THE Philippine National Police (PNP) will permanently pull out the security detail of the Tulfo brothers, PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde said on Monday, June 10.
“There was already a decision to pull them out,” Albayalde said.
“If they want to re-apply, they can always re-apply but then there is no assurance that the application will be approved,” he added.
On June 1, the PNP ordered the recall of the police personnel assigned as security aides to Erwin, Ben and Raffy Tulfo and Raffy's wife Jocelyn.
The order was issued after Erwin, in his radio program “Tutok Erwin Tulfo” on May 28, lambasted Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Rolando Bautista for failing to respond to a request for interview.
Bautista, a former Army commanding offer who took part in the liberation of Marawi City in 2017, has accepted Tulfo's apology but demanded that he publish his apology in major newspapers, post this on social media, air over radio networks and donate at least P300,000 to 19 institutions and groups, mostly military in nature.
The police have also ordered Erwin to surrender his firearms for safekeeping following the expiration of his License to Own and Possess Firearm on March 3.
Albayalde said the Tulfo brothers will again have to go through the “long” process of applying for police escorts.
PNP Firearms and Explosives Office chief Brigadier General Valeriano de Leon said they are continuously coordinating with Erwin for the turnover of his firearms. He declined to say how many weapons are covered by the order. (SunStar Philippines)