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Willie Revillame Faces Another Controversy, DSWD Says a Boy was Abused in ‘Willing Willie’

A YouTube video taken from the March 12 episode of "Willing Willie" ignited another controversy against its host Willie Revillame.

In the March 12 episode of “Willing Willie,” a 6-year-old boy named Jan Jan was made to dance like a macho dancer by host Willie Revillame in exchange for P10,000.00.

This segment of the episode has been uploaded on YouTube where it attracted thousands of viewers. Various people who were able to see the clip shared their disgust on the said incident via Facebook and Twitter.

The video made its way to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and caught their attention. They said the incident is clear case of child abuse.

Here is the press statement released by DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman which is addressed to TV5 Chairman Manny v. Pangilinan:

March 28, 2011

MR. MANNY V. PANGILINAN
Chairman
ABC Development Corporation

Dear Mr. Pangilinan:

This is with regard to the 12 March 2011 episode of your show “Willing Willie”, which was brought to my attention by several concerned citizens and groups. In the said episode, a six year-old boy named Jan-Jan Estrada was made to repeatedly perform dance moves usually done by adult dancers in indecent shows. The poor child was in tears and looked scared the entire time, as show host Willie Revillame poked fun at him and the audience laughed and cheered.

Under Republic Act No.7610, also known as “Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act”, the term “child abuse” includes the following acts: “psychological and physical abuse, neglect, cruelty, sexual abuse and emotional maltreatment,” and “any act by deeds or words which debases, degrades or demeans the intrinsic worth and dignity of the child as a human being.”

Given that definition, it is unmistakable that what happened last 12 March 2011 to Jan-Jan Estrada was child abuse.

Persuading a little child to dance sexy adult dances in exchange for a measly sum, while he is being laughed at and ridiculed will definitely traumatize the child. What kind of values are we teaching our children through these shows, especially after Willie Revillame pushed Jan-Jan to do something against his will and then told him that it’s alright because he will receive money in exchange for it?

Given the foregoing, I am requesting that:

(1) Young children not be allowed to appear in Willing Willie and other similar shows in the network that cashes in on poverty;

(2) Host Willie Revillame be rebuked for his insensitive and deplorable actions.

There are limits to children appearing on television, and clearly, your 12 March 2011 episode did not respect the rights of the child and traumatized the six year-old boy. I also wish to raise my concern that the show tends to cash in on the plight of the poor. There are other ways of helping the poor without having to degrade their dignity and earn money out of it.

I hope you can act on this swiftly and I would appreciate a response from your good office.

Thank you.

Very truly yours,

(sgd.)

CORAZON JULIANO SOLIMAN
Secretary

Cc: Mary Grace Poe-Llamanzares,
Chairman, MTRCB

Here is the controversial video clip from the March 12 episode of Willing Willie which as of this posting has been viewed 299,153 times:

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169 Comments on Willie Revillame Faces Another Controversy, DSWD Says a Boy was Abused in ‘Willing Willie’

  1. pwe… khit ano ga2win kumita lng…

  2. NikGel_02 // April 16, 2011 at 10:05 pm //

    Hi All,

    >hindi masama magbigay ng opinion sa mga bagay-bagay na nangyayari sa paligid, specially this kind of issue.
    >at the first place aminin man natin o hindi malaki ang naitulong ni Willie sa mga tao na malaki ang pangangailangan, oo may mga nagsasabing “bakit kailangan pa na i-broadcast ang pagtulong para lang masabi na tumutulong sya at para sa ikakasikat nya”. sabihin na nating ganun nga, atleast nakakatulong sya sa mga tao.
    >ung mga artista na nag comment ng di maganda, bakit kaya ba nila maglabas ng pera o magbigay ng sasakyan at bahay sa kapwa? walang artistang nakagawa nyan, si Willie lang. kaya instead of saying something to Willie, gumawa din kayo ng ikakasikat nyo thru pagtulong sa ibang tao hindi ung puro comment lang ang alam nyong gawin.

  3. chubalits.... // April 13, 2011 at 8:56 pm //

    hay naku mga chika peps….basta sikat ay pinag-uusapan yan lalo na pag maraming karibal sa trabaho..lalong sisikat si willie pag sya laging naka focus na wala namang kabuluhan ng nangyayari…
    yang DSWD ay pag umikot lang yan sa buong ka maynilaan…ang daming street children na inaabuso ng mga manglilimos dyan…ginagamit lang para magka pera..

    hayss,,naku ewan ko ba kung bakit pinagtuunan ng pansin ang mga iyan…yung mga nag re-reklamo ay ibigay nyo na lang ang buong kayamanan nyo sa mga mahihirap na sa ngayon mahirap…mas nakakatulong pa po kayo….

  4. JEREMY BURGOS // April 13, 2011 at 3:16 pm //

    walang abuse, bakit ba initan ninyo si willie, KAWAWA KA maliliit na isyu ginawa ninyong malaki kayo ang mga masasama marumi ang isip, maliciouso kayo yong mga drugs related ang asikasuhin ninyo nakakasira sa buhay ng tao. Entertainment ang ginawa ni Jan jan makawala ng stressed. isip ninyo marumi puno sa inggit TV 5 PARIN KAMI KAHIT MAG GUNAW PA ANG MUNDO. MANONOOD KAMI SA HAMPAS LUPA AFTER WELING WELLIE NANDYAN SI SUSAN ROCES KAYA uniliver at iba pa bibili kami sa produkto nyo para makabalik ang wiling willie at W. REVELLAME

  5. Anonymous // April 13, 2011 at 2:11 pm //

    entertainment lang ito bakit ginawa ninyo malaking isyu. tingna ninyo ang kahirapan ngayon huwag kayong maiinggit kay wellie at sa TV 5 MABUHAY TV 5 ang ganda ng mga salida at napakalinaw at mga viterana at veteranong aktor nan dyan kaya doon kami sa TV 5 malingaw kaayo mi pagkahuman ug trabajo mawala among kakapoy kay napaka bibo sa willing willie MABUHAY TV 5 huwag kayong maiinggit ha ganyan ang buhay bababa tataas parang gulong mga naninira kay willie just kept silent.

  6. aki nari ranao // April 13, 2011 at 2:02 pm //

    IBALIK NYO SI WILLIE AT ANG PROGRAMA NIYA WALANG CHILD ABUSE INGGIT LANG KAYO UNAHIN NINYO PATULONG ANG MGA BATA NASA KALYE NAGPALIMOS KAWA AWA SI JAN JAN AY NAG PAKITA NG KANYANG TALENT HOW ABOUT GOING BULILIT isali nyo sa investigation bakit na employed yong mga bata dyan in fairnes and equality and justice isala sa imbestigasyon ang going bulilit mas laswa pa yan.

  7. ingget lang kayo kay willie revillame wag nyo itanggal sa programa sa channel 5 kasi hindi naman c willie revillame ang nagtoro sa talent ng bata.ang bigyan nyo ng pansin tatlong pinoy sa china namatay at tolongan nyo cla begyan katarongan ang pagkamatay nila

  8. kung sino man kayo malake tao sa industriya wag nyo itanggal ang programa ni willie revillame marami tao natolongan ni willie revillame at nag waste time lang kayo.suportahan nyo c willie revillame para makatolong kayo sa mga maherap at mabuhay c willie revillame

  9. hanga ako kay willie revillame maraming tao natolongan ni willie walang kasalanan c willie. masama ba ipaketa ang talent ng bata di c willie ang nagtoro macho dancer kay jan jan. bakit c willy ang napansen nyo na walang kasalanan c willie revillame. tatlong pinoy sa china bakit di nyo natolongan para di mabetay

  10. tamalditzs // April 11, 2011 at 9:55 pm //

    ganito lng un eh…kung cno ang walang kasalanan xa ang unang bumato ng bato ky mr.willie revillame..im not an avid fan of willie revillame kaya lang nkakasawa n eh paulit ulit nlng ung issue s knya wala nmang katuturan..marame taung problemang dapat harapin un ang una nting solusyunan..wag ung kng ano2ng bagay..calling all the attention s mga nani2ra problema muna ng bayan ang unahin..mraming kriminal..corrupt,btang kalye,ngu2tom,nga2ilangan ng tulong,bata n nma2limos s kalye khit delikado un ang tutukan {DSWD}MGA ABUSERONG NMU2NO S BYAN,mgising sna tau s ka22hanan,imulat ntin ang ating mga mata s dapat nting resolbahing problema..wag ang willing willie n 2mu2long s mga mhi2rap,at nkakapagbigay saya s tao..panoorin nyo ksi ng buo ung episode n un wag ung s you tube

  11. TV hosts should respect all participants of the show and not to degrade them. The problem is that hosts like him have no decency of any sort in his skin or bones. What if it was his son who was asked to do such stupid thing?? Aber how would he react?? i beleive he is a maniac by nature. SHAME ON YOU!

