- Siblings Wanda Teo and Ben Tulfo have been accused of making a deal that would give millions of pesos to the latter’s television program
- Their eldest brother Mon Tulfo opened up about the controversy
- He said that he believes that Ben is the one who is at fault in this issue
Ramon Tulfo, the eldest of the Tulfo siblings, have finally broken his silence on the controversial deal between his siblings – former DOT secretary Wanda Teo and Ben Tulfo – that involved placing P60 million worth of ads in the latter’s television show.
KAMI learned that Mon was supportive of Wanda’s desire to clear her name but not Ben’s.
According to Mon, his sister’s fault was that she did not have reliable people that would have told her that Ben would be getting the lion’s share of the money.
“Wanda’s fault is that she did not get intelligent people as her staff. They would have advised her against signing a contract with PTV 4 where Ben was a blocktimer.
“A blocktimer is not an organic member of a radio or TV station but one who pays for airtime.
“She was clueless that Ben would get the lion’s share, so to speak, of the P60 million advertising contract,” Mon wrote on The Philippine Daily Inquirer.
He added that Ben is the black sheep of the family and that the controversy is his fault.
“Ben, who suffers from the ‘middle child’ syndrome — he’s the fifth child after me, Wanda is the fourth — should have known better than to touch the multi-million peso advertising contract with PTV 4 since that would constitute conflict of interest on his sister’s part.
“But Ben insists on his innocence, claiming that the Department of Tourism — of which Wanda was the erstwhile head — didn’t sign the contract with his company, Bitag Multimedia Network.
“No amount of pleading from me when the uproar broke out could persuade Ben to admit it was his fault and not Wanda’s.
“‘F**k you! Don’t treat me like a child,’ he told me… Back to Ben. He is the renegade among us, the black sheep…
“Meanwhile, I am supporting Wanda’s fight to clear her name, but not Ben’s,” Mon explained.
Wanda has resigned already as the tourism chief.
She has been replaced by Bernadette Romulo Puyat.
However, Mon said in his piece that President Rodrigo Duterte fired his sister.
KAMI is hoping that the full truth would come out in this controversial issue!
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