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Monday, August 10, 2009

Petition to Oust Willie Revillame

I watched wowowee show on ABS-CBN last saturday and noticed that their host Willie Revillame was not in the show. I thought he is on rest again because of his health problem but I was wrong. Just discovered that he is suspended on his noontime show because of what happened last Monday on the show. His “objectionable" way of removing the live video of former President Corazon Aquino’s cortege violated the broadcast code of ethics, an official of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) said.

"NO TO WILLIE " A petition to oust Wowowee's Willie Revillame is spreading like wildfire on the internet.

Here is the petition:

To: ABS CBN Management, MTRCB and PANA

To Whom It May Concern:
I am an avid viewer of ABS CBN and I am very well up-to-date regarding their shows. Without any doubt, I am a Kapamilya. However, last August 03, 2009, an incident happened when Wowowee Host Willie Revillame blurted out comments when a video of Pres. Cory's cortege appeared on the screen.
While a contestant was dancing for the talent portion, a snippet of Pres. Cory Aquino's cortege was shown on the screen. But Willie did not cut short the dancing portion. Instead, he let the contestant finish her routine. After that, he blurted out comments regarding the video of Pre. Cory's cortege. He said:
"Kung ganyan, pakita na lang natin 'yan. Kasi nagsasaya kami dito, tapos... Masakit sa akin 'yan, e. Nagsasalita ako dito... 'yan, please. Sana maintindihan n'yo. Nagsasaya kami dito, papakita n'yo sa amin yun ang... di ba? Hindi tama, e. Okey? Hindi ba?"
"Pangit! Hindi ho maganda sa atin. Nagsasalita, ipinapakita yung kabaong ni Tita Cory, hindi ba? Papano kami makapagsasaya, nahihirapan kami? I'm sorry ho, ha. Pero ako, totoo ako, e. 'Wag n'yo akong pagagalitan, kasi totoo ang gusto kong malaman...
"Pagkatapos ng show, ipakita n'yo ang gusto n'yong palabas. Kasi itong Wowowee, gusto ko... Hindi ba, at alam din ni Tita Cory 'yan dahil napasaya rin siya ng show na ito na laging masaya dito, ok?"
Some may argue that Willie's intention was good, but I rather find these statements rude and arrogant. Wowowee and Revillame is known by millions of Filipino viewers and the show is even watched across several countries through TFC. To react in such way is downright arrogant and disrespectful to the former President Corzaon Aquino. I know that it was a bad taste for ABS-CBN to show a snippet of the funeral on Wowowee, but it was worst for Revillame to react that way.
Willie have chosen to let the contestant dance instead of cutting short her act and give way to the coverage of the cortege. Willie have chosen to blurt out his rude comments ON-AIR instead of Off-cam. In short, Willie have chosen to have fun instead of giving way to the funeral of Pres. Corazon Aquino. So they'd rather have fun instead of pay our respects to our democracy icon? That was not a good example to our youth today.
Was it really hard for him to be humble and human? I believe that this is not the first time that he aired his views and rather arrogant comments On-air. He embarasses his staff, makes fun of the contestants, and arrogantly act on TV almost everyday. Pres. Aquino taught us humility, and Revillame is showing us the exact opposite: arrogance.
This time, Willie's statement should be condemed not only by the public, but by the management of ABS-CBN as well. It also creates a public outrage in the internet forums, chatting boards, and online-newspapers. Majority have negative reactions and have condemned Willie Revillame's brutal statements.
With this, I am calling the attention of the management of ABS-CBN to stop the “arrogant act” of Willie Revillame on National TV program and reprimand him because of his actions. Willie Revillame had been very disrespectful to the Pres. Cory Aquino's cortege, Filipinos icon of democracy. It was also worst for your company that your own employee criticize you on national television instead on off the air conversations.
I am calling the attention of the MTRCB to be more vigilant, so that this lowest form of personal attack by a tv showbiz talk show host, for her/his personal agenda, will not happen again.
I am calling the PANA to stop supporting Wowowee until they axe or reprimand Willie Revillame due to his actions. With him as one of the hosts, your product does not project a positive image to the public.
The public and TFC subscribers deserve better programming, and we deserve better than the likes of Willie Revillame.
The Undersigned


abud_9 said...

Willie, sa “MGA” ipinakita mo nangangahulugan lang na di mo pa lubos naiintindihan paano humawak ng mikropono sa harap ng camera, at paano magbitiw ng salita sa ere, plubliko at buong mundo .di lahat ng pagpapatotoo ay nakakabuti lalo nasa pagkakataong ito.lumampas ka sa limitasyon Willie..Hindi si Ginang Cory ang issue dito at lalong hindi eat bulaga o ratings, kun di ang karakter mo, pananalita sa publiko at katrabaho mo sa paraan na gusto mo na di gusto ng tao.

USTMT68 said...

Marami nang beses na binastos mo yung mga katrabaho mo, lalo na yung mga kababaihan. Hayop ka Willie, wala kang ka-class class, palibhasa wala kang pinagaralan, wala kang proper breeding. Dapat ma-fire ka na. Mairecommend ko si Cesar Montano, gentleman siya at may class. The hell with you willie!