wowowee & willie revillame permanently out of abs-cbn! win na win ang audience!
abs-cbn announced wowowee together with its host willie revillame will finally be off the air. they announced they will replace it with a new show that will be hosted by robin padilla and kris aquino.
this is an excellent decision and we applaud abs-cbn for their decision. finally, we will get rid of willie revillame during the noontime hour. we have been calling for the permanent resignation of willie revillame from the tv station.
the choice of the new hosts, padilla and aquino is also brilliant. both are excellent draws and we think this combination of hosts have the potential to beat eat bulaga. eat bulaga for many years is the tv rating leader of this time slot.
this is also good for aquino as it gives her very good exposure on tv. and maintains her star power. more importantly, a game show of this sort which if patterned after wowowee keeps her in contact with the poor, highly consistent with president aquino’s pro-poor stance and keeps her out of trouble as it is not a talk show where her personal life is fair game and her penchant to open her mouth irresponsibly and talk about any topic is part and parcel of a talk show format.
on the whole we think everybody wins. what we are happy the most though is that with the removal of willie revillame, the audience wins the most.
‘Wowowee’ to go off air; Kris joins new game showabs-cbnNEWS.comPosted at 07/27/2010 7:21 PM | Updated as of 07/28/2010 8:15 PM// <![CDATA[//
MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – Popular noontime show “Wowowee” will be replaced by a new game show led by Kris Aquino starting July 31, an ABS-CBN official announced Tuesday.
Aside from Aquino, “Pilipinas Win na Win” will also be hosted by Robin Padilla and “Wowowee” female hosts Pokwang, Valerie Concepcion and Mariel Rodriguez, said Bong Osorio, head of ABS-CBN Corporate Communications.
“It is a game and variety show that will surely bring joy, energy and hope to Filipinos all over the world,” Osorio said in a statement.
“’Pilipinas Win na Win’ will be managed by director Johnny Manahan, creative director Bobot Mortiz, business unit head Jay Montelibano, and executive producers Phoebe Anievas and Rancy Recato. It will be aired after ‘Showtime,’” he added.
Osorio said the camp of Willie Revillame, the on-leave host of “Wowowee,” has been informed about the changes. He also confirmed that Revillame will be given a new TV show.
“’Pilipinas Win na Win’ will replace ‘Wowowee.’ Willie Revillame, through his manager, was already informed about this new development. He was also notified about the new program being planned for him and this will be announced in due time,” he said.