Ramon Tulfo surrenders in Manila over libel charges after two arrest warrants issued against him

Ramon Tulfo surrenders in Manila over libel charges after two arrest warrants issued against him

Veteran broadcaster and columnist Ramon Tulfo surrendered to government authorities , after a Manila court issued arrest warrants against him for libel.

He turned himself in at the Manila Police District headquarters on U.N. Avenue after two regional trial court judges, ordered his arrest.

Presiding Judge Rainelda Estacio Montesa and Acting Presiding Judge Danilo Leyva, both from the Manila Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 46, penned the arrest warrants against Ramon Tulfo for the crime of libel under Article 353 of the Revised Penal Code in relation to Section 4 (C) of Republic Act No. 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.
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According to reports, he was detained at the office of the Special Mayor’s Reaction Team (SMaRT) while his bail was being processed.
Tulfo, has a long and colorful history of libel charges under his name, the latest of which was against former Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre after the former published articles in his column accusing the later of receiving a cut from the ‘pastillas’ scheme in Manila airports.

The former DOJ Secretary also accused Tulfo of publishing other defamatory remarks against him in the past.

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