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[OPINION] Teachers aren't perfect, but they also deserve due process

Dec 01, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Using one's popularity and reach to crucify a teacher in the public eye never solves anything

[OPINYON] ‘Mano po, Ninong!’

Nov 27, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Iyong sa SEA Games, simula pa lang nang ilabas ang bilog-bilog na logo at sago-sagong mascot, alam ko nang magkakaganito. Icing on the cake na lang ang kaldero sa New Clark.

[OPINION] A teacher's thoughts on Raffy Tulfo, discipline, and punishment

Nov 25, 2019 - 6:22 PM

If discipline is an expected outcome of education, then how ought teachers instill discipline? Do parents have a say on how teachers should manage their classrooms?

Amid 'teacher shaming,' DepEd says PTAs proper forum to resolve conflicts

Nov 24, 2019 - 3:45 PM

The Department of Education says cooperation of all stakeholders is needed to 'maintain and promote trust, respect, and dignity of all learners, teachers, and administrators of schools'

Elementary students inside a pubic school in Marikina City on September 27, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Policy reforms pushed to address 'teacher-shaming' after Tulfo episode

Nov 23, 2019 - 2:41 PM

One of the recommendations of Teachers' Dignity Coalition is to ensure that all schools have registered guidance counselors with higher salaries

TEACHERS WELFARE. The rights of teachers are raised as an episode of Raffy Tulfo in action forces a teacher to agree to have her license revoked on air. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Raffy Tulfo in hot water after persuading teacher to have license revoked

Nov 23, 2019 - 8:14 AM

'I hope people would realize that there is no such thing as Tulfo justice,' tweets one netizen

Medialdea files new libel, cyberlibel complaint vs Ramon Tulfo

Aug 06, 2019 - 12:41 PM

The Executive Secretary files 2 counts of libel and 2 counts of cyberlibel against Tulfo and Manila Times editors for the columnist's July 20 and July 23 articles

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea leave the prosecutors office after he file a libel case against Manila Times Columnist and Special Envoy to China Ramon Tulfo at Manila City Hall in Manila on 6 August 2019. According to Atty. Elvis Balayan, The libel case file against Tulfo starts when the article was release about the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, wherein Medialdea was part of the scandal and receives reward money. Photo by: Lito Borras/Rappler

Medialdea files libel complaint vs Ramon Tulfo

Aug 02, 2019 - 12:26 PM

The spat between the Executive Secretary and the Special Envoy for Public Diplomacy to China escalates

Supreme Court increases damages vs Raffy Tulfo in libel case

Jul 25, 2019 - 6:20 PM

(UPDATED) The Supreme Court 3rd Division does not impose prison time for Raffy Tulfo and the publisher and editors of Abante Tonite

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

Mon Tulfo: Andanar ‘manipulated’ irregular DOT-PTV deal

Jun 03, 2019 - 2:42 PM

‘Ben and Andanar manipulated it. Andanar manipulated the whole thing,’ says Ramon Tulfo

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

PNP: Tulfo brothers asked for police escorts

Jun 03, 2019 - 10:17 AM

The Philippine National Police says the Tulfos underwent a security assessment before being granted police escorts

REQUEST APPROVED. The Tulfo brothers acquired security details by applying for them. 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'

Regine Velasquez: 'This is about people destroying Mother Earth'

Apr 25, 2019 - 3:49 PM

The singer, who had criticized the country's top diplomat over statements on the illegal poaching of endangered giant clams in the West Philippine Sea, thanks all those who defended her on social media

FOCUS ON NATURE. Regine Velasquez finds herself dealing with controversy after she criticizes statements by the country's top diplomat

Ben Tulfo berates Regine Velasquez: 'Entertainer ka lang'

Apr 25, 2019 - 10:55 AM

'Ano ba ang alam nitong si Regine Velasquez other than kumanta lamang?' says the TV and radio personality after the singer scored Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr over his giant clam comments

ASIA'S SONGBIRD. The Kapamilya star attracts the ire of staunch Duterte supporter Ben Tulfo. Photo from Regine Velasquez's Instagram

Tulfo refuses to apologize for calling Filipino workers 'lazy' | Evening wRap

Mar 11, 2019 - 8:32 PM

Watch Rappler’s Evening wRap with Acor Arceo

Malacañang says Mon Tulfo entitled to his opinion on Filipino workers

Mar 11, 2019 - 1:40 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says Mon Tulfo was only relaying the observations of developers on why they supposedly prefer Chinese workers to Filipino workers

Laborers continue their work on an elevated highway system on November 5, 2018, that is part of the government's build, build, build project. A mandated P25 minimum wage increase would be beneficial to the labor sector to somehow offset the rising prices of basic commodities due to the rise in inflation. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Labor Senate bet hits Tulfo for calling Filipino workers 'lazy'

Mar 10, 2019 - 11:59 AM

(UPDATED) 'Kung masipag man itong si Tulfo, ito ay kasipagan niyang magsalita at mang-intriga,' says senatorial candidate Leody de Guzman

'WORKERS WORK.' Labor leader Leody de Guzman hits Ramon Tulfo for his anti-Filipino workers remark. Photo by James Michael Gavina/Rappler

Mon Tulfo refuses to apologize for calling Filipino workers 'lazy'

Mar 09, 2019 - 8:57 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines come to the defense of Filipino workers who, they say, are known worldwide for their dedication, diligence, and trustworthiness

LAZY? Special envoy to China Ramon Tulfo calls Filipino construction workers 'lazy'. Tulfo file photo by Rappler, Construction workers photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Mon Tulfo, Lapeña promoted, Boracay | Evening wRap

Oct 25, 2018 - 10:23 PM

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Ramon Tulfo named special envoy for public diplomacy to China

Oct 25, 2018 - 2:44 PM

The controversial broadcaster will serve the post for 6 months

Tulfo asks public to secretly record 'arrogant' doctors in gov't hospitals

Aug 26, 2018 - 12:24 PM

But University of the Philippines Executive Vice President Teodoro Herbosa says what Ramon Tulfo wants his followers to do would be against several laws in the Philippines

VIDEO RECORDING DOCTORS? Columnist Ramon Tulfo wants his followers to secretly take videos of "arrogant" government doctors.. PGH file photo from Rappler, photo of Tulfo from his Facebook page

Tulfo to PGH: 'I will not apologize'

Aug 20, 2018 - 5:51 PM

Columnist Ramon Tulfo also says he will not take down 'in a million years' the video where he is heard hurling expletives at a doctor in the emergency room of the Philippine General Hospital

NO APOLOGY. Columnist Ramon Tulfo says he will not apologize to PGH or its emergency room doctor who he cursed at. PGH File photo from Rappler/ Photo of Tulfo from his Facebook page

NAIA, PGH on Tulfo incident, Asian Games | Midday wRap

Aug 20, 2018 - 2:02 PM

Watch Rappler’s midday newscast with Acor Arceo

PGH demands apology from Ramon Tulfo

Aug 19, 2018 - 11:13 PM

'We condemn in the strongest terms the behavior of Mr Tulfo as completely unacceptable and unbecoming,' says the Philippine General Hospital

UP Manila academic employees' union slam Ramon Tulfo for 'abusive behavior'

Aug 18, 2018 - 12:59 PM

'The actions of Mr Tulfo are not only grossly irresponsible, but also patently endanger the lives of other patients under the care of the PGH ER staff,' the All UP Academic Employees Union-Manila Chapter says in a statement

UP BUDGET. The budget of the University of the Philippines includes an allocation for the operation of the Philippine General Hospital. File photo from Wiki Commons

Tulfo brothers, Aegis Juris, Dingdong Dantes | Evening wRap

Aug 14, 2018 - 11:07 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Ben Tulfo on P60-M ad deal: PTV still owes us money

Aug 14, 2018 - 5:01 PM

Tulfo refuses to answer how much the government owes his production company Bitag Media

UNPAID. Bitag Media CEO Ben Tulfo says his contract with PTV4 is valid. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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

LIVE: Senate hearing on Tulfo's P60-M earnings from DOT ad placements

Aug 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Watch the hearing on Tuesday, August 14, at 10 am

Gordon to Teo: Why place ads on 'Kilos Pronto' if it's not rating?

Aug 14, 2018 - 1:39 PM

Ben Tulfo says Senator Richard Gordon cited ratings from May to August this year, when 'Kilos Pronto' has already been pulled out from PTV

PROBE. Senate blue ribbon committee chairperson Richard Gordon grills former Secretary Wanda Teo on why they placed advertisements on PTV4 blocktimer Kilos Pronto. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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

Arroyo hosts a thank you lunch, manhunt for leftists, Nam Joo-Hyuk | Evening wRap

Jul 30, 2018 - 9:45 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Maria Ressa

Legal process continues despite Ben Tulfo refusal to return P60M – Roque

Jul 30, 2018 - 1:35 PM

The Tulfos are supposed to return the payment because of a Commission on Audit notice of disallowance, but this can still be appealed

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

Hague ruling anniversary, Tulfo audit, Kylie Jenner | Evening wRap

Jul 12, 2018 - 9:20 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Acor Arceo

COA sees graft: How Ben Tulfo earned from P120-million PTV-DOT deal

Jul 12, 2018 - 3:51 PM

Ben Tulfo’s Bitag Media gets 75% of the cut or P89.878 million in airing cost for tourism segments, while documents show Bitag is also entitled to production cost

BIG CUT. Ben Tulfo's Bitag Media gets 75% of the cut of the total airing cost of tourism segments paid by Department of Tourism to People's Television Network.

Tulfo brothers, Bangsamoro Basic Law, Dua Lipa in Manila | Evening wRap

May 31, 2018 - 7:05 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Bea Cupin

Malacañang expects Tulfos to return P60M payment for ads

May 31, 2018 - 2:34 PM

'We're counting on their word of honor,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

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May 31, 2018 - 11:00 AM

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BRP SIERRA MADRE. This aerial photo  taken from a military aircraft shows the dilapidated Sierra Madre ship of the Philippine Navy anchored near Ayungin Shoal (Second Thomas Shoal) with Philippine soldiers onboard to secure the perimeter in the Spratly Islands, on May 11, 2015. File photo by Ritchie Tongo/AFP

Guevarra on Calida, Puyat on Tulfo brothers, ABC cancels Roseanne | Evening wRap

May 30, 2018 - 7:47 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

DOT chief says Tulfos haven't returned P60M yet

May 30, 2018 - 2:07 PM

'I leave it up to the COA kasi sila magsasabi kung may disallowance,' says Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat when asked what her agency will do about it

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler