Erwin Tulfo’s recent antics are typical of him – dragging others down when he’s in trouble.
He should be answering a Commission on Audit report flagging P60-million worth of TV ads that the Department of Tourism (DOT), headed by his sister, placed on the government channel’s Kilos Pronto, which he hosts along with his two brothers.
Instead, Erwin Tulfo is going after Rappler for the media company’s valid and legal advertising contract with the DOT in 2015.
Commercial transactions between government agencies and media companies are not unique. The current DOT secretary herself says her agency also spent tens of millions of pesos for ads with ABS-CBN, GMA, CNN Philippines, CNN International, Discovery Channel, and the BBC.
We ask Tulfo to stick to the real issues: