TV5 Network To Retain ‘Willing Willie’ Despite Controversy

TV 5 management on Thursday said that the controversial host Willie Revillame of “Willing Willie” will stay with the network despite controversy.

Non other than Manuel Pangilinan, the chairman of ABC Development Corp. and the operator of TV5, confirms it to reporters during a lunch briefing.

“He (Willie Revillame) is staying. Let’s try to save Willie.”

The TV5 executive assured the public that Willing Willie will be reformatted and it will be shortened to give way to the network’s other shows, such as Babaeng Hampaslupa and Nagbabagang Bulaklak.

In the reformatted version, they will introduce new games and expect an improved Willing Willie, TV5 president Ray Espinosa said. He also expects advertisers to return to the show.