Erwin was born on the 10th of August in 1964 in the Philippines. His birth name or full name is Erwin Teshiba Tulfo. He is the 9th child of Caridad Teshiba and Ramon Tulfo. The late Ramon was a retired colonel who was part of the Philippine Constabulary.
Erwin Tulfo Biography
Erwin Teshiba Tulfo (born 10th August 1964) is a Filipino news anchor, broadcaster, and columnist who was the Secretary of Social Welfare and Development from June 30, 2022, under the presidency of Bongbong Marcos until December 27, 2022 due to his appointment being blocked and bypassed by the Commission on Appointments.
How old is Erwin Tulfo?
He is 58 years. He was born on 10 August 1964.
Erwin Tulfo Educational Background
Erwin Tulfo graduated with a bachelor of science in Business Administration from the University of the East in 2005. He is the host of his public service brand Mission X, which eventually evolved into the Erwin Tulfo Action Center
Erwin Tulfo Parents
Tulfo is the son of Colonel Ramon Silvestre Tulfo Sr., who was a member of Philippine Constabulary, and Caridad Teshiba-Tulfo, a housewife. His brothers include Ramon, Ben, and Raffy Tulfo, who is also an incumbent senator. His sister, Wanda Corazon Teo, was a tourism secretary during the Duterte administration.
Erwin Tulfo Height
Erwin Tulfo is 5′ 10″ tall.
Erwin Tulfo Career
He previously worked with PTV's flagship primetime news program Ulat Bayan and one of its AM radio counterpart Radyo Pilipinas (RP1)'s Tutok Erwin Tulfo. He was the host of Tutok Tulfo, co-host of T3: Kapatid Sagot Kita! together with his brothers Raffy and Ben, and one of news anchors of Aksyon on TV5. He has also worked for ABS-CBN, Radio Philippines Network (RPN), and Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation (IBC).
He served in the United States Army from 1988 to 1992. He graduated with a bachelor of science in Business Administration from the University of the East in 2005. He is the host of his public service brand Mission X, which eventually evolved into the Erwin Tulfo Action Center, which is currently inactive due to his present appointment in the Marcos Jr. administration.
In 2008, Tulfo was found guilty by the Supreme Court of the Philippines of four counts of libel and was sentenced to pay a fine of ₱6,000 for each count and, along with his co-accused, ₱1,000,000 to the complainant as moral damages. The cases stemmed from multiple articles he wrote and published in the tabloid Remate which accused a Bureau of Customs official of being “an extortionist, a corrupt public official, smuggler and having illegally acquired wealth”.
During the aftermath of the 2010 Manila hostage crisis, Tulfo was severely criticized for his on-air phone interview with hostage-taker Rolando Mendoza which was said to have escalated the incident leading to the deaths of eight hostages.
On May 31, 2019, Tulfo made an on-air tirade against Social Welfare Secretary and retired Army Commanding General Rolando Bautista for refusing to interview with him. A few days later, thousands signed a petition demanding Tulfo to apologize. The Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association condemned Tulfo's remarks against the former Philippine Army chief. Tulfo has apologized to Bautista for his remarks.
He was appointed DSWD Secretary by then-President-elect Bongbong Marcos in May 2022.
Erwin Tulfo Wife, Children
He is married to Karen Padilla. The couple has three lovely children.