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Read how Ed Lingao usually #burns, shuts down people through FB posts, comments



Aside from tackling what he called as meme-dependent Marcos supporters, veteran journalist and TV news anchor Ed Lingao has also tackled a lot of attacks from other Facebook users whenever he writes a critical post. The most recent tiff with Erwin and Ben Tulfo over Erwin’s cussing at Senator Risa Hontiveros due to a fake meme, causing the Tulfos’ supporters to bash Lingao. However, Lingao proved to be quite an expert in shutting down commenters.


We compiled Lingao’s most epic #burn comments based on the issues he reacted to in his Facebook posts.

On Duterte’s rape joke

On May 27, Lingao took to Facebook to comment on President Rodrigo Duterte’s rape joke and throw shade at people who are fond of calling the Philippine media ‘bobo’ and ‘bayaran.’

“The troops I know would feel deeply insulted by remarks or “assurances” like these. They are professionals who take pride in their flag and in their profession. They fight so that others may live; they do not rape so that others may take the blame,” Lingao wrote.

He later edited his post to warn his followers about the “fascinating” comments section, which he described as a display of some Facebook users’ “failure of intelligence.”

“Alam mo ba talaga ang ibig sabihin ng freedom of expression o nagmamarunong ka rin lang?”

“Yan ba ang idea mo ng hi morale?”

“Dun ka hijo sa wall mo magpakat*nga.”

“Bago po umikot, ikot isip muna.”

“Come back to me when you’ve grown a brain and balls.”

“Hanggang fb lang ba talaga ang brain cells mo hijo?”

“You have no right to ask her if she wants to be raped.”

“Intelligence failure lolz”

“Diyan ka magaling, mgbulag bulagan basta ayaw pagusapan.”

“Para saan ang brain cells mo hijo?”

“Kayo po ata yung umepal sa wall ko.”

“Nabilib naman ako sa tapang mo hijo.”

On Erwin Tulfo and the fake meme

Lingao received even more bashing due to his June 16 Facebook post, when he called out Erwin Tulfo for slamming Hontiveros over what turned out to be a fake meme.

“But to complicate things even more, it turns out that the radio anchor was reacting to fake news. Yes, fake news! The anchor insisted that he verified the story after watching (napanood) a transcript of the interview. Since no one really watches transcripts, there is a strong possibility that he saw a fake meme with a fake quote,” Lingao wrote.

He wrote another post on June 17 as a collective message to his bashers.

“Huwag kayong malungkot, bukas ko na kayo babarahin para sulit naman ang sagot ko. Tutal, pare-pareho naman ang mga hirit ninyo, may common theme. Parang nag briefing o workshop muna kay Idol. Isa pa, sigurado ako na may second shift na mag ti-time-in ngayong gabi,” Lingao said.

The next day, June 18, Lingao responded to Erwin Tulfo’s Facebook Live, still over the issue of the fake meme and he burned Tulfo.

“… epitomee ang pag pronounce ha, hindi epitowm. Di mo madadaan yan sa slang accent,” Lingao corrected Tulfo’s pronunciation.

“You cry for propriety. Dapat kinausap man lang kita. Huh? You, the epitome (epitomee) of propriety (sarcasm) should be accorded respect! Teka, saan galing ang ideya mo na yan na kailangan kumatok muna ako sa iyo? Ano ka, si God?” he added.

“Sabi mo sinasabi ko na magnanakaw si Bongbong. Uhm, hindi ko rin sinabi yun hijo. Kaunting hiya naman diyan,” Lingao told Tulfo.

And Lingao even used “may gahd!”

“At nabighani ako sa pahayag mo na di ako marunong magsulat. May Gahd! Sinabihan ako ni Idol na hindi ako marunong magsulat! Siguro dapat din akong gumaya sa iyo, na umaasa sa writer at segment producer para makabuo ng storya, na kahit nasa abroad ay may nagproproduce, nagcocover, at nagsusulat ng script sa Pinas para lang ipa voice over sa iyo sa abroad? Di bale, balang araw, idol, maabot ko rin ang bilang ng followers mo haha,” he wrote.

“Matindi ka talaga. Ano ito, pakapalan lang ng mukha? Kung yun lang, panalo ka na,” he added.

On Ben Tulfo

When Lingao turned his attention to Ben Tulfo, his followers know how much of an expert he is when it comes to roasting people. Here are some examples:

He urged Ben Tulfo to read when he said, “Magbasa ng mabuti, kahit dahan dahan.”

And he name-dropped TV host Willie Revillame: “Kasi kung paramihan lang ng followers, aba e gawin na nating news anchor si Willie Revillame. Hmmm?”

He slammed Ben for his fondness for using props.

“Pero hijo, yung mga okasyon na pinag susuotan mo ng bullet proof vest, talagang balak mong ikumpara sa mga pinagdaanan ko? Eh kung may tatawaging mahilig sa props, baka ikaw yun.”

Of course, Lingao didn’t miss ‘pulborize.”

“I will “pulborize” you! Ano gagamitin mo, pulburon? Slang ka pa dyan.”

On Mocha Uson                           

On June 21, he reminded Communications Asec. Mocha Uson   not to defend fake news.

“Pangalawa, at mas mahalaga, Assistant Secretary ka na sa Malacanang. Opisyal ka na ng gobyerno, at hindi isang simpleng blogger na nagpipilit maging kapalit ng media. Wala ka nang excuse,” he said.

He also urged Uson to ask for help from the PCOO staff to fact-check what he said over Lingao and the fake meme about Hontiveros and the Maute Group.

Lingao also responded to some of the commenters on this post.

“Ano raw?”

And he never lets go of netizens wishing for him to die.

On the Baste Duterte fan page

When a Facebook fan page wrote an open letter to Lingao, the veteran journalist decided to let the page’s admin taste his brand of #burning comments that had netizens saying “sunog! sunog!”

The “duh” says it all.

“Medyo malabnaw naman kung hanggang dun ka lang diba? Also, your assertion is tantamount to saying no one has the right to be critical. Oh, except for you. Uhm. Duh”

On TV5’s disciplinary action on the Lingao-Tulfo quarrel

On June 30, TV5, the network that employed Lingao and Erwin Tulfo, was reported to have taken a disciplinary action against the two.

On the exchange of words between the two TV5 talents, the network said:  “It is clear that this exchange was not only hurtful to the parties directly concerned but also goes against the work and journalistic ethic that News5 strives to uphold.”

Lingao responded to TV5’s statement.

“There are those of us who take pride in this profession. And there are those who take pride in being able to abuse this profession. Pray and hope that the next generation of journos can do a better job than we have,” he wrote.

On the Inquirer and Ramon Ang

Lingao commented on the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s statement about the resumption of the talks between the Prietos and Ramon Ang. He lauded how the Inquirer, despite its imperfection “tended to shine in times of conflict and crises, when others would just rather kiss up or roll over and die.”

This earned him some bashing, too, and some savage responses from Lingao.

When one netizen called him out for using “crises,” here’s Lingao’s epic response.

“Pwede mo utuin ang sarili mo hanggang kailan mo gusto, pero huwag mong ikalat ang pang uuto mo sa wall ko”

On Speaker Alvarez threatening the CHR’s budget

Lingao clarified the Commission on Human Rights mandate after it was grilled by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez for defending criminals.

“Isa sa mga trabaho ng estado, siguruhin na hindi tayo inaabuso ng kahit sino. Isa sa mga trabaho ng CHR, siguruhin na hindi tayo inaabuso ng estado,” Lingao posted on August 8.

Lingao once again #burned some commenters.

When someone hit him for not commenting about the abuses of the priests while defending CHR, Lingao readily urged him to watch the documentary he made on the issue.

A netizen expressed regret after getting a response from Lingao.

And when he called out an IT professional, Lingao said: “I find it sad to see that you work in an IT-related industry but that you apparently only use the internet for gaming. No dear, the internet is also for READING!”

We can expect Lingao to keep #burning and writing savage comments in the future, especially when dealing with commenters who easily resort to name-calling and threats.

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Netizens slam Duterte for saying women ‘could not stand threats and intimidation’



President Rodrigo Duterte drew flak for another controversial comment involving women after he remarked on May 24 that women “could not stand threats and intimidation.”

Duterte said that while he believed in women’s competence, it does not necessarily ring true in all aspects of life.

“I believe in the woman, the competence and capability, pero hindi lahat sa buhay dapat.Hindi ka, hindi, hindi. Dapat lang. It’s not appropriate when you cannot stand threats and intimidation,” he said in his May 24 speech.

He also said that women should be “prim and proper” and talked about his reservation in sending women police and soldiers to the field because unlike men, they did not grow up with a mindset that involves violence.

“Ang mga babae, sundalo pati pulis, ayaw ko ‘yan sa bukid. Unlike men kami, maliit pa lang, suntukan, bakbakan, barilan. And we grew up with a sort of a mindset na sometimes prone to violence. Itong mga babae, prim and proper man ‘yan, isang tingin lang sa nanay niyan, wala na tunaw na ‘yan. Tapos gawin mong pulis, ipaaway mo doon. Naku,” Duterte remarked.

Netizens then took to social media to react to Duterte’s most recent statements, making #BabaeAko trend again on Twitter.

“Mr. President, you just horrifyingly disrespected your own mother who bravely fought against the Marcos dictatorship. She withstood threats and intimidation. Siya ay babae! #BabaeAko,” a Twitter user remarked.

Forensic expert Dr. Raquel Fortun spoke out, too, saying “I am threatened and intimidated a lot. All my life. Don’t me. #BabaeAko.”

So did film and theater actress Chai Fonacier, who said, “Encouraging women — and I mean including those who identify as women — and our friends from the entire spectrum to share your #BabaeAko statements to fight the misogyny that the President and his ilk normalize through their behavior. Make them remember the feminine strength.”

KABATAAN Partylist Rep. Sarah Elago also reacted, saying she refused to be stereotyped.

Former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay urged other Filipinos to protest against Duterte’s misogynistic statements.

Other Twitter users weighed in on the issue.

Duterte’s previous misogynistic remarks


His remarks in his speech on May 24 seemed to have sought to explain another controversial remark he made on May 16 when he said that he did not want a politician, especially a woman, to become the next Ombudsman.

“Mag-nominate sila, pero I choose, but gusto ko ‘yung bilib ang tao sa integrity niya. Of course it could not be a politician, lalo na hindi babae,” he said during a chance interview.

This gave birth to the launching of the #BabaeAko movement on social media on May 21 by women activists and other people who also want to protest Duterte’s misogynistic and sexist statements.

One of  the women who joined the #BabaeAko campaign was former Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo who said, “Akala ko taumbayan ang boss ni Duterte. Yun pala sina Marcos, Gloria, Trump at China. Para sa bayang makatarungan at malaya, lalaban ako.”

In February, he was also slammed for telling his audience of former NPA rebels that he told his soldiers to shoot female rebels in the vagina.

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New DOT chief to ask Montano why he rushed official New York engagement to watch Broadway show



Newly installed Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said she plans on talking with Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) COO Cesar Montano to ask for his side on certain accusations that were hurled against him.

Among these accusations came from an Abante report where Montano was said to have rushed a speaking engagement staged by the DOT in New York to watch the Broadway musical show “Hamilton.”

DOT reportedly launched the Philippine Tourism Presentation and Dinner Reception on May 9 to showcase Philippine tourism and fashion at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. Montano was introduced as the event’s keynote speaker, but he was said to have only spoken for a bit before hurriedly leaving the venue, disappointing the guests, which also included US officials.

