Amid the criticisms he’s receiving on social media after scolding a teacher in his program, journalist Raffy Tulfo found an ally from one of the families he helped.
On his Facebook post, Christian Butal expressed his support to Tulfo, believing that the journalist is going to survive the controversy.
As being one of the people who received help from Tulfo, Butal said that he saw how stressful is the work of the journalist who’s talking to hundreds of complainants every day.
“Kaya mo yan Idol Raffy! I just learned earlier na nabash ka pala. I watched part 1 and 2 just this morning po and I know how stressful your life is in the studio,” Butal said.
“I’ve seen it on cam and off cam. Thousands of people waiting outside your studio and it’s normal that we make rush decisions but that doesn’t define our personality and whole-being,” he added.
Butal is confident that the people would not forget the good deeds committed by Tulfo.
“What is important is that you were able to learn from it and was able to do the right thing in a timely manner. The nation will not forget how many people you’ve helped already just because of this mistake,” he remarked.
The netizen also pointed out the importance of the teachers and discipline.
According to him, he also experienced being ordered to be out of the classes.
Butal said that because of receiving disciplinary actions, he learned how to be resourceful and he used what he learned from the school to prove the innocence of his father by searching for CCTV footage of the said incident.
“I salute all the teachers who are hardworking. I experienced being disciplined before by my elementary teacher. Na palabas na din ako dati kasi di ko nagawa assignment ko noon dahil wala ng space notebook ko at wala pambiling notebook,” he said.
“I wouldn’t realize na marami pang ibang paraan kung pinagbigyan lang ako ni teacher at hindi nadisiplina. Now, I grown up resourceful and that’s because of their discipline (kaya nahanap ko yung cctv) . My parents disciplined me before and it’s worse than my teachers but I love it, it made me who am I today,” he added.
He also urged the people not to criticize the complainants who pushed for the revocation of the license of the teacher.
“Please don’t bash the family of the kid kasi lahat naman tayo ganun mararamdaman lalo na kung may bata tayo at ganyan ang nangyari normal lang yun,” he said.
“Also we have to accept the fact that discipline cannot be earned in an easy way it’s always the hard way. Like diamonds bago naging dyamante yan naging bato muna yan at nag undergo ng mahabang process at hindi yun madali,” he added.
Christian is the son of Alexander Butal, the 53-year old driver who got mobbed after being accused of touching a lady in a jeep, but because of the help of the show, it was proven that the latter is innocent.
Several netizens also noticed Christian during the show because of being calm and trying to give advice to his father.
Tulfo is receiving criticisms after he agreed with the complainants to revoke the license of teacher Melinda Limjuco.
Millions of netizens expressed their support to Limjuco. The issue even catches the attention of several politicians and the Department of Education.