Raymart and Claudine wearing pink shirts attacking Mon.
I was reading posts about the Claudine, Raymart and Mon's Airport fight and was wondering who is telling the truth among the 3 showbiz personalites. If we can only see the cell phone photos allegedly taken by Tulfo while Barreto (Pink shirt and white short pants) was confronting the ground stewardess.
Based on the video, in my opinion ,Claudine Baretto is one hell of a "maldita" who kept punching Mon Tulfo. I watched the video many times and yes, I believe that she is capable of doing such evilness. Pardon me for judging her but you can see it all by yourselves and do the judging.
According to Mon Tulfo at his Inquirer News, "Credibility is my only asset" .
To the people who believe me when I say I did not start the fight with actor Raymart Santiago and that I never kicked actress Claudine Barretto during what is now jokingly referred to as “Thrilla at NAIA,” please accept my sincerest thanks.
Credibility is my only asset as a columnist and broadcast commentator.
Without credibility, my career as a journalist is finished.
If that video on YouTube hadn’t come out, I hate to imagine where I would be now.
In the first two hours after the incident at NAIA 3 was reported, people believed I was the one at fault, that I was the one who started the fight and that I hit a woman.
“He’s really a bad person and he deserves that shiner he got from Raymart and his group,” a friend quoted his friend as saying minutes after the news hit the airwaves.
And then, that video on YouTube came out and suddenly, the tide of public opinion changed in my favor.
I can’t thank enough the guy who took that video and uploaded it on YouTube.
To that guy who saved me: Thank you very much, my friend and savior.
I call you “my friend” even if we haven’t met because you’re heaven-sent.
I hope we can meet so I can thank you profusely. I consider you family out of immense gratitude.
I call you my “savior” because without that video, I would be the most hated and despised man in the country right now, what with all the play-acting that my opponents resorted to in front of TV cameras and radio microphones.
If not for that video, I think I would have resigned as a columnist and broadcast commentator because I would have lost my credibility.
I would have spent the rest of my life at my farm in Puerto Princesa, planting vegetables and dwarf coconut trees on a not-so-fertile soil.
Who knows, perhaps I would have passed on after a year or two because I would have found farming a boring occupation and felt no longer needed by the community.
I’ll tell you now why I think I’m so blessed: My columns in the Inquirer and Bandera; my “Isumbong Mo kay Tulfo” public service program on radio and my stint at TV5.
I feel needed and derive immeasurable self-satisfaction every day because of my work as a print and broadcast journalist.
I would not give up my work as a columnist and broadcast commentator even for a very high-paying job outside the field of journalism.
Take me away from my profession and I might die out of sheer boredom because being a journalist is the only job I know.
They say that many people kick the bucket within six months to a year after retirement because they no longer see any purpose in living.
I’ve been witness to friends dying months after retirement because they did nothing and just stayed at home.
So, again, thank you my friend and savior for giving me a new lease on life.
A brawlerupted at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) Terminal 3 over cell phone photos of an actress berating a ground stewardess of a budget airline.
Actor Raymart Santiago and at least six other men ganged up on Philippine Daily Inquirer columnist and radio host Ramon Tulfo on Sunday for taking photos of the former’s wife, actress Claudine Barretto, according to Tulfo’s account.
Tulfo said he arrived at Naia 3 from Davao City on a Cebu Pacific flight when he noticed a woman giving the stewardess a dressing down.
“The ground stewardess was on the verge of tears,” Tulfo told the Inquirer over the phone, recalling what caught his attention before the beating he received.
He said he initially sympathized with the woman afterlearning from onlookers that she had been complaining of “an off-loaded luggage,” which had been a subject of critical columns he wrote before.
He did not recognize the woman as Barretto until he walked toward the airline’s complaints desk.
Tulfo pulled out his mobile phone and took photos of the scene, which he said would form part of a column he intended to write, when a man from the actress’ group approached him.
The man, whom he later recognized as Barretto’s husband, “demanded to get my phone which I used in taking shots.” Tulfo said he refused to surrender his phone.
Santiago continued to force Tulfo to give up his phone when several men joined the actor, according to the columnist. Tulfo said he could not recall who threw the first punch because he was being ganged up.