Despite some legal issues regarding his existing contract with ABS-CBN, Willie Revillame has signed up with TV5 last September 7, 2010. Present in the contract signing were TV5 executives and his new business partner Vic del Rosario of Viva.
Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan said his network had simply answered the public clamor and petitions to bring back Willie on television with a new show they are calling “Willing Willie.”
Here is the official statement of TV5:
“Fans, supporters and viewers of popular host Willie Revillame will surely have reason to rejoice because their idol will definitely return on TV as a certified talent of the newest and most aggressive broadcast network in the country, TV5. Now an official TV5 Kapatid, Willie will soon be hosting a new variety and game show entitled Willing Willie on primetime which will surely endear him more to his legions of followers all across the country and around the world. The program is managed by Wil Productions Inc. and is co-produced with TV5.”
In line with the current developments, ABS-CBN filed a P486 million counterclaim damage suit against Willie Revillame yesterday for breaching his contract with the Kapamilya network.