Uploaded YouTube video by user glamchiq00
MANILA, Philippines — It was the day Floyd Mayweather, Jr faced off with Miguel Cotto on the ring, but it turned out that another brawl got the limelight on May 6, as a columnist and a celebrity couple figured in a fistfight at the airport.
In plain view of passengers shuffling through Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Philippine Daily Inquirer columnist Ramon Tulfo, actor Raymart Santiago and his wife, actress Claudine Barretto, got involved in a brief scuffle, which left Tulfo’s face swelling from the barrage of punches, and Barretto with a few bruises.
The jury is still out on what caused the fight and who was responsible for sparking the outrage, but this early, Pinoy netizens have — so to speak — already picked sides and aired their views about the whole spectacle.
Hours after the incident, YouTube user glamchiq00 uploaded a riveting video of the whole fight, where Barretto, Santiago and a couple of other people were seen attacking Tulfo, who still wore his journalist’s vest as he took in the actor’s punches.
The video had already racked up more than a thousand comments from Pinoys around the world debating about the incident.
Here’s what Pinoy Internet users had to say about the whole brawl: