Ben Tulfo slammed Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla after the latter joined the #HijaAko movement.
On Wednesday, Remulla made a tweet and Facebook post telling the journalist that r*pe is an act of violence.
As a response to Remulla’s post, Tulfo urged the politician to just focus on the affairs of his province instead of trying to get involved in issues like #HijaAko.
The journalist suspected that the government of Cavite was only trying to seek attention on social media.
“Bago ka makisawsaw sa issue, asikasuhin mo muna ang probinsiya mo! KSP ka lang siguro. Kabisado ko estilo mo, ‘di yan uubra sa akin,” Tulfo said.
Tulfo then boasted on how his show BITAG helped many victims of predators and illegal drugs.
“Kami sa BITAG, palaban sa totoong mundo. Takbuhan, tagapag-tanggol ng mga biktima ng KARAHASAN, PANGHAHALAY at KARUMAL-DUMAL NA KRIMEN dulot ng droga,” the journalist stated.
“Gov., kumusta ba ang statistika ng mga kasong panghahalay sa probinsiya mo? Kumusta ba ang kaso ng mga droga diyan?” he added.
Hours after Tulfo’s post, Remulla reiterated his message to the journalist.
On June 13, Ben Tulfo addressed Frankie Pangilinan who’s posting tweets against victim-blaming that the only thing women could do to avoid predators is the dress properly.
“Hija, iba mag-isip ang mga manyakis at mga r*pists. Hindi natin sila matuturuan at mababago ang kanilang pagnanasa at pagiging kriminal,” Tulfo said.
“Ang tanging magagawa ay manamit ng tama. Huwag nating pukawin ang pagnanasa nila. Ito ang iyong magagawa,” he added.
Tulfo faced backlash on social media and the #HijaAko movement was born after the journalist faced Pangilinan on Twitter and called her “Hija”
Celebrities, politicians, and ordinary netizens joined forces to condemn Tulfo’s beliefs.