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Like I said, nothing’s gonna happen, Willie’s gonna get away with it and the masses will remain, well, vacuous, continue to watch the show, elect the wrong leaders, and dance for money because money makes the world go round.
I wonder how much Willie paid the boy’s family to come out on his show today.
Here’s how TV5 reacted to the child abuse episode of Willing Willie:

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Jan-jan’s father, salon owner Jojo Estrada with a satisfied customer

Willie, TV5 apologize for Jan-Jan episode
28-Mar-11, 6:44 PM | TV5

Mr. Willie Revillame, the producers of “Willing Willie” and TV5 sincerely and deeply apologize for the segment of the show featuring 6-year-old Jan-Jan Suan which viewers may have found offensive or in bad taste.
We wish to stress that there was never any intention to humiliate or abuse Jan-Jan or any contestant on the show.
“Willing Willie” is a program that was conceptualized to bring joy and hope and shine the spotlight on ordinary Filipinos. The program aims to provide a venue for everyone to show their talents, tell their stories and make their dreams come true. This is the thrust of everyone involved in the program, particularly its host, Willie Revillame.

Like most contestants on the show, Jan-Jan, accompanied by his aunt, joined the program to showcase his talent and play in a game segment in the hope of bringing home big prizes. He has performed in the past in school programs and mall contests, and his performance in “Willing Willie” was completely voluntary and with the blessings of his parents.

He appeared to be sad or even in tears, not because he was being forced to dance, but because he felt the dance was “serious” and he was playing a role.
He did not want to smile because of his missing upper front teeth and because of the presence on the set of former basketball player Bonel Balingit who Jan-jan thought was a scary “giant”.
Again, TV5 and Wil Productions express profound regret for any insensitivity on their part, and wish to thank all those who have expressed concern. We are always grateful to be reminded of our obligations to the viewing public.
In turn, we hope to make clear that the objective of the show has always been to bring joy and hope to Filipinos, whether they are participating on the show or viewing at home.
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Our son was not abused on ‘Willing Willie,’ Jan-jan’s parents say
28-Mar-11, 9:22 PM | Joseph Holandes Ubalde, InterAksyon.com

MANILA, Philippines — The parents of the six-year-old boy who was allegedly humiliated on Willing Willie came to the show’s defense Monday, even as the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said the child was abused on TV5’s primetime game show.
Jojo Estrada and wife Diana, appeared on the set of Willing Willie to personally clear the air on the March 12 episode where their son Jan-jan was in tears while gyrating to Snoop Dog’s Next Episode.

The DSWD condemned the episode and called the attention of ABC Development Communication Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan on Monday to prohibit children from appearing in shows like Willing Willie.
It said that putting pressure on Jan-jan to mimic adult sexy dances in exchange for money at the expense of being laughed at was traumatic for the child and was tantamount to child abuse.

“Wag naman po nilang sabihan ng ganun (I hope they don’t say that),” Diana said, fighting her tears.
“Napakasakit po sa magulang na na cha-child abuse ang anak ko. Dahil ‘di naman naming tinuturan ng masama ang anak ko. Gusto n’ya lang po sigurong mag-artista kaya gusto niyang sumayaw, guminhawa buhay namin,” she added.
(It’s heartbreaking for parents if their child is abused. We did not teach anything bad to our child. Perhaps he just wanted to become a celebrity that’s why he was so driven to dance, and eventually make our lives better.)

My son wants to be famous

Jan-jan’s mother went further to assail a children’s show in another channel, which she said should be looked into by the DSWD.
Game show host Willie Revillame gave the couple the chance to give their side to the story after several Filipinos raised their concern on the welfare of the child.
Revillame, who also apologized for the incident, said that during the auditions for the March 12 episode, the show’s producers had advised Jan-jan to choose another talent to showcase for the Wiltime Bigtime segment. But Jan-jan relented.

