Journalist Erwin Tulfo criticized Raissa Robles for her comments against the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games opening ceremony calling her a ‘black sheep’.
In his radio program, Tulfo expressed disappointment over Robles’ criticisms, saying that many people made an effort to make the opening ceremony successful.
“You don’t have a right to be a critic, because we don’t see anything wrong with the presentation,” Tulfo said.
“Ginawa ang lahat ng magagawa at pinuri, Strait Times, Malaysia Times, Jakarta, etc. lahat sila sinabi yung kapalpalkan noong nakaraang linggo ay napawi o nabawi nung opening ng Southeast Asian games, ang ibig sabihin ng mga media na ito, maganda [yung opening ceremony],” he added.
Tulfo said that Robles’ should look at the mirror first before criticizing the opening ceremony of the SEA Games.
“Nahiya ako sa sarili ko, kailan pa ba Miss Raissa Robles na ikaw ay naging pambansang kritiko. Bago ka pumuna ng kapangitan ng kung ano-ano, marapat lang siguro na tignan mo muna sa salamin ang iyong mukha,” Tulfo told Robles.
He described the Duterte critic as ‘desperate’ and looking for attention even if the majority of the netizens don’t like her opinion.
Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Commissioner Ramon Fernandez also reacted on the tweet of Robles, saying that the journalist have the right to express her opinion on the SEA Games opening ceremony.
“Iba lang siguro ang nasa ulo niya, saang probinsiya ba si Raissa? hindi natin siya masisisi,” Fernandez said.
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Deputy Administrator Mocha Uson who also got interviewed by Tulfo described Robles as “hopeless”.
“Wala ng makitang maganda, ang tawag nga sa kanya ng ibang Pilipino ay alien, at hindi siya Pilipino,” said Uson.
Meanwhile, the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISCOG) Spokesperson Atty. Jarie Osias don’t understand why Robles’ made such comments about the SEA Games ceremony.
“Kahit ako po ay tumindig ang balahibo ko, mayroon pang parte na naluha ako, at may parte po na nakikisayaw ako kasama ang Pangulo, so hindi ko po mawari ang basehan ng comment ni Miss Robles,” Osias said.
Tulfo also has a message to the critics of the government.
“Kung galit po kayo sa pangulo, wag niyo pong isama ang mga atleta, itong mga palaro, keep your mouth shut,” he said.
On November 30, Raissa Robles made her controversial about the SEA Games opening comparing it to a carnival.
We havery good choreographers – Steve Villaruz, Edna Vida, Nonoy Ftoilan. They could have been tapped for the #SeaGamesOpening
Pucha. Parang nanunuod ka lang ng perya sa probinsiya nito.
Why did they not use some of our ballet dancers??????
— Raissa Robles (@raissawriter) November 30, 2019
“We have very good choreographers – Steve Villaruz, Edna Vida, Nonoy Ftoilan. They could have been tapped for the #SeaGamesOpening Pucha. Parang nanunuod ka lang ng perya sa probinsiya nito. Why did they not use some of our ballet dancers??????” Robles twitted.