QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – All units, offices, and personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) have been advised to immediately refrain from assisting with, and supporting the production of the long-running ABS-CBN teleserye, “Ang Probinsyano.” The order all but prohibits the use of PNP resources like patrol cars, firearms, personnel, venues and other items and gadgets being used in the television show.
The PNP directive came after allegations that the teleserye has been depicting Philippine police in a negative light.
Concerned that the continued production of “Ang Probinsyano” will be severely impaired, producers at ABS-CBN have issued an urgent appeal to foreign countries like China, Japan and South Korea to help provide the cars, firearms, helicopters and all other paraphernalia needed in the TV show.
”We make this appeal in the spirit of regional cooperation and as a showcase of the friendly relations between the Philippines and our neighbor countries in Asia,” a spokesperson for the teleserye told The Adobo Chronicles.
As of presstime, none of the countries have resplied to the request.
Will “Ang Probinsyano” be retitled “Ang Foreignsyano?”