“Kagustuhan ng anak ko ‘yon, gusto niyang sumikat, mag-artista…sinuportahan ko lang yung anak ko…’yon ang gusto n’ya eh (That’s what my son wanted, he liked to be famous, become a star…I just supported my kid…that’s what he wanted),” Jojo said.
According to Jojo, Jan-jan had been gyrating to Careless Whisper at the age of three. In 2009, Jan-jan even joined a talent show at SM mall to showcase his talent.
“Lahat ng tao nagsisigawan talaga sa kanya (People were screaming for him),” Jojo said.
In the said episode dated March 12, Jan-jan, was in tears as he danced on stage. The boy’s performance was egged on with cheers from the audience and Revillame, and also by the approving presence of his aunt, Josie, who accompanied Jan-Jan in the show.
“Umiiyak pa yan! (And he’s even crying!)” an amused Revillame said.
“Ganyan na ho ang hirap ng buhay ng tao…siyempre nagsasayaw siya bilang macho dancer sa edad nyang ‘yan para sa mahal niyang pamilya (That’s how tough life is. He’s a macho dancer at this age all for the love of his family),” Revillame said, laughing.

I was scared of Balingit

Jan-jan was given P10,000 by Revillame after his appearance in the show. His aunt also was given P3,000. Jojo said he had used Jan-jan’s prize money to buy an MP5 Player and a bicycle for his son.
Jan-jan explained that he had cried on the set of Willing Willie not because he was embarrassed to be there but because he was intimidated by former basketball player Bonel Balingit, who was invited by Revillame on stage to meet the boy.
“Natakot ako kay Balingit (I was scared of him),” Jan-jan said.

The video footage of the controversial episode with Jan-Jan is circulating on the web and social media sites.
Revillame has caught the ire of the blogosphere for the said incident. Bloggers have hit Revillame for “humiliating” the boy in front of millions of Filipinos. At least one online petition is calling for the attention of the Commission on Human Rights. There are also open letters addressed to the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board.
As of Monday evening, Willing Willie has become a top trending topic in micro-blogging site Twitter.

InterAksyon.com is the online news portal of TV5.

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The parents claim that their child wants to become famous? Or are they channeling their own hopes through Jan-Jan? Hmph.

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Happy22qt

We all share the same sentiments that’s why a group of people have started a campaign to stop willie revillame from doing these kind of acts again. Sign the petition and let your voice be heard. LET’S PROTECT THE RIGHTS NOT ONLY OF OUR CHILD BUT FOR EVERY FILIPINO CHILD! GO TO THIS WEB ADDRESS; http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?nowillie&201

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Scary thought: I hope this doesn’t start a trend for children’s “talents” for shows like this. I really think they should impose a age limit for these types of segments na talaga.

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Ken

Maybe the kid wanted to be a star but he didnt bargain for that. Did you just see/hear how that rheumatic-fingered host laugh at the kid, it is a cross between a strange clown and an evil entity. A million peso couldve easily shut the parents mouth up. According to Ogie Diaz, the “tuloy tuloy lang tayo” host earns an approx. 80 thousand dollars or roughly 3.5 million pesos per episode. If I earn that much, I would be laughing like the devil too 🙂

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J. Lozada

Saan nakatingin ang mata ng tatay ni Jan-Jan?

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CVS Reply:

sa left and the right 🙂

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J. Lozada Reply:

😉

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sjforthewin Reply:

yan ang tinaguriang “derpface”.

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yan ang tinaguriang “derpface”.

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Nonah

I have watched this episode on dream satellite. Tsk tsk…I so pity the kid. I don’t like Willie make fun out of it and so when he learned that the kid’s father is working at salon…sobrang berde ng utak. Bad!
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sa ABS-CBN pa lang, scripted na talaga yung mga nangyayari sa show ni Willie. My colleague’s landlady was able to join one of the segments – a sob story is a prerequisite plus kailangan mo talaga umiyak bago ka bigyan ng pera.

how low can you go, Willie?

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Zashi

Since when is macho dancing a special talent that will lead to stardom? Maybe if you want to be Star Dancer in a Club or something! If they wanted to show their kid’s dancing talent they should have him breakdance or whatever dance is In with kids these days. Sad to say this is just publicity mileage and 15 mins. of fame for them probably. Sad but this family has warped sense of values and sad for the kid to be stuck with them. It does not help the Willie is teaching them tricks to milk the most of it.… Read more »

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I think the parents genuinely thought they weren’t doing or teaching him anything wrong. Diba mga adults sa bahay ang hilig magturo ng kung anu anu sa mga bata lalo na kung anu uso (shembot dance, this or that jingle) tapos tuwang tuwa sila pag nagagaya ng bata. Hindi siguro nila naisip na malaswa na yung tinuturo nila lalo na para sa bata. They probably live in a household or community where this has always been the norm. And statements like “gusto guminhawa ang buhay”, “susuportahan ko ang anak ko” are always heard in tv shows so maybe it became… Read more »

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Julie Adams0118

i agree. we share the same view. the other day, i wrote about this issue in my FB notes. remember, years back, when spaghetti and otso-otso steps became popular millions of parents were very much delighted to see their little girls (as young as 2) gyrating. even the adolescent girls didn’t show any naivety and their mothers were but proud how their daughters move their body like worms, and take note, the girls were wearing midribs and short shorts. seriously, ano na ba latest definition ng abuse and bastos? ‘di ko na alam, eh. let’s admit and not be hypocrite,… Read more »

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Guest

I was merely saying that the parents probably didn’t know that what they are teaching is improper for a child. I’m not saying they were right. SOME pinoys loving to joke about kabastusan doesn’t mean that everyone else does it and thinks it’s appropriate. And dancers in sexy outfits gyrating are a far cry from a 6 year old boy dancing suggestively while crying in exchange for cash prizes. He is a 6 year old who did what he was told to do. That I think makes him a victim of child abuse. I doubt this boy does that dance… Read more »

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The girl is an artista I believe and someone told me some guests and contestants are scripted. But still, the values they showed on NATIONAL TELEVISION were pretty much a mirror of how they view the world as it is. If lahat i-hypnotize ng tv show na yan, then sorry, wala ng pag-asa ang Pilipinas because the only thing “we’ll” care about is MONEY.

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sjforthewin Reply:

that’s nina jose!

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that’s nina jose!

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Guest

Anubear,wrong spelling wrong ang highlights! Finished or not finished, pass your papers!

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Guest

Ang sakit sa bangs ng katwiran ng mga magulang, tsk tsk…

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Guest

Waaaiiit! Sorry, I know PG ang Chuvaness pero parang blow-up doll ang satisfied customer. Hahahaha! Sorry Ms. C peace!

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CVS Reply:

PAK!

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its so sad that some people would do such things for money. anuber, pera lang yan!!! kikitain yan one way or the other, than hindi mo isasangakalan ung anak mo! maygawd.

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Liee

Oh wow. I just noticed the address of the parlor. I know where that is!

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CVS Reply:

libre kita, hehe

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The dad’s FB Wall is full of encouraging comments from relatives and friends. “Cute ni Jan-jan! Astig! Galing galing!” etc. It’s so depressing.

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Thet

DSWD should step into the picture . . . I think based on the explanation from the parents, they are not fit to raise the kid . . . they are using him to have money . . . they are like a pimp!

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“Jan-jan’s mother went further to assail a children’s show in another channel, which she said should be looked into by the DSWD.” – Huh? Ano’ng show? Goin’ Bulilit? [Reply]CVS Reply:March 29th, 2011 at 9:29 PMsuddenly she’s a moral compass. what show is that nga? [Reply]time_connects Reply:March 30th, 2011 at 12:00 PMShe referred to Goin’ Bulilit indeed. According to a blog article: Diana added, “Saka po sa mga ibang channel na… katulad po ng ‘Goin’ Bulilit.’ Bakit po ninyo hindi ninukwestiyon yung mga pinapagawa nyo sa show na yun at saka yung sa anak ko po yung kinukwestiyon nyo ng malaki…… Read more »

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Ok, now I’m wondering how much they got “extra” for their appearance last night.

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CVS Reply:

me too

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Bing

He appeared to be sad or even in tears, not because he was being forced to dance, but because he felt the dance was “serious” and he was playing a role. Who worte this parang bobo WTF. More damage nagaw ng source na yan. Walang logic. Wala namang macho dancer na nag eemote with tears hello. I hate Willie for this… “Ganyan na ho ang hirap ng buhay ng tao…siyempre nagsasayaw siya bilang macho dancer sa edad nyang ‘yan para sa mahal niyang pamilya (That’s how tough life is. He’s a macho dancer at this age all for the love… Read more »

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Cubicpoo

Children these days are sometimes born AS INVESTMENTS. Parents seem to think that the more children the more chances “na guminhawa ang buhay”! I really feel so sad about this– why would the burden of prosperity be placed on kids?