  12. hardcore // April 11, 2011 at 2:49 pm //

    hOy! willie umalis kana dyan sa TV palibhasa akala mu kung sino kang maraming pera..thinkers are doers!

  13. Anonymous // April 9, 2011 at 1:10 pm //

    bkit yng mga tao n galit ky wellie pg my bago issue ang hilig makisawsaw.ang dami nainngit sau well,kya ganyan cla kng siraan k,wag k mag alala welling wellie maayos dn

  14. Anonymous // April 9, 2011 at 1:04 pm //

    wag po tau manghusga,c wellie ay isang taong ma2lungin,at lahat ng tao my pgka2mali.ala nman intensyn c wellie n child abuse ang ginawa ny.dswd po, wag c wellie ang pag initan nu,yng mga batang ns lansangan ang pag2unan nu ng pansin. wag po c wellie.at yng mga celebrity jan n walang ibang magawa kundi siraan c wellie, wag kau ganyan,kaya nu b mag bigay ng isang million? pra 2mulong,well, nsa panig mo kmi.

  15. Anonymous // April 9, 2011 at 12:49 pm //

    wag nman po tau ganyan,bkit c wellie ang lagi nu pinag iinitan.s 22o lng po tama nman lahat ang cnb ny. yng 2ngkol s mga ng twitt s knya.c aiza,c agot c lea.etc.bkit yng mga ginagawa ni wellie kya nu bng gawin.ang dami nyang na22lungan n mahi2rap. kau kaya nu b yn? pti yan c bianca eh s big brother lng nman galing yan.dapat po ang pag2unan ng pansin yng mga nangya2ris bayan natin.dahil ang daming problema s bansa natin.mahal lahat ng bilihin. pti gas,mahal.pti dollar ang baba ng rate.ang daming tao naghi2rap,maraming hnd kumakain.kya wag c wellie ang pag initan nyo.dahil ang kya ny gawin hnd nu naga2wa,marami umaasa s programa ny,at dapat po yng mga batang ns kalsada s daan na22log alang masilungan,yn po dapat ang pag2unan ng pansin.tao lamang po si wellie.at lahat tau my pagkakamali.

  16. fhey.noy // April 9, 2011 at 12:05 am //

    wag tau manghusga..kung s akin lng ang nagpapasama s gnwa ni janjan ay yung mga tao n ng iisip ng masama, s mga reactions nyo mga comments nyo s palagay nyo b d nakakasira s bata lalo nyo sya pinapahiya, kung ngkamali man c willie wla tau karapatan n husgahan sya, lahat nmn tau ngkakamali ngkataon lng n artista sya & sinasamanta din ng mga galit s kanya.

  17. bads_jean // April 7, 2011 at 10:09 pm //

    sana huwag kayo masyadong masakit mag salita sa kapwa tao. kung pagkakamali man wag yung masyadong ibaba. dahil wala nmang perfect sa mundo huwag nyo sanang personalin ang mga bagay na nkkita sa mundong ito tao lang tayo hindi tayo dios wala tayong krapatan manakit ng damdamin ng tao…….batas na bhala sa kanya kung may mali

  18. Anonymous // April 7, 2011 at 10:59 am //

    Sibakin na lang yang si willie revillame sa lahat ng network sa Filipinas hindi na magbabago yan ganyan na yan nadadamay lang ang ibang network at kapuwa natin filipino.

  19. che-che buri-cheh // March 31, 2011 at 3:13 am //

    Persuading a little child to dance sexy adult dances in exchange for a measly sum, while he is being laughed at and ridiculed will definitely traumatize the child. What kind of values are we teaching our children through these shows, especially after Willie Revillame pushed Jan-Jan to do something against his will and then told him that it’s alright because he will receive money in exchange for it?
    Given the foregoing, I am requesting that:
    (1) Young children not be allowed to appear in Willing Willie and other similar shows in the network that cashes in on poverty;
    (2) Host Willie Revillame be rebuked for his insensitive and deplorable actions.
    There are limits to children appearing on television, and clearly, your 12 March 2011 episode did not respect the rights of the child and traumatized the six year-old boy. I also wish to raise my concern that the show tends to cash in on the plight of the poor. There are other ways of helping the poor without having to degrade their dignity and earn money out of it.

    ang mali ay mali at di na pueding itama ang mali,,,,
    malinaw pa sa sikat ng araw na child abuse ang ginawa ni wellie sa bata,,,,

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