DTI Finds Violations in Wowowee Wilyonaryo Segment

According to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), there are some rules violated by ABS-CBN noontime show "Wowowee" on it's Wilyonaryo segment that stirred controversy last year.

Here is an excerpt from a statement issued by DTI on Monday afternoon:

“A reasonable assessment of the existing game mechanics and procedures implemented at the time of the subject 20 August 2007 Wilyonaryo episode reveals that the game show segment allowed for a reasonable likelihood of error and provided the host and organizers significant latitude in controlling the outcome of the contest.”

According to DTI, the Wilyonaryo segment of Wowowee is under the category of “sales and promotion” campaign and it needs to be under the regulatory commission of DTI or the Consumer’s Act.

As a consequence, ABS-CBN is required to pay an administrative fine of P290,000.00.

As of this moment, ABS-CBN has yet to release their official statement regarding the matter.

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