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Willie Revillame’s Purported Resignation Letter to ABS-CBN


Robin Padilla took over of Willie Revillame’s noontime TV show “Wowowee” in the absence of the host after having a conflict with fellow Kapamilya Jobert Sucaldito.

Get It From Boy posted most recently though a purported copy of Willie Revillame’s resignation letter to ABS-CBN top honcho Gabby Lopez.

Dear Sir Gabby and Ma’am Charo,

I have labored over the past week on what to do in the face of another setback in my relations with the management of the network. ABS-CBN has been my home for the last five years and five months and it has given me the greatest gift—the opportunity to reach out to people who have so little in life.

In the process, I have come to realize that my gratitude to the network would be more meaningful if I considered the impact of my recent actions which has placed the station in a bad light. This is among the reasons, as I will explain in this letter, that I humbly request the management, to release me as a talent of the network.

It is no secret that the program “Wowowee,” for almost five and a half years, has been the core of my existence. The program gives me a sense of purpose because I make people happy and I give them hope that, despite their difficulties, they can make things happen for themselves. Because of this, my world has revolved around the show. The desire to make it the best noontime show, has consumed my waking hours, as I conceptualize its format and contents from Monday to Saturday. Apart from this, I want the show to give the network excellent ratings to maintain its reputation as the leader in the broadcasting industry.

My devotion to the show is unparalleled that I have even been besieged by health problems due to the long hours I spend daily, thinking of how to bring “Wowowee” closer to the public. In fact, I have developed a heart blockage, which has already once posed a real threat to my life. I have sacrificed so much. Now, I have to accept the reality that I also have to take good care of my health.

Hence, it is very painful to hear every time my show is the target of unwanted and unnecessary tirades. I do not think that these people even have the slightest clue of what I go through to put together a show like “Wowowee”‘. The show is not for me, but for those people who dream of a better life. Is it too much to ask that we be respected for what we do? Is it too much to ask that we be defended from such attacks?

My outburst last week during the live presentation of the show is nothing more than a reflection of my frustration over these things, and was not at all meant to disrespect the network and its management. I implore you to understand that several incidents, which were beyond my control which have marred the reputation of the show to some extent, have already taken their toll on me.

There was the “Wilyonaryo” incident wherein we were accused of deceiving contestants about their winnings; the Ultra stampede wherein I was blamed and severely criticized; the misunderstanding about my remarks when the coverage of the funeral of the late Pres. Corazon Aquino was unexpectedly shown in the giling-giling portion of “Wowowee”’s airing, for which I have apologized. In all these incidents, I took responsibility even if I was not at fault.

I do not want to cause any further embarrassment to the network. I know that all these have caused so much strain on our relations and I would like to save the situation by asking that I be released as a talent of the station. This way, I will have the much-needed space and time to contemplate on my direction in life and, at the same time, maintain the relationships I have built within the network, which are all worth preserving.

Before I end this letter, I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to all the important people I have had the good fortune to work with during the years I have been with ABS-CBN. Ma’am Charo, maraming salamat sa lahat ng pagkakataon na naibigay ninyo sa akin. Kayo po ang tinuturing kong ina na patuloy akong tinatanggap at minamahal sa kabila ng lahat ng aking kahinaan. Hinding-hindi ko po kayo makakalimutan at lahat ng mga bagay na ginawa ninyo para sa akin.

Kay Mr. Gabby Lopez, maraming salamat po sa inyong pagtitiwala sa aking kakayanan na magbigay ng mahusay na programa. Kay Tita Cory Vidanes, maraming salamat sa pagiging maunawain ninyo sa akin. Kay Mr. Johnny Manahan, maraming salamat sa walang-sawang pag-suporta ninyo sa akin at sa “Wowowee,” at lalong lalo na sa pagtayo ninyo bilang aking pangalawang ama. Kay Ms. Linggit Tan, Mr. Jay Montelibano at Mr. Edgar Mortiz, maraming salamat sa suporta at tulong ninyo na mapabuti and programang “Wowowee” para sa ikaliligaya ngmga natutulangan natin. Sa lahat ng bumubuo ng management ng ABS-CBN, maraming salamat sa tulong ninyo sa aking programa.

Higit sa lahat, sa lahat ng mga taong sumuporta at patulong na sumusuporta sa show na “Wowowee,” maraming salamat at kayo ang nagbibigay sa akin ng lakas na gawin ang mga dapat kong gawin. Sana po ay maunawaan ninyo ang aking kahilingan sa sulat na ito. Ayaw ko na pong may masasaktan pa at gusto ko lang na maisaayos lahat. Taos-puso akong humihingi sa inyo ng tawad at lubos na pang-unawa sa lahat ng pinagdadaanan ko ngayon.

There will never be enough words to express my gratitude to all of you…

Salamat at mabuhay po kayong lahat!

Respectfully yours,

Willie B. Revillame

Unsolicited Advice: Follow your heart dude; time to move on where you will be happy.

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  1. jan geronimo says:

    At tawagin ba namang ina si Charo Santos? Totoo man yan, bad move. Hence, resignation accepted. Next!
    .-= jan geronimo´s last blog ..Here’s Why I Unfriended Darren Rowse in Facebook =-.

  2. beron says:

    In fairness to willie, me and my family in the Phils enjoyed watching wowowee but that was before despite of all the issues that put his bad image in the past. I begun to dislike him, his swellheaded personality, the way he treated his staffs and some of the contestants in the show. I am honestly a number 1 fan of willie and wowowee show but willie contantly disappoint his fans and I’m one of them thats why I stop watching wowowee here in europe since after he made a comment na ipa off coverage ang pagkamatay ni Pres.Corazon Aquino sa show niya. Wala talaga siyang respeto sa mga nakakataas sa kanya just like what he just did recently to challenge and threatens ABS-CBN for his resignation if the management will not fire Jobert from the network. Buti pa si Kris napakatotoong tao na magresign at totoong nakiusap sa ABS-CBN bosses na isakripisyo niya ang work nya for the sake of peace for his family especially for his brother, pres.fontrunner Noynoy. Thats the true courage, genuine humility and “totoong” MODEL in the national television.

    Huwag nyo nang pabalikin si Willie sa ABS-CBN netwrok in case … just like Ruffa Gutierez, ito ang mga taong walang mga utang na loob at ang yabang ay nasa boto! Willie’s kayabangan is really hurting to the core!!! BAD BOY is not robin but willie, hehe

  3. Jayne Dizon says:

    Si Willie kasi pagnasa itaas yumayabang na, dapat ilagay siya laging sa ilalim para bumabait siya, Para siyang maamong tupa noon mawala siya sa ABS CBN. Pakita sana ng ABS noon kababalik nya kung paano siya magsalita, at noong hinahamon nya ang ABS. Sa resignation nya iba na tono nya kaysa noon nagbabanta siyang aalis. Pa awa epek. Ewan kung anong tawag sa ABS pag dipa nila tinuluyan si Willie. Ganyang bang magpalaki ng ANAK si MS Charo?


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