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Sorry not sorry: Erwin Tulfo stands by calling DSWD chief Bautista ‘useless’

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Broadcaster Erwin Tulfo has refused to apologize for insulting Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista, even as he admitted his outburst on the air was too much.

In an interview with CNN Philippines Friday (May 31), Tulfo acknowledged he went overboard on berating Bautista on “Tutok Erwin Tulfo,” his radio show over the state-run dzRB.

“I ask for an apology sa excessive ranting, ‘yung sobrang pagmumura at galit ay medyo nasobrahan nga. five minutes of ranting, I think that was too much… Pero ‘yung pagpupuna sa kanya na wala siyang ginagawa, na kailangan magtrabaho siya, it will stay. Hindi ko babawiin iyun, because wala sa lahi namin na binabawi ng commentaries namin about trabaho mo,” he said.

Tulfo insulted Bautista, a retired Army chief, kn his radio show Thursday (May 30), because he wasn’t answering his phone.

The broadcaster cursed Bautista and threatened to dunk his head into a toilet bowl should they meet.

Tulfo maintained that his criticism of Bautista had basis.

“Yung ‘Wala kang silbi,’ that I will not take back because ayaw niyang sumagot. Mga tao nag-aantay. Eversince maupo si Secretary Bautista sa DWSD, ni nungka hindi malaman ng mga tao ang plataporma niya o ano ang plano niya sa ahensya,” he said.

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