Scout Ranger to Tulfo: Amnesia  is a despicable disease
Tulfo was a newbie reporter at the time, while current Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista was with the team of Army rangers that rescued him.
Geremy Pintolo

Scout Ranger to Tulfo: Amnesia is a despicable disease

Charmie Joy Pagulong (The Philippine Star) - June 8, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — An alumnus of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) shared on Facebook a photo taken years ago of Erwin Tulfo with members of the Army Scout Rangers after he was rescued when his speedboat sank near Jolo, Sulu. 

Tulfo was a newbie reporter at the time, while current Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista was with the team of Army rangers that rescued him. 

Nick Sotelo shared the photo on his Facebook account, recounting Tulfo was “rescued to safety by Philippine Army Scout Rangers while he was still a newbie broadcaster and his speedboat sunk somewhere near Jolo, Sulu.”

“These were the Army Rangers, whom the good DSWD secretary belongs to, who saved the man in distress. The secretary, then at J-3 or Tradoc (Training and Doctrine Command)… was the target of that foulmouthed ingrate, cursing (and) lambasting him on his radio program last week,” Sotelo said. 

Sotelo posted a photo showing Tulfo in a white shirt surrounded by the Army Scout Rangers led by Bautista that rescued him.

The photo shared by Sotelo was lifted from the photo posted by a certain Andres Calabes, also showing Bautista, then an Army lieutenant, in white sleeveless shirt, standing behind Tulfo.

“Amnesia is indeed such a despicable disease!! Even worse, when coupled with an obnoxious bloodline… Please share so perhaps we can all jog this ill-mannered bastard’s memory into remembering who he owes his life to…” Sotelo added. 

Tulfo earned the ire of most of the members of the uniformed services for berating Bautista, a bonafide member of the Army Scout Rangers, threatening him to slap him and to shove his face into the toilet bowl if they meet.

That was all because Bautista failed to grant his request for a phone patch interview in his radio show.

Sotelo’s post came out even after Tulfo has apologized for his actions.     – With Jaime Laude

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