FIRST READ ON PEP: (Updated) Court of Appeals decides in favor of TV5; preserves "status quo" on airing of Willing Willie

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Host Willie Revillame celebrates with a public statement on Willing Willie


Ngayong gabi ay ipinagdiwang ni Willie Revillame, live, sa kanyang programa ang isang desisyon ng Court of Appeals (CA) na paborable sa kaniya sa kasalukuyang mga demanda at kontra-demandahan nila ng ABS-CBN.

Ito ay kaugnay ng petisyon ng ABC Development Corporation para sa pag-isyu ng korte ng writ of preliminary injunction sa pagdinig ng kaso sa Makati Regional Trial Court ng hinihinging TRO (Temporary Restraining Order) ng ABS-CBN Corporation laban sa Willing Willie.

Ang ibig sabihin nito ay magpapatuloy sa ere ang Willing Willie. "Status quo" ang mangyayari sa ngayon.

Layunin ng reklamo ng ABS-CBN na ipatigil ang pag-ere ng Willing Willie sa TV5.

Dating host si Willie ng ABS-CBN noontime variety-game show na Wowowee, subalit nagkaroon ng hindi pagkakaunawaan ang dalawang partido matapos palitán ng istasyon ang programa nung nakaraang taon, na nauwi sa paglipat ni Willie sa bakuran ng TV5.

Ikinatwiran ng ABS-CBN sa kanilang reklamo na nilabag ni Willie ang nilalaman ng kanyang kontrata dahil sa biglaang paglipat nito.

Ang patuloy na pag-ere raw ng Willing Willie ay magdudulot ng "irreparable injury" sa Lopez-owned network.

Kahapon, March 10, isang Resolution ng Court of Appeals ang lumabas. Pirmado ito ni Associate Justice Japar B. Dimaampao, at sinasang-ayunan naman nina Presiding Justice Andres B. Reyes, Jr. at Associate Justice Aurora C. Lantion.

Pinaboran ng mga justices ang petition for a writ of preliminary injuction ng ABC Development Corporation at ni Atty. Ray Espinosa (presidente ng korporasyon).

Ang Resolution ay nagpapatigil kina Judge Joselito Villarosa (presiding judge ng Regional Trial Court ng Makati) at ABS-CBN Corporation na gustong magpatuloy sa pagdinig ng petisyon ng ABS-CBN para sa TRO (temporary restraining order) sa Willing Willie.

Ito ang inilabas sa ere ni Willie ngayong gabi.

EXCERPT FROM COURT RESOLUTION. Isang bahagi ng Resolution (na hindi binasa ni Willie) ay nagsasaad: "We discern compelling justifications to issue the writ of preliminary injunction."

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Sa pagpapatuloy nito: "Injunction is the strong arm of equity which must be issued with great caution and deliberation, and only in cases of great injury where there is no commensurate remedy in damages.

"In light of the factual milieu obtaining in this controversy, We are convinced that there is an extreme urgency and imperative need to preserve the status quo of this case until the merits of the Petition have been fully adjudicated upon. The crucial queries brought before Us ought to be resolved first before the court a quo could press on with the hearing for the issuance of the TRO. Our eventual decision on these issues may be put to naught if the court a quo is allowed to receive the parties' respective evidence and upon which, decide the case on the merits."

Ang isa pang parte ng Resolution (na binasa ni Willie) ay nagsasaad: "We cannot turn a blind eye to the incalculable losses that petitioners may suffer once the airing of Willing Willie is enjoined. Their contractual obligations to sponsors and advertisers, as well as to Willing Willie's production crew and staff, would certainly be put in jeopardy. The opportunity to offer joy and consolation to the millions of Filipinos who eagerly watch the show, with many actually joining and winning the contests, would dissipate into thin air. In the higher interest of justice, We are of the considered opinion that an injunctive writ is necessary to forestall this irreparable injury that may be suffered by petitioners."

Sa salitang "petitioners," dalawa ang tinutukoy: ang ABC Development Corporation, or mas kilala bilang TV5, at si Atty. Ray Espinosa, bilang presidente ng ABC Development Corporation.

