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Mon Tulfo on losing security detail: That’s a monkey off my back!

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By Prince Golez

Special envoy to China Ramon Tulfo does not mind being stripped of his security detail.

In an interview with CNN Philippines’ The Source, Ramon said he was “relieved” that the police escorts assigned to him have been pulled out.

“I am not angry at all. In fact, I am relieved because… the pressure would be off me. That’s a monkey off my back,” he added.

The recall of police escorts came after his younger brother, Erwin badmouthed Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista on his radio show after the latter failed to grant him an interview.

The elder Tulfo explained his security detail began when then President Fidel Ramos offered him protection due to threats from the Abu Sayyaf.

“I think it’s high time the Marines were pulled out because they are really for fighting. But, then, I was given that; I asked for it and was given by the President. And, if they’re getting back my security, that’s it,” said Ramon.

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