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TV5’s Latest Letter to the MTRCB

The Kapatid Network promises reforms to avoid the controversial March 12 episode of Willing Willie to happen again.

Below is the letter sent by TV5 to MTRCB on April 4, 2011:

HON. GRACE POE LLAMANZARES
Chairman
Movie and Television Review and Classification Board

Dear Chairman Llamanzares:

We wish to thank the MTRCB for giving us an opportunity to be heard and for withholding judgment on our network, the producers and Mr. Willie Revillame until after due process is observed. While many comments have been made on the controversy, it is important for us to establish the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident. For this reason, our network is currently conducting a thorough investigation on the matter.

As Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of TV5, I have been tasked to lead the investigation together with our Chief Legal Counsel and newly appointed Internal Ombudsman, Atty. Christine C. Ona. We wish to inform the Board that we are now in the final stages of the investigation. We humbly request, however, that we be given a few more days to complete and prepare our report to the Board on the said investigation. In the meantime, we hope you will allow us to quickly recount what we have done so far.

Last March 28, we expressed our sincere and deep apologies for the segment of “Willing Willie” featuring the 6 year-old Jan-Jan Suan which viewers may have found offensive or in bad taste. We wish to reiterate that the program was conceptualized to provide wholesome entertainment, bring hope and shine the spotlight on ordinary Filipinos. We provide the participants a venue to show their talents, share their stories, express their messages and make their dreams come true. It is not our desire to humiliate, abuse or take advantage of any participant in the program.

Beyond issuing an apology, we immediately implemented the following measures:

1. Caused the preparation of stricter guidelines on the appearance and performance of minors, particularly children, on all TV5 programs.

2. Required that all “Willing Willie” auditions as well as auditions of other TV5 programs be supervised by TV5 representatives designated by the TV5 Ombudsman.

3. Appointed an internal Ombudsman to review any incidents of this nature and to whom any complaints may be referred for immediate disposition.

4. Imposed a moratorium on the participation of minors in all contests and game shows on TV5 until such time that the preceding measures are fully in place.

Additionally, we have created our Standards Compliance Group to formulate and periodically review our network’s new broadcast standards and policies, as well as monitor compliance therewith. The Standards Compliance Group shall consist of two units—the Standards Advisory Board and the Compliance Unit.

The Standards Advisory Board shall be chaired by TV5’s Chief Operating Officer and shall include a psychologist, a creative director, and a children’s communications expert. As of today, Ms. Feny Bautista, the president of the Philippine Children’s Television Foundation and Dr. Camille Garcia, a child psychologist of the DOH-licensed Clinic of the Holy Spirit, have accepted our invitation to be part of the said board.

The Compliance Unit shall be headed by the TV5 Ombudsman and composed of at least ten monitoring and compliance officers. They shall have authority to review all programs, plugs and other non-program materials aired on TV5, as well as on AksyonTV, Radyo5 and Sports5.

We are taking positive action, not only to prevent the occurrence of any similar incident, but to uplift our standards especially with respect to children and minors. With the steps we are taking, we hope to be the least frequent visitor to the MTRCB among the major networks.

As for Jan-Jan, we wish to tell the Board that our network, with the approval of his parents, has engaged a team of psychologists to attend to the boy’s needs.

Finally, TV5 reaffirms its commitment to responsible broadcasting. We wish to assure the Board that we are not taking the incident lightly and we will be taking appropriate action after our investigation is completed. We join the Board in its concern for upholding contemporary Filipino cultural values; hence we are extending our full cooperation to the MTRCB in the performance of its mandate.

Very truly yours,

ROBERTO V. BARREIRO
Executive Vice President and COO

50 Comments on TV5’s Latest Letter to the MTRCB

  1. child abuse nga dpat kc nung mkita nya n umiiyak ung bata d na nila pnasayaw

  2. Anonymous // April 6, 2011 at 8:21 pm //

    child abuse nga dpat kc nung mkita nya n umiiyak ung bata d na nila pnasayaw

  3. I off-on-air ang Willing Willie! // April 6, 2011 at 8:17 pm //

    Ang CHILD ABUSE ay isang napakalaking kasalanan na nagagawa ng isang tao,grupo o institusyon… sa estado ng ginawa ng Willing Willie at ni Willie Revillame, nararapat lamang na bigyan ng parusa.. Kailangan isuspend ng MTRCB ang Willing Willie.. Kailangan bigyan ng hustisya ang bata..kahiot sinasabi pa ng kampo ni Willie na kagustuhan daw ng bata ang ginagawa nya.. Ang punto dito,, inulit ulit ang pagpapasayaw sa batang si Jan Jan na isang malinaw na CHILD ABUSE! Kaya isuspend na Ang Willing Willie,para magtanda ang Willie Revillame na yan!

  4. welmarella // April 6, 2011 at 7:41 pm //

    i boycott na si willie at cristy fermin
    pati mga sponsors nila

    go go go!

  5. @sarat basco // April 6, 2011 at 6:16 pm //

    asan utak mo neng nasa talampakan?

  6. navenzei // April 6, 2011 at 5:39 pm //

    nandaya nanaman c willie nung sabado sa spin a wheel….kasi dapat makuha ng contestant ung jackpot pero pinilit na nya ang contestant na umuwi nalng….whahahah!!!anu ba yan…pinipili lng pala ang gustong manalo dyan…o siguro ayw na nyang mgbigay ng premyo kasi sa mga bad issues sa kanya,,,lo toinx

  7. JOEY DE LEON // April 6, 2011 at 5:23 pm //

    sana mawala na si willie sa sHOWBIZ INDUSTRY……….TSUK PAK PUK!!!!!

    MAGKAISA TAYO NA PATALSIKIN SI WILLIE, NA ANG TANGING LAYUNIN AY KUMITA PARA SA SARILING KAPAKANAN….

  8. Anonymous // April 6, 2011 at 5:22 pm //

    sana mawala na si willie sa sHOWBIZ INDUSTRY……….TSUK PAK PUK!!!!!

    MAGKAISA TAYO NA PATALSIKIN SI WILLIE, NA ANG TANGING LAYUNIN AY KUMITA

  9. @sarah basco // April 6, 2011 at 4:54 pm //

    pinagtanggol pa c willie, khit naman san anggulo tingnan child abuse un.. palibhasa bayaran k rin yata..

  10. Anonymous // April 6, 2011 at 4:51 pm //

    konti n lang, manunuwag n rin yan ng executives ng tv 5 pag hindi p tinuruan ng leksyon yan…

  11. PALUSOT PA ANG TV 5 …. WIL NOT PATRONIZED WILIE ANYMORE…. LALO NA NA ANG TAGA PAGTANGGOL NYA NA SI CRISTY DEMONYO

  12. gelokgardo // April 6, 2011 at 1:24 pm //

    the bottom line is: MTRCB is only finding faults in ABS CBN..one wrong move, checkmate..tsk! tsk!

  13. kapamilya // April 6, 2011 at 12:36 pm //

    ginawa na ng dos yan before
    pero hindi naman nagtanda yang demonyong revillame!

    dapat bigyan ng kadalaan ang mga taong mayayabang!

  14. kapusuuuucks! // April 6, 2011 at 12:10 pm //

    mabuti narin palang pinakawalan ng DOS si willie baka ang BASCBN pa ang nadamay! kung papalusutin nila si willie, no wonder BINAYARAN nya yang mga tao na yan!!! nakita ako ang video sa youtube, awang-awa ako sa bata. kung umiiyak man nga ung bata, sana pinatigil nya, hindi nya pinasayaw sa platform wd spotlight. it is very indecent and very abusive!!! dapat nga masuspinde noon ang willing willie dahil ung may matanda na namatay!

  15. To the People of CEBU CITY! // April 6, 2011 at 11:58 am //

    Balita na magshoshow po ang show ng hari ng mapanutya at gahamang tao, si Willie Revillame.. Pls. Wag po tayong pumunta sa show ng Willing Willie dyan,, wag po tayong palilinlang kay Willie! Bka ma-child Abuse ang mga bata na pinakamamahal nyo,,, matakot po kayo kay Willie,, mapanganib at mapalinlang na tao si Willie Revillame. Wag po tayong maniwala sinasabi nya. Wag po tayong manood ng willing willie!

  16. TV5: Nagpapalusot network! // April 6, 2011 at 11:54 am //

    From the statement of TV5: I qoute “We wish to reiterate that the program was conceptualized to provide wholesome entertainment, bring hope and shine the spotlight on ordinary Filipinos.”
    Ay naman, nagpapalusot na naman ang TV5 at Willing Willie, Lagi nyo na lang sinasabi na nagbibigay lang kayo ng saya at pag-asa sa mga tao,at maraming umaasa sa inyo.. Halatang paraan nyo lang yan para hindi na naman masuspend ang show nyo!Kailangan tlagang isuspend ang Willing Willie,, meron po tayong batas na sinusunod… At sa mga taong sumusuporta pa rin kay Willing Willie, wag kayong magpabulag sa pera na binibigay ni Willie,, NAPAKASAMANG TAO NI WILLIE, alam nyo,, isa syang halimbawa ng isang taong walang utang na loob sa kanyang kapwa, mapalinlang, mapanutya,gahaman sa pera!! Pls. wag na po nating suporatahan si Willie!!
    Anti-Willing Willie Movement,,

  17. hellstorm // April 6, 2011 at 11:19 am //

    agree ako sa lahat ng mga naunang post d2 lalo na kay ronnie, dapat talagang 2runan ng leksyon si willie, sobrang laki na ng ulo nya

  18. ABS-CBN is the most trusted by all advertisers!!!!P130, 000 for 30 seconds is the ad rate in ABS-CBN versus P 80,000 for 30 seconds in GMA, ABS-CBN has also ad rates in Visayas, and in Mindanao P100, 000 for 30 seconds while GMA does not have any ad rates in the regions for Visayas and Mindanao because these areas are Kapamilyas true blooded!!!! Showtime has 18-25 commercials per gap while Family Feud has only 10-12 commercials per gap and Face to Face has only 2-3 commercials per gap!!!! Advertisers do not focus on Mega Manila Tv Ratings but they prioritize more on Nationwide Tv ratings, the caliber and the quality of the show!!!!! This is also the sole reason why adverisers trust ABS-CBN talents and lead stars to become their major endorsers!!!!

  19. SARAHARCHULETA // April 6, 2011 at 10:32 am //

    @SARAH BASCO

    TSE@

    EPAL!

  20. maaximaks // April 6, 2011 at 8:50 am //

    DAPAT SUSPENDIHIN NA ANG WILING WILLIE KASI HINDI MAGANDANG EXAMPLE YAN PARA SA KABATAAN..DAPAT NATING I-BOYCOTT ANG SHOW NA YAN! PLS HELP US NA MA WALA YAN SA ERE PLS PATI NA YANG DEMONYONG C WILLIE REVILLAME! KALA MO KUNG SINONG HARI!

  21. kapamilya ruled // April 6, 2011 at 8:31 am //

    i watch it in youtube
    child abused tlga
    tlgang pulit ulit pinasayaw
    pinagtatawanan pa ni willie
    ang pinakamalala yung
    pinasayaw sa may platform
    habang umaangat
    hoy willie,kaya mo bang gawin yan sa anak mo

  22. Grabe takot ang network na ito masuspend ang show dahil walang manonood sa kanila. feeling humble di naman bagay! mga sinungaling.

  23. kung palulusutin ulit si willie sa kaso nyang ito , pagtatawanan na lng nya ang lahat ng magrireklamo sa mga mali nyang gawain, ung pananakot nya sa mga nagbigay ng komento tulad nila aiza , lea at monique ay patunay na talagang lasing na sya sa kapangyarihan, kelan natin tutuldukan ang kapalaluan at kahambugan ng isang willie revillame??

  24. Floppy Papi // April 6, 2011 at 5:29 am //

    Tama. unfair yun. ibalik si LaGuardia sa MTRCB at turuan ng leksyon ang demonyong yan.

  25. suspended dapat ang show…dati nga showtime sinuspend nyo eh nung nagsalita si Osang against sa mga teachers…grabe sinusend nyo ng isang buwan….tama ba yun? eto ngayon klarong-klarong child abuse, ang bagal ng action!!! ano ba yan?

  26. sarah basco // April 6, 2011 at 2:56 am //

    hahahaa ang arte talaga ng pinoy 2011 na masyadong makaluma pa rin o ginagamit lang nila iyon para mapaalis c willy o dahil galit lang kyo hayyy…ang oa ninyo talaga dahil sa galit at sipsip sa dos hahahaha gya nong ibang artista nagtwwet pa mapansin lang cla kya hayan pinaguusapan naman cla kahit mga laosyan deep na showbiz nga naman…

  27. alex g: MVP & TV5 considered the profit willie will bring other than the disgrace he will give to our society, so stupid. // April 6, 2011 at 2:29 am //

    The willingness of Jan-Jan’s parents to expose him in a humiliating & degrading situation is child abuse.
    😎

  28. alex g: kano kaya binayaran sa parents n i janjan. // April 6, 2011 at 2:25 am //

    The willingness of Jan-Jan’s parents to expose him, both in private and public, to a humiliating & degrading situation is child abuse.
    😎

  29. alex g: The willingness of Jan-Jan’s parents to expose him, both in private and public, to a humiliating & degrading situation is child abuse. // April 6, 2011 at 2:25 am //

    for the sake of money.
    😎

  30. alex g:Mang Inasal suspends ads on Willing Willie; Oishi calls Jan-Jan incident "regretful". // April 6, 2011 at 2:10 am //

    kawawang tv5, nag-uumpisa pa lang, problema agad pasalubong ni willie.
    😎

  31. alex g:Mang Inasal suspends ads on Willing Willie; Oishi calls Jan-Jan incident "regretful". // April 6, 2011 at 1:40 am //

    ano kayang pagtatakpan ang gagawin ng tv5 kay willie?
    😎

  32. alex g:Mang Inasal suspends ads on Willing Willie; Oishi calls Jan-Jan incident "regretful" // April 6, 2011 at 1:38 am //

    isa isa nang nagsisilayawan na mga advertizers.
    wawa naman tv5.
    😎

  33. alex g: Child Exploitation & Humiliation c/o willie, Exposing Family Problems on Nat'l TV c/o face to face, Back-fighting & Backstabbing c/o of juicy & paparazzi. etc.. (BRAVO FILIPINO, CLAP! CLAP! CLAP!) // April 6, 2011 at 1:37 am //

    tv5… a gma7 in the making. how stupid.
    🙁 😕 😉 🙂 😛 😀 😎

  34. My god Willie, kahit san ka ilagay you’re still creating negative issues, learn to respect others and be sensitive enough para hnd na maulit to. This incident should have an appropriate punishment, until now hnd parin kasi natototo si Willie. Good luck to TV5.

  35. gelokgardo // April 6, 2011 at 1:06 am //

    “For this reason, our network is currently conducting a thorough investigation on the matter”

    Mga engots. Kailangan pa ba ng thorough investigation eh hindi nagsisinungaling ang video..maliwanag pa sa sikat ng araw..e thorough investigation nyo kaya utak nyo..palusot pa kayo

  36. OUST WW para wala kayong sakit sa ulo!!! // April 6, 2011 at 1:00 am //

    GIVE WW/WILLIE a TRUE LIFE LESSON!!!!

    MRTRCB/DSWD/DOJ/CHR>>>>> ang mamamayan ay umaasa na—WALANG BRIBE NA NANGYARI!!!! PAGPAPATUPAD NG BATAS AT TUNAY NA PRINSIPYO ANG KAILANGAN DITO!!!!

    BAKIT ANG TAGAL NYONG UMAKSIYON????

    “IS JUSTICE DELAYED, JUSTICE DENIED” dahil ba SOBRANG MAKASILAW ANG MILYONES NI WILLIE?????just asking……

    SA KINAUUKULAN: we hope—DI KAYO “BULAG, PIPI at BINGI”!!!!!!

  37. From GMA // April 6, 2011 at 12:38 am //

    tanga2 kasi ang TV5 sinukaat sinipa nanga ng ABS kinain pa nila. tsk tsk

  38. hindi dapat turuan ang mga bata at lahat ng nanonood nung programa na para sa pera ay pwedeng ipagpalit yung karangalan nila. kung magbibigay ang network ng pera para makatulong, wag naman sanang samahan ng pang-uuto.

  39. alex g: Did you know that gma7 was always the first channel that SIGNS-OFF the tv? And terminated by KBP for Television Code violations? Did you also know that AGB Nielsen Media Research has a pending case here & abroad? // April 6, 2011 at 12:34 am //

    alex g: Did you know that gma7 was always the first channel that SIGNS-OFF the tv? And terminated by KBP for Television Code violations? Did you also know that AGB Nielsen Media Research has a pending case here & abroad?

  40. alex g: What happened to the Titan Plugs of gma? I think that's what you called, "KARMA". As usual, yung "Halo-Halo Summer Plugs", basura na naman // April 6, 2011 at 12:34 am //

    Pag d gawang gma, minsan nag re-rate.
    Pag gawang gma, basurang-basura.
    😎

  41. alex g: gma artists/shows are equipped with Very Poor Acting Skills. Kaya dinadaan na lang sa mga effects & fighting pose, para mairaos man lang ang basurang show at pagtakpan ang mga malalamyang pag-arte (how stupid) // April 6, 2011 at 12:33 am //

    Boboserye, Flopserye, Peryaserye, Pornoserye, O.A.serye, T.H.serye, etc.
    Practice Acting – tatak gma.
    😎

  42. alex g: Kapit-Tuko tlga si gozon sa ratings, (as usual pag PANIC time). TALUNAN kasi sa lahat ng bagay, mapa Ads, Awards, Movies, Endorsements & Recognitions. Hay, tsk! tsk! tsk! tsk! Walang kadala-dala. // April 6, 2011 at 12:32 am //

    Weakness tlga ng gma ang lumaban ng patas.
    😎

  43. alex g: AM/FM Programs, Balance Programming, Daytime/Primetime Shows, Foreign Programs, News Channel/Program, Promos, Regional Network Events, Sports, Station ID, TV Format, Timeslot, etc. (kinopya lahat ng gma) // April 6, 2011 at 12:30 am //

    Konting Delicadeza naman gozon.
    😎

  44. alex g: "Walang kinikilingan, walang pinoproteksyonan, walang kasinungalingan, walang bahid pulitika, serbisyong totoo lang", Dahil d natutulog ang balita, BAYARAN niyo kami para gumawa ng commercials 24 oras". // April 6, 2011 at 12:29 am //

    gma is afraid of getting involve into politics. that’s why they tend to engage in “barangay” matters.
    duwag kasi.

  45. alex g: Valentines Box Office King daw, ni wala nga kasabay na Filipino movie eh, 44.26M in 3 weeks lang!? (as compared to BULONG with 67.27M). May "Divine Intervention" pa raw, sabi ni mother lily (how stupid) // April 6, 2011 at 12:28 am //

    “Napakahirap na ng buhay ngayon, kaya for a movie to make over P135 million in 3 days is a miracle. Divine intervention ito”.
    -lily monteverde (how stupid).
    😎

  46. pera ang katapat // April 6, 2011 at 12:23 am //

    sigurado yan babayaran lang ni willing demonyo

    dapat kasuhan, suspension at panugatan lahat ng staff

  47. MATANDArna // April 6, 2011 at 12:20 am //

    Yan ang dapat TV5!!! Wag nyong palabasin na hindi “Child Abuse” ang ginawa ni Willie….kahit na hindi pinilit ang bata….child abuse pa rin yon kasi pinagawa sa bata ang isang sayaw na base sa isang malaswang sayaw na “Macho Dancing”

    Oust Willie pa rin kami!!!!

  48. Anonymous // April 6, 2011 at 12:20 am //

    sa presinto kayo magpaliwanag!
    or bigyan mo kaya sila willie nang bagong model nang mercedes benz?!

  49. hahay,dapat ngpalayasin si willie

  50. ayan na tv5 ihanda ang kahon ng stresstabs! bakit pa kc inampon si waley! ayan sakit ng ulo!

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