Montano was said to have been invited to the event in behalf of the now-resigned Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo. He was also named as one of the two hosts, the other being Teo, of the said event.

In reaction to this report about Montano, Puyat said she would talk to Montano as well as the Tourism attache and other DOT officials who attended the event to verify the accusation in the report mentioned above.


Puyat said that she would investigate into the “Buhay Carinderia” program that the TPB is set to implement. This was after Philippine Star Boo Chanco accused Montano of issuing P80-million worth of three checks to the event proponent and organizer.

“I still don’t have the papers. I will be asking [and] will be arranging a meeting with Mr. Cesar Montano to ask about ‘yung mga nabasa ko sa ‘Buhay Carinderia’ – kung totoo ba na walang bidding ‘yung P80 million na advance,” Puyat said on May 15.

“I’m planning to talk to him and ask his side. I want to ask all those who were there if it actually happened,” Puyat added.

In March 2017, TPB employees filed a complaint against Montano for his alleged corruption and mismanagement of the agency. These include hiring friends and relatives, using TPB’s funds for personal trips, and showing incompetence in fulfilling his obligations as the agency’s COO.

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Eldest Tulfo vows to help Wanda clear her name, berates ‘black sheep’ Ben over controversial P60-M DOT ad deal



Inquirer columnist Ramon Tulfo spoke up about the controversy involving his siblings, now resigned Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo and hosts Ben and Erwin Tulfo, over the P60 million tourism ad deal.

The eldest Tulfo wrote in his Inquirer column on May 10 that while President Rodrigo Duterte himself advised the Tulfo family to avoid talking to the media, he took it upon himself as the family’s acting patriarch to tell the story behind the controversy.

First up, Ramon blamed Teo for not hiring smart staff members who could have advised her against inking a deal with PTV 4, where one of the Tulfo brothers, Ben, was a blocktimer.

As a blocktimer, Ben pays for his TV show’s airtime on the state-run channel.

According to Ramon, Wanda was only complying with President Duterte’s injunction for his Cabinet secretaries to support PTV 4, adding that she did not know Ben’s company would get most of the multimillion advertising contract with DOT.

He also hit Ben, whom he called a “black sheep” with a “middle child” syndrome as the fifth child out of 10 siblings, for signing the P60-million advertising contract with PTV 4 despite knowing that there would be a conflict of interest on Wanda’s part.

Ramon also said that Wanda still tried to save Ben, who insisted on his innocence amid the controversy, leading her to resign from her post. He also explained that Wanda seemed to have forgotten the fact that her husband was on the board of director of the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (Tieza), a part of DOT, when Duterte appointed her as tourism chief. He added that it should have been up to her husband to step down from his post upon his wife’s appointment.


In the same column, he also slammed Wanda’s lawyer, Ferdinand Topacio, whom he said did not even consult the Tulfo brothers on returning the P60-million funds from the ad deal. He also described the lawyer as “all talk,” a counsel who’s only focused on gaining publicity for himself.

Unlike what has been previously reported about Wanda resigning out of delicadeza amid the controversy, Ramon let it slip that he commended President Duterte for “sacking Wanda,” prompting some people to ask whether Wanda was fired instead of resigned.

Before he ended his column, he vowed to support “Wanda’s fight to clear her name, but not Ben’s.”
Wanda resigned on May 8 to show delicadeza and to spare everyone, especially Duterte, from the pain caused by the controversy, according to her lawyer.

The issue started with the Commission on Audit’s report showing the DOT paying P60 million worth of commercials to PTV 4, which in turn, tapped Ben’s Bitag Media Unlimited Inc. to air the tourism ads during Ben and Erwin’s show “Kilos Pronto.”

Malacañang said that Teo’s resignation does not mean that she is off the hook since the Ombudsman is still looking into her and other government officials involved in the controversial ad deal.

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