It appears in most home shopping blocks, newscasts, documentaries, education, and religion-oriented programming.
Some regional news programs and some CNN Philippines newscasts air a PG advisory before the show, which may violate the rules.
These circumstances, however, do not affect the program itself.
The television program classified as “PG” must, in the judgment of the Board, meet the following criteria: A pictogram advisory accompanied by full-screen written and verbal advisory to the effect that the program is classified as “Parental Guidance” shall be broadcast for at least 10 seconds immediately before the opening credits of the particular television material classified as such.
Stronger and more vigilant parental guidance is suggested.
In the exercise of its judgment, the Board shall take due consideration of balancing the interest of the State to protect the welfare of the youth with the interest of the broadcast networks to freedom of expression.
A pictogram advisory accompanied by a full-screen written advisory with voice over to the effect that the program is classified as “Strong Parental Guidance” shall be broadcast for at least 20 seconds, immediately before the opening credits and midway in the full airing of the particular television material classified as such.
Thus, the ESRB system used in the United States is the de facto rating system used in the Philippines, although there have been attempts at formulating an independent local rating system.
The chairman, the vice-chairman and the other 30 Board members compose the Board.
An “R-13” classification advises parents, supervising adults, or the would-be viewers themselves, that the film may contain any of the elements that may not be suitable for children below 13 years of age.