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(SPOT.ph) On Sunday, May 6, Philippine Daily Inquirer columnist and TV5 host Ramon Tulfo and showbiz couple Raymart Santiago and Claudine Barretto, along with their friends, figured in a "rumble" at the at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport's Terminal 3. By now, everyone knows each party's version of what happened. It may be some time before we know what really went down at the airport that day. Still, we've written down the things we've learned (so far) from the tragicomic fracas.
You pretty much give up your privacy when you decide to get into showbiz.
10. It's better to be a silent control freak than a loud bitch, especially if you're a celebrity. The price of fame includes being fair game for anyone who wants to comment on or record what you do when you're out in public. Public places would include airports and other spots where anyone can take photos or videos of you having a fit. To avoid a luggage-related meltdown, hand-carry everything, says InterAksyon.com columnist Jessica Zafra in "How Not To Be in an Airport Altercation:" She writes, "Delayed or lost baggage is a frequent problem. If you can manage it, travel light and bring only cabin luggage. Yes, hand-carry everything." Zafra also points out two things: How much luggage do you need to go to the beach anyway?" and "Put your valuables and your medication in your cabin luggage." Our tip: Buy a plane ticket for your luggage. Treat it like another passenger. They won't offload it unless it's being unruly.
It's more fun...when there's no CCTV cam. (Not yet anyway.)
9. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport's Terminal 3 is not fully equipped with CCTV cameras. It's nice that NAIA 3 manager Octavio "Bing" Linafor was honest enough to admit that there's no CCTV camera in the baggage carousel area of the airport. On the other hand, the admission is probably making drug syndicates, terrorist groups, human trafficking perpetrators, and other criminals very happy.