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PNP says Erwin Tulfo is abroad; can’t surrender guns yet

MANILA, Philippines — Radio personality Erwin Tulfo is abroad and cannot surrender his firearms yet, Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesperson Col. Bernard Banac said Thursday.

“Ang pinakahuli nating ulat na natanggap ay nasa abroad si Mr. Erwin Tulfo kaya hindi pa naaksyunan ang renewal [of his license] at pagsuko ng mga firearms,” Banac said in a press briefing at Camp Crame.

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(According to our latest report, Mr. Erwin Tulfo is abroad that is why he cannot renew his license and surrender his firearms.)

The PNP earlier ordered Tulfo to surrender his guns to the police, after his license to own and possess firearms (LTOPF) expired on March 3.

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Banac said the PNP has no information as to Tulfo’s location abroad now, but added that the broadcaster left the country even before a notice on the expiration of his LTOPF was relayed to him.

Aside from ordering Tulfo to surrender his unlicensed guns, the PNP also recalled the broadcaster’s police security escorts, partly because of his outburst against Social Welfare Secretary Rolando Bautista on his radio show.  (Editor: Mike U. Frialde)

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