MANILA, Philippines – Veteran entertainment columnist Cristy Fermin gave surprising updates on Willie Revillame. According to her, the Wowowin host has already resigned from his new network, former senator Manny Villar’s ALLTV of the Advanced Media Broadcasting System Inc. (AMBS).
|Willie Revillame allegedly resigned from AMBS, according to Cristy Fermin | Screengrab: YouTube/Wowowin|
In Cristy’s Showbiz Now Na! vlog dated April 3, she revealed that Willie had tendered his resignation from the Villar-owned company since he transferred there last July 2022. She said, “Isa pong source ang nakapagbalita sa amin na sumulat na po si Willie Revillame sa pamunuan ng ALLTV ng AMBS 2 at nag-resign na po siya, wala na siyang kinalaman sa istasyon.”
Cristy recalled that Willie’s decision to transfer to AMBS was due to “utang na loob” or a debt of gratitude to the Villars. She defended Willie, saying that after leaving GMA and sacrificing so much to support the Villars family, he no longer has to prove anything.
She said, “Siguro naman po ‘yung pang-iiwan ni Willie sa kanyang Wowowin na talagang kumikita siya ng milyon-milyon na talagang punumpuno siya ng commercials, sikat na sikat para iwanan niya (GMA) at sumama siya sa pamilya Villar ay tinatawanan niya ng utang na loob (ay) wala na tayong masasabi pa. Wala na siyang kailangang patunayan pa.”
Cristy’s co-host Romel Chika said that Willie already gave up so much to help a friend, but it didn’t succeed. So it’s only fair that he leave before he loses everything. He said, “Oo pinagbigyan niya ang hiling ng isang kaibigan (at) hindi nagtagumpay, so, ito na kailangan mong bumaklas kasi malulunod ka na at mawawalan ka na ng kabuhayan.”
Willie has been heavily criticized for leaving GMA despite the popularity of his show and his good relationship with the network, according to Cristy. But not everyone understood Willie’s trust and faith in the Villar family. Cristy revealed that Willie shared how, back in Wowowee, only the Villars gave a house and lot prize because no one trusted him.
But despite his sacrifice, AMBS’ AllTV failed to take off as expected, and he had to now let go. However, Cristy is confident that, like a cat with nine lives, Willie can still recover and make a comeback soon. She defended Willie, saying that no one is perfect and we all make mistakes.
“Wala pong perpekto sa buhay na ito. Lahat tayo nagkakamali. Hindi kayo ang tanging anak ng Diyos. Nagkamali si Willie Revillame sa mabilisan niyang pagde-desisyon. Alam niya yan sa kanyang sarili. Meron tayong karapatan na paminsan-minsan maging mali sa gagawin nating desisyon,” she said.
For now, Willie Revillame and AMBS have yet to issue an official statement on the matter.
You can watch Cristy’s vlog about Willie starting 25:11:
— Sally, The Summit Express