Villareal is new MTRCB chief

The Philippine Star

Posted at Dec 06 2012 04:11 PM | Updated as of Dec 07 2012 07:44 AM

MANILA, Philippines -- Lawyer Eugenio "Toto" Villareal is the new head of the Movies and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), replacing Grace Poe-Llamanzares who is running for senator in the 2013 elections.

“He’s perfect for the job,” Llamanzares said.

“He’s a fan of Filipino movies, and I’m talking masa, as well as indie movies. He’s also a successful lawyer. He appreciates popular Filipino culture. He even wrote a thesis on the Escalera brothers of 'Iskul Bukol,'" she added.

The Escalera brothers were played by Tito Sotto and Joey de Leon in the popular '80s sitcom, which also starred Vic Sotto.