Actor Coco Martin and several ABS-CBN executives met with PNP Director General Oscar Albayalde at Camp Crame on Monday for a dialogue on the show “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.” They ended with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that covers proper coordination, and use of police uniform and equipment on the show.
Martin went with ABS-CBN COO for Broadcast Cory Vidanes and Dreamscape head Deo Edrinal. They were there as early as the flag raising rites held before the meeting also attended by Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) chair Rachel Arenas.
Recall that the top-rating show has been controversial in past weeks after Albayalde called out what he deems as “unfair” portrayal of a corrupt national police chief on “Ang Probinsyano.”
Last week, Martin and ABS-CBN met with the Department of Interior and Local Government, which has jurisdiction over the PNP. The agency announced after that meeting that they have dropped plans to sue the producers of the show.
Prior, ABS-CBN and Martin reiterated that “Ang Probinsyano” is “purely fictitious,” and it had no intention of smearing the reputation of anyone, let alone the PNP or DILG.