Tulfo files raps vs Raymart, Claudine et al

Posted at 05/07/2012 12:38 PM | Updated as of 05/08/2012 11:08 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Journalist Ramon Tulfo has filed charges of grave coercion and physical injury against Raymart Santiago, wife Claudine Baretto and company, after getting involved in an altercation at the NAIA Terminal 3 yesterday.

Tulfo, who appeared before the Pasay City Prosecutor's office wearing sunglasses, said he initially didn't want to file a complaint against the Santiagos but changed his mind after alleged further verbal abuse from Claudine.

Tulfo's left and right temple as well as his right jaw are still swollen. He is also complaining of pain in his neck.

Tulfo maintained he was the victim in the incident.

The journalist said he only wanted to document and take a picture of Claudine's alleged outburst at an airline representative after the arrival of their luggage got delayed.

He filed a case of grave coercion against actor Raymart Santiago after the latter allegedly tried to take his cellphone camera away from him.

Tulfo also filed charges of physical injury against spouses Raymart and Claudine Baretto-Santiago, their companion Eduardo Atilano, and several other John and Jane Does.

He said airport security is also culpable because he sustained further injuries when they physically subdued him.