State auditors scored the poor protection of the Movie and Television Classification and Regulatory Board’s (MTRCB) Matalinong Panonood (MP) program in 2016, with solely three of 61 areas lined below the plan.

In its 2016 annual audit report, the Commission on Audit (COA) mentioned the MP goals to empower dad and mom and accountable adults to find out the media and leisure youngsters ought to see, and to coach the peoplpe concerning the rankings and classification system of the board.

The MTRCB budgeted P5.68 million for the program, however was solely capable of spend P3.27 million.

According to the MP draft plan, the areas of Pangasinan, Bukidnon, Abra, Cotabato, Marinduque, Ilocos Norte, Saranggani, Guimaras, Sulu, Basilan, Siquior, Camiguin and Sorsogon are lined below the program.

The MTRCB reported 158 actions for the MP program akin to seminars, fora, infomercials and different info marketing campaign.

These actions had been held in 61 totally different areas within the nation.

But of the 61 areas, solely three areas – Pangasinan, Bukidnon and Ilocos Norte – or four.92 p.c of the goal areas had been lined in accordance to the draft plan, COA mentioned.

“The MP program was not held in areas included in the draft plan due to some reasons such as time conflict with resource person, no communication with the contact persons and unpleasant weather,” COA mentioned.

COA additionally famous some cases when the MP was held greater than as soon as in areas like Aklan and Ateneo de Manila.

COA mentioned the scenario raises the likelihood that the locations the place the MP came about weren’t amongst these which wanted the program probably the most.

“Since there was no approved plan as to the areas that should be covered and to anticipate contingencies, there is the tendency that the places selected by the agency were not those which needed the program most. Hence, information campaign could not have been effectively communicated to concerned areas,” COA mentioned.

COA famous although the constructive outcomes of the MP together with the favorable analysis of the individuals, primarily college students from totally different universities and faculties who mentioned they discovered and understood the subjects mentioned within the discussion board.

COA advisable to the MTRCB chairperson Rachel Arenas to revisit the board’s planning technique to make sure that the areas lined are these that are crucial and successfully deliberate.