May 9, 2012
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) welcomes the move of television network TV5 to suspend the three brothers of columnist Ramon Tulfo for threatening over their program celebrity couple Raymart Santiago and Claudine Barretto.There is no excuse for the brazen threats of bodily harm made by Erwin, Ben and Raffy Tulfo over national television against the couple whose group figured in a brawl against Ramon Tulfo last Sunday at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3.
No amount of provocation warrants the uncalled for reaction especially from those who call themselves journalists and after Ramon Tulfo had already filed a criminal complaint against the couple.
We urge the network to continue monitoring the program and actions of the brothers to ensure that they will not repeat their irresponsible acts.
Nestor Burgos Jr.