Willie Revillame, host of Willing Willie, and TV5 officials were sued by the End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes (ECPAT) on Monday for child abuse.
The ECPAT complaint, filed with the Quezon City Fiscal’s Office, stemmed from the March 12, Willing Willie episode, where a child was made to dance suggestively and was given P10,000.
Included in the ECPAT complaint are Revillame, TV5 chairman Manny V. Pangilinan, and other TV5 top executives.
Among the specifics included in the complaints the alleged violation of several laws such as Republic Act (RA) 7610 or the Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Axploitation, and Discrimination Act; RA 9775 or the Act Defining the Crime of Child Pornography; and RA 9231 or An Act Eliminating the Worst Forms of Child Labor.
TV5 has voluntarily stopped airing Willing Willie since April 8. There still no specific date on Willing Willie and Willie Revillame’s return on TV5.