DTI files charges against ABS-CBN on Wilyonaryo

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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 show’s August 20, 2007 episode. The panel is composed of the Consumer Welfare Trade Regulation Group, the DTI’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.

“ABS-CBN categorically denies any wrongdoing or violation of law. ABS-CBN is reiterates…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.”

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