By Rachelle Siazon
An emotional moment suddenly changed the mood of the fun-filled show Wowowee yesterday (August 18) when Willie Revillame defended co-host Pokwang from rival host Joey de Leon’s insulting remarks about her. Apparently, the latter had composed a novelty song against ABS-CBN shows which includes the following lines, "Makikita araw-araw ay mukha lang ni Pokwang. Makikita araw-araw ay mukha ng aswang."
What really made Willie furious, however, is the fact that the offensive lyrics had caused Pokwang’s daughter to be a laughingstock in school. Willie’s sudden burst of emotions brought not only his co-hosts Pokwang, Mariel and Valerie to tears, but also the show’s live audience. "Ngayon may anak si Pokwang, isang babae, nag-iisa. Kawawa po yung bata, tinutukso sa iskwela, ‘Nanay mo aswang!’"
The Wowowee host also noted that this is unfair to both mother and daughter who have gone through a lot of difficulties in life. "Alam niyo ba kung saan nag-umpisa si Pokwang? Nagpe-perform siya sa Japan. At dun, that time, nung nagpe-perform [siya] namatay po ang [isa pang] anak ni Pokwang, na hindi niya nakita habang ito’y binurol at inilibing," he added.
Then Willie further claimed that Joey should refrain from involving other people from the long-standing rift between them. "Tirahin mo na ‘ko ‘wag lang ang babae." TV Patrol tried to get Joey’s reaction on this issue but Eat Bulaga’s producer Malou Fagar explained that the actor-TV host is still on vacation in Hong Kong.
On the other hand, Pokwang—though obviously distraught by the whole thing—managed to look at the brighter side of the situation, "Salamat po sa mga tumitira sa akin. Ibig sabihin lang po nun sikat na ako."
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