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a win for anti-revillame forces – ABS-CBN extends leave of Willie Revillame, sexy dance numbers removed

on this abs-cbn announcement – are the anti-revillame forces winning?

this tells me the anti-revillame forces have at least won partially – abs-cbn has removed the sexy dances at wowowee. while that is not exactly what the anti-revillame forces want directly, it is one of  the things they do not like in that show.

revillame’s leave being extended to september 20 can be a good sign, if we like to think positive. that may indicate one of these two things, the second one being the negative:

  1. abs-cbn needs more time to think things through. maybe they know they really need to remove revillame from the show but just needs time to figure out the best way to do it. there can also be legal and cost implications when they fire revillame.
  2. abs-cbn is playing games with the public specially the anti-revillame forces. they could have made a descision  not to fire revillame and will wait for 1 more month to allow things to cool down. they probably think 1 more month will get the issue to die down and will allow revillame’s return to wowowee easier, less controversial and less objections.

what do you think?

if it is #2, we should prove abs-cbn wrong then. let us keep the pressure up for them to finally do the right thing – get rid of revillame from wowowee, a disgrace to philippine television.

please also read: the business decision abs-cbn need to make on willie revillame and wowowee (click here: https://wawam.wordpress.com/2009/08/31/the-business-decision-abs-cbn-need-to-make-on-willie-revillame-and-wowowee/)

abs-cbnNEWS.com | 08/28/2009 4:55 PM

A statement from the Kapamilya Network said the company will extend Revillame’s leave from his hit show “Wowowee” until September 20, 2009. It also ordered the removal of the sexy dancing segment of “Wowowee” mainstays Luningning and Saicy from the show.

The network said that in the interest of self-regulation, it availed of the conciliation process under the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) Rules of Procedure. It said the MTRCB has approved the sanctions imposed on the show.

Revillame, 48, has been on indefinite leave from his top-rating noontime show “Wowowee” after he drew heavy criticism when he ordered, on-air, the removal of procession footage of former President Corazon “Cory” Aquino’s funeral convoy on August 3.

The transfer of Mrs. Aquino’s remains from La Salle Greenhills to the Manila Cathedral was aired simultaneously with “Wowowee” through a small inset video. Revillame ordered it removed because he said it was disrespectful to the former president and dampened the show’s mood.

The full statement of ABS-CBN is as follows:

“In the interest of self-regulation, ABS-CBN has availed of the conciliation process under Section 6, Rule 7, of the MTRCB Rules of Procedures, regarding the incidents involving Mr. Willie Revillame in the program Wowowee.  After having considered the facts, issues and terms of self-regulation to be imposed in the pertinent cases, the MTRCB has approved the same.

“Whereof, the ABS-CBN shall undertake to perform the following:

“1. Extend Mr. Revillame’s leave until 20 September 2009; and,
“2. Remove the present dance segment of Luningning and Saicy.

“Further, ABS-CBN reiterates that it is fully aware of its legal and moral responsibilities as a broadcaster and shall  undertake to continue to uphold the values and customs of the Filipino viewing public.”

read in full here: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/entertainment/08/28/09/abs-cbn-extends-willies-leave-removes-sexy-dance-numbers

  1. James Escano
    September 5, 2009 at 4:24 am

    TO MY KABABAYAN,
    JUST FOR FUTURE REFERENCE,DAPAT NATING MAINTINDIHAN NA WALANG ISANG TAO DITO SA MUNDO ANG HINDI PWEDENG PALITAN NINUMAN, NOT MICHAEL JORDAN, NOT TIGER WOODS, NOT MICHAEL JACKSON, CERTAINLY NOT BILL CLINTON OR THE POPE. LAHAT PWEDENG PALITAN. KAYA PLEASE LANG, ABS-CBN, IF YOU THINK WILLIE CANT BE REPLACE, THINK AGAIN.WE ELECT NEW PRESIDENT HERE IN AMERICA EVERY FOUR YEARS FOR A VERY GOOD REASON. IT HAS BEEN PROVEN TO BE EFFECTIVE TIME AND TIME AGAIN. REPLACE HIM NOW WHILE YOU STILL HAVE ALL ACES IN YOUR HAND. YOU CANT GO WRONG, THINK, WHAT WIL HAPPENED IF YOU REPLACE HIM? NOTHING EXCEPT FOR 80%OF THE VIEWERS WILL BE SATISFIED. NOW, WHAT WILL HAPPENED IF YOU DECIDE TO KEEP HIM? WELL, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE SECOND GUESS BY 80% OF YOUR VIEWERS, YOUR CREDIBILITY WILL ALWAYS BE IN QUESTION, YOUR CRITICS AND COMPETETORS WILL BE THERE TO PUT YOU DOWN DAY AFTER DAY, NOW, TELL ME, IS IT TO YOUR BEST INTEREST TO KEEP MR. WILLIE REVILLAME? IS IT WORTH GOING THRU ALL THESE MESS? IF YOU CANT ANSWER THIS QUESTION, ASK ANY 2ND GRADER THAT YOU KNOW, MAYBE THEY CAN MAKE BETTER DECISIONS THAN YOUR VERY OWN MS CHARO SANTOS. THEN MAYBE IT IS TO ABS-CBN’S BEST INTEREST TO FIRE HER AS WELL. THIS IS NOT A SERMON, JUST A THOUGHT.

  2. zl
    September 8, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Can somebody make a poll if willie leave Wowowee ask people if they would still watch it

  3. September 8, 2009 at 10:10 am

    zl :Can somebody make a poll if willie leave Wowowee ask people if they would still watch it

    no need for a poll – the tv ratings says it all. read here:

    > no drop in tv rating while willie revillame out of wowowee – revillame is insignificant – https://wawam.wordpress.com/2009/08/21/willie-revillame-out-of-wowowee-practically-no-drop-in-tv-ratings-revillame-is-insignificant/

    > why firing willie revillame from wowowee is a good business decision for abs-cbn – https://wawam.wordpress.com/2009/08/31/the-business-decision-abs-cbn-need-to-make-on-willie-revillame-and-wowowee/

  4. James Escano
    September 8, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Good morning to everyone,
    Im here today not to talk about Willie, but to talk about the show Wowowee. Please correct me if Im wrong, when you have a game na ang tema ay medyo parang pera o bayong when the contestant has to decide if they want the money or try their luck on whats inside the bayong, dapat, the host must not and should not have any idea of whats inside the bayong to avoid manipulation. Anytime, a host can control the outcome of the game, it is not consider a fair game or contest. Dapat magtawaran silang dalawa based on unknown information, let me tell you why. Most of the contestants are from low to very low income family in which even P1000.00 pesos will and can make a difference in their life at least temporarily. The host can give them any amount of money to start the bid and the amount is based on if the host wants them to win big or small amount.And to be fair, lets make sure no one knows whats inside the bayong and lets play the game based on luck to avoid manipulation of the outcome of the game. Ang nangyayari ay pag gustong ibibigay, lahat gagawin, pag ayaw, lahat ng paraan gagawin din para hindi makuha ang jackpot price, mali ito kaibigan, everyone shoulg have equal chance of winning based on luck and diskarte.
    salamat po.
    james

  5. antenna1
    September 9, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    abs-cbn should kick out revillame from the show. sayang yung show, binababoy lang ni revillame.

  6. Filipino at heart
    September 24, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    I used to love patronizing Willie and Wowowee. In fact, it became a habit watching it almost everyday. However, for the issue with Pres. Cory’s funeral, it shows that Willie is a ‘Plastic Man'(first two words in mind Ive labelled willie upon hearing the issue on tv).

    Why is he a ‘Plastic Man’?

    He used to say that the program Wowowee is free of political bias. Really? How about his obvious endorsement of Villar (The C5 Master). Was he very disappointed because of Pres. Cory’s iconic passing will greatly hamper the chances of Villar, his ‘cock’? Or so to speak, will hamper Willie’s pocket in the long run. The guy in Cebu was right blogging Willie as a ‘Capitalist Whore’.

    Sobra ang bilib sa sarili. Lumaki ulo. Pati anak niya natawa while being interviewed about his plan running for a public office. OO nga naman, bat pa?

    Goodbye Willie, niloko mo lang kami sa bahay. From now on we shifted to watching ‘Eat Bulaga’ again. At least, Vic is more credible on tv than him. I never heard him campaigned for Tito’s political endeavors before. Willie, your a hell lot of a ‘Plastic Man’, pinaniwala mo kami for 3 years.

    Gabby Lopez, you are planting an atomic bomb inside ABS-CBN.

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