Monday, March 28, 2011

Abused Boy in Willing Willie named "Jan Jan" Video while Macho Dancing

For years, Willie Revillame's show in any television networks has always been the apple of the eyes of critics, reviewers and television viewers. Now, his name was once again dragged into the issue of an abused boy named Jan Jan who "Macho Dance" in his show - Willing Willie last March 12, 2011 at TV 5.

Different organizations have raised their concerns about this issue. As reported, the Department of Social Welfare and Development said that the incident violated the RA 7610 or the Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act and blatant manifestation of Child Abuse.

Mary Grace Poe Llamanzares, the chairperson of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) also said that the agency have the right to to enforce Constitutional mandate to defend the rights of children from all forms of abuse and exploitation.

Prior to this, an advocate named "Froilan Grate" posted a petition addressed to different personalities like Manny V. Pangilinan, Dinky Soliman, Grace Poe Llamansares and Justice Santiago Kapunan regarding the child abuse in the TV 5's Willing Willie. The document stipulated the reasons why these personalities should impose necessary actions to Willie Revillame and the whole productions.

Meanwhile, Willing Willie also gave their official statements about this event. They had their public apology and said,

"TV5 and Wil Productions express profound regret for any insensitivity on their part, and wish to thank all those who have expressed concern. We are always grateful to be reminded of our obligations to the viewing public. In turn, we hope to make clear that the objective of the show has always been to bring joy and hope to Filipinos, whether they are participating on the show or viewing at home"

Jan Jan, the abused boy video in Willing Willie episode can be viewed right after. The video was posted in youtube last March 12, 2011 and continuously counting views. It has encouraged mixed reactions from the viewers, some reacted violently while some doesn't see anything wrong about it.

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