MTRCB allows Wil Productions to participate in case proceedings for ‘Jan-Jan incident’

The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) on Wednesday announced that during the April 12 hearing, its Adjudication Committee granted the “Motion for Intervention of Wil Productions.”

This means that Wil Productions will be able to participate in the proceedings of the alleged “child abuse” case against host-producer Willie Revillame.

An ‘update’ on MTRCB’s official website further stated that:
To expedite the disposition of the case, and to afford all the parties the opportunity to fully present their arguments and evidence, the Adjudication Committee decided to dispense with the oral presentation of the evidence, and instead required them to simultaneously submit their written pleadings, and to attach all of the pieces of evidence to support their respective positions. The mutually agreed-upon dates of submission are as follows:
  1. Position Paper on April 19, 2011; and
  2. Reply on April 29, 2011.
After the submission of their respective Reply, the Adjudication Committee will determine if a Clarificatory Hearing is necessary. If there is a need for one, then the case will be set for a Final Clarificatory Hearing. Otherwise, the Committee will just require the submission of a Final Memorandum from all of the parties.

Upon the submission of the Final Memorandum, the case shall be deemed submitted for resolution. The Adjudication Committee shall have thirty (30) days, from such submission, to render a Decision on the case.
While the Board is aware of the viewing public’s concern for a speedy resolution of the case, the MTRCB said, it is also bound to observe the process so that fair opportunity is given to all to be heard.

The MTRCB assured the public that the Board “will not tolerate any unnecessary delays.”

So if we are to estimate, the decision would come out in late May.