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Young Children Not Allowed to Appear in Willie Revillame’s Show

I’m sharing a copy of DSWD Sec. Soliman’s letter to ABC5 Chair Pangilinan re-Wiling-Willie show. I got this letter from a friend’s link on Facebook.

28 March 2011

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,



Cc: Mary Grace Poe-Llamanzares,
Chairman, MTRCB

Excited for Fall TV and Glee!

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of TiVo. All opinions are 100% mine.

My daughter is excited to watch the second season of Glee which will be aired tomorrow in the Philippines. She is excited to see Charice Pempengco belt-out hit songs with her popular co-stars. If you missed an episode in the first season, do not despair because you can still catch up and stay up to date with your favorite Fall TV premieres through TiVo Premiere. I also have a lot of catching up to do since I haven’t watched a single episode of Glee.

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The best things at Kissimmee

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Kissimmee Tourism. All opinions are 100% mine.

I grew up dreaming of the best things in life – having a complete family, a nice comfortable home, nice clothes, a prominent school, and travel to beautiful places I have not set foot in. I did not experience any of those when I was a kid except being raised by a loving grandmother, supportive uncle and hardworking mom, who hardly send me and my sister to school. Well, I may not have the material possessions until now, but I think I was able to fulfill some of my childhood dreams like finishing school and have a complete set of family whom I am raising now with the help of my loving husband.

One dream that I still want to realize is to travel in beautiful places, this time with my family in tow. Have you seen Disney World in Florida lately? That’s one of the places my family want to go to in the future. We are looking forward to a Kissimmee vacation and stay at Celebration Suites at Old Town, where the place is affordable and family friendly!

While in Kissimmee we will be spending a lot of our bonding time visiting theme parks such as the Disney’s Holywood Studios where we can experience Hogwarts with Harry Potter or swing above the streets with Spider-Man.We can have a dip into the beautiful beaches and picknicking in parks. Ah, I can’t wait for it to happen. My husband, who is the adventurous type can try airboat rides, zip-lining, hiking and horseback riding. The kids and I can later join him biking and bird watching.

I know this plan is not going to happen in the near future, but at least we have created an itinerary ahead of time, right? I’m sure a lot of mommies especially here in the Philippines are also looking forward to bring their loved ones to Kissimmee for a grand vacation.You can check out the links in my post and see the breath-taking places in Florida.