Mon Tulfo opens up about his childhood; dances to the tune of "Nobody"

Mon Tulfo snapped his fingers and swayed his hips when the song "Nobody" was played during his guesting on Gandang Gabi Vice.


Mon Tulfo showed his funny side and his dance moves in the May 27 episode of the late-night show Gandang Gabi Vice.

The veteran broadcast journalist gamely traded jokes with TV host-comedian Vice Ganda.

Mon admitted that he likes maintaining a "tough guy" image just like his brothers namely Ben, Raffy and Erwin.

Vice Ganda asked Mon: "Saan nagsimula ang katapangan ninyong magkakapatid?"

He admitted that he might have picked it up from his mother, who was a housewife. "Yung nanay ko matapang...lagi niyang sinusuntok ang tatay ko."

Vice Ganda asked in disbelief: "Under the saya ba ang tatay mo?"

"Oo, under the saya," said the veteran broadcaster with a smile.

Mon pointed out their his father was a colonel of the Philippine Constabulary. As a result, their father was strict with them while he and his 9 other siblings were growing up.

"Yung disiplina parang militar. Yung matanda mas nakakalamang sa mga bata at pwedeng kastiguhin ang mga bata. Si Erwin ang hindi nakaka kastigo. Si Erwin kasi second to the youngest, yung bunso kasi namin babae."

He then recalled their father's unusual method of making the quarreling kids reconcile.

"Noong araw, ang tatay ko, tinatali kami tapos pinapayakap at pinapahalik sa isa't isa. Nakatali ng isang oras kaya kung saan pupunta ang isa, sasama rin [ang isa]. Parang Siamese twins."

The broadcaster also revealed that he himself experienced extreme forms of discipline: "Napaluhod rin [sa munggo] saka pinapalo. Minsan naman, binabalot sa sako at binitin."

Vice Ganda asked Mon: "Okay lang po ba kung ako ang naging anak ninyo?"

Mon answered bluntly: "Lagi kitang kakastiguhin kasi bakla ka."

The TV host-comedian laughed at his frankness.


ON ROSANNA ROCES. Vice Ganda asked Mon to confirm whether or not he entered into a relationship with an actress in the past.

He was hesitant to talk about it because he said that he had never admitted this fact to his daughter.

A sexy photo of Rosanna Roces was then flashed on the big screen.

When asked to name the quality that Osang (Rosanna) liked most about him, Mon quickly answered: "Mukha ko."

The TV host-comedian mentioned that Mon is a black belter ng the martial arts called aikido.

When asked if he is able to use his knowledge in martial arts in real-life situations, Mon candidly answered: "Hindi ko alam, eh. Hindi ko nagamit sa airport, eh."

He was referring to the altercation involving him and couple Claudine Barretto and Raymart Santiago recently at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

To test his prowess, Vice Ganda asked Mon to defend him against a cellphone snatcher.

Vice Ganda pretended to be talking to someone and jokingly said on the phone: "Claudine, saan tayo magkikita?"

A guy handpicked from the audience then pretended to snatch Vice Ganda's cellphone. In response, Mon stood up and tried to defend the TV host but Vice Ganda held up the cellphone as if trying to take a photo/video of Mon.

The broadcast journalist just laughed at the comedian's antics.


NOBODY BUT MON. For the final part of his guesting, the K-pop song "Nobody" was played since Vice Ganda wanted to see the dance moves of Mon.

The hard-hitting journalist did not back down from the challenge as he snapped his fingers and swayed his hips in time with the upbeat music.

Before Mon Tulfo ended his segment on the show, he was given a thank-you gift. Vice Ganda explained, "May regalo po kami sa inyo, video cam...video camcorder. High-definition na po ito para magandang-maganda na ang kopya."

Mon quipped: "Para maganda sa airport!"

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