Thursday, April 12, 2012

Willie Revillame: From showbiz to politics?

Raising eyebrows?


We know him as a television host, actor, a businessman, a recording artist, and a man of intrigues. We know Willie Revillame so well.




On TV, we saw him first on GMA Network's 80's show Lunch Date. Then he transferred to rival network ABS-CBN, and did comedy shows and noontime shows. For a small period of time, he appeared on the Kapuso network again for a special segment of Extra Challenge. Then back again to ABS-CBN, where hosting the top-rating noontime show Wowowee not just only added millions to the Kapamilya network's revenues (and beating rival show Eat Bulaga! for a couple of times), but also brought him into various scandals and controversies, leading to his transfer to the Pangilinan-owned network.


But for Willie, helping people and making them happy do not end just inside his studio. He announced on Wednesday night that he plans to turn his "I Will Serve Organization" into a party-list for the 2013 elections.


Not quite surprising actually, since there had been quite a number of showbiz personalities turning into politics (and can still manage to do showbiz) and whether we like it or not, it's a part of what the Philippines is about.


"I Wil Serve Organization" had reportedly already petitioned the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for accreditation in March. The party-list will represent the poor, elderly, women, and professionals, expectedly just like the other party-list is envisioned to do.


TV host Willie Revillame announced Wednesday night that he plans to turn his "I Wil Serve Organization" into a party-list for the 2013 elections.


Revillame made the announcement on Wil Time Big Time, his nightly variety show.


According to reports, the "I Wil Serve Organization" already petitioned the Commission on Elections for accreditation in March. The proposed party-list will reportedly represent the poor, elderly, women, and professionals.


But Willie clarified that he won't be among the group's nominees for a House of Representatives seat. Until when?


However, since politics still have plenty of differences with showbiz, an application still needs to prove that candidates represent a marginalized under-represented sector as defined by law and jurisprudence.








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