Coco Martin, ABS-CBN execs hold dialogue with DILG officials at Camp Crame

Published November 22, 2018, 12:15 AM

by Myrna M. Velasco

Coco Martin
Coco Martin

Actor Coco Martin of “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” and several ABS-CBN executives met with Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) officials at Camp Crame on Nov. 21, emerging from the hour-long dialogue more “enlightened” about each other’s stand.

In an interview aired on “TV Patrol,” Martin said the talk went well during which they explained that they only want to “inspire viewers” with their story. The meeting was attended by DILG Secretary Eduardo Año.

Recall that PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde lamented a few days prior that the show gives a bad impression of some police officers. He raised concern over the show promoting the idea of “instant justice” as well as representing the PNP chief as a villain.

The actor added that during the meeting, they reiterated their support for the PNP and that they are willing to cooperate or “magtulungan kung ano ang mas ikakabuti at ikakaganda ng bayan.”

According to DILG spokesperson Jonathan Malaya, they will not sue ABS-CBN over the show.

“From the very beginning, we said we don’t want the show cancelled nor do we have any intention of dictating on the show’s plot. We respect freedom of expression and the creative license of ‘Ang Probinsyano,’” he said in Filipino.

The team of “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” will reportedly meet with Albayalde next week.