– Regine Velasquez received strong words from veteran anchor Ben Tulfo
– This is after she lambasted Teddy Locsin over the issue in Panatag Shoal
– Ogie Alcasid immediately aired his thoughts in defense of his wife
Ben Tulfo did not hesitate to throw strong statements against Regine Velasquez over her message to Department of Foreign Affair (DFA) Secretary Teddy Locsin, Jr.
KAMI learned that the veteran singer slammed the said government official due to his statement about Chinese vessels getting endangered giant clams in Panatag Shoal.
Teddy stated in his controversial social media post that no person, not even him, goes to war just to defend clams.
Because of this, Regine tweeted her thoughts and she expressed that the Chinese vessels are invading the territory of the Philippines.
She even questioned the intelligence of the DFA Secretary because of his statement on the issue.
“Ang akala ko pa naman matalino ka. Ako ay [simpleng] tao lamang na may simpleng pagiisip. These people are invading our territory they are not just taking food [sinisira] nila ang ating karagatan!!!!” she wrote.
After releasing these strong words, Regine got slammed by veteran TV5 anchor Ben Tulfo through a Facebook live.
The journalist stated that the celebrity should think first before opening her mouth and that she must have enough knowledge about the matter.
“Ang mensahe ko sa ‘yo, Regine Velasquez, next time you open your mouth, think. Make sure na may laman ang utak mo. Make sure alam mo yung isyu and you can talk about it. Hindi mo ito balwarte. Yung kaalaman mo, itago mo na lang.
“Ano bang alam nitong si Regine Velasquez other than kumanta lamang? Ang isang entertainer na I’m not trying to pull down, I question yung kanyang credentials when it comes to college, I don’t even know if she does have any subject in political science.
“So, yung statement nitong si Regine Velasquez, for me, is something na nakisawsaw, nakiangkas sa isyu na wala naman talagang alam. Mas maganda siguro pag ang isang indibidwal nagsalita, let it be someone expert in the field,” Ben bravely quipped.
Here is the video of his full statement:
Here is the tweet of Ogie Alcasid to defend his wife:
In a previous article by KAMI, Ben slammed multi-awarded Kapuso anchor Mike Enriquez for “insulting” him.
Ben Tulfo is a broadcast-journalist in TV5 who currently serves as the host of “Bitag,” an investigative and public service program. He is the brother of Mon and Raffy Tulfo.