Trillanes to squeeze charges against Teo, Tulfo siblings
Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said on Wednesday he would pursue plunder charges against
former Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo and her brothers, Ben and Erwin Tulfo, a day
after they appeared at a Senate hearing to deny any wrongdoing in the P120-million advertising
a deal to place the Department of Tourism (DOT) advertisements on Ben’s television show last year.
“It’s as clear as day that all the elements of the crime of plunder commit by the siblings
Ben Tulfo, Erwin Tulfo and Wanda Teo and some officials of the DOT and PTV4,” Trillanes said in a statement.
“As a result of this, I will continue my plan to file a plunder case against them,” he added.
Meanwhile, Ben’s Bitag Media Unlimited Inc. earned P75.8 million from the advertisements put by the DOT,
under Teo’s steerage, on the administration run People’s Television Network (PTV) a year ago.
The promotions set in “Kilos Pronto,” an open administration indicate create by Bitag
Media and facilitated by Ben, Erwin and Alex Santos.
At Tuesday’s becoming aware of the Senate blue strip board of trustees, Teo denied knowing
in advance that Kilos Pronto associate with her sibling.
Ben, then again, demanded there was no irreconcilable situation as his media equip never went into an immediate contract with the DOT.
Erwin said he was just an “ability” in the show.
“Other than the way that they had no premise to put P120 million in ads in a low-appraising system, previous DOT Secretary Teo’s plausible excuse that she didn’t have any acquaintance with her own sibling Ben Tulfo was the proprietor of Kilos Pronto is fantastic,” Trillanes said.
Compelled to concede
“Also, Erwin Tulfo was compelled to concede that he profit by this exchange since he earned P150,000 per scene, or more than P3 million multi month,” Trillanes included.
Hence, under the Ombudsman law, loot is conferred by “any open officer who, independent from anyone else or in intrigue with individuals from his family … business partners, subordinates or different people, stores up, gathers or gains sick gotten riches … in the total sum or aggregate estimation of at any rate P50 million.”
Amid the hearing, Trillanes provoked the Tulfo kin by perusing so anyone might hear the definition and punishments of loot, saying: “We have no capital punishment, so you’re fortunate.”