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About Ben Tulfo

There are a lot of incorrect information about who Ben Tulfo really is, coming from unknown sources in different sites and bogus social media accounts.

Ben Tulfo is known as “BITAG,” the investigative-public service television show in the Philippines. BITAG is not just a television program. It is a brand.

Bienvenido T. Tulfo, nicknamed “Ben” is at present the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BITAG MEDIA UNLIMITED INC. (BMUI). Ben is a broadcast journalist by profession and a true-blue graduate of Journalism. Ben also went to an executive school abroad. He started early as a radio disc jockey after graduating high school, he then became a regular DJ during semestral and summer breaks in college. After graduating from college, Ben became a regular radio disc jockey of DWMM FM and an advertising agency account executive for the station. This station changed its call sign to KY FM (1979 – 1985) to which Ben was one of the brains behind. He later left for the US immediately after the People Power Revolution in 1986.

In 1996 to 1999, Ben came back and became the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES UNLIMITED whose office was located at Tektite Bldg., Ortigas Ave., Pasig City. Prior to his return to his loved profession, the broadcast media, Ben traveled a lot in Asia and the USA because of the nature of his job – marketing extrusion technology for the Philippine market.

 

FALSE INFORMATION

Wikipedia’s information about Ben Tulfo is incorrect and inaccurate. Because fans and viewers of the show can easily access the pages, do revisions and easy editing.

Ben Tulfo’s accurate information is available in the about section of our Facebook pages and this website.

Several attempts were made coming from BITAG Media Unlimited Inc. and the staff of Ben Tulfo to correct the inaccuracy of these Wikipedia articles. Specifically, Ben Tulfo as a Journalist and BITAG as an existing brand of a television show for the last 15 years.

We are making it public in order to provide Wikipedia certified and correct information coming from our “About” page on our official website, bitagmedia.com. Our website contains all pages about all of our copyrighted television productions.

In the event that Wikipedia does not acknowledge and use this official information, we are vying for the deletion of both articles within that website.

Ben Tulfo’s former staff from way back 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 up to late 2016 have been placed on the info-boxes provided by users who edit the pages. There is also a possibility that some editors have also contributed to such revisions through their eyes as former employees whereas the information they provide is completely outdated, inaccurate and self-serving.

 

MEDIA HISTORY

1996 – Ben created “Isumbong Mo Kay Tulfo” on TV. He successfully maneuvered the show to get into the grid of RPN-9 TV network. The show was hosted by his elder brother, Ramon Tulfo. Ben left a couple of months after the successful launch of the show.

1997 – Ben was the brain behind “Philippine’s Most Wanted” on TV. This show was patterned after “America’s Most Wanted.” It was originally launched on PTV4, but eventually went into format evolution and expanded from TV to radio – DZXL. Ben co-hosted both on TV and radio with his brother, Raffy Tulfo. Philippines’ Most Wanted was a production of Emerald Media where Ben was initially the executive producer on its early stages. Ben stayed for a year and eventually left, leaving his brother Raffy going solo.

1998-2000 – Ben focused his time as the COO of INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES UNLIMITED. His major clients were FEEDMIX, UNIVERSAL ROBINA, PURINA, and IO BASIC. This job requires aggressive marketing of expensive WENGER brand – high-end extruders from Kansas, USA.

2001 – Signalled the return of Ben in the media. He tried client media management. Eventually, Ben was offered the Editor-In-Chief position by an executive of MANILA STANDARD, and the brother of the defunct Manila Chronicle and publisher of Saksi Ngayon. Ben wrote his column for Saksi Ngayon. The owner of radio broadcasting network DZME and a sister of a congressman offered Ben a mid-morning slot for his Bahala si Tulfo.

2002 – Ben formed BST Tri-media Production to produce the television program “BITAG” as a block timer. BITAG officially launched on September 14, 2002 at the Associated Broadcasting Corporation (ABC Channel 5). Months later, Ben became a columnist of Pilipino Star Ngayon and Pang Masa, both under the broadsheet Philippine Star.

2004, March – Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation (IBC-13) offered Ben’s BITAG a TV primetime slot and a co-production contract. This was the start of Ben’s big break on television. Immediately after signing the contract, BITAG kicked-off its first episode with IBC-13.

2005, mid of July – BITAG was still at IBC-13, when UNTV Channel 37 owner Daniel Razon offered Ben to join UNTV and be one of their anchors. In October, Ben became one of the hosts of the morning television show “Pilipinas, Gising Ka Na Ba?” Immediately followed by Ben’s “Bahala si Tulfo,” live from 8 to 10 in the morning. The show was simulcast at DZME radio.

2006 – Ben was joined by his brother Erwin at UNTV. To accommodate Erwin, Ben changed the title of the show to “Tulfo Brothers: Bahala si Ben at Erwin.” But Erwin left in June 2006 to join “Isumbong Mo – Tulfo Brothers” at RPN9. Ben went solo again and changed the title to “Bahala si Bitag.”

2010, April – BITAG still running strong at IBC-13 as well as UNTV but this time the show title changed to BITAG Live, ABS-CBN TFC (The Filipino Channel) knocked on BITAG’s door. ABS-CBN TFC offered Ben’s BITAG to be on their program grid for their international market particularly in the US, under BRO Channel, specifically targeting the Filipino male audience. But eventually, BITAG ended up with TFC. Ben signed a 2-year contract but lasted only a year and a half (mid-2011).

2011 – TV5 offered Ben to co-anchor with his brothers Raffy and Erwin in the program “T3.” BITAG remained with IBC-13 and BITAG Live at UNTV in the morning. It was also in 2011 when Pinoy US Cops, a show of Ben’s BST Tri-Media Production was offered a primetime slot at AksyonTV Channel 41, sister station of TV5.

2012, Last quarter – TV5 offered BITAG an exclusive contract. Ben terminated his contract with IBC-13. He was forced to pull BITAG out of ABS-CBN TFC because of its exclusivity contract with TV5.

2013, March – Ben moved his daily morning show BITAG Live to 92.3 News FM, simulcast at AksyonTV Channel 41 which airs 10 to 11 in the morning. Ben officially ended his contract with UNTV. In October of the same year, due to TV5’s financial constraint, Ben quickly moved his BITAG and Pinoy US Cops to PTV4, but remained as talent-host for “T3″ with his brothers, likewise, his BITAG Live at 92.3 News FM. Also this year, BITAG and Pinoy US Cops officially became syndicated TV programs. And never again Ben would entertain any exclusive contract for his BITAG and Pinoy US Cops from any national and international TV network.

2014 – Present Ben moved quickly to have his Pinoy US Cops and BITAG, enter a prime time block acquisition contract with People’s Television Network (PTV4). Both shows are air every Saturday prime time 7:30-8 pm and 8-9 pm, respectively.

2016, January – BST Tri-media Production became BITAG MEDIA UNLIMITED INC., duly registered at Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission. On April, TV5’s “T3” folded up. Come month of July, Ben produced BITAG Live “Unfiltered” Primetime, 8 to 8:30 in the evening, Manila time, live streamed for BITAG Live. Ben’s two columns at Pilipino Star Ngayon “Bahala si Bitag” and “BITAG” at Pang Masa are both active.

2016, October – BITAG MEDIA UNLIMITED INC. built their own digital studios at Richwell Tower, adjacent to the corporate office. The studios were the first to use point-to-point fiber transmission for television broadcast.

Also, after months of preparation, BMUI’s fast-paced public service program Kilos Pronto was launched at UNTV. The trio of Ben Tulfo, Alex Santos, and the late Nikka Alejar hosted the program. It’s original timeslot was 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM.

2017, January – Kilos Pronto parted ways with UNTV and shifted to an earlier timeslot, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, in its new home PTV-4. Its timeslot was eventually moved to 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

2017, June – Ben and Erwin Tulfo decided to cut ties with TV5, the former pulling out his morning radio show BITAG Live. In August, BITAG Live found its new home in state-run PTV-4. The program returned to its original television format, livestreamed at Facebook and simulcast on Radyo Pilipinas 738 AM. Eventually, Erwin Tulfo joined his brother Ben and became one of Kilos Pronto’s hosts.

2017, November – Several new shows under BMUI will be launched: Crime Desk, crime investigation program from actual crime files; Hiwaga and Totoo, programs focused on healthcare and health maintenance.

2018 – As People’s Television Network’s content provider, BMUI will be putting in more shows. Block acquisition during weekends, prime time.