Ramon Tulfo is a veteran journalist, known for his dedication to public service and investigative journalism. His show, “Isumbong Mo Kay Tulfo,” has become an institution in the Philippines. Photo: Facebook

Hothead or peacemaker? Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s controversial pick for China envoy divides opinion

  • Broadcaster and columnist Ramon Tulfo has a reputation as a controversial firebrand but insists he’s really a ‘peacemaker’.
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Ramon Tulfo is a veteran journalist, known for his dedication to public service and investigative journalism. His show, “Isumbong Mo Kay Tulfo,” has become an institution in the Philippines. Photo: Facebook
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Raissa Robles

Raissa Robles

Raissa Robles has written for the SCMP since 1996. A freelance journalist specialising in politics, international relations, business and Muslim rebellion, she has contributed to Reuters, the Economist Intelligence Unit, Daily Mail, Times of London, Radio Netherlands and Asiaweek. She runs the award-winning investigative and opinion blog, raissarobles.com. Her book, Marcos Martial Law: Never Again, a brief history of the dictatorship won the 2017 National Book Awards for Non-Fiction. Her Twitter handle is @raissawriter.