The controversial, yet highly popular, Filipino ABS-CBN noontime show, “Wowowee”, has been under heavy fire and public scrutiny due to its August 20 episode where host Willie Revillame’s blooper inadvertently showed that one of its game segments appear to be “rigged”.
The controversy stemmed from the “Wilyonaryo” segment of the said episode where two signboards bearing the numbers “0” (indicating no prize was won) and “2” (indicating the jackpot prize of 2 million pesos) were seen in the same violet-colored box that Willie said the jackpot was to be found.
According to ABS-CBN, the error was “due to a design flaw”, but judging from the videos of the particular show segment that are scattered across the internet, particularly in YouTube – plus all of the questions left unanswered by ABS-CBN and the show’s management – it appears everything BUT.
Perhaps Joey de Leon, one of the iconic hosts of GMA Network’s “Eat Bulaga!”, a popular rival show of “Wowowee”, was justified in telling Willie to “explain before you complain” because it appears that those involved in the alleged “scam” have been trying to skirt the issue by focusing on other things.
In any case, all those involved sure have a lot of explaining to do, especially since the Philippine Senate has asked for an investigation on the matter.
So, what’s your opinion? Check out the video clip below and you be the judge.