Less than a day after PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) published its story about the complaining Wowowee winner, ABS-CBN sent an official statement through its Corporate Communications head Bong Osorio. (Click here to read related article)
The short statement read: "ABS-CBN together with Globe Asiatique is in the process of investigating the claims of Mrs. Nena Santos about the prize she won in Wowowee. We will make sure that Mrs. Santos gets the prize due her as soon as the important details are ironed out.
"To date, Wowowee has given out 19 houses without any problem. This is the first time we are encountering a problem like what Mrs. Santos has raised."
In the article published yesterday, February 25, Santos claimed that the house Globe Asiatique was giving to her was actually a "repossessed" property at Santa Barbara Villas II in San Mateo, Rizal.
She also claimed that the actual price of the prize of the house offered to her only cost P550,000—just half of the P1 million-worth house and lot prize that was promised to her. She planned to get help from the Department of Trade and Industry about this issue.
In the same article, Santos also called the attention of other Wowowee winning contestants who may have the same experience as hers.