CA Orders Arrest of Willie Revillame Over Child Abuse

The Court of Appeals (CA) has ordered the arrest of television host and comedian Willie Revillame on charges of child abuse and child exploitation.


According to CA, the case was delayed because of Revillame’s “refusal to submit to the trial court’s jurisdiction and his erroneous invocation of the Rules in his favor.”

“As there is probable cause for the petitioner’s commission of a crime, his arrest and arraignment should now ensue so that this case may properly proceed to trial, where the merits of both parties’ evidence and allegations may be weighed,” the CA added.

Revillame was charged with child abuse after he made a six-year-old boy perform gyrating moves like male strippers in a March 2011 episode of his defunct show “Willing Willie” on TV5.