Close  

Bigamy case filed vs Raffy Tulfo — lawyer

/ 04:45 PM June 10, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — A woman claiming to be the wife of broadcaster Raffy Tulfo filed a bigamy case against him on Monday before the Office of the City Prosecutor in Quezon City.

“The bigamy case against Raffy Tulfo has been filed at the Quezon City Department of Justice,” Atty. Lifrendo Gonzales, who serves as the lawyer of complainant Julieta Nacpil Licup, confirmed to INQUIRER.net in a phone interview.

ADVERTISEMENT

According to the complaint filed by Licup, she and Tulfo married on October 25, 1982 at the Office of the Mayor in Capaz town in Tarlac.

Tulfo then married Jocelyn Pua on January 20, 1995.

Gonzales, however, said that Tulfo’s marriage with Licup “is still subsisting” when he married his second wife which was grounds for bigamy.

“Bigamy happens if you enter into another marriage with another person while your first marriage is still subsisting without acquiring a judicial declaration declaring the said first marriage null and void or through annulment,” Gonzales said.

“In this case, there was no annulment, there was no nullity of marriage. So at the time that Mr. Raffy Tulfo entered into a second marriage, his first marriage is still subsisting,” he added.

As of press time, Tulfo has yet to issue a statement on the complaint filed against him. (Editor: Julie Espinosa)

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: bigamy, latest news, Raffy Tulfo
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.