ABS-CBN Official Statement on Willie Revillame

ABS-CBN reiterates that former Wowowee host Willie Revillame is still bound to his contract to the network.

BY PATTY RAMIREZ

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9/16/2010 5:03 PM
ABS-CBN Official Statement on Willie Revillame


With news spreading that former Wowowee host Willie Revillame will air his new show in another network next month, ABS-CBN has released a statement regarding the issue through Corporate Communications Head Bong Osorio.
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"We have filed our official response to Willie's complaints. We are aware that his supposed program that will air in another station on October 10 has been publicized.
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We would like to reiterate however that Willie continues to be bound to ABS-CBN and we will challenge in court any contract involving his production or exhibition of another program with another network."

Last August 9, the host, in a press conference, announced that he wanted to be released from his contract. According to him, ABS-CBN hasn'rsquo;t put up with its end of the bargain regarding his return to Wowowee. Willie had been suspended from hosting the show because of his on-air threats to ABS-CBN management regarding radio personality and showbiz reporter Jobert Sucaldito. The network on the other hand reacted to his pronouncements on the matter and said it was Willie who violated terms in his contract and it holds the host to his obligations under the contract which expires September 2011.