Raffy Tulfo is a bold man in dealing with just about anything, but he has recently admitted that getting old terrifies him.
In an interview with Toni Gonzaga, Tulfo said becoming too old could mean being left out, and he doesn’t want to end up like that when asked what his biggest fear was.
“Yung tumanda ako,” he said laughingly. “Just like everybody else, yung tumanda ka and then malagay ka na sa lugar na kalimutan ka na ng tao,” he said more seriously.
He simply wants to be remembered as someone who served the Filipino people.
Tulfo also said that he used to “wet his pants” when receiving death threats but is no longer afraid as he progressed through his career as the people’s idol.
“Nung umpisa, natatakot ako. Maihi ako sa salawal ko. Tapos s’yempre ‘di ko papahalata ‘yun,” he admitted.
But as he continued to do his thing, the fear of possibly losing his life over the nature of his job eventually subsided.
“Pero ngayon wala na. Sanay na ako, kumbaga manhid na. Yung mukha ko kumapal, kahit na ano pang insulto gagawin sakin o anong klaseng pananakot, ‘di na tumatalab.
“‘Di ka matatakot dahil gusto kong ipagtanggol yung mga taong inaapi. Gusto mong tulungan yung taong kinakawawa so gagawin mo yung lahat even na lalaban ng patayan para mabigyan mo ng hustisya yung kinakawawa,” he added.
But even as busy as he is, Tulfo always finds time to be with his family.
He also shared that among his siblings, he grew up in the least fortunate family. A number of his relatives shouldered his education as he moved from one place to another.
Today he is a billionaire, but in Philippine peso, of course.