Raymart Santiago, Claudine Barreto seek writ of amparo against Tulfo brothers

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Raymart Santiago and Claudine Barretto sit together at the Pasay Prosecutor’s Office Wednesday, May 9, 2012, as they file a case against Philippine Daily Inquirer Ramon Tulfo following a brawl at Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Sunday. JAY DONES/Radyo Inquirer 990AM

MANILA, Philippines—Showbiz couple Raymart Santiago and Claudine Barreto are now seeking protection from a Quezon City court against threats the Tulfo brothers allegedly made against them on their public affairs show on TV5 a few days ago.

The couple filed a petition for a writ of amparo—from a Spanish term for protection—against T3 hosts Raffy, Ben and Erwin Tulfo in which they appealed for a special protection order (SPO) against the brothers.

In a civil complaint docketed as Q-12-71275, the Santiagos are asking for a SPO barring the Tulfos from coming within 500 meters of either of them and the assignment to the couple of police escorts.

The Quezon City Regional Trial Court has yet to raffle the petition to determine which branch will hear it.

Accompanied by lawyer Alex Avisado, the couple lodged the petition at noon Friday,  four days after the T3 hosts allegedly threatened the Santiagos on the air after they and their friends ganged up on their older brother, Inquirer columnist Ramon Tulfo.

On Sunday, the columnist figured in a brawl with the showbiz couple and their companions at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport’s Terminal 3 after taking photos of Barreto complaining about her delayed baggage.

In their pleading, the Santiagos asked the court to issue a writ of amparo ordering the Tulfos to “cease and desist from further threatening the life, liberty and security of the petitioners and their family.”

“It is very clear that there are real and serious threats to the life and security of the petitioners which need the benevolent intercession of the court by issuance of a writ of amparo and a special protection order.”

The request for protection against the Tulfo brothers is separate from a criminal complaint that the Santiago couple filed against them also on Friday.

In a separate affidavit filed in the Quezon City prosecutors office, the Santiagos charged the three Tulfos with grave threats and slander under the Revised Penal Code.

Both the civil and criminal cases stemmed from the May 7 episode of T3, hosted by the three brothers on TV5.

In their complaints, the Santiagos said they were warned by friends that Ramon and his brothers were “notorious” and that they “should avoid any confrontation.”

They also learned of the younger Tulfos’ T3 show on TV5, prompting them to watch the program on Monday afternoon.

To their surprise, the couple “heard and watched” Ben, Raffy and Erwin Tulfo “uttering expletives and serious threats” against them.

The Santiagos also cited Raffy’s alleged statement that Raymart was an “hijo-de-PI” which the couple said was “serious and insulting” and brought dishonor to their reputation as actors.

“Petitioners (Santiagos) were shocked and terrified…. They were warned that the Tulfo brothers are influential people but they did not expect that they would threaten them on national television,” the petition said.

The Tulfo brothers issued an apology early this week and have been suspended by their network, TV5, for the utterances.

The TV5 suspension is aside from the 20-day suspension meted out by the Movie and Television Ratings and Classification Board.

The Santiagos said that while the MTRCB has taken action against the T3 hosts, this “does not erase the possibility that the respondents (Tulfo brothers) would use all their influence to endanger the life and security of the petitioners.”

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  • joeybg

    Santiago and Baretto , di ninyo kailangan ng police protection against threats the Tulfo brothers, dahil ang gaganti sa inyo ang mga taong natulungan nila, magpakumbaba na lang kayo lalo na doon sa empleyada ng cebu pacific, SARAP LUMABAS NG BAHAY NG WALANG KAAWAY, ang lawyer lang ninyo ang panalo sa kaso ninyo, isipin na lang ninyo “kung may isip kayo” hindi pa man pumapasok ang kaso ninyo sa korte hiningan agad kayo ng pera ng abogado ninyo. ang tunay na abogado ay hindi humihingi ng kabayaran hanggat hindi natatapos ang kaso, at magbabayad lang kayo kung talo kayo sa kaso. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PDIOA4QQY7JSZPI2FUX65CPP2M leo jr

    ANG TANONG NI NOLI DE CASTRO SA LAST INTERVEIWED  WITH MON TULFO /CLAUDIN-RAYMART. ` SINONG UNANG NANAKIT O SUMUNTOK `SABI NI RAYMART SI MON ANG UNANG SUMUNTOK,SABI NAMAN NI MON HINDI KO MAGAGAWA YAN.
    SINO BA TALAGA?
    LUMABAS YONG WITNESS NAME `ANA`WITH MEL TIANGCO INTERVEIWED,TINADYAKAN SI CLAUDIN NI MON.SO SI MON ANG UNANG NANAKIT.
    RAYMART-CLAUDIN GO AHEAD WHAT YOU WANT.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/6XYM5KVOEPID4OYKAESCWET54U Bernie

      May mga band members ng ItchyWorms ang nasa airport kasabay ng flight at nagsabing si Raymart and Claudine ang nagsimula nang gulo. SIno ngayon ang paniniwalaan mo? Magpakita muna ng video sina Raymart and Caludine na inupakan nga sila ni Tulfo at maniniwala na ako. Pero wala eh. Kasi walang katotohanan mga sinasbi nila.

  • Populovich

    Akala ko siga at matapang itong si Raymart Santiago sa kanyang mga porma at asta.  Duwag din pa la.  Takot.  Matapang lang pag marami sila.  Karamihan ng mga artista maporma lang at palaging bida sa istorya pero sa totoo lang bihira lang sa kanila ang matapang at totoong tao, babae man o lalaki.  Kaya nga hindi ako nanonood ng mga tagalog films.  Puro hambog ang mga artista.

  • idolhunter

    writ of iyot ng mga santiago hahaha!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6XYM5KVOEPID4OYKAESCWET54U Bernie

    These couple are unbelievable! Noong binubugbog nila si Tulfo sabi nila sa mga guards and airport police “huwag nyo akong hahawakan… di pa ako tapos…” Wala silang galang sa authority. Ngayon sila pa ang humihingi ng protection and at the people’s expense! Pag na-approve itong gimmick nila super wala na talagang justice sa Pilipinas. And daming pobreng Pilipino na naghihikahos at mas nanganganib ang buhay dahil sa kawalang-hustisya kesa sa mga ito para pagka-abalahan at gastusan pa ang mga taong ito.

  • Mananandata69

    Ang mga taong galit kina Tulfo ang gagawa niyan para sirain sila Tulfo. Sana may impluwensiyang tao to come out and reconcile these two parties.Siguro pasuntok na lang si Raymart sa T3 isang suntok lang at pasampal naman un T3 kay clausdine. Fair? And then kiss and make up(from avon)

  • fortheright71

    nakakainit kayo ng ulo raymart at claudine. sobrang kaartehan at drama na kayo naman ang gumawa ng gulo. judicial court sana naman wag nyong ubusin ang pera o pondo ng mga mamamayang sa walang kwentang tao na mag-asawa para pagbigyan nyo sila sa police proteksyon ngayon kung gusto nila sa magbayad.

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