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I think the most disturbing part here is not forcing the kid to dance, it’s the kid dancing like a macho dancer. I mean, WTH did that even come from? Tinuruan ng magulang? Ano pumasok sa isip nila to think that a kid macho dancing is entertaining? Sa pedos siguro oo. Kung sana pinasayaw na lang nila sa kantang “Friday”, masaya pa. Fun fun fun pa nga eh. lol

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“According to Jojo, Jan-jan had been gyrating to Careless Whisper at the age of three. ”

3 years ago na ba yung HK-KH video of careless whisper? di ata. Jejeje

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CVS Reply:

iba naman ang three years old sa at three years ago.
how old is the kid now? do the math

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crisel ツ Reply:

This! Lol. The child is 10 I think. So, apparently, he’s been dancing to Careless Whisper since 7 years ago XD

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Kristine Ching Reply:

i thought the kid’s 6years old?

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Cusinera

Kahit anong sabihin nila….mali pa rin! It’s like something stinks, even how much cans of air freshener are used, the smell will still creep out and final solution is just to put the stinker inside the bin……that’s what Willie belongs to! You can teach a child to sing, draw or play an instrument to shine pero to dance like a macho dancer hindi ko alam na talent pala rin yon para sa bata. I thought moral obligation of the parent/s to provide ginhawa sa buhay not the other way around.

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the reaction of the family irritates me… eto na nga tayo expressing our unified and serious concern, with even the DSWD and MTRCB offering their help, and they’re acting as if WE’RE the ones who’s got the problem and are just wasting their time. nakakainis yung you’re offering na nga to help, and they refuse it pa and belittle your concern. kung ayaw nila, di huwag. it’s like beating your head against a wall if some people continue to be so stubborn. [Reply]Tin_tin_silva Reply:March 29th, 2011 at 2:08 PMkasi daw d naman nila pagkakaperahan yung tulong at concern natin. [Reply]

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Tin_tin_silva

kasi daw d naman nila pagkakaperahan yung tulong at concern natin.

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Further proof that it was all about the money: “Gusto n’ya lang po sigurong mag-artista kaya gusto niyang sumayaw, guminhawa buhay namin,” Jojo said he had used Jan-jan’s prize money to buy an MP5 Player and a bicycle for his son. It’s not like they were going hungry. With a salon, and judging from where the money went, they don’t really need the money. It’s not like they don’t know where their next meal was coming from. I would’ve cut them some slack if that were the case. Or if the money went to a savings fun for Jan-jan’s schooling.… Read more »

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“Natakot ako kay Balingit” ? Jan-Jan didn’t even cry when Bonel joined them on the stage. Ginawa pang dahilan. Tsk tsk.

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This is depressing.

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Only stupid parents would allow their children to embarrass themselves like that. They said that it was Jan-jan who really wanted to do the dance, but that doesn’t mean they should let him. The kid doesn’t know any better and the parents do. It’s their responsibility to guide their children especially at such a young age.

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Liee

I hate that it’s all about money na talaga. Kung gusto mag-artista ng anak ko, fine, support him and all that but not like this. UNFIT PARENTS. (And I’m not a parent but if my brother ever did this to my nieces I will smack him 10 years into the future)

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Corie Miguel

The boy’s parents should be reprimanded too. I guess everything was scripted and looks like the boy was just too scared of his dad.

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Isangv

Money changes everything…so sad but true.

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Tin_tin_silva

syempre naturuan na yan ni Willie kung anong sasabihin, gusto ko ngang batuhin ang TV kagabi! Mukha silang pera! Poor Jan-Jan, you don’t have to be a psychologist para d makita ang pagka upset ng bata and for sure ang pagka disgusto ng ginagawa nya. qoute ko lang ha “According to Jojo, Jan-jan had been gyrating to Careless Whisper at the age of three.” Ha! How come na aware ang bata about the “Careless Whisper thing?” Pinanood ba nila sa bata ang ang pagsayaw ni katrina at ni hayden! Stupid people make me sick! Willie hindi tanga ang mga tao,… Read more »

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Prisma_ed

Wow, the mom has a warped sense of righteousness!

Where are the priests?

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IngridTar

Kung iba ba ang sinayaw niya may magcocomment kaya?

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CVS Reply:

honestly, it wouldn’t be so bad

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hay… it’s so frustrating!!!

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patty betita

Kahit ilang beses batikusin si Willie…bottomline is…he still commands a huge following and to a lot of poor people, he is the savior. Yan lang ang masasabi ko.

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Qrizer76

one word…….. IGNORANCE!!!

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Sugarcages

Para san pa ang sorry kung i-j-justify mo naman? Can’t people just say it was wrong and won’t happen again, period?

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“Jan-jan was given P10,000 by Revillame after his appearance in the show. His aunt also was given P3,000. Jojo said he had used Jan-jan’s prize money to buy an MP5 Player and a bicycle for his son.” Teka puro luho ito a. Would’ve appreciated if they bought pangkabuhayan or back-to-school showcase; even food for the day to celebrate with 10k. This family’s values system and priorities are skewed, obviously. Kung sila ay tunay na mahirap and struggling to live everyday they’d put the money in the right places for it to grow. Apparently not everyone in their social class have… Read more »

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Palma Tayona

Good publicity. Bad publicity. It’s still publicity. The Daddy’s salon got national notice even for just a few nanoseconds. The aunt got to hug her ‘hero’, and the mom… whatever. Expose to the whole country ones dirty laundry. Put a minor on national TV to earn a few thousand pesos regardless if he’ll be the next top (s)exotic dancer that began at 6 years old with the excuse that “Hey, my son wants to be a star. Issue?” Be famous. Be damn shit famous. That’s Pinoy TV for you. In the end, what counts is money. Now who will be… Read more »

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Declamation Speech ateh? lol peace!

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skydiver

because of what happened to jan-jan, he will be dealing with self-esteem and self-respect issues. my heart bleeds for jan-jan because this incident will scar him for life. i met someone who he used to be a macho dancer. now, he finds total satisfaction in doing webcam shows. he even has the guts to show his face on cam.

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“Napakasakit po sa magulang na na cha-child abuse ang anak ko. Dahil ‘di naman naming tinuturan ng masama ang anak ko. Gusto n’ya lang po sigurong mag-artista kaya gusto niyang sumayaw, guminhawa buhay namin,” she added. -> my GOD, GUMINHAWA BUHAY NAMIN!? why will you put the burden sa bata para guminhawa ang buhay ninyo? is it jan-jan’s fault na pinanganak syang mahirap? what were you thinking Diana? Kawawang bata. Ka awa awang bata. [Reply]CVS Reply:March 29th, 2011 at 1:10 AMscripted? [Reply]AkoIto Reply:March 29th, 2011 at 10:34 AMdami daming sayaw pwede gawin bakit yung malaswa yung ginawa nung bata. obviously… Read more »

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dami daming sayaw pwede gawin bakit yung malaswa yung ginawa nung bata. obviously it’s because of what his eyes saw. since bata lang yan and there’s a very very very small to no chance na sa kapwa bata makukuha yung idea na yon, malamang sa magulang na nanggaling yung sayaw or sa relative na nakakatanda.
baboy ng parents noh Kadra?

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“He appeared to be sad or even in tears, not because he was being forced to dance, but because he felt the dance was “serious” and he was playing a role.”

Who are they kidding?

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AkoIto Reply:

those other worshipers in line, waiting outside for a chance to get cash from willie’s arse

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those other worshipers in line, waiting outside for a chance to get cash from willie’s arse

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How lucky naman that he got free publicity pa for his salon on chuvaness.com! LOL! [Reply]CVS Reply:March 29th, 2011 at 1:02 AMlibre kita x-tinso? [Reply]Monikkihip Reply:March 29th, 2011 at 1:15 AMThat girl with the kid’s dad in the pic looks like Nina Jose from PBB Teens… [Reply]jam creencia Reply:March 29th, 2011 at 11:40 AMi thought it was Nina Jose too. Ampy A. Reply:March 29th, 2011 at 1:36 AMYes please Ms C, pero wala sya INUA? Jejeje! Que horror! Que barbaridad! Why is it so easy for him to get away with it?! Mabuti pa nung si Madame Laguardia pa ang… Read more »

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This incident will serve as an opportunity to re think values, morals and integrity. Children do not ask much. they dream of big things but they only ask for substantive values and needs that actually bring them genuine wealth: a home, security , nurturing and protection, trust and respect, education, proper food and LOVE.

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debimanjoo

“Kagustuhan ng anak ko ‘yon, gusto niyang sumikat, mag-artista…sinuportahan ko lang yung anak ko…’yon ang gusto n’ya eh.”

If you wanna support your child become an artista, you don’t send him to Willie to gyrate in national TV so millions of people can see him. Great, just great parenting. You send him to workshops or you send him to auditions or go to talent agencies so he can hone his talents. You do not instill in him that dancing suggestively is the only way to get money and fame. As a parent. your role is to correct that thinking.

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donhey

spell SCRIPTED! Leche.

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