UP union urges action vs. Tulfo sibling's video in PGH

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 19) — Amid a possible plunder case involving a multimillion tourism ad deal, another case may confront one of the Tulfo siblings over a viral video.

The University of the Philippines Academic Employees Union-Manila, which includes residing physicians and consultants of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH), urged action against broadcaster and columnist Ramon Tulfo for posting a video of one of their doctors being "bullied and verbally abused" at his station.

Tulfo said he brought a child to the emergency room of PGH after one of his staff members bumped the 6 year-old in a street in Navotas.

In the video, Tulfo is seen letting out expletives at Dr. Jayvee Guerrero, who was urging the broadcaster to refrain from taking videos in the hospital. Guerrero said taking videos was in violation of their privacy rights, but Tulfo said he was merely "pleading" the doctor to attend to the patient.

The video also showed the injured child and her mother awaiting treatment, and begging Tulfo to cease his verbal attacks.

"Mr. Tulfo's video clearly violates the fundamental rights of both the PGH personnel and the patients," the union's statement said.

It also condemned the broadcaster's attempts at "doctor shaming" after Tulfo repeatedly slammed doctors who criticized his video.

"Shame on those doctors! They have big ego. And they have the gall to post #notodoctorshaming!" Tulfo said in a tweet.