WBR Entertainment Productions Inc. Chairman and CEO Willie Revillame renewed his co-production contract with GMA Network, Inc. for the airing of his top-rating variety program Wowowin.
On Aug. 8, the television host met with GMA Network bigwigs to seal their continued partnership.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 Revillame’s co-hosts Janni Alipo-on, Sugar Mercado and Patricia Tumulak.
Revillame expressed his happiness for finding a home in GMA, “The network is already our second home. 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.
“They can expect fun, more games and additional segments. 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 rating game. He is also pleased with Revillame’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 Revillame for his continued trust in the network and revealed that the viewers can look forward to seeing him do international shows.
“We thank Willie for his trust. He is a good friend, a very loyal partner, co-worker, and he’s being loved by the audience. We are glad that Willie considers GMA his second home. With that he can expect our all-out support. In fact, we’re looking at what we can do with Willie more frequently sa international naman.”
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