The movie was eventually shown during the 1989 Cannes Film Festival. Broadcast giant ABS-CBN is not at all a stranger to entanglements with MTRCB.
The administration of then-President Corazon Aquino received flak for this censorship, with critics citing the decision as proof that democracy has not been fully restored even after the 1986 People Power Revolution. The Court of Appeals eventually upheld the banning of the film, saying that it is potentially About the Author: Mark Pere Madrona is a freelance journalist and college instructor. `Schindler’s List’ Fuss In Philippines — Censors Object To Sex, Not The Nazi Horrors. He is currently finishing his Masters in History at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR). TV current affairs programs under the glare of the MTRCB.