Pokwang and other Wowowee executives were summoned by MTRCB for violating the Philippine Flag law on the show's Independence day celebration. Pokwang wore a gloves with Philippine flag design as part of her costume while impersonating Mommy Dionisia (Manny Pacquiao�s mother). The incident immediately drew criticisms from many viewers, prompting Pokwang to publicly apologize on the same day.
In a letter dated June 15 and addressed to the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) head Ma. Consoliza Laguardia, Pokwang said it was not deliberate on her part to wear boxing gloves with Philippine flag as their design.
"Since I was told that similar merchandise containing the flag was being openly sold to the public in time for Independence Day, I had mistakenly believed that it was fitting to use the gloves for our June 12 episode," Pokwang explained in her letter.
"If there was anything improper in my having used the gloves, it was not deliberate on my part and I sincerely apologize for my error," she added.
Pokwang also promised not to commit the same mistake.
And in response to the invitation made by MTRCB, Pokwang, along with Wowowee�s executive producer Phoebe Anievas and Tonette, showed up at the MTRCB office to personally apologize to Laguardia. Tonette was the one who bought the gloves in Divisoria.
"Pumunta naman sila dito [MTRCB office] at ina-admit nila ang pagkakamali nila. So, I guess naging leksyon din yon sa kanila at hindi na nila �yon uulitin," Laguardia said.