In the ‘Pera o Kahon’ segment of Willie Revillame’s ‘Wowowin’ on Tuesday, a teen beauty contestant introduced her mother as “pogi” to the curiosity of the host and the audience.
Asked why she did so, the contestant named Angel, said her mother was a lesbian. As the segment allows the contestants to share their life stories, the senior high school student proceeded to relay her story.
Angel aims to be an accountant or a business woman in the future to alleviate her family from poverty. She’s the only biological daughter of her lesbian mother, Mama Che.
Her mother adopted another child into their family. Angel never met nor knew her father growing up.
Revillame interrogated Mama Che on her decision to get pregnant, even though she’s a lesbian. The woman answered that the incident only happened because she initially thought her own mother was dying and doggedly wish for her to have a grandchild.
Wanting to fulfil her mother’s ‘dying request,’ Mama Che said, “Sige, bibigyan kita ng apo ‘tas liliko na’ko,” alluding to her decision of switching her gender and sexual orientation after she bears a child.
When asked by the host to leave her child with a message, the lesbian mother told Angel, “’Nak, alam mo naman, kahit ganito ko binuhay kita, pinalaki ka namin ng Mommy mo, alam mo naman ‘yun mula’t sapol kahit baby ka pa, kami na ng Mommy mo ‘yung nag-aalaga sa’yo, sumusuporta, gumagabay sa’yo. Nagpapasalamat ako sa’yo dumating ka sa buhay namin ng Mommy mo.”
Angel who was visibly teary-eyed in the video was very thankful of her mother and grandmother too. The grandmother appeared in the video clip as well, looking very healthy and hale.
“Ni-request ko po ‘yan (sa anak ko) para ho magkaroon kami ng kasama dahil dadalawa lang kami. Nagpapasalamat ako at hindi ako nagkakamali dahil napakaganda ng apo ko,” the proud grandma declared.
Because of poverty, a patient was not given the proper treatment that he needed which gave him a hard time to stand for a long time. It was his father’s decision to act as a doctor and give him the improper treatment which caused a lifelong problem.
Anthony, also called Ton, has joined the ‘Wowowin’ show as a participant in one of their segments. He currently lives in Caloocan and works as a barber. He really loves his job because he makes other people happy, especially when he has done their desired haircut; make them more beautiful and attractive even though it wasn’t his true talent.
He is a visual artist who loves to do different types of painting, like charcoal painting. He showed some of his works on the TV show and one of his paintings was the face of his father.
His father had already passed away two years ago, in 2017, and it was his mother who took care of them. They are nine siblings in the family and he is the 7th. When his father died, he painted a picture of his father, for the simple reason that he already painted a lot of profiles but none of him.
When Anthony was about one year old, he had an accident where he fell on their stairs that caused a fracture on his leg. His parents brought him to the hospital and the doctor’s advice was to put a plaster cast, but his father decided to perform the treatment which caused the current condition of his legs.
He went to the orthopedics for consultation but sadly the doctor said that it would undergo an operation as there will be a possibility that he will be paralyzed. And even though it’s hard, he has already accepted his predicament.
When his mother was asked to give him a message, she became emotional thanking him for the support that he gave and wished that his leg will be healed. Because of poverty, his parents weren’t able to bring him back to the hospital in the orthopedic section.
And since he was having a hard time standing for a very long time as a barber, her mother wanted him to do a painting where he is not required to stand.
Despite his situation, he was able to work and support his family and made her mother so proud of him. His mother’s advice is for him to stay who he is that he can surpass all his trials in life.
He was also thankful to his mother who had sacrificed a lot for them. He promised that he would always take care of her mother until his last breath.
All of us have our own challenges in life, but what really matters is how we embrace and face challenges with courage and acceptance.
Willie Revillame’s TV game variety show, ‘Wowowin,’ is reported that they only have a week left before they’ll run out of stock episodes.
According to Cristy Fermin, Willie Revillame chose to stay in his vacation home in Mindoro to collect himself after the tragic incident where a female audience member died, and another got injured during a studio taping last January 22.
Meanwhile, a staff of ‘Wowowin’ told the veteran columnist, “Nu’ng mangyari ang aksidente sa show, pinatapos muna ng staff niya ang second taping bago nila sinabi kay Willie ang nangyari. Kung malalaman niya kasi agad ‘yun, e, siguradong stop taping na sila. Si Willie pa?
“Hindi na siya papayag na ituloy ang trabaho nila, siguradong aalis siya para puntahan ang mga naaksidenteng fans niya, walang makapipigil sa kanya.
“Nu’ng malaman ni Willie ang nangyari, bagsak ang balikat niya, kitang-kita mo ‘yung concern sa kanya, du’n na siya sumugod sa ospital kung saan nandu’n ang mga naaksidente niyang tagasuporta.”
This is not the first time Willie Revillame had an incident on his game shows. Back in 2006, his show on ABS-CBN’s ‘Wowowee’ had a stampede on its first year anniversary at the Ultra in Pasig city. It is not surprising for the T.V. show host to feel guilt and sadness.
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Wowowin has always been a show that’s full of laughter, jovialty, and hope. But, during an episode taping last Tuesday, January 22, the usual lively set was replaced by sadness and worry.
As the audience members were dancing for the pre-recording of the show, two women suddenly tripped from the bleachers and fell to the floor. One hit her head with a fire extinguisher while the other fell straight to the floor.
They were immediately rushed to the Delgado Hospital. One suffered from a leg injury, while the other died.
According to Cristy Fermin on her Bandera column last January 25, “Sobrang lungkot ng buong produksiyon sa naganap, halos hindi makapagsalita si Willie, dahil napamahal na sa kanya ang lahat ng mga kababayan nating nagluluwasan mula sa malalayong probinsiya para lang manood ng Wowowin.”
“Malungkot na malungkot ngayon ang aktor-TV host, wala nga naman siyang gusto kundi ang magpasaya ng ating mga kababayan sa pamamagitan ng Wowowin, pero hindi niya naman hawak ang emosyon ng mga kababayan natin kapag nagsisimula na ang programa.”
According to the statement from GMA Network, the deceased was identified as Estrella Bognot. She and Milagros Espiritu “lost their balance while singing and dancing during the opening act”.
It was unclear whether Bognot died before reaching the hospital.
“WBR Entertainment and GMA Network deeply commiserate with, and extended immediate assistance to, the families and loved ones of the victims,” the statement read.
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The viewers of GMA Network‘s Wowowin were greeted by a touching story of how a bisexual man thought that he was gay, until he met his now girlfriend.
What’s more amazing is that the girl also turned out to be bisexual.
Austin shared his story during the Willie of Fortune segment on December 14. He said that he really thought that he was gay because he had a boyfriend of six years.
“Akala ko dati bading talaga ako eh kasi nagkaroon po ako ng ex na lalaki, six years. Kaka-break lang po namin. Akala ko siya na eh. Pero ngayon Kuya Wil, hindi ko alam kung bakit.”
Then he met Marie.
“Siguro pain changes people at na-in love ako sa babae. At may plot twist, bisexual din siya.”
The contestant told his girlfriend that if before, she thought that he was just joking around, now she knows that he’s not.
“Akala mo kasi dati biro lang eh. Ngayong gusto ko, ayan nationwide, gusto ko malaman mo na seryoso ako doon at saka sana hayaan mong ako ‘yung maging lalaki ng buhay mo,” Asutin told Marie.