On the April 8, 2011 episode of the TV5 early night game show Willing WillieWillie Revillame Child Abuse Victim: Parents File Libel Case. Read more ... », the host, Willie RevillameWillie Revillame Child Abuse Victim: Parents File Libel Case. Read more ... » announced that the show will go off air starting next week. Supposedly the show would have been suspended to air live or had to be ended on April 8 but because of some circumstances, the show went on as usual.
On the announcement made by Willie, he said that the show will just be taped and not live for they will just be resting for two weeks and after which, they will think if they will continue the show. We already heard on the news, read on newspapers, seen on televisionLost: The Complete Series Boxset. Read more ... » news, and read on some blogs that Willing Willie’s major sponsors like Procter and Gamble Philippines, Mang Inasal, unilever, etc. had pulled out their advertisement placement on the show. Willie mentioned and still gave hope to the Filipino people who are patronizing the show that he and TV5 will still run the show even without sponsors and will just use their own money for the prizes to be given to the contestants.
On the online news published by ABS-CBNnews.com, DSWD pointed out that Willie violated the “Republic Act 7610 or the Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act and a blatant manifestation of child abuse,”
I am not bias for this article but in my own opinion, there was nothing wrong with Willie when the boy danced in his show. In fact, the one to be blamed must the parents of the contestant if there was a violation of the RA. They permitted the child to give such number as talent for the show. Willie was not even aware of the boys talent rendition. Willie was right that the very purpose of the show (Talent rendition) was to entertain the public and there was no intention of exploitation or whatever DSWD had mentioned. Besides, the aunt of the child who accompanied him in the show was also laughing when Jan Jan do the Macho Dancing.
Correct me if I am wrong, the P10, 000 given to the Jan Jan after dancing or giving his talent was not a payment of what he did. Willie usually give bonus prizes to contestants who could entertain and has exceptional talent. In the case of Jan Jan, I think his talent seemed to be unique in a sense that he is only a child yet he danced that way. Everybody was surprised he did that even Willie because if you review the episode it happened, Willie thought Jan Jan would render a song but Jan Jan said he wont sing and when it was already his time to give his talent, everyone in the studio was amazed.
To all government agencies you should think of the welfare of all the citizens. Please review Willie’s word in the April 8 episode and consider everything.