That question may have to be answered by eyewitness accounts after the Ninoy Aquino International Airport management said there was no closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage of how the fight started Sunday.
NAIA General Manager Angel Honrado said the brawl on Sunday afternoon occurred at the baggage conveyor area, which is not covered by airport CCTV cameras.
“Unfortunately, ‘yung video dun sa baggage conveyor is part of the system na kailangan i-operationalize natin. Yung CCTV system namin is working dun sa arrival area pero out pa dun sa conveyor area,” he told radio dzMM.
He said the airport management is now conducting its own investigation of the brawl, starting with all on-duty policemen and security guards.
“Alam po ninyo, pinapahanap ko lahat ang duty dun.Tatlo ang airport police, lima ang security guards, both ng mga airport at airlines ang nagtulong-tulong dun. I just have to require our security providers to increase their training,” he said.
Tulfo and several of Santiago’s companions got into a fight at the NAIA Terminal 3 after Tulfo started taking pictures of Barretto allegedly berating an airline staff after their luggage was left at Caticlan airport.