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Erwin Tulfo declared persona non grata by PMA alumni

Jun 10, 2019 - 6:50 PM

The alumni association of the Philippine Military Academy 'strongly condemns the boorish behavior and derogatory remarks' of Erwin Tulfo against Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista

APOLOGY ACCEPTED. Malacañang says Filipinos should move on from Erwin Tulfo's (left) remarks against Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PNP: Erwin Tulfo’s firearms license expired in March

Jun 10, 2019 - 11:55 AM

Newsreader and commentator Erwin Tulfo's license to carry firearms has been expired since March 2019, the Philippine National Police says, adding Tulfo has yet to turn over his firearms to cops

LICENSE EXPIRED. Newsreader and commentator Erwin Tulfo has not surrendered his firearms. Photo from Tulfo's Twitter page

DSWD chief sets conditions for accepting Erwin Tulfo’s apology

Jun 07, 2019 - 2:35 PM

(UPDATED) Erwin Tulfo will have to place media advertisements announcing his apology, and should donate to 19 organizations identified by DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista

DSWD CHIEF. Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista addresses the DSWD Pamana Peace Conferece in November 2018. Photo from DSWD

PNP orders Erwin Tulfo to surrender firearms

Jun 07, 2019 - 12:46 PM

'The PNP has ordered for the recall or temporary safekeeping of the firearms of Erwin Tulfo inasmuch as the license to possess and own firearms of Mr Erwin Tulfo has already expired,' says PNP spokesman Colonel Bernard Banac

PNP SPOKESMAN. Colonel Bernard Banac fields questions in a news briefing in Camp Crame. PNP photo

Malacañang on Erwin Tulfo: He apologized, let's move on

Jun 03, 2019 - 1:55 PM

Though saying it's still on Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista's side, the Palace says it accepts Erwin Tulfo's apology

Photo by Angie de Silva

Tulfo brothers lose PNP, Marine security details

Jun 02, 2019 - 3:26 PM

This comes as uniformed personnel fume at newsreader Erwin Tulfo for threatening to slap their comrade, Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista

RECALLED. Police and Marine security escorts of the Tulfo brothers are taken back to their national headquarters.

Soldiers seethe online after Erwin Tulfo threatens to slap ex-Army chief

May 31, 2019 - 4:27 PM

Thousands sign a Change.org petition demanding the broadcaster to apologize to DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista, whom Erwin Tulfo had lambasted in his radio show for declining a live interview

DSWD CHIEF. Fellow soldiers rally behind Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista, a retired military general, after he becomes the target of broacaster Erwin Tulfo. Photo from the Facebook page of DSWD Region XI

News anchor Erwin Tulfo declared persona non grata in Dapitan

May 08, 2019 - 7:30 AM

While campaigning for the party-list group ACT-CIS in Dapitan City, Tulfo made remarks about the city that offended the locals

UNANIMOUS. All Dapitan City councilors vote in favor of a resolution declaring news anchor Erwin Tulfo an 'undesirable person' during their session on May 7, 2019. Rappler photo

[OPINION] An open letter to Erwin Tulfo from a Dapitanon

May 04, 2019 - 8:50 PM

'I find your comments about Dapitan and its people unlikely to come from a sensible journalist, outrageously unfair and full of mistakes, which are indicative of incomplete and inaccurate background information'

Gordon: 'Clear conflict of interest' in Tulfos' P60-M ad deal

Aug 14, 2018 - 3:18 PM

'That's graft and corruption,' says Senate blue ribbon chair Richard Gordon, as he concludes the probe into the Tulfo siblings' advertisement deal

Photo by Angie de Silva

Tulfos: We will not return P60M to government

Aug 14, 2018 - 2:42 PM

'Wala ho sa isip ko magsasauli kasi wala akong ginawang ilegal. Papanindigan po namin ang kontrata, legal po ito. Wala po kaming ginawang illegal,' says Ben Tulfo during a Senate hearing

Photo by Angie de Silva

Trillanes, Tulfos face off in Senate probe into P60-M DOT ad deal

Aug 14, 2018 - 1:32 PM

Heated arguments ensue during the Senate investigation into the questionable advertisement deal between the Department of Tourism and Bitag Media

Photo by Angie de Silva

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Jul 30, 2018 - 9:45 PM

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Trillanes to file plunder complaint vs Wanda Teo, Tulfo brothers

Jul 30, 2018 - 11:05 AM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV also says the Senate should look into 'how much more of the people's money was squandered' when Wanda Teo was tourism secretary

PLUNDER. Teo's photo from Malacanang, Tulfo brothers' photo from Bitag media

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May 31, 2018 - 7:05 PM

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May 30, 2018 - 7:47 PM

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May 08, 2018 - 6:40 PM

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Teo has ‘no idea’ her brothers Ben and Erwin Tulfo host ‘Kilos Pronto’

May 08, 2018 - 4:52 PM

This claim by the resigned tourism secretary's lawyer is contrary to state auditors' finding the contract signed by DOT 'specifically required' PTV to air ads on 'Kilos Pronto'

SIBLINGS. From left to right: Ben Tulfo, Wanda Tulfo Teo, and Erwin Tulfo. Teo's photo from Malacanang, Tulfo brothers' photo from Bitag media

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May 08, 2018 - 11:47 AM

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May 08, 2018 - 11:32 AM

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Roque confirms private conversation of Duterte, Teo

May 08, 2018 - 9:23 AM

(UPDATED) This comes following a report that President Rodrigo Duterte fired Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo after a Cabinet meeting on May 7

CABINET MEETING. President Rodrigo Duterte greets Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo prior to the start of the 25th Cabinet meeting in Malacañang on May 7, 2018. Malacañang photo

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May 07, 2018 - 10:17 PM

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Returning P60M to gov't 'admission of guilt' by Tulfos – Akbayan

May 07, 2018 - 6:31 PM

'If she had an ounce of delicadeza, she would resign. Returning the money should not stop probes for accountability. It also doesn’t correct an illegal act,' says Akbayan's Gio Tingson, referring to Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo

Tulfo brothers go after other media outfits, colleagues

May 05, 2018 - 9:17 PM

The Tulfo brothers are engaged in word wars with other media practitioners and organizations over backlash following a Commission on Audit report

Rappler responds to Erwin Tulfo: 'Stick to the real issues'

May 05, 2018 - 12:12 PM

Erwin Tulfo’s recent antics are typical of him – dragging others down when he’s in trouble

Malacañang to probe DOT payment for ads on Ben Tulfo show

Apr 30, 2018 - 3:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte has heard of the controversy and wants to get to the bottom of things, says the Palace

Presidential Spokesperson Atty. Harry Roque announces during a press briefing in Malacañang on March 20, 2018 that the dollar remittances from overseas Filipinos have risen to 2.7 billion in January this year according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Malacañang Photo

Duterte magic to be tested in 2019 Senate race

Apr 22, 2018 - 9:44 AM

(UPDATED) Next year's elections will test if President Rodrigo Duterte's endorsement is the magic that can give his relatively unknown allies a fighting chance

DUTERTE MAGIC? The 2019 senatorial elections will test if the charisma of President Rodrigo Duterte's charisma will rub off on his  chosen candidates. Malacañang file photo

Erwin Tulfo pulls a surprise; Sara Duterte, Dela Rosa join 'Magic 12' in survey

Apr 20, 2018 - 4:39 PM

Presidential daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio, media personality Erwin Tulfo, and newly retired police chief Ronald dela Rosa make it to the 'Magic 12' in Pulse Asia's survey on the 2019 senatorial race

Grace Poe leads in Pulse Asia poll on 2019 senatorial race

Apr 20, 2018 - 11:02 AM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, ex-top cop Ronald dela Rosa, and Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos are among the probable winners in the senatorial race, if elections were held during the March 23 to 28 polling period

NUMBER 1. Senator Grace Poe tops Pulse Asia's latest survey on the May 2019 senatorial elections. File photo by Jay Morales

Sara Duterte joins Magic 12 in 2019 Senate race surveys

Jan 03, 2018 - 8:36 PM

(UPDATED) Presidential daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio joins the list dominated by reelectionist and returning senators

PRESIDENTIAL IN-LAW. Lawyer Manases Carpio (right) with wife, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio. Malacañang file photo

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Sep 20, 2017 - 11:23 AM

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TEXT MESSAGE. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II is caught sending a message to a VACC member, saying there is a need to 'expedite' the cases against Senator Risa Hontiveros. Sourced photo


Trillanes to sue Mocha Uson, Erwin Tulfo for libel

Sep 11, 2017 - 4:10 PM

UPDATED Hindi na pupuwede yung fake news Hahabulin at hahabulin ko kayo every time says opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

Sen. Trillanes press con denying the bank accounts PRRD accused him of having. The senator is seen showing the members of the media the waivers he signed and copies of the supposed to be bank accounts. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Trillanes submits bank secrecy waivers to AMLC, Ombudsman

Sep 11, 2017 - 3:35 PM

The opposition senator again challenges President Rodrigo Duterte to sign bank waivers: Nagparatang ka sa akin pumirma ako ng waiver Nagparatang ako sa yo isang taon mahigit na iniiba mo usapan

Sen. Trillanes press con denying the bank accounts PRRD accused him of having. The senator is seen showing the members of the media the waivers he signed and copies of the supposed to be bank accounts. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Journalists vs Inquirer in pork barrel controversy

May 19, 2014 - 12:53 AM

At least 3 journalists refute the Inquirer and dismiss the list allegedly linking them to Janet Napoles as baseless and hearsay

IT WASN'T ME. Prominent journalists issue blanket denials of allegedly receiving payoffs from Janet Lim-Napoles. Photos taken from official Facebook accounts or from file photos

GMA-7 probes radio anchor linked to pork barrel bribes

Apr 07, 2014 - 10:28 PM

Melo del Prado is among media personalities accused of receiving payoffs from the pork barrel scam

Journalists in pork barrel scam may be liable for malversation

Mar 20, 2014 - 4:21 PM

Because public funds are involved, journalists who receive payments from the pork barrel of lawmakers may be charged, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says

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Mar 19, 2014 - 9:16 PM

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Chiz: Invite media to explain payoffs

Mar 19, 2014 - 5:10 PM

Escudero says the Nabcor funds reportedly given to journalists are public funds and should be investigated by the Senate blue ribbon committee

DOJ to probe media linked to PDAF bribes

Mar 19, 2014 - 4:08 PM

The Department of Justice is set to probe media men who reportedly received bribes sourced from PDAF

Tulfo show gets 3-month suspension

May 30, 2012 - 2:28 PM

MTRCB also imposes a P100 000 fine on the shows hosts — Erwin Ben and Raffy Tulfo

SUSPENDED SHOW. The MTRCB suspends the Tulfo brothers' show for airing threatening remarks against the Santiago couple. Photo courtesy of TV5

Mon Tulfo: TV5 wants to keep the ratings

May 12, 2012 - 2:27 PM

The May 7 rating of T3 the show of the Tulfo brothers Erwin Raffy and Ben was the highest it has recorded

mon Tulfo being interviewed in his office Wed 9 May 2012. Photo by John Javellana.

Rappler Newscast | May 11, 2012

May 11, 2012 - 8:26 PM

Dean Jose Manuel Diokno says summoning the Ombusdman may be a defense ‘ploy’ Filipinos protest Beijing’s arrogance And Mon Tulfo talks about the Tulfo testosterone and revenge

Mo Twister, Charice, and a Twitter joke gone wrong

May 09, 2012 - 5:56 PM

He has become infamous for his antics but it looks like Mo Twister has no plans of stopping

IN THE MIDDLE AGAIN. DJ Mo Twister finds himself in the middle of controversy anew. Photo from everythinginbudget.blogspot.com

Tulfo: TV5 suspended my brothers

May 09, 2012 - 12:49 PM

The suspension comes after TV5 called the Tulfo brothers unethical for threats they aired against actor Raymart Santiago and his wife

HARD-HITTING. Ramon Tulfo on air on DWIZ after the NAIA fist fight. Photo by Patricia Evangelista

Rappler Newscast | May 8, 2012

May 08, 2012 - 7:51 PM

Chief Justice Renato Corona will testify in his impeachment trial TV5 castigates the Tulfo brothers And NCR swimmer breaks 13 year record

Tulfo brothers apologize for remarks

May 08, 2012 - 3:42 PM

TV5 reports that its anchor Erwin Tulfo has said sorry for the remarks that he and his two other brothers made during their Monday show