'Wowowillie' under probation over skimpy outfits


Posted at Apr 22 2013 01:11 PM | Updated as of Apr 23 2013 01:50 AM

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Willie Revillame with 'Wowowillie' dancers. Screen grab from YouTube

MANILA, Philippines -- The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) placed the noontime show "Wowowillie" on a three-month probation.

The board also subjected the show, which is hosted by Willie Revillame, to a Strong Parental Guidance (SPG) classification effective immediately.

In a statement, MTRCB said the show already apologized to the board.

"At today's hearing conducted by the MTRCB's Ad Hoc Committee on the skimpy outfits and excessive flesh exposure in Wowowillie's 16 April 2013 & other episodes, TV5 and the said show accepted responsibility for the said lapses and apologized to the MTRCB," the statement read.

"The MTRCB, through the panel, ordered placing the program under probation, subjecting it to per-episode review for 3 months, and subjecting it to an SPG (Strong Parental Guidance) rating effective immediately. Tv5 and Wowowillie were further required to submit reform and self-regulatory measures by 06 May 2013," it added.

The probation came after the agency called the show's attention over the revealing outfits of "Wowowillie" dancers wore on its April 16 episode.

Last month, MTRCB also called the attention of "Wowowillie" after Revillame lambasted his guest co-hosts Ethel Booba and Ate Gay live on air.