Deleted Video About 16M vs 42M to 50M Raffy Tulfo Against President Duterte
Raffy Tulfo is currently in hot waters after he allegedly challenged 16M Duterte voters with his 42M to 50M subscribers across different social media platforms. News circulating on social media cited that Raffy will run for a national position this 2022 election and ready to face battle against Duterte. The RTIA video has been deleted but several Duterte supporters obtained a copy and reupload the video back in Youtube.
The clip started with the guesting topic of Raffy Tulfo and the controversial issue about the closure of ABS-CBN network due to failed renewal of its broadcasting franchise from the Philippine government. Raffy followed up with a statement about '8 remaining months' which being interpreted by the viewers as the remaining period of the current administration. The famous radio and TV anchor became more specific with his argument when he mentioned about 16M votes versus 40 million subscribers which he claims that it will be a big challenge for Duterte in the 2022 national election. A lot of netizens interpreted that Tulfo is referring to his Youtube subscribers and Facebook followers that sums up to 40-42 million active subscribers.
Here's the reuploaded video in Youtube containing the alleged controversial statements of Raffy Tulfo versus President Duterte.
In response to this viral video which resulted to many online bashing and hate towards Tulfo and his team, Raffy released a short video to clarify the misinformation and fake news. In his defense, Raffy provided key points to settle the issue. In the following video, Raffy said that he will not run for a national position in the 2022 election though he claimed that a certain political party offered him a Vice President slot. Raffy declined since he has utmost respect to President Rodrigo Duterte.
On the 16M vs 42M subscribers, Raffy said that he was referring to ABS-CBN 42 million subscribers versus 16 million voters of President Duterte. He added, the clash between these two groups will happen if there will be a referendum.
Raffy also explained that he maintains respect to the President including the 16 million voters because Raffy himself was also one of those 16M voters in 2016.
Raffy ended his explanation by saying that he wants everybody to move on from the fake news. Here's the video of Raffy defending himself over the controversy.
What's your take on this issue? Can we make a sound judgment from these two videos to decide whether Raffy Tulfo really made a mistake or not?