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Erwin Tulfo Criticizes Viral Cheer Of UP Visayas Skimmers

ERWIN TULFO – Well-known anchor Erwin Tulfo lambasts the UP Visayas Skimmers for their cheer which went controversial.

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The UP Visayas Skimmers made a cheer performance which satirically slammed the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.

The controversial video gained positive reactions from some netizens. However, it also drew flak from others, especially supporters of the Duterte administration who are enraged at the cheer.

In their defense, they claimed that it is satirical and they said nothing wrong, saying that it is “freedom of expression”.

Duterte supporters said, however, that it is not a freedom of expression but an act of sedition, citing the students jokingly urging the nation to kill the President.

Erwin Tulfo addressed the question whether or not it is a freedom of expression or an act of sedition.

He initially agreed that we have the right to freedom of expression. He said, however, that it is no longer freedom if people chooses to trample the freedom of other people.

“Bakit daw magagalit ang mga Duterte supporters eh yun daw ay freedom of expression… Naiintindihan ko yung sinasabi ninyo ma’am at sir sa UP, mayroon po tayong kalayaan sa pamamahayag,”

“Pero kung ang freedom na yan ay sumusupil sa isa pang kalayaan eh hindi na po magiging freedom yan, kapag niyuyurakan mo na yung kalayaan ng iba ay bawal,”

He also admitted that he once joined a rally and he was angry at the previous presidents but they only said to overthrow and dismantle the dictatorship and kick out the president but never said anything about killing the president.

“Kayong mga taga-UP at estudyante na aktibista na makakaliwa, pare-pareho tayong naging estudyante. “Sumali rin ako sa mga rally at galit din ako sa mga Pangulo (noon).

“Ang sinabi, ‘ibagsak at lansagin ang diktadurya.

“Sipain sa pwesto at palayasin sa Malacañang’. ‘Yun ang sinasabi ng mga estudyante noon. Walang sinabi noon na patayin ang Pangulo na iyan,”

Erwin Tulfo posted his statement on YouTube. You can check it out right here.

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