STIR stands by it’s story that Wowowee main host Willie Revillame has been suspended by the ABS-CBN management contrary to the network’s official explanation by way of TV Patrol World that he has taken an “indefinite leave.”
There’s a new spin to the Willie Revillame smear campaign, the wife of a certain guy blaming Willie of destroying her family for linking her husband with a Wowowee dancer. Allegedly due to the disclosure, Willie Revillame distressed the couple’s children.
Why the anti-Willie Revillame smear campaign does not end even if Cory Aquino siblings Pinky, Ballsy, Viel, Kris and Noynoy have all expressed they have accepted his apology. They know Cory’s fondness for Willie who regularly greeted her and grandchildren Joshua and James, Jr. in his show to cheer them up.
Kris stated in last night’s SNN (Showbiz News Ngayon), “We are not MTRCB; we are not KBP; we are not ABS-CBN; We are the Aquino family. We take Willie’s apology for what it is, an apology. And we accept the apology.”
Noynoy has made a similar statement on national television.
Who wants Willie Revillame ousted from Wowowee or sanctioned for the unintended insult?
For sure, they are not the lolas & lolas and physically challenged persons who Willie Revillame regularly sings to, give roses, and gifts like a CD or a Wowowee jacket; not the marginalized children he helps out and who he has put up the Will Foundation; the countless people he helps out without even naming them; not the distressed OFWs he helped to return home; not The Filipino Channel subscribers to has made Wowowee a must-visit stopover whenever they’re in the country.
STIR thinks they are his competitors; accusers who lost court cases against, found to be without merits; government do-gooders out to grab pogi or pa-cute points; entertainment writers who want money from him; and, as STIR strongly suspects, the political enemies of Senators Manny Villar and/or Mar Roxas who he supports in their presidential bids orchestrated by a notorious public relations man.
What’s the effect on Willie Revillame and Wowowee? A disgruntled Willie and Wowowee’s rating sliding down.
It’s happening all over again! Willie Revillame’s absence in the show last Saturday, 8 August, ABS-CBN’s noontime show dipped to 23.6% from an average of 25% in the TNS national survey. Who is benefiting? For sure, Eat...Bulaga! Its ratings increased to 20.5%, from an average of 16.5%. Now that’s a strong reason Joey de Leon insists of taking a part in the issue in which he has absolutely nothing to do!
Willie just takes them in stride as he knows they will go away...until he gives up or overtaken by the wave of events.