Airline staff didn't see Tulfo kick Claudine

Posted at 05/08/12 3:22 PM

Claudine wanted round-trip ticket, says staff

MANILA, Philippines –  Airline staff and security said they did not see columnist Ramon Tulfo kick or shove actress Claudine Barretto at the Cebu Pacific passenger assistance counter in Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminal 3.

In her sworn affidavit, airport security guard Eden Modejas said she saw Barretto berating Cebu Pacific ground staff Cid Charisse Bocboc and Kristine Anne Ilagan.

Modejas said Barretto was shouting at the 2 Cebu Pacific personnel, catching the attention of airport staff and other passengers.

Modejas said it was during Barretto's tirade that she noticed a commotion about  five meters from where she was standing.

She used her two-way radio to call for back up because Barretto’s husband, Raymart Santiago, was attacking a male passenger despite the presence of other security guards pacifying the scuffle.

Modejas did not mention anything about Tulfo allegedly kicking or shoving Barretto. Santiago earlier said he attacked Tulfo when he saw the veteran journalist kick and shove his wife.

Meanwhile, Bocboc and Ilagan, in their handwritten statement submitted to airport police, said that Barretto was fuming mad and was demanding for an explanation for their missing luggage.

They said the actress wanted to get the name of the Caticlan manager as to who offloaded their luggage.

Bocboc said Barretto did not want to listen to their explanation on why her luggage was offloaded. They said Barretto demanded a round-trip ticket in exchange for the delay of her bags.

Bocboc and Ilagan said they were talking to Barretto in front of the passenger assistance counter when they noticed Santiago assaulting a male passenger.

The 2 airline staff made no mention of Tulfo allegedly kicking or shoving Barretto while they were at the passenger assistance counter.

ABS-CBN tried to interview Ilagan at the Cebu Pacific passenger counter at the arrival area inside NAIA-3 but a male person with Cebu Pacific identification uniform brought Ilagan to the 2nd floor to avoid reporters.