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Ben Tulfo dares Trillanes on corruption claim: Say it to my face

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 11:58 AM August 14, 2018

Ben Tulfo (left) and Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV. INQUIRER FILES

Television host Ben Tulfo dared Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Tuesday to say to his face that he is corrupt, as the lawmaker earlier alleged in the media.

Tulfo and Trillanes came face to face when the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee began its probe on the P60-million advertisement deal with state-run PTV-4.

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“Maraming nagsasabi (na) kami daw ay magnanakaw, at pag isang bagay na ninakaw, e bakit mo isasauli. Ang may sabi nyan… si Sen. Trillanes. Narinig ko ‘yan sa TV,” he said in his opening statement.

The supposed remark of Trillanes was in response to Tulfo’s earlier statement that he would not return the money to the government

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Tulfo maintained that he would not return the money insisting that his company, Bitag Media Unlimited Inc., had a contract with PTV-4.

“At saka we faithfully delivered the contract between me and PTV,” he said.

“Kung tatanungin ko mamaya si Sen. Trillanes, ang paghuhusga mo nakasira ng husto sa amin. Look me in the eye. Now say it to my face,” Tulfo said.

At this point, Senator Richard Gordon, chairperson of the committee, admonished Tulfo, saying he was supposed to deliver his statement only.

Gordon also reminded the resource person that he could not directly address a senator during the hearing. /cbb

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