Rafael Teshiba Tulfo or simply known as Raffy Tulfo is one of the country’s popular radio and TV hosts. Tulfo is the host of News5’s afternoon program ‘Wanted Sa Radyo.’
He is admired for being a defendant of the poor and a savior of the powerless. This has made the 60-year-old host a few enemies who aren’t happy with him.
In an interview with exclusive PUSH, Tulfo said he is still receiving a lot of death threats. Due to his line of work, Tulfo admitted conflicts between him and influential persons are inevitable.
“Yung death threats, oo palagi. May mga tumatawag, nagbabanta, sinasabing, ‘bilang na ang araw mo, bukas tapos ka na,” he said.
But in case something bad happens, he and his family are prepared to face a dangerous situation.
“Ang pamilya ko naman ready na in the event na mangyari yung ganun, kung ano ang gagawin nila. Meron kaming mga drill na ginagawa,” Raffy said.
Though he was scared at first, Tulfo said he is now used to these threats and is more careful in handling the situation. He also said that this will not let him stop him from helping others.
“Nandiyan na ako, eh, nadiin na ako, eh, hindi na puwede (huminto). Pag tumigil ako, paano ang gagawin ko? Titirahin pa rin ako. Kasi yang mga yan they are just waiting for the opportunity at your most vulnerable point…”
Known for having a strong personality, Tulfo was asked what is his soft spot in the same interview. He answered that he has a soft spot for women especially mothers.
“Ang soft spot ko sa mga nanay,” he admitted.
He then recalled how his mom, Caridad Teshiba-Tulfo, defended him from his strict father during his childhood.
“Kasi when I was a kid, palagi akong binubugbog ng tatay ko at nanay ko ang taga-awat, eh. Hindi ko makalimutan yon, eh. Yung hanger papalu-paluin sa akin hanggang mabali na. Hahampasin ako ng sinturon hanggang tumalsik yung bakal…”
“Ang nanay ko talagang umaawat, pag niyakap niya ako, yung buong katawan niya, ang tatay ko titigil na. Hindi ko makalimutan yon. Kaya sa lahat ng mga nanay at kababaihan sila yung soft spot ko,” he added.