On an episode of GMA Network’s variety show ‘Wowowin’ aired on April 25, an old man revealed that he collects grains of rice everyday just to be able to eat.
The man was invited to the stage as a member of the studio audience. He revealed that he is living with loneliness and that his wife died of leukemia and has no children.
In addition, he also said that he picks up grains of rice from the market just to feed himself which really made the crowd emotional. His usual routine would be picking up grains of rice when the stores in the market are about to close.
One guy from the crowd named Hendricks, who according to him is a call center agent, got so emotional that he started shedding tears.
“Yung sitwasyon niya nagpupulot ng bigas, tapos tayo marami tayong reklamo, maraming hinahanap, nakikita natin kung gaano tayo ka-blessed. Dapat magpasalamat tayo kung anong sitwasyon natin na binigay ng Diyos at mag tiwala tayo sa kanya,” he said in an emotional tone. He then thanked Willie for providing people, including him, happiness through the show. They hugged it out and Hendricks was given the usual presents.
The old man said that it is an honor for him to be at the show and claims to watch the show and is big fan of it. He was then given the usual presents along with the other contestants.
The video of this has over 1.3 million views on YouTube. Netizens showed their sympathy towards the old man and hopes that programs would help out the old man in his struggles in life.
Watch ‘Wowowin,’ weekdays on GMA Network before ’24 Oras.’ Hosted by Mr. Willie Revillame with co-host Sugar Mercado.
On April 26, during a ‘Wowowin’ episode, the audience was filled with emotion when a contestant revealed why she went back home from being a caretaker in Taiwan.
A ‘Wowowin’ contestant named Tin said she went back home to donate her kidney to her own mother. She said that her mother’s condition, called Stage 3 CKD (chronic kidney disease), a kind of kidney cancer, cannot be treated with dialysis and that a kidney transplant was the only way to save her.
“Nag-boluntaryo na po ako Wil umuwi lang po ako galing ng Taiwan sa kasagsagan ng trabaho ko po, kahit ayaw ko po iwan ‘yung trabaho ko kasi sobrang mahal na mahal ko po ‘yung mga pasyente ko,” she said.
She felt that it wasn’t right that she can take care of other people but not her own mother, so she decided that she would donate her own kidney to save the woman she always loved.
“Nag decide po ako na I cannot lose my mother at a very young age, gusto pa naming siyang makasama,” she said as tears were pouring all over the studio.
Her mother Edna said that she is lucky to have a daughter that is responsible and one that sacrificed a lot for her family, as Tin was crying.
Tin’s youngest sister Nica was also in attendance but did not say much but “Thank you” as she could not express to words her emotions and gratitude. The three women then hugged it out and the camera showed a good amount of audience members crying.
Tin expressed her gratitude for her sister by saying “Sobrang proud ako sayo, ako siguro yung pinakamasayang ate sa buong mundo kasi may isa akong kapatid na katulad mo. Kahit gaano man kahirap ang ating buhay, natapos mo yung pag aaral mo.”
Tin also said that her sister urged her to come home because she needed to be a mother to her child and that it was her sister’s turn to work for the family, which made Tin cry even more as she was sharing this story.
The contestant did not regret anything she did in the sacrifices that she made for her family.
“Ma, fight fight lang tayo diba. Kaya ko naming mabuhay na nag-iisa lang ang kidney eh. Ang nanay at magulang ay hindi napapalitan. Kulang na kulang itong isang kidney ko na ibibigay sayo sa sobrang sakripisyo na binigay mo sa amin Mahal na mahal kita mang mahal na mahal kita,” she expressed, as tears were still dripping from her eyes.
Her mother and her sister felt everything she said as the crowd was sympathizing with them all throughout.
Watch ‘Wowowin,’ weekdays on GMA Network before ’24 Oras,’ hosted by Mr. Willie Revillame with co-host Sugar Mercado.
After a female audience member died, while another was injured in an accident during a studio taping of the variety game show “Wowowin,” Willie Revillame has implemented new rules in the GMA Network game show.
“Meron lang po kaming announcement, yung mga manonood dito sa show, huwag niyo na po isama ang mga bata… Yung may mga karamdaman, lolo, lola, huwag na po kayo mag-aksaya ng panahon, babawal na po namin ‘yan. Ayaw po namin ng ganyan,” the host declared.
During its March 12 episode, Revillame also reminded viewers that his program is not a charity show, “Itong programa na ito ay nagbibigay ng saya but it’s also a game show. Game of chance… Kung manalo kayo, mabuti. Pero huwag po kayo pipila diyan at hihingi sa amin ng pera pampa-opera, pampalibing.”
He then stressed to the audiences that, “Hindi po ako mayor. Hindi po ako nasa politika. Ako po ay nandito para magpasaya at wala pong kinikilingan. Yung nangangailangan ay tutulungan at ang mga nanloloko, babalewalain.”
Only those between 17-70 years old will be allowed to enter the studio while those who are aged 100 years old and older could simply write the program and Revillame promised that he would send them a jacket.
“Pagpasensyahan niyo na. Ako nagdesisyon nito, walang iba. Kasi kawawa yung mga bata at lola’t lolo. Sana’y intindihin niyo,” said Revillame.
The tragic event in reference to these new rules set by the host took place in the Wowowin studio last January 22, 2019 where two women “lost their balance while singing and dancing during the opening act,” according to the statement released by GMA Network and WBR Entertainment.
Estrella Bognot, 76, hit her head on a fire extinguisher when she fell from a height of 7 1/2 feet while Milagros Espiritu, 68, suffered a fracture.
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.