ABS-CBN accuses Willie Revillame of falsifying P426-M bond

Network says court should have issued TRO on Revillame’s new show

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Willie Revillame. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Network giant ABS-CBN has added another case to its legal tiff with its erstwhile millionaire host.

The TV network has lodged falsification raps against Willie Revillame and two others, claiming that the signatures that appeared on the P426-million bond submitted by Revillame to a Quezon City court in 2010, were not the TV host’s.

In an affidavit, ABS-CBN chief legal counsel Maximilian Uy filed charges against the TV5 host, notary public Romeo Monfort and bondsman Reynaldo Fong before the Quezon City prosecutors’ office.

In particular, Uy lodged raps for falsification of commercial documents and falsification of documents by a notary public, punishable by Article 171 and 172 of the Revised Penal Code.

Uy said he was sure ABS-CBN would have obtained the court’s temporary restraining order on Revillame’s new TV show on TV5 had the falsification been established earlier.

The TV network alleged that Revillame’s signature on the P426-million bond submitted to Judge Luisito Cortez of Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 84 was forged.

To back up this claim, Uy submitted sample signatures of Revillame in other court documents, in which the signatures were different from the bond.

In 2010, the network had asked the court to issue a temporary restraining order against Revillame who had jumped ship to TV5 and was about to launch a new show, “Willing Willie.”

ABS-CBN filed a P426-million damage suit against Revillame for backing out of his contract.

Later on, the court ordered Revillame to pay the P426-million bond to answer for any damages the network may have suffered.

Monfort was the notary public who notarized Revilame’s joint declaration of his P426-million bond, along with Fong, the vise president of Asia Insurance (Philippines) Corp.

In his 28-page affidavit filed Wednesday, Uy said he was familiar with Revillame’s signature because of numerous documents the host has executed for, and addressed to the network.

“Based on my personal knowledge of and familiarity with respondent Revillame’s signature, an examination of the alleged signatures of respondent Revillame appearing on the subject bond immediately shows that these purported signatures are not the signatures of respondent Revillame.”

He added that in other court documents, no other signature appeared to be “even remotely similar” to the signature found in the joint declaration and bond.

The ABS-CBN chief legal counsel explained that if the allegedly falsified bond was not accepted by the court, the network would have been granted its TRO against Revillame’s new show.

“Complainant ABS-CBN has suffered and continues to suffer damages as a result of respondent Revillame’s submission of the falsified subject bond in a judicial proceeding where complainant ABS-CBN is the adverse party,” Uy said.

The network added that it has suffered damages amounting to P1,707,670,587.84 since November 2010 for each week that Revillame violated his contract with ABS-CBN, which would expire in 2012.

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  • Anonymous

    its not wasting of energy,, marketing way yan, my kasunduan both party pag di tumupad ang isang party u shud pay.. willie still has live contract d nya tlga tinapos s sma ng loob nya, ang sinasabi ng abs nka TRO c willie not to show himself hanggat d p tapos kontrata nya sa dos, pero dos can full him kng babayaran nya ung unfinish contract nya,, sempre d lang abs kc involve s bayaran n gnyan ung mga sponsors dn nadadamay at ung publicly edited words ni willie nakaksira s station ang damages n ginawa ni willie. kng kayo nsa marketing at may ari ng big network sempre d kayo appayag n malugi.. napaka spoiled ni willie s dos sa totoo lang bnigay s knya lahat pati gustohin nya puro babae s show ok lang. kawalan ng modo tlga ung duruin nya ang abs nationwide at hamunin tanggalin s jovit bakla. DINAIG P NYA ANG BOSS. wag kayo bias tumimbang din kayo. wag puro tanggol ke willie n balat kayo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/corsenitheltan Zeny Tan

    wala na  talagang  magawa ang network  na to  sisihin nla si willie ito  nag stop ng show  laking hinayang nyo noh malipat sa ibang channel willie  ksi nakikinig kyo  sa  solsul ng  ibang tao di kyo rn ang nawalan ididaan nyo na lng  sa pagsampa ng kaso  tumigil na kyo  mga buisit kyo

  • http://www.facebook.com/nanette.sabadao Nanette Sabadao

    wawa nman un network na 2 idinadaan sa kakademanda pahihinayang nla ky willie revillame di cla natatauhan lht ginawa na nla para idown cya at mawala un show nya network na to wl na kau mgawa kc buong pilipinas kampi kay willie dahil maraming buhay binago nya sa show na 2 sana lalakas pa ang show nya GOD BLESS U willie

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6I7ZYFY32VMJHN5S6KVHIKC63U mayflor

      nakakatuwa naman mga fanatic ni willie..di ako against kay willie i was a big fan also noon.. pero sa nakikita ko kasi mali siya kaya ginagawa lang ng abs ang legal na hakbang para matuto siya ng lesson…alam naman natin lahat na di ito ang unang na-involved siya sa ganitong gulo ..sabi nga nila dba once is enough..two is too much…

  • Anonymous

    Amazed ako sa mga tao. Paniwalang-paniwala na maka-nahirap si Willie

  • Anonymous

    ABS-CBN always demonized willie with its numerous cases filed before a court and it seems to me that they were so desperate to  pull down Willie on the ground.  Evil begets evil that’s what we call Karma.  May God bless Willie more against Lopeze’s Evil Business Empire.

  • Anonymous

    Willie is just using the poor.  Remember that its not his money that he is using to distribute to or help the poor audiences and viewers that follow him.  Let’s not forget that he is being paid for doing just that.

    I don’t know why people idolizes this cheap host and why he continues to be popular.  Among other things that this big-headed cheap host, please let’s not also forget that he was responsible for the death of those poor in Ultra and he did not even help those victims.  Out of remorse and conscience, he could have used his own money to show that he really love the poor but instead he only said sorry and made us of the airtime.  

    Willie is way over his head.  He thought he was so powerful and he use and make people do what he wants to.

    He is so out of control, when he disrespected the burial of former President Cory.  Is this the kind of person that our children should look up to?

    This is karma for Willie and ABS CBN for using the helpless and poor Filipinos.

  • Anonymous

    daming mahihirap, sa ganyang show n lng umaasa, na halos everyday e pumipila simula mdaling araw mkpasok lng sa show, umaasa  na minsan mkk-jackpot. oo ngat nkktulong mga ganyang palabas, mas madami p din ang nbibiktima, yung mga mkikitid utak n ayaw na halos dumiskarte sa buhay, gusto instant yaman…
    ———–
    hawak p nga ng sindikato yung ibang studio audience, na kapag nanalo, sa sindikato mpupunta yung prize..
    wawa tlga….

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