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Willie Revillame

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In this Philippine name, the middle name or maternal family name is Buendia and the surname or paternal family name is Revillame.

Willie Revillame

Birth name Wilfredo Buendia Revillame

Born January 27, 1961 (age 58)

Cabanatuan, Philippines

Genres P-pop, novelty

Occupation(s) TV host, singer, actor, comedian, producer,


Instruments Vocals, Drums

Years active 1987–2013; 2015–present

Labels OctoArts EMI (2001)

Universal Records (2004–2005)

Star Records (2005–2010)

Viva Records (2010–2013)

GMA Music (2015–present)

Willie Revillame (born Wilfredo Buendia Revillame, January 27, 1961) is a Filipino television host, singer, songwriter, businessman, actor
and comedian.


 1Life and career

 2Business ventures

 3Personal life

 4Controversies

o 4.1PhilSports Stadium stampede

o 4.2Hello Pappy scandal

o 4.3Cory Aquino

o 4.4Jobert Sucaldito controversy

o 4.5Legal troubles with ABS-CBN

o 4.6Child abuse case

 5Movies

 6Television

 7Singles

o 7.1Composed by Vehnee Saturno

o 7.2Composed by Ogie Alcasid

 8Albums

o 8.1OctoArts EMI Music

o 8.2Universal Records

o 8.3Star Records

o 8.4Viva Records

o 8.5MCA Music

o 8.6GMA Music

 9Awards

 10References
 11External links

Life and career[edit]

Revillame started out as the host of GMA Network's noontime variety program Lunch Date in the early 1980s together with Randy Santiago.
After his hosting stint he started appearing on different movies playing sidekick to big-named stars. In 1998, he started co-hosting the ABS-
CBN noontime show "'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila". After the show was cancelled to make way for his big break in Magandang Tanghali Bayan,
he also started appearing in Richard Loves Lucy. Other shows he hosted within the network were "Willingly Yours", Masayang Tanghali
Bayan, and Wowowee, as well as TV5 variety programs like Willing Willie, Wil Time Bigtime and Wowowillie.
On March 2015, Revillame marked his homecoming in GMA Network (his original home network), his long-awaited return to Philippine
showbiz and to Philippine television via his newest weekly-variety program Wowowin, airing on GMA Network every Sunday afternoon
since May 10, 2015 until it became a weekday-variety program in February 2016 due to the huge popularity of the show.

Business ventures[edit]
Revillame is known for developing a business, the Wil Tower Mall near ABS-CBN Eugenio Lopez Drive in Quezon City with business
partner Manny Villar. It held its grand opening on September 15, 2013. [1] Revillame is also a former owner of the restaurants W Bar and Wil
Steak Town at Wil Events Place located near Wil Tower Mall and ABS-CBN along Sgt. Esguerra Avenue in South Triangle, Diliman, Quezon
City. Wil Tower Mall was developed by the real estate firm Vista Land, but Revillame's holdings were sold to his business partner and
friend, former Senator Manny Villar.
Revillame was interviewed for the April 2015 episode of Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho at his own rest house in Tagaytay City after the signing
of contract with GMA Network. During the interview, GMA 7 broadcast journalist Jessica Soho said that Revillame is planning to build a 5-
star resort-hotel located within the 5 hectare lot that he acquired from the Madrigal family. His own rest house is also located within the
same lot.

Personal life[edit]
Revillame married Liz Almoro in a civil ceremony at Lipa, Batangas in March 2005, officiated by Mayor Vilma Santos. This was followed
shortly by a church wedding in June 2005, their marriage annulled in 2008. Prior to his marriage to Almoro, Revillame was married to
actress Princess Punzalan.[2][3]

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PhilSports Stadium stampede[edit]

On February 4, 2006, while Willie was hosting Wowowee, the PhilSports Arena stampede occurred.
Hello Pappy scandal[edit]
On August 25, 2007, the Department of Justice dismissed criminal charges against Revillame in connection with the stampede.
However, Justice Secretary Raul M. Gonzalez affirmed the charge against 14 others, including ABS-CBN officials.[4]
Cory Aquino[edit]
In the August 3, 2009 episode of Wowowee, during which the show was interrupted for live coverage of the transfer of President Cory
Aquino's remains from La Salle Greenhills to the Manila Cathedral, Revillame said that he could not make people happy while the entire
country was mourning. The Alliance of Filipino Journalists denounced his remarks as a sign of disrespect towards Aquino. Revillame said
he had no intention of defaming the former president and her family.[5] ABS-CBN senior executive Cory Vidanes said the network supported
Revillame's action, stating that his outburst did not run afoul of the Broadcast Code of the Philippines. [6] Network entertainment
official Johnny Manahan said Revillame was correct in saying that the footage should not have been inserted, but the way he said it was
Jobert Sucaldito controversy[edit]
On May 4, 2010, Revillame went into another on-air tirade on his now-defunct noontime show "Wowowee", this time directing his anger at
entertainment columnist and DZMM Radio host Jobert Sucaldito. Without mentioning him by name, he said he had enough of Sucaldito's
alleged criticisms against the show having high-school contestants whose grades were below the passing mark for the Willie of Fortune
segment and also ridiculing them on-screen. He threatened to resign from the show unless the ABS-CBN management dismissed
Sucaldito, who described Revillame's rant as being "pikon" (Tagalog slang meaning 'touchy'). [8] He went on an indefinite leave three weeks
later after the network declined his resignation letter. [9]