WILLIE THANKS SUPPORTERS. Kasabay ng desisyon ng korte ay nagsalita si Willie sa pamamagitan ng kanyang programa at pinasalamatan ang lahat ng kanyang taga-suporta kasama na ang pamunuan ng TV5.

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Narito ang kabuuan ng mensahe ni Willie sa publiko na napanood sa March 10 episode ng Willing Willie:

"Ang demanda ko ay apat: 'yong kontrata, 'yong panggagaya daw ng programa naming Willing Willie sa Wowowee—lahat po kinasuhan na 'ko ng napakarami, mahinto lang ang programang ito.

"Sa dasal ninyo, sa dasal ng lahat ng mga nagmamahal sa amin, nanalo po! Hindi ako, hindi po ako ang nanalo dito, hindi po nanalo ang TV5, kayo po ang nanalo dito! Ang sambayanan.

"Maraming, maraming salamat po sa inyo! Sa aking mga magagaling na abogado at sa mga abogado po ng TV5-marami pong salamat!

"Pinaglaban po nila dito ang karapatan natin. Isipin ninyo ho kung nahinto ang programang nagbibigay ng saya at pag-asa. Isipin ninyo ho kung wala kami sa harap ninyo.

"Huwag na lang kami, e, 'yong mga pumipila ng isang linggo diyan. 'Yong mabigyan ka ng isang libo ay kayamanan na sa kanila. 'Yong mabigyan ho ng saya yung mga nasa ospital, di ba? 'Yong mga nanay, 'yong mga lola, 'yong mga naka-wheelchair, special children...

"Bakit ganun? Bakit pinipilit ninyong mawala ako at mawala ang programa? Kung tinatawag kayong Kapamilya, dapat ang iniisip ninyo mapasaya ang sambayanang Pilipino. 'Yon po ang dapat dito. Wala po itong personal. Wala po itong anuman.

"Marami pong salamat! Ito 'yong pinakamasayang pakiramdam sa buhay ko nung mabasa ko ito.

"Hindi ko lang ipinapakita sa inyo na may lungkot po sa likod ng kamerang ito. Pagpasok ko sa aking dressing room nag-iisa ako diyan. Nagmi-meeting ako with the staff, pero hindi ko pinapakita sa kanila na may lungkot ako dahil baka isang araw may TRO na ang programa.

"Paano ang mga taong ito? Naniniwala po ako sa hustisya. Naniniwala po ako truth will always prevail. Ang katotohanan po ang nananalo.

"Maraming-maraming salamat sa mga nagmamahal at nagdadasal.

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"Sir Manny [Pangilinan, TV5 chairman], Atty. Ray Espinosa our president, Boss Bobby [Barreiro, TV5 executive vice-president]. Sa buong pamilya, buong Kapuso, Kapamilya, Kapatid, dito po sa TV5, at sa buong mundo! Nanalo po tayo! Thank you so much!

"Tuloy-tuloy ang saya, tuloy-tuloy ang pag-asa! Salamat po sa inyo!

"Pero sa kabila po ng lahat ng ito hindi ko po puwedeng palagpasin na magpasalamat sa ABS-CBN dahil sa kanila ako nagsimula. Sila ang nagbigay ng programang maganda, ang Wowowee.

"Tinutuloy lang namin ang pagbibigay ng saya at pag-asa sa sambayanan. Salamat din Boss Gabby [Lopez, ABS-CBN Chairman and CEO], Ma'm Charo [Santos-Concio, ABS-CBN president].

"Uulitin ko, salamat sa inyo, kayo ang tunay na tao diyan na nagmamahal sa akin. Ganun lang talaga, umabot sa ganito, wala namang may gusto nito, kaya lang ipaglalaban mo, hindi ang karapatan ko, kundi 'yong kaligayahan ng aming mga kababayan."

(Abangan ang mga karagdagang balita tungkol sa kasong ito dito sa PEP.)

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