The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has filed administrative charges against ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation, after it found irregularities in the “Wilyonaryo” segment of their noontime show “Wowowee”.
This after DTI panel found that cheating occurred during the game showâ€™s August 20, 2007 episode. The panel is composed of the Consumer Welfare Trade Regulation Group, the DTIâ€™s Bureau of Trade Regulation Consumer Protection, representatives from the Movie Television Review and Classification Board, Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas, and a consumer group.
In a statement, ABS-CBN said it was extremely disappointed with DTI’s charges.
â€œABS-CBN categorically denies any wrongdoing or violation of law. ABS-CBN is reiteratesâ€¦there was a design flaw in the wheels but there was never any intention to gain any advantage over contestants or control the outcome of the contests. ABS-CBN will answer the charges and is confident that it will be absolved of any liability.”