|Twitter Trend for Willie Revillame on 3/28/2011|
In a few days, the Youtube video received several thousands of views and just for March 28 alone, the video received an additional 130,000 views. In a span of 24 hours, tweets on Revillame skyrocketed from a few hundred to 1,500 tweets all mentioning and commenting on the incident in one way or another.
Due to the news spreading like wildfire online, TV5 released their statement on the incident. News on the incident caught the attention of the Official Gazette and even posted the letter of Secretary Soliman to TV5 Chairman Manny Pangilinan during the incident and furnishes the MTRCB chairman a copy. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) also issues their own statement on the incident.
Willie Revillame may have gained popularity on social media but in a negative way.