Will Willie quit Wowowee?
The answer to that banner question will depend on the outcome of a closed-door heart-to-heart talk between Wowowee host Willie Revillame and ABS-CBN chairman & CEO Gabby Lopez scheduled today.
Meanwhile, Willie has been missing from the show for more than one week now, keeping his “vow” made on air that he would quit if the management of dzMM, ABS-CBN’s sister company, wouldn’t fire Jobert Sucaldito whom Willie accused of hitting him “for one year now” on Jobert’s radio program.
Mercifully, Jobert has listened to management’s advice to stop hitting Willie but he is standing pat on his resolve not to apologize to Willie, not ever!
The in-house “feud” erupted only a few days before the May 10 polls. Willie has openly campaigned for Sen. Manny Villar who has already conceded to Sen. Noynoy Aquino who is leading in the presidential race.
Funfare Update’s Bohol Avenue DPA said that the row between Willie and Jobert is not politically-motivated.
“I voted for Gibo (Teodoro),” said Jobert.
But Pokwang, one of the Wowowee co-hosts who owes Willie a debt of gratitude, showed up at one of Noynoy’s rallies without informing Willie as she should have (as a gesture of courtesy, you know).
“I don’t regret campaigning for Noynoy,” Pokwang was quoted as saying, “although I regretted not having asked Willie’s permission.”
Willie’s absence from Wowowee is made more intriguing by his silence.
“Willie has prepared a resignation letter,” added the Funfare Update DPA. “His contract with ABS-CBN is still good for one year and a half.”
The big question is: Will Willie submit that letter to Gabby Lopez during their meeting today?
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