Palace says MTRCB to decide on 'Elcano and Magellan' ban

Pia Gutierrez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 07 2019 04:10 PM | Updated as of Nov 07 2019 05:38 PM

MANILA - The Movie Television Review Classification Board (MTRCB) will decide whether to ban the Spanish-produced animated film “Elcano and Magellan” in the Philippines, Malacañang said Thursday.

Since the release of the movie’s poster, several Filipino netizens have reacted adversely to the film, taking offense that it depicts colonizers in a good light, while portraying Filipino natives, including hero Lapulapu​, negatively.

“We will not want to preempt the jurisdiction of that agency," Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said.

According to reports, the movie is set to be released in Philippine cinemas on January 2020.