The reason for the sudden fall in the daytime race, can be attributed of course, to the absence of its brainchild Willie Revillame.
Willie Revillame is on leave “indefinitely” because of the controversy last week when he ordered to cut the simultaneous live broadcast of the procession of President Corazon Aquino‘s remains from his noontime show (click here to watch the video).
Bong Osorio, ABS-CBN’s head for corporate communications, confirmed that the Wowowee host is indeed on indefinite leave. It is not Willie’s decision but he’s been ordered by the kapamilya network to do so.
Although Willie has been absent from the noontime show since last Saturday, his leave just started last Monday. His co-hosts Mariel Rodriguez, Pokwang, Valerie Concepcion and RR Enriquez, have taken over the show for the meantime.
On the other hand, Kris Aquino revealed last Monday night on her show Showbiz News Ngayon that Willie apologized to her and her family. Kris also made it clear that in behalf of the entire Aquino family, she accepted Willie’s apology.
Although Willie Revillame was forgiven by the Aquino family, he is still in danger of possible sanction from the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) and the Kapisanan ng Broadcaster ng Pilipinas (KBP).
In a letter, Diana Gozum, chairwoman of KBP standards authority, already asked the ABS-CBN management to answer the complaint of MTRCB against Revillame within five days.