The Quezon City government ordered today the city police to clear the sidewalks and streets of Quirino Highway of traffic obstructions, especially the area fronting ABC 5 at Barangay San Bartolome, which was reportedly being used as an extension studio of avid followers of the network’s Willing Willie program.
The order came after the office of QC secretary to the mayor, Tadeo Palma, received numerous traffic complaints from motorists adversely affected by the daily convergence in the area of regular watchers of the show hosted daily by controversial television personality, Willie Revillame from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m.
Palma said the city government is also considering revoking the business permit of the show once it failed to follow the city’s public safety requirement, which he said, was also aimed at protecting the safety of the crowd, who usually form long queues just to gain entry to Revillame’s game show. The show’s main attraction is the daily giving away of millions of pesos of cash prizes as well as cars and house and lots.
“Simula po sa araw na ito, mahigpit pong ipinagbabawal ng pamahalaang lungsod ang pagpila o pag-istambay sa kahabaan ng Quirino Highway ,” Palma said in his instruction.
Palma has already coordinated with the management of ABC-5 and SM City Novaliches to ensure the orderly movement of traffic along Quirino Highway. “What is imperative is that we prevent anarchy in our city streets,” Palma said.