi po dapat bigyan ng Notice To Appear at hindi dapat ipatawag ang E.A.T.” she added.
It can be recalled that Rendon Labador called the attention of Lala, challenging the agency’s head to choose her duty over the family by investigating her own father.
However, Lala said that there must be enough information for them to launch an investigation.
“Hindi naman porke’t may isang nag-complain ay bibigyang patotohanan na agad ito. We act on complaints but we need complete information.” she explained.