Monday, October 13, 2008

DTI Sees Violation in Wowowee "Wilyonaryo" Segment

After more than a year, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) finally released the result of its investigation on the administrative charges filed against the defunct "Wilyonaryo" segment of Wowowee.

According to the 11-page decision of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) which was released yesterday October 13, the ABS-CBN noontime show �Wowowee� particularly it�s Wilyonaryo segment violated the Republic Act 7394 or the Consumers Act of the Philippines.

Part of the decision issued by DTI on Monday afternoon read:

A reasonable assessment of the existing game mechanics and procedures implemented at the time of the subject 20 August 2007 Wilyonaryo episode reveals that the game show segment allowed for a reasonable likelihood of error and provided the host and organizers significant latitude in controlling the outcome of the contest.�

According to DTI, the Wilyonaryo segment of Wowowee is under the category of �sales and promotion� campaign and it needs to be under the regulatory commission of DTI or the Consumer�s Act.

In connection to this, ABS-CBN is required to pay an administrative fine of P290,000.00 and come up with an execution of written undertaking.

As of this moment, ABS-CBN's Corporate Communication Department has yet to release their official statement regarding this matter.

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