Aug 30, 2007

ABS-CBN: No cheating in Wowowee

ABS-CBN has released an official statement regarding the controversial "Wilyonaryo" incident. (follow link to see video).
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Willie Revillame's noontime show has been under fire eversince he has been caught by audiences both local and abroad making a mistake of pulling the wrong number, hence the presumption that there is cheating or rigging of the jackpot prize.

Earlier yesterday, August 29,
Willie publicly reacted to Joey De Leon's 'parinig' about him and Wowowee.

Then after a few hours, ABS-CBN released an official statement regarding the "Wilyonaryo Scam".

The following is the official statement of ABS-CBN:

"There was no cheating in the August 20 episode of ‘Wilyonaryo', the new game portion in Wowowee.

"There are two parts in ‘Wilyonaryo', the elimination and the final rounds. In the elimination round, the contestant won P37,000. In the final round, the contestant agreed to get the one hundred thousand pesos (P100,000) offered by Willie. This brought the contestant's total winnings to one hundred thirty seven thousand pesos (P137,000).

"The revelation of where the P2 million jackpot prize is happened after the contestant decided to get Willie's offer. Since 'Wilyonaryo' is a new game, a mechanical glitch occurred in the reveal portion.

"Wowowee assures all its supporters that all games and contests in the program are executed with transparency, fairness, and honesty.

"Wowowee will continue to give cheer, help, and fulfillment of the dreams of millions of viewers around the world."

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