MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The YouTube video showing part of the scuffle between journalist Mon Tulfo and actor Raymart Santiago continues to generate views as the controversial altercation became headline news a day after the incident.
As of writing, the video already had 889,755 views with over 4,147 comments. It also had 771 likes while 256 viewers disliked it.
Several netizens have re-uploaded the original video of the Tulfo-Santiago scuffle, and some even made unique introductions to the video.
Each of the reposted videos have also generated not less than 10,000 views.
One of the reposted videos added an animated introduction to the actual fist fight of the two-well known personalities. It was titled "Celebrity Deathmatch | Mon Tulfo Vs. Raymart Santiago (not my video)."
Some netizens sympathize with Tulfo
Several of those who commented on the 59-second video sympathized with Tulfo, saying Santiago and his wife Claudine Barretto should not have hurt the columnist for trying to record the incident.
“Napakasinungaling nila Claudine at Raymart. Kitang-kita sa video na sila bumugbog kay Tulfo. Kahit senior citizen pinatulan. 'Yan ang tunay na walang pinagaralan,” said user takgu100.
“Grabe naman mag-asawang Santiago na 'yan. Kinuhanan lang nambugbog na! Para silang walang mga pinag-aralan! 'Di na mkatao ang ginawa nila kay Mon Tulfo. At saka bakit nakialam pa yung kaibigan nila Raymart? Nakakadismaya si Claudine at Raymart. Nakakahiya sila,” added user fajardor13.
As for user Stephen2742, she said: “Ang yabang ng magasawa na 'to! Kakainis! Pati matanda pinatulan? Claudine Barreto may problema ugali mo!”
“It shows na walang breeding 'yung mag-asawa. They think they're above all. 'Di yata namukaan si Mon Tulfo? Think he's civilian kaya inumbagan ng suntok,” said user nil1230.
Some netizens back Claudine, Raymart
Meanwhile, some YouTube users sided with the celebrity couple.
“Sus. Dapat lang kay Tulfo 'yan. 'Di naman s'ya gaganyanin ng Santiago kung hindi rin matindi ang ginawa n'ya. Masyado kasi siyang mayabang at nagpi-feeling na makapangyarihan. Hindi rin siya siga,” said user denilovespatri.
YouTube user Claudine Bareta, meantime, said: “Naaawa ako kay Ms. Claudine, idol ko pa naman siya... Si Tulfo naman kasi eh... hindi nag-dadahan-dahan.”
This was echoed by user ustiegirl1: “Tulfo deserved this... he finally got what he should have gotten years ago,” he said.
The video posted by glamchiq00 showed Santiago charging at Tulfo and people trying to stop the fist fight. The video was uploaded after news about the brawl broke out on Sunday afternoon.
Both Tulfo and Santiago were among the top trending topics on microblogging site Twitter because of the incident.
Below are some of the links of the reposted Tulfo-Santiago brawl: