- Willie Revillame started off by taunting the kid even bringing in Bonel Balingit on this segment.
- Fear is written all over Jan-jan's face. It's as if he was going to be punished if he did not do what Willie asked him to do.
- Jan-jan should've smiled already after his "role playing" – according to TV5 – as soon as he was done with his role.
- Show host constant laughter and the crowd's show of hysterics is traumatizing.
- Willie Revillame went overboard by using Jan-jan as his entertainment "piece" in front of the audience.
- The audience has lost any sensitivities by approving Willie's antics against a child who's only commitment was to help his family.
- Willing Willie and TV5 betrayed Jan-jan and any sense of decency that should be maintained in any form of entertainment – whether taped or live.
Mr. Willie Revillame, the producers of ‘Willing Willie’ and TV5 sincerely and deeply apologize for the segment of the show featuring 6-year-old Jan-Jan Suan which viewers may have found offensive or in bad taste. We wish to stress that there was never any intention to humiliate or abuse Jan-Jan or any contestant on the show,” said the statement.
“. . .WAS NEVER ANY INTENTION to humiliate or abuse Jan-jan or any contestant on the show,” was TV5’s statement to even justify what Willie Revillame did to a traumatized six-year-old boy.
Is it business as usual? I think so. A popular saying stated this, “Whatever will not kill you will only make you stronger.” It seems like this event will only make – not just Willie Revillame – TV5 bolder and audacious and empower Willing Willie to do more to get their ratings up.
One of the many things the public can do to get their message across is to publicly boycott advertisers of Willing Willie. Can this be done? If the conviction of the public is strong enough to send advertisers that indirectly ‘prey’ on minors by supporting shows like this, then we can see the success of this endeavor.
The question now is – is the public game?
IN WILLIE’S SHOW in TV5, “Willing Willie,” the audience gave off huge laughter and approval as a kid does what Willie Revillame labeled as “Burlesque” dancing in reference to an old movie.
Dancing to a Snoop Dogg hit, the boy innocently gyrates to the beat. My jaw dropped. This boy was exploited – first by his parents, next by his tita (who brought him to the show), next by the producers of the show, next by Willie Revillame, then the audience, then the executives of the show.
What parent would have their son dance like that and think it’s funny? Bar dancers want out of their jobs to do and live a decent life then this. A kid who only knows what is being fed to him does what he things will give happiness to his family.
I’m not going to talk about Willie because we all know what his reputation is. What’s utterly sad and disturbing are the kinds of feedback people make on YouTube that would just make you cringe:
“masyado kasi kayong malisyoso mag isip. OA ung reactions ng iba. duh. (You guys are full of malice in your thoughts. The others are just over reacting. Duh.)” – gorgeousgicel
“MGA HATERS WALA KAYONG MAGAWA SA BUHAY. TINGNAN NYO NGA ANG LIKES SA VIDEO AT DISLIKES. MGA BOBO (All you haters just have nothing else to do. Just look at the likes and dislikes. You morons.)” – MAEV123
“. . .dirty dancing while crying what’s wrong? talent nya yon ang masama lang kung pinahubad xa ni Willie …Ano ba kayo konting bagay lang ginagawan ng issue…just watch and have fun (. . .That’s his talent and what should be bad is if Willie asked him to take his clothes off …What’s up with you guys it’s just a small thing that you guys are making an issue of. . .)” – MSYashegny
In the name of entertainment, we allow media to do this as if it’s something we want our children to be when they grow up.
I am praying for JanJan right now and I hope you will too after seeing this video.
I’m praying for that this kid will be blessed to have his mind protected by the corruption being instilled by his guardians. I am praying that Janjan’s parents will understand soon enough that they need to love their child more and that this way of milking money from this child is not God’s way. I am also praying for the audience – laughing and approving this vicious thing to this child – to realize and repent from this way of life.
I hope the MTRCB, DSWD, and Congress will do something to protect the child’s welfare.
Please tell ABC5 what they need to do about this.
“Lahat ng call center agents na magtatrabaho sa Mandaluyong ay kailangang ma-check mabuti before they are issued medical certificates,” Abalos said.
Why target call-center agents? So what if infected men are not issued medical certificates? They can always get fake ones. The question we should address is, “What are we going to do to help these men?” We can always drive people out of work and out of the city by publishing sharp comments like this, however, we will not address the main problem of transmitting the disease to other unsuspecting victims. There should be a change in the lives of these people and sadly the city administrators cannot offer any help to ease the pain of these workers. Sadly we are quick to shun them and fail to provide help.
Now to drug dependents and men who have sex with other men, how can we help them realize this destructive path they’re taking? Their damning acts should stop and the community has the greatest opportunity to bring back values in their lives.
This article was successful only in causing more hurt to the city and to those whose lives are now ruined because of their mistake in getting this disease.