If you’re always on your Facebook timeline, I’m sure that you’re familiar with the show, Tulfo in Action. A lot of memes were born because of this show and it keeps me wondering why do Filipinos are going-gaga-over it.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Tulfo in Action, it is a show wherein people seek help to Raffy Tulfo whenever there’s a problem that they cannot handle. Usually, it’s about personal issues, family problems, and even about trending videos on Facebook.
Filipinos are so into ‘Tulfo in Action’ show that some of us even called it, “Tulflix and chill” because of its series of stories just like Netflix. So why do we love to watch this kind of show? Here are the possible answers:
Filipinos love Drama
We are born and raised in a country wherein Teleseryes are included in our everyday lives. And yes, we all love the story of a poor girl who will fall in love with a rich guy then they’ll learn that their families hated each other for decades so they are not allowed to be together.
But of course, their love is so pure and they will do whatever it takes to continue their relationship. But no worries, because in the end, everything will be alright after all the kidnapping, death, betrayal, and slaps that happened.
This can be one of the reasons why people are hooked in the show, Tulfo in Action. All the stories shown in this show is based on true stories and true dramas of every Filipino. And we love to see this on TV, the poor fighting for their rights, ang batas ng isang api!
Fun fact: Did you know that the longest-running Philippine Teleserye of all time is Mara Clara? It lasted for 4 years and 6 months (August 1992 – February 1997)
We feel that we’re related
Even if we don’t know the person or people involved in the issue, we somehow feel pity and angry with what happened to them.
Filipinos are known to have a wide range of emotions. Even while watching it on Television, listening to a radio, or watching through our phones, we somehow give comments and even shout at the people on the screen even if they cannot hear us. Affected much, right?
And the show Tulfo in Action? It’s one hell of an emotional rollercoaster that Filipinos love to ride.
One of the best things about Tulfo in Action is that it gives solutions quickly. We are tired of waiting and we are eager to know what happens next. Thankfully, stories in this show only take weeks to be resolved. Filipinos are known to be resilient in disasters and even in national problems, we cope up very fast and move on in just a snap.
One day, we’re bashing someone on the internet then the next day we’re sharing funny memes. That’s why we love Tulfo in Action because it has a quick timeline and lots of dramas! Next, please!
Lastly, it gives us lots of realizations.
At the end of the day, we’ve learned lessons from others’ stories. After watching other people’s problems, we somehow feel thankful that we are not in those kinds of situations. We realized that there are bigger problems than ours and that everyone is facing tough situations every day.
It’s funny to say that ‘Tulfo in Action’ gives real-life lessons but it’s true. It encourages people especially the poor ones to stand up for their rights and make a change. Filipinos are so in love with happy endings, maybe that’s the top reason why we are so into this show.
We are all in love with the concept of justice, reconciliation, and forgiveness because we all just want a peaceful and happy life.