Due to a clarification and angry Tekken players flooding the Philippine National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA) social media outlets, the government culture body issued a disclaimer that they are not opposing Josie Rizal, though they intend to review the situation.

This resulted in heavy speculation that even became a concern to Namco Bandai’s Katsuhiro Harada.

Harada earlier stated he will cancel Josie Rizal’s appearance in Tekken 7 if there are demands to rename her, especially from a government body like the NCCA. So far, he has assured that there is over 95% approval of Josie Rizal and his hand will only be forced by extreme situations.