Jan-Jan Incident: MTRCB Will Rule on Fate of Willing Willie Tomorrow – Cancellation or Punishment for Willie Revillame
It will be no joking matter anymore for the controversial television host.
The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board or MTRCB is set to rule tomorrow as to the fate of TV5 show “Willing Willie” and its host Willie Revillame in connection with the controversial episode showing a boy dancing a sensual act while crying. (watch video here)
The video of that particular episode was shared on many social networking sites that elicited reactions against Willie Revillame. Even celebrities joined in the discussion condemning Willie Revillame for humiliating the boy named “Jan-Jan” and mistreating him.
Willie Revillame has already apologized and same with the show’s producer Jay Montelibano.
The issue did not sit well with the Department of Social Welfare and Development or DSWD. Sec. Dinky Soliman sent a letter of complaint to the TV5 management in connection with the incident. She said on a part of the letter,
“we should all write him (referring to Manny V. Pangilinan) and demand that children should not be part of the show. They should not be used as instrument for enjoyment and to be laughed at. I will send the communication today.”
Since the incident, TV5 has already expressed its apologies to all those who were offended and reportedly implemented strict guidelines on the “appearance and performance of minors, particularly, children on all TV5 programs.”
MTRCB Chairperson Mary Grace Poe-Llamanzares said in an interview on GMA News TV as regards the issue,
“Kinausap naman namin sila kung ano naman ang rekomendasyon nila para sa sarili nilang self-regulation. Binigyan namin sila ng pagkakataon na magbigay ng posibleng reporma, pero hindi namin sinasabi na tinatanggap namin ito kung sakali.”
She said that the MTRCB is conducting a thorough investigation and will give due process to all parties involved.
So, tomorrow, the people will know the decision of the MTRCB if Willie Revillame will be fined, his show will be suspended or his show will be cancelled.
Let us wait and see.
What do you think should the sanction or punishment that the MTRCB should impose on Willing Willie, TV5 and of course Willie Revillame?
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