Willie Revillame Renews Partnership with GMA

WBR Entertainment Productions Inc. Chairman and CEO Willie Revillame recently renewed his co-production contract with GMA Network, Inc. for the airing of  his top-rating variety program “Wowowin”.

Present during the contract signing were GMA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, GMA President and Chief Operating Officer Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., GMA Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Felipe S. Yalong, GMA Films President Annette M. Gozon, GMA First Vice President for Program Management Jose Mari Abacan, GMA Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Communications Angela Javier Cruz, GMA Assistant Vice President for Program Management Mitzi Garcia, WBR Entertainment Production’s Atty. Alfonso R. Reyno Jr., Atty. King Reyno, and Atty. Ferdie Domingo.

Also in attendance were composers Lito Camo and Vehnee Saturno together with Willie’s co-hosts Janni Alipo-on, Sugar Mercado and Patricia Tumulak.

Willie expressed his happiness for finding a home in GMA, “Second home na namin ito at ng mga kababayan at Kapuso natin dahil talagang andito yung kasiyahan nila. Dito ko naramdaman yung haplos ng pagmamahal. Iba kasi ang tibok ng puso dito. Yung tibok ng puso sa GMA talagang may love, may pagmamahal. There’s no competition within the company. May pagtutulungan.”

The TV host likewise promised that he will carry on with his program’s goal of extending help to more Filipinos while sharing joy and happiness.

“Asahan nila yung saya. Maraming games at maraming segments pa ang dapat abangan. Lahat ng pangarap ng ating mga kababayan, pwedeng makuha at ibibigay natin sa kanila yun. Everyday naman ang Wowowin from Monday to Friday. Ayokong pinahihirapan yung mga tao, dapat masayang-masaya pag-uuwi sila. Dapat extension ka ng kanilang hapag-kainan. Kasama mo sila sa kusina, sa bahay, sa bus, sa lahat. Itong Wowowin talaga, it’s really a win. Winner ka dito,” he added.

Meanwhile, Atty. Gozon praised ‘Wowowin’ for performing well in the ratings game. He is also pleased with Willie’s reaffirmation of loyalty with GMA.

“We are very happy that he remains a loyal Kapuso. Siguro nga dahil yan si Willie, dati nasa atin yan, lumipat, bumalik pero ngayon mukhang talagang nakita na niya ang kanyang tahanan sapagkat dito nagre-rate ang mga program niya. Walang kaduda-duda yun.”

Mr. Duavit, on the other hand, thanked Willie for his continued trust in the Network and revealed that the viewers can look forward to seeing him do international shows.

“Maraming salamat, Willie sa iyong patuloy na pagtitiwala. Si Willie ay isang mabuting kaibigan, a very loyal partner, co-worker, at minamahal ng maraming manunuod at mga kababayan. Tayo ay nasisiyahan na second home ni Willie ang GMA. Makakaasa siya sa ating suporta sa hinaharap. In fact, we’re looking at what we can do with Willie more frequently sa international naman.”

Kapuso viewers abroad can also catch Wowowin via GMA Network’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV. For the program guide, visit www.gmapinoytv.com.

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