Was Willie Revillame being rude to Cory Aquino?
Host of television show Wowowee Mr. Willie Revillame requested to the controller to remove the frame showing ABS-CBN’s live coverage of President Cory Aquino’s funeral cortege. Although he spoke in a controlled tone, he did this on air and his manner of request is questionable. This resulted in the anger of many Filipinos.
Below is a clip of the said incident:
Here is a transcript of what he said (in Tagalog):
“Kung ganyan, pakita na lang natin ‘yan. Kasi nagsasaya kami dito, tapos… Masakit sa akin ‘yan, e. Nagsasalita ako dito… ‘yan, please. Sana maintindihan n’yo. Nagsasaya kami dito, papakita n’yo sa amin yun ang… di ba? Hindi tama, e. Okey? Hindi ba?
Pangit! Hindi ho maganda sa atin. Nagsasalita, ipinapakita yung kabaong ni Tita Cory, hindi ba? Papano kami makapagsasaya, nahihirapan kami? I’m sorry ho, ha. Pero ako, totoo ako, e. ‘Wag n’yo akong pagagalitan, kasi totoo ang gusto kong malaman…
Pagkatapos ng show, ipakita n’yo ang gusto n’yong palabas. Kasi itong Wowowee, gusto ko… Hindi ba, at alam din ni Tita Cory ‘yan dahil napasaya rin siya ng show na ito na laging masaya dito, ok?”
Personally, I think Willie Revillame has all the right to make a request because after all Wowowee is his show. However, I think he should have been more cautious and he should have made the request off the air. By saying the things he said on air, he only earned the ire of many Filipinos who love and adore President Cory Aquino.