Willie Revillame not renewing TV5 contract | No more 'Wowowillie' after October

Willie Revillame is not renewing his contract with TV5. The controversial television host is set to leave the Kapatid network when it expires in October.

Wowowillie to end in October
'Wowowillie' to end in October
A report on entertainment site Philippine Entertainment Portal says the 52-year-old actor-TV host made the announcement on “Wowowillie” last Tuesday.

“Alam ninyo, may mga personal na rason na hindi ko na sasabihin sa inyo. Ako muna’y magpapahinga ng ilang buwan, ng isang taon o anuman... Tatapusin ko na lang po ang kontrata ko sa TV5,” Willie was quoted as saying.

“Ganyan talaga ang buhay. Kasi kailangan ko rin ng time. Malungkot lang ay hindi tayo magkikita araw-araw. Wala nang sigawan, walang umiiyak sa saya, walang nabibigyan ng pamasahe, walang nabibigyan ng ganito,” he continued.

“Maybe October 12 will be the last show ng Wowowillie,” added Willie, whose contract will expire on October 15.

He also made a revelation to have personally written TV5 chairman Manny V. Pangilinan about his decision.

“Anyway, tingnan po natin, baka may pagkakataon ay magkita-kita pa rin tayo. Yun lang po para matapos na ang haka-haka. Ako ay sumulat na sa pamunuan ng TV5, ako po ay nagpaalam na—May 17. Actually po, sinagot na nila ako na I think tinatanggap nila ‘yung aking pagpapaalam sa TV5. Para wala nang news, basta po tatapusin ko ang kontrata ko hanggang October,” he said.

In a text message to members of media, TV5 PR head Peachy Guioguio said the network respects Willie’s choice not to renew his contract.

“We respect the decision of Mr. Willie Revillame to retire upon the expiry of his contract with TV5,” the TV5 exec said.

Willie is not quitting showbiz though. In fact, he has reportedly hinted about a possible appearance on another show, saying “Kapag may nagsara na bintana, may magbubukas na pintuan. Basta mag-e-enjoy pa rin tayo.”

Recently, rumors about Willie transferring to GMA-7 for a weekend program that will apparently replace a canceled variety show circulated in social networking sites.