MANILA - Broadcaster Ben Tulfo on Saturday slammed Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista for setting conditions before accepting the apology of one of his brothers over an on-air rant against the former army chief.
"P***** na 'brotherhood'! Ang KAKAPAL! Ayon sa kumag na OIC, mag-sorry daw sa lahat ng media outlet. 'BUTAW' na P300k kinakailangan para mahugasan ang kasalanan," Ben, Erwin's elder brother, said in a tweet, referring to Bautista and the support he has received from former and current military officers.
(What the heck is that brotherhood! So shameless! According to the officer in charge, apologize to all media outlets. P300,000-fee needs to be paid to wash off sins.)
"Tsong, daig mo pa si Padre Damaso at mga kolokoy na kauri mo! Nagpapatawa ka ba?!" he said in reference to a corrupt friar in one of national hero Jose Rizal's novels.
(You are worse that Padre Damaso and other pranksters like you! Are you trying to be funny?!)
The "BITAG Live" host tweeted his rant a day after Bautista asked his brother Erwin, a radio host, to issue a public apology through various media platforms and to donate P300,000 to at least 19 charities to make up for the "very unprofessional" remarks he hurled against the former Army chief when he was unable to immediately grant him an on-air interview.
Erwin apologized to Bautista after the brothers' police escorts were recalled. They were also asked to surrender their firearms as their permits to carry have expired.
"Good moral character" was part of the criteria for the grant of police escorts, Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde earlier said.
"Sa palagay niyo kaya mananahimik lang ako’t hahayaan ko ‘tong mga kumag, kenkoy at kolokoy na maghari-harian?" Ben said in a separate post on Facebook.
(Do you think I would keep quiet over this and just let these nuisance, jokers and pranksters think they are king?")
"Patikim ko ng konting sapak nang matauhan at magisip-isip. Hindi lang sila ang may mga b****. Pare-pareho tayong may mga b****, 'wag na tayong maglokohan pa!" he said.
(I'll let you taste some punches to wake you up and think about what you did. They are not the only ones who have balls. We all have balls, let's not fool each other.)
Former and active military officers had rallied behind Bautista following Erwin Tulfo's rant, disgusted and furious at his tirade against the former military general.
The Tulfo brothers were embroiled in controversy last year for a P60-million Department of Tourism ad placement on their program when their sister Wanda Teo was still head of the agency.