MTRCB: Tulfo bros’ show may be charged in violation of Section 3(c) of Presidential Decree 1986 for ‘indecent’ utterances

The threatening words uttered by the Tulfo Brothers on “T3 Kapatid, Sagot Kita” has gotten the attention of MTCRB and may be charged in violation of Section 3(c) of Presidential Decree 1986 for “airing scenes and utterances”.  The younger brothers of the elder brother, Ramon Tulfo (Erwin, Ben and Raffy Tulfo) have apologized for making threats on national TV.  The threats made Raymart Santiago fear for his and his family’s safety.  They are looking into filing charges against the threats made against him.

Meanwhile, TV5 has issued a statement regarding the incident saying:
Contact Person :  Peachy Vibal- Guioguio
Tel. no.  :  (0908) 897-3118

TV5 Official Statement

“News5 assures the public and all parties concerned that the statements made by the Tulfo brothers brothers in its program, T3, last May 7, 2012, were unscripted, spontaneous, and do not in any way reflect the stand nor the policy of the network, its management, staff and employees.  While we understand the emotions at play during the broadcast, News5 does not and will never condone such behavior.  It was not only uncalled for but runs counter to the established Code of Ethics that we all strictly adhere to.

We are taking necessary actions to deal with this lapse in judgment on the part of the Tulfo brothers and assure the public that we remain committed to objective and impartial journalism.”

via Philstar

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