Broadcaster Erwin Tulfo warns of possible libel case against Inquirer for its "malicious story" alleging he was paid off

Ironically, his brother, Mon Tulfo, has a column in the same newspaper.

ABS-CBN news correspondent Doris Bigornia reports that the "broadcaster Erwin Tulfo may file a libel complaint against the Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) for what he calls malicious and damaging allegations linking him to the pork barrel scam."


The report quoted Atty. Nelson Borja, Tulfo’s counsel, as saying that the payments from the National Agribusiness Corporation (NABCOR) received by his client were "legitimate payment[s] for advertising slots when he was still a commentator at RMN-dzXL." The PDI report alleged that NABCOR paid off the hard-hitting broadcaster for him to stop criticizing the government agency.

 

Borja noted that Tulfo will have no choice but to file charges against the newspaper if it fails to give a satisfactory explanation on why its story should not be considered libelous. The lawyer said PDI's article is "completely damaging" to Tulfo's stature as a broadcaster.

 

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