Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) issued its position statement regarding Eat Bulaga’s dancing nurses, finding it ‘a clear violation of our right to be respected as noble profession.’
TV host and actresses Pauleen Luna, LJ Reyes and Ryzon wore skimpy nurse uniform and cap while dancing to a beat in the opening number of the noontime variety show last January 18, 2014.
Most nurses who saw the production number commented that it was inappropriate and disrespectful to the nursing profession.
PNA felt the same way, as they said in their reaction posted on Tuesday.
“It has offended our highly esteemed Filipino nurses who really work hard in order to uplift our profession to its highest level.”
“The PNA received numerous complaints and negative responses from our beloved Filipino nurses here and abroad,” it added.
The professional nursing organization called on the attention of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) to act on this issue.
PNA Position Statement on Eat Bulaga’s dancing nurses
[credits: Eat Bulaga FB for image, PH Access for reports]