Bacolod to declare Ben Tulfo as ‘persona non grata’


The Bacolod City Council wants commentator Ben Tulfo declared persona non grata in the city.

Tulfo maligned and embarrassed Mayor Evelio Leonardia in his YouTube program after a certain “Norma” alleged that she was not paid for a basketball event she organized in Bacolod in October, according to Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran.

Familiaran said Norma’s claims are all lies and half-truths. (

Neither the city government nor Leonardia has anything to do with the basketball game between police officers of Bacolod and some male cast of television series ‘Ang Probinsyano’, he added.

Councilor Victor Espino, the chairperson of the Committee on Peace and Order, clarified that the city government and the MassKara committee has nothing to do with the event.

Leonardia maintained his innocence from the accusations against him.