TODAY'S HEADLINES

WATCH | Army chief Año is new AFP chief, pledges loyalty to Duterte 07-Dec-16, 11:39 AM | Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com | With News5 Video Report by Maricel Halili

Duterte won't abandon Marcos, et al despite NBI findings they murdered Espinosa 07-Dec-16, 7:11 PM | Ernie Reyes, InterAksyon.com | JV Arcena, News5

Indonesia quake toll jumps to 97 as more bodies found in rubble 07-Dec-16, 7:05 AM | Chaideer Mahyuddin, Agence France-Presse

SPECIAL REPORT | Burying the Truth: A family challenges the official story of a drug war death 08-Dec-16, 6:56 AM | Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall and Damir Sagolj, Reuters

WATCH | X-ray technician presented as 3rd suspect in US embassy bomb scare 07-Dec-16, 1:12 PM | Perfecto T. Raymundo, Philippine News Agency | Ryan Ang, News5

Najib destroying Malaysia, ‘has to be removed’ - Mahathir 07-Dec-16, 1:19 PM | M Jegathesan, Agence France-Presse

Some Miss U candidates to arrive in PHL on Friday for kickoff party 07-Dec-16, 9:16 PM | Azer N. Parrocha, Philippines News Agency

National

Three Tulfo brothers suspended, TV5 official says

InterAksyon.com
The online news portal of TV5

MANILA, Philippines The three hosts of T3: Kapatid, Sagot Kita have been suspended, the corporate public relations officer of TV5 said on Wednesday. 

"The Tulfo brothers, Erwin, Raffy, and Ben have been suspended as of 5 p.m. today," a text message sent to InterAksyon said on Wednesday, quoting TV5's corporate public relations officer Peachy Vibal-Guioguio. 

"Mon Tulfo, Martin Andanar, and Atty. Mel Sta. Maria will serve as hosts of T3," the same text message said. 

No additional details were provided, but the younger Tulfos had drawn flak for their on-air remarks against actor Raymart Santiago, who had figured in an airport brawl with their brother Ramon.

In lieu of the Tulfo siblings, eldest brother Mon - who was not involved in the controversy over the on-air remarks widely seen as bordering on “threats” - was made host of the T3 show, along with two other network hosts, Martin Andanar and resident legal commentator Atty. Mel Sta. Maria.

The three younger Tulfos face an investigation announced earlier by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), which set a hearing Thursday.

Earlier the Kapatid network said in a statement on Tuesday that the remarks of the younger Tulfos, made just before Atty. Mel Sta. Maria interviewed their brother Mon on Monday, were spontaneous, unscripted, and "uncalled for," and that the management was taking action on the matter.

advertisement
OTHER NATIONAL STORIES
BREAKING NEWS