After Willie Revillame flap, TV5 tightens up on minors – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

After Willie Revillame flap, TV5 tightens up on minors – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos.

By Marinel R. Cruz
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Source: Inquirer.net

MANILA, Philippines—After issuing a public apology for the exploitative treatment of a 6-year-old boy in a segment of the “Willing Willie” variety show last March 12, the TV5 television network has announced that it has taken steps to prevent a repeat of the incident.

In a statement released on Wednesday night, TV5 said it had appointed Roberto V. Barreiro, its chief operating officer, and Christine C. Ona, legal counsel, to lead a team that would conduct a “thorough investigation” of the incident.

Government officials, led by Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman, castigated the broadcast station and host Willie Revillame for making the young contestant, Jan-jan Suan, “gyrate distastefully … like a macho dancer” in exchange for money. An amused Revillame gave the boy P10,000, and led the studio audience in cheering him and egging the child to dance some more.

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