NOTHING can stop well-loved Kapuso host Willie Revillame in pursuing his passion and commitment to bring happiness and extend support among his fans and avid televiewers wherever he may be.
Following the government’s implementation of lockdown in Luzon and other parts of the country, the entertainment industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic with the suspension of TV production and ban on mass gatherings.
In order to help his fellow Filipinos in need, Willie pushed for the return of the live broadcast of his program “Wowowin,” with the help of GMA Network to continue bringing joy and hope among his kababayans especially during this tough time.
With strict adherence to social distancing measures and important guidelines given by experts, Willie decided to rehash the format of his show without compromising the fun and amazing prizes at stake for those watching at home.
“Iba na po ang tema ng ‘Wowowin.’ Parang talk show na ‘to. Talk show na may entertainment, may game, at siyempre may puso para sa bayan,” he explained.
“Wowowin” is now being held live at the Wil Tower instead of its newly-renovated studio in GMA. There is no audience present, only a few production staff and a band for Willie’s song numbers and performances. It also launched a new segment called “Tutok to Win,” wherein Willie calls a lucky viewer to win cash prizes ranging from P10,000 to P50,000 if they answer his questions right.
It’s as simple as it sounds since Willie believes that everyone, techie or not, should have a chance to receive help, “Hindi ako techie, wala akong alam. Tawag lang ho ako at text. Salamat kasi pinagkatiwalaan n’yo po ako at gumagawa po ako ngayon ng bagay na talagang gusto kong gawin para sa inyong lahat. Gusto ko hong makatulong sa gobyerno natin. Gusto ko hong makatulong sa mga kababayan natin.”
Recently, Willie also pledged one million pesos for the relief efforts of GMA Kapuso Foundation to widen their reach in giving out to less fortunate communities who have no means of providing for their families.
“Napakalaking bagay po nito sa buhay ko eh. Kasi una, gusto ko ho talaga makagawa nang mabuti sa inyo. Hindi lang ho ‘yung pagbibigay ng saya, ‘yung pagbibigay ng tulong, ‘yun po bang sinserong kumanta, mapasaya kayo, may kumakanta na maganda, napapangiti namin kayo sa panahon na ‘to,” he added.
“Wowowin” can be streamed simultaneously online through its official social media pages and on TV every Monday to Friday at 4:30 p.m. on GMA.