“Wowowee” host Willie Revillame is standing by his threat to leave ABS-CBN if the network refuses to dismiss fellow Kapamilya talent Jobert Sucaldito.

 

“I mean what I say. Kapag nagsalita ako, yun na yun,” said Revillame.

A defiant Revillame maintained that he is only fighting for his principles because he has been hurt by Sucaldito’s purported constant criticisms.

When asked if he is ready to give up “Wowowee” and his reported high paycheck, the controversial host said he will not regret his decision since he based it on his principles.

When asked by ABS-CBN reporter Alvin Elchico if he is willing to negotiate, he said: “Kailangan pa bang humantong sa ganito para pag-usapan? Gusto mo ba tinitira kita sa show ko?”

“Anong mararamdaman mo kung sabihin kong yang si Alvin Elchico, ganito yan, ganyan yan! Sa sarili mong tahanan, tinitira ka? Kaya nga Kapamilya, di ba?” Revillame added.

Elchico is an ABS-CBN news correspondent and a host of some programs on radio dzMM.

Revillame was also asked if a gag order has been issued by the ABS-CBN management. The host defiantly replied that he would “say whatever I want to say.”

“Walang makakapigil sa akin… Natatakot ka bang mawalan ng trabaho? Kapag magaling ka, di ka matatakot… Iisa lang ba ang channel?.. Lahat ng ito mawawala sa atin. Pero kapag lumaban ka, patay ka na, may prinsipyo ka pa rin,” he said.

On Tuesday, Revillame dared ABS-CBN management to fire Sucaldito, an entertainment writer who is a co-host of “The Buzz” and radio dzMM’s “Showbiz Mismo,” for allegedly insulting the contestants of his popular noontime program.

Sucaldito reportedly asked why “Wowowee” invited high school students with general averages of 75 to 79 to become contestants.

In Tuesday’s episode of “Wowowee,” Revillame said: “”Sobra na. Huwag mong idadamay ang programang ito. Ang programang ito, ang may-ari ay Filipino. Hindi ito [sa] magra-radyo. Mamaya yan kapag tinira mo pa ako, hindi na ako papasok dito sa ABS-CBN. Tandaan ninyo yan. ABS-CBN management, gawan ninyo ng paraan yan. Alagaan ninyo ang mga talent ninyo dahil kami ang nagbubuhos dito ng pagod at lahat. Huwag naman na dito sa sarili naming tahanan ay tinitira kami dito.”

When sought for reaction, Sucaldito told ABS-CBN News: “Hindi pa nga nananalo manok niya, ginaganyan na niya mga tao. Ano pa kung nakaupo na manok niya, saan na tayo pupulutin?”

In an official statement issued on Tuesday, ABS-CBN said it is already talking to both parties about the issue.

“Kinausap kaagad ng pamunuan ng ABS-CBN si Willie at Jobert tungkol sa isyu sa pagitan nila. Naniniwala ang ABS-CBN na maaayos ito sa magandang pag-uusap at di nararapat magsagutan pa sa ere,” the network said.

Source: ABS-CBNnews

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