Philip Morris exec beats red light, then traffic enforcer

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MANILA, Philippines—A human resource manager of the Philip Morris and his brother are in deep trouble after they were filmed in the act of berating and attacking an enforcer of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Tuesday afternoon.

The 27-second video of motorist Robert Blair Carabuena bullying traffic constable Saturnino Fabros, which was taken by a producer of TV5, had spread like wildfire in the Internet and drawn the attention of the MMDA officials and even the Malacañan Palace.

Fabros, a traffic enforcer of the MMDA for 27 years, executed his affidavit for the direct assault charges filed at the Quezon City prosecutor’s office against Carabuena and his brother Robert Benjamin.

Apart from slapping the motorist with a criminal complaint, MMDA Chair Francis Tolentino had also asked the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to cancel Carabuena’s driver’s license saying an “abusive and arrogant motorists like him… have no right to be in the road in the first place.”

“We cannot allow this aggression and shameless attack against our men who are only doing their job as best as they can, regardless of the risks they face in the streets every day,” Tolentino said.

The MMDA chief demanded Carabuena to issue a public apology because he said “the assault on Fabros is also an attack against the MMDA.”

Carabuena was caught on camera slapping Fabros over a traffic violation.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Carabuena was graduate of the Ateneo de Manila University and an HR executive of the tobacco giant Philip Morris.

In an interview with reporters, Fabros said he had tried to apprehend Carabuena after the latter who was driving a green Volvo car beat the stop signal at the corner of Capitol Drive and Tandang Sora Avenue in Quezon City.

“Pinapahinto ko na nga siya, dumiretso pa rin siya (I asked him to stop but he still went on),” Fabros, the 47-year-old traffic enforcer, said.

He said he may have tapped Carabuena’s vehicle but he never hit it nor did he shout curses at the motorist.

“He was so angry. He grabbed my cap and hit me several times,” said Fabros who at one point began to sob.

Carabuena’s brother, who will be likewise charged, held his back while Carabuena did the hitting.

A father of four children, he said never in his 27 years of service was he humiliated like that.

He said since he was backed by the MMDA legal department, nothing can stop him from filing the criminal complaint.

Under the Revised Penal Code, direct assault is punishable by a prison term of six months to six years.

Tolentino said the criminal liability of Carabuena is aggravated by the fact — as shown in the video footage — that he hurt Fabros who should be considered a person in authority.

“As with all of our men who were attacked and intimidated by undisciplined motorists while performing their duties, we will see to it that justice is served to Mr. Fabros,” the MMDA chief said.

MMDA lawyer Victor Nunez said bullying and attack against traffic enforcers happen almost every month.

He said in separate incidents, two MMDA enforcers were intentionally hit by passenger buses while directing the traffic in their areas. In September last year, an MMDA enforcer was shot by a motorist whom he was trying to apprehend.

“The difference now is that we have a strong evidence against the motorist,” Nunez said showing a CD copy of the video.

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  • Ruby Mae Villegas Vinoya

    pano kaya yung ibang enforcer na na aabuse na hindi nakukuhanan ng camera :(

    • gmaisthebestpresident

      yun ang mga kawawa. kung hindi pa nakunan ng video ito eh malamang binaligtad pa si Fabros nung kumag na matapobre.

  • patriotic_act

    poor guy.. anywhere online he is being lynched.. his photographs is EVERYWHERE in the social media

    • Roberto

      He is a Rich.Guy sa sobrang Yabang nga (Yaman) kaya abusado at arogante. He will not get any sympathy except from his family. He better give an apology in public baka sakaling medyo mawala yung galit at inis ng taong bayan. 

  • Jim

    Ang hirap kasi sa ibang tao tulad ni Baboybuena. dahil may kaya, Atenista, nagtratrabaho sa isang multinational company eh mataas na ang tingin sa sarili. Ayaw mapagsabihan o masita ng sa tingin nila ay mga taong mas mababa sa kanila… tsk tsk tsk… Baboybuena, lower executive ka pa lang ganyan ka na, paano pa kung ikaw na ang head ng HR department niyo. Kailangan turuan ng matinding leksyon ito ng Philip Morris, MMDA at pati LTO. Pag tuloy ito sa ganyang asal niya lalo sa kalye at makatagpo siya ng katapat niya, malamang sa morgue ito pupulutin…

    • Tebu2

       Oo nga correct ka dyan, Iwan ko ba kala ko nga pag sa ateneo graduate mapagpakumbaba dahil isa itong katolikong universidad di pala ganon yon. Umakyat na lang talaga sa ulo ang yabang.

    • chit g

      alam mo naman yung ibang position nila sa work, ine-exaggerate lang. baka ordinary lang yung position niya talaga. binigyan lang ng executive title para mas sosyal :D

  • mynnyx

    ateneo de manila university graduate pa hehehehehe nakakahiya………..ka dapat marunong kang tumanggap ng pagkakamali mo………..

  • globetrotter


  • Orlando Beltran

    an HR supervisor…is this ONE of phillip morris..GOOD GUYS as example…working in this department? SMELLS LIKE SEWAGE AND TAENG BABOY I AM SMELLING…HELLO PM… how R U…OINK OINK OINK …

  • ApoLapullapu

    If Philip Morris will retain Carabuena, it will have to provide the latter with a driver because the LTO will certainly cancel his Driver’s License.  Cara buena means good face.  He better change that face now.

    • dell reyes


      • Romerck

        y El Trabajo es Sepulturero cada Todos Los Santos en Campo Santo!

        El Cara se fue a hacer Punietas!

      • edongski

        Now that’s mean :P but still funny :D

      • Romerck

        eto ang mas mean, hehehe… sa wikang Pinoy…

        “at ang hanap-buhay ay sepulturero tuwing undras sa pantsong/sementeryo!”

        “ang mukha ay gawa sa ewan ko punyeta sya! (kupal mukha nya!)” bwahahahaha!

  • Orlando Beltran


  • Bembem


    • Romerck

      or else… marami ang hindi na maninigarilyo ng mga produkto nyo!

  • Tebu2

    Nadamay tuloy ang PM sa katarantaduhan nya.!!!!!!!!!! Sana matuto ka nang magpakumbaba.

  • Enriquez Molina

    Is he really a graduate of ateneo de manila The same university as the current President. Now i know where PNoy learned his manners.

    • SimounIbarra

      Anong relation? May masabi lang.

  • isaac

     matindi itong BABOY NA ITO. sa pangalan palang talagang BABOY–Robert–Bob–Bobby–BABOY. Pati ugali at porma talagang pangBABOY. Kailangan sipain ng PHILIPP MORRIS IYAN Otherwise I-Boycott ang producto.

  • s1ck0fit4ll


  • Abnoy’s Mongoloidism

    Robert “Blair” Carabuena
    Cellphone number: 09175121682
    Address: #25 Katipunan Ave. Extension, Capitol Homes, Q.C. Philippines
    Car: Volvo
    Plate number: XEF 871
    Color: Dark Green
    School : Atenoeo de Manila University
    Occupation: Resourcing Supervisor at Philip Morris

    • mantajao

      I guess, he have deleted his number or gone into hiding…

  • jga94

    Kudos to MMDA enforcer Fabros for doing his job and keeping his cool…God bless you….as for Carabuena…pangit na nga, pati ugali pangit….I hope you get what you deserve….revoke driver’s license and ma-convict for the offense….matuto sana sya ng humility….

  • $25214711

    Dapat dito sa baboy na ito litsunin.

  • RealChangePH

    I’m surprised Philip Morris still hasn’t fired this guy.

    Send an email to the President of Philip Morris Asia – Matteo Pellegrini at matteo dot pellegrini at pmi dot c0m.

    Let him go back to his previous employer – West Contact Services.  Balita ko executive naman yung nanay niya dun.

    At bakit yung tatay niya ang humaharap sa media hanggang ngayon? Just goes to show what kind of losers these rich kids are.  I bet he still lives with his parents, LOL.

    • Cristina Reyes

      philip morris will fire him based on criminal charges and not because of the behavior. Read their statement on his actions that it was his personal time, being a saturday and not during office hours. West contact services is owned by his mom. yes, he still lives with his parents. And yes even in the office, performs poorly, office politics, lies and plays golf with the top executives. guards chris nelson, who claims blair being his personal bodyguard. Ganyan ka-close. But these top execs fail to recognize his performance because of office politics. The culture is that bad,all the way up. kaya ganyan ka-confident yan.akala mo kung sino.that’s his real personality.

      • batang-gas

         Baka nga barkada pa ni Bong Tan yan.

  • Bembem


  • Bembem

    To All Smokers of Philip Morris Brand or related to Philip Morris – Please let us help Mang Saturnino Fabros by not patronizing their products in case Philip Morris will not take punitive action against this MONSTER CARABUENA…PLEASE!!!

  • RamBoDan

    Theyre a good example for their kids and relatives…dyan natin makikita ang batas mayaman at mahirap… Areglo? Magkano…alisin ang lisensya, public apology at kulong…philip morris ok ang empleyado nyo, promote pa nyo!?

  • SimounIbarra

    File a case now. Even if he is a Human Resource Manager, on the road, the Traffic Enforcer has authority over him. 

  • Meow Ming

    i-lechon na yan!

  • quphal

    magsasampa daw ng kontra-demanda…bobo talaga! hindi iginalang ang batas tapos ngayon gustong sagipin sya ng batas.
    pero atleast carabuena ha, sikat-na-sikat ka sa internet ngayon. YOU’RE A STAR!!!  lol

    • karl

      natawa naman ako sa banat mo pare…tama ka magsasampa ng kaso kc my pera daw siya… antayin nalang ntin ako ikakaso nya?mabigat na ikaso sa kanya slander by deed…para magtanda… akala nya siguro di seseryosohin to ng MMDA patay ka ngaun boy…

  • Jpb

    mali na kung mali pero ginagamit din ng mga traffic enforcer na yan ang signal para manghuli, bigla nila baguhin ang signal pag nakapasok na ang sasakyan sa crossing tapos may nakaabang naman na kotong sa kabila. gusto nila hulihin yung mga kotse, pananghalian daw.

    • Tebu2

       Madalas pag luxury car ang gamit ng nagmaniho nag aalangang hulihin ng MMDA enforcer kasi karamihan may empluwensya, mayayabang at may baril na dala ang mga ito at panakot din.

    • 1GeorgeTolentino2

      Robert Blair, Ikaw ba yan?

    • Danny

      the end does not justify the means….go figure

      • Jpb

        pede po pakitagalog lang at baka sakali maintindihan ko, sobra kasi lalim po.

  • gudwil2all

    are the traffic lights programmed
    or are they manually operated?

    • Felix

      There are no lights! The traffic enforcer signals STOP and GO as they wish so motorists also complain that traffic enforcers intentionally stop motorists in the middle of the road and penalize them. Read one post here of Mon Mayuga.

  • pasaway008ako

    Mahina itong si Officer Fabros, kung ako siya, naka-onipormi ako at babanatan ako ng sinuman kahit na si Carabuena, babarilin ko siya sa kanyang kinatatayuan! Kung hindi niya ako igagalang, dapat igalang niya ang aking oniporme! Kaya ang mga tao ay wala ng galang sa mga may utoridad dahil mga pulis hindi na ipina-iiral ang pag-galang sa kanilang oniporme.

    • Tebu2

       Sa pinas kung MMDA ka lang pag ginawa mo yan walang kang pera ikaw ang talo sira ang kinabukasan mo wala kang pambayad nang abugado mamumulubi ka dahil aabot ng siyam siyam  ang kaso di pa tapos, pag walang datong walang magtatyagang lawyer sayo. saka di mo kakayanin ang dalawang obesse sa harap niya siya rin ang talo pag nagkataon. sana tulungan ng chairman ng ang kasong ito hanggang matapos at yan ang pinakamaganda.

    • Purple Melon

      Hoy, PASAWAY — hindi mahina si Fabros — wala syang kalaban laban sa dalawang baboy na yun. tama lang na naging pasensyoso sya kahit napahiya sya at that moment, dahil mas mananalo sya ngayon sa kasong ito.  mahina si Carabuena, weak ang personality kaya ganun na lng walang control na ipinakita nya ang kapangitan ng kanyang ugali.  kung nilabanan sila ni Fabros natural MMDA na naman ang lalabas na masama.  Pangalawa, wala syang kahit anong sandata, sa liit ng katawan ni Fabros at sa taba ng dalawang baluga na yun, baka matepok sya pag napuruhan sya ng sapak.  Si Fabros ay isa lamang MMDA traffic management enforcer, usually mga tickets lang ang hawak nila, hindi sila humahawak ng kahit anong sandata walang batuta at walang baril ang mga MMDA officers hindi kagaya ng mga PULIS, SO get your facts straight.  HINDI PULIS SI FABROS, MMDA Traffic enforcer sya.  Hay boy, magresearch ka nga muna bago ka magwawakal dito.

    • Mark Anthony Neri

      bobo. walang baril ang mmda. di sila pulis.

      • boypalaban

         toy gun hahahaha

  • generra



    Buti na lang nakunan ng producer ng TV5 yong incident. Pang T3 ito ah, sabi doon sa video. 

    Ang traffic enforcer, parang neophyte sa hazing rite ng fraternity. Yong dalawang masters na magkapatid na baboy, yong isa ang humahawak sa enforcer, yon isa ang mura ng mura,” O. ANO,………… LALABAN KA…….. HA………. ha………….. sabay sapok at sampal. 

    Panoorin ninyo sa you tube, search robert blair carabuena.

  • dequis

    Ayan Philip Morris, Ateneo kasi kayo nang Ateneo, di ayan isang graduate ng Ateneo ang sisira sa kumpanya nyo.

  • Joey

    ayan, kasi mayabang masyado, siga sa kalye! buti nga sa iyo!

  • ryan andres

    Naku Carababoy, 6 months to 1 year daw ang pagkabilanggo mo kung saka-sakali! Pagpipiyestahan ng mga kosa yang wetpax mo sa Bilibid! Teka, o di kaya naman e ma-enjoy mo yun? Kasi kung umasta ka para kang bakla eh…kelangan mo pa ng resbak ng kapatid mong gunggong din para lang maupakan si Patrolmandurugas? Hmm… bading ka nga siguro. Either way, yari yang pwet mo sa preso, babsi!

  • Crysis_III

    Baboy kang carabuena ka, di ka dapat maging