Raymart, Claudine, Tulfo in excellent airport brawl

Bad breeding is at the heart of most issues that plague Philippine society and its culture of dysfunction. It is endemic at the macro level and ingrained at the micro levels — at the very threads that are woven into the very fabric of the national soul. This is evident in the manner with which manifestations of bad breeding amongst Filipinos transcends class, profession, and age. Certainly media personalities Raymart Santiago, Claudine Barretto, and Ramon Tulfo were not above succumbing to the condition.

Ramon Tulfo is an aging populist crusader known best for his slogan “Isumbong mo kay Tulfo” (“tell Tulfo what’s bugging you”) and a television show he hosts that sports the phrase as its title. He is also a columnist for the Inquirer.net. Raymart Santiago and Claudine Barretto are a husband-and-wife celebrity couple who were at their prime in the mid- to late-1990s.

Considering all involved parties’ respective affiliations to various media conglomerates, the stories in “news” reports may vary depending on corporate bias. But the gist can be summarised in a few bullet points:

(1) Claudine and Raymart are at arrival area of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 just off a flight from Boracay while Tulfo had also reportedly arrived in a flight from Davao. All parties were patrons of Cebu Pacific Air.

(2) Tulfo spots Claudine loudly verbally abusing ground personnel over “mishandled” baggage.

(3) Tulfo starts recording a video snapping photos of the spectacle with his mobile phone.

(4) Raymart gets mad and attempts to take the phone from Tulfo.

(5) Fists start flying.

Interestingly, Cebu Pacific seems to be a common denominator underlying bad and tasteless behaviour in da Pinas. Perhaps it has something to do with a really simple formula: Cheapskates flying Cebu Pacific + mediocre service + crappy airport = bad attitudes and hot tempers on landing. It seems, conditions are always quite in alignment for this sort of thing to happen in a land of oppressively hot and humid weather inhabited by tribes of self-important people. Of course, what makes this particular incident excellent media fodder is its illustrious cast of characters: has-been artista couple brawling with an aging populist crusader.

Considering the plight of former A-List celebrities struggling to remain relevant in today’s far more fast-paced media landscape of reality show products and viral stars, one can argue that Claudine and Raymart are victims too – they were caught flatfooted on video flying on a budget and then complaining about bad service.

Sayaw Pinoy, sayaw.

Speaking of which, isn’t Cebu Pacific famous for dancing flight attendants?

There you go.

Abangan ang susunod na kabanata. Until then, isumbong niyo kay Tulfo.

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Bill Steffen
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The average “JUAN” can see that the elite is not living in the same world the average “JUAN” lives in! Wasn’t Tulfo the nut that raised so much hell about US Embassy folks that had a run in at a restaurant in Manila! Double standards abound in this country

Bill Steffen
Guest

Just an afterthought!!!! Had they done this in the USA they would have all gone to jail!!

BenK
Editor

And President N/A is hurt that other countries consider this one a security risk. Take a swing at someone in a US airport, you’re probably going to get tased pretty quick.

Clueless
Guest

I don’t think it will be just the US Airports…any International Class Airports around World definately wouldnt allow this to happen.

Just imagine the impression that is being conveyed to the Whole World. Airports = High Security Zone = Public brawls? What about the rest of the country?

Bill Steffen
Guest

LOL you can get tased at a US airort for just raising your voice

lyka camarillo
Guest

just a correction, tulfo took pictures not video.

nelson ongpauco
Guest

yan ang napapala ng mga taong pakielamero sana pinabayaan nalang niya dahil mainit na ang ulo noong mag asawa …

Hiraya
Guest
I read the news in ABS-CBN that the NPC defended Tulfo and according to them “he was only practicing his obligation as a journalist”. And journalists are allowed to take videos and photos in a public place. And since the couple are public figures whose every word and action any member of the press are free to record and report”. Claudine should’ve acted appropriately in the first place. Even if the brawl didn’t happen, there will be commotion in NAIA 3 as the typical “ususeros and ususeras” would take photos/video of Claudine cursing at the stewardess. If she had problems… Read more »
JoeldeLima
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Very classy Filipino culture! Expect this incident to become a movie. Just kidding.

hiraya
Guest

If there’s something that bothers me until now, is how could these couple ganged up an old man? Seriously, I am having imaginations if my lolo would be in the same situation. Well I watched the video and the news from different stations and read the inquirer. The couple is so contradicting so ma-drama and so pa-importante!

lhei
Guest

its not that they are pa importante or wat so ever u wil call it..it just happen na mahirap tlga mawalan ng bagahe..think about it if u will be on their shoes?ano kaya reaction mo..and customer is always right..maganda nga yan eh dahil lgi nlng may aberya sa NAIA 3 atleast ngayong may matinding ngreklamo siguro gagawa na sila ng way para mapunan ang mga aberyang yan ngbabayad naman ang mga customer nila,,si Mr. tulfo may pag ka mayabang tlaga!pati mga kapatid niya..kinakampihan siya ng mga journalist and columnist dahil part siya ng ganung trabaho!

liena
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even if you lost a baggage, that doesn’t give you the right to hurt someone (physical or emotional) because you’re pissed/angry. besides i’m sure hindi naman yung attendant na nasa counter ang nagdecide na ilipat yung luggages nila to another plane so baket cia ang kelangan awayin?! i don’t think giving an attitude to people would resolve the issues in the first place.

wolfie
Guest

Check your facts lhei. The baggages were OFFLOADED, not lost.

MYLEZSHOP
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“” SOMETIMES, PEOPLE NEED TO GET MAD, BUT NOT TO THE POINT OF BEING SO CRUEL””” MATANDA NA SI MON TULFO, TAPOS PINAG TULUNGAN PA NILA HAAAYY, ISIPIN NILA KUNG DADI OR LOLO NILA YUN GINUGULPI NILA.

brianitus
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benign0, it’s really refreshing whenever you set your sights on showbiz personalities.

Kanino magsusumbong si Tulfo?

“It seems, conditions are always quite in alignment for this sort of thing to happen in a land of oppressively hot and humid weather inhabited by tribes of self-important people. ” Nailed it!

jay
Guest

these low-life should travel animal class

JoeldeLima
Guest

If only there is such thing as animal class in the philippine airlines…who knows, Cebu Air might offer such in the future for the Filipinos.

brianitus
Guest

Don’t insult the animals. 😛

Ano Ba!
Guest

What on earth is this? Sa headline pa lang ewan ko na.
Benigno, what so excellent about a brawl? Does it mean its cool to brawl? Its actually a rude act. Pakiayos naman ng mga pinopost mo dito.

Parang tabloid. Nakakahiya. Do actually think its nice to call this a good blog? Man, get your facts straight.

Pakiayos ng HEADLINES mo sa susunod.

joel_delr
Guest

@ano ba

The author merely expresses that such actions coming from such personalities are at most, entertaining. Which means its not that important…which means its also not that important for you to have to suffer hypertension on.

wushuuu
Guest

Tama!!! hahaha Wag makisabay sa summer! …entertaining naman tlga kasi.. ^_^

ThorinOakenshield
Guest

Ulol.

Ilda
Admin
Allow me to paste the link to my classic article: Filipinos need to work on their ego 😉 Here are some excerpts: “The Filipino mind is Philippine society’s greatest enemy. If you read Philippine publications, watch local talk shows on TV or even just peruse other popular collective Filipino blogsites, you can pretty much tell what the national preoccupation is about. The national preoccupation is centered on the Filipino ego. To be specific, it’s all about who has offended who and who needs to apologise to whom. This preoccupation pretty much prevents our country from moving forward. The late master… Read more »
Bill Steffen
Guest

You know what Illda, I know a lot of your countrymen in the states and none, I say again none of them seem to act like you say, but the ones here do! You just tweaked my brain! Is it just the environment or what! I don’t know just a thought

K3
Guest

Filipinos are excellent at adapting to their current environment.

Legati
Guest

It is “The Law Enforcement” in other countries other than Da Pinass that’s why.

Ilda
Admin

Filipinos in general seem to hate each other. The class division has something to do with it. There is resentment in the air.

This article might help explain it too:

Why is it so hard for Filipinos to just obey the law?

Legati
Guest

Not true, among themselves, Da Penoys DNA comes out even in the States or other countries. Da Penoys carry Da Culture anywhere they go because they are “Prod Penoys!”

Amir Al Bahr
Guest
Surely Tulfo knew the risks of trying to be “discreet”. But of course Raymart and Claudine acting like spoiled brats isn’t exactly admirable either. I couldn’t help but laugh when radio commentators said that news of this brawl eclipsed the mayweather-cotto fight on the same day. Cebu Pacific – you get what you pay for. Cheap service, lost baggage, in short, practically nothing. What’s appalling, but not surprising, is that the NAIA-3 guards didn’t allegedly step in immediately. I wonder how much truth there is to the statement made on radio that their mandate is to guard the doors only.… Read more »
MidwayHaven
Member

Actually if you watch the video, the camera focuses more on the women’s ample bums than the brawl itself.

janem
Guest

Now we’ve come to the lowest of the low. This a classic example of how ‘fame’ could actually get into someone’s head and to think the fame of this couple had waned a long time ago, it’s not so surprising how they dealt with all this. Berating service staff in public, no matter how upset you are is appalling and nonetheless, ghetto-class.

ThorinOakenshield
Guest

Hahaha! The ghetto flight class is reserved for the has-beens of Philippine showbiz.

The Barretto sisters always rubbed me the wrong way. Does the word ho come into mind?

bebekoh
Guest

i feel sorry for these people. it only shows they are nothing but brusks and a bunch of morons. Personalities such as actors and journalists have rights but not to step on anyone’s ground. they all have faults here.

given that they are all tired during the flight and it is really understandable to get easily irritated but behaving like kids fighting in the playground, what a scene.

liena
Guest

I agree.. to think their profession involves the public.. it only shows that they are not decent people and should not be idolized..

karakarakum
Guest

What a good example to their kids! 🙂

Homer
Guest

Between this fight and the other fight which took place earlier in the day (Mayweather-Cotto), it’s a no-brainer to figure out which one provides more entertainment value for a majority of the populace.

Pinas talaga…

rabies_ph
Guest

good reading. but at least put a link where you got the photo. hehe.

Don
Guest

Which is why I always wear cargo pants when flying Cebu Pac, to store spare underwear in case they delay or lose my baggage. But every cheap-ass airline has that event.

Besides, while celebrities are a $0.10/12pcs in the Philippines, none of those whose claim to fame comes from noonday shows have any real breeding. Like *no breeding whatsoever* (that includes the national clap, Kris Aquino). The kinder ones are so nice, they actually avoid attention even under the nastiest circumstances.

aja
Guest

Ahhh, this is fun.

Two arrogant celebrities go head to head (Claudine Barretto and Mon Tulfo). A self-righteous crusader against a Prima Donna.

I think I’ll just lay back and watch the sparks fly.

lhei
Guest
NAIA 3 brawl..both parties have their own points and faults..but the fact here is that dont misjudged Ms. Claudine Barreto and His Husband Mr. Santiago,,in the first place khit kayo o ako mwalan ng gamit sa ganung time iinit ulo ko,madaling sabihin na She drag abuse the stewardees pero ikaw did u ask urself about it on how u wil react to that situation?naku khit foreigner magsisisigaw sa bulok na sistema na mwalan ka ng bagahe its just happen na si Ms. Barreto ang nagrereklamo..Its right to fight for customer’s right..si Mr. Tulfo considering He is a Man behind Isumbong… Read more »
ahehe
Guest

“Customer is always right!” is NOT an excuse to act like an a**.

Anti-V
Guest
I think both parties should be arrested and / or given a fine for acting like children in a mindless squalor they did in NAIA3. They could have just ended things up in a heated argument discussion among themselves about that indiscrete taking picture by Tulfo but no, it ended in an embarrassing fistfight that eclipsed the fight of Cotto vs. Mayweather on the same day. Shame on both sides, I’m neither in favor of any of the parties. The government should give both punishments to teach them a lesson not do this in a public area especially in an… Read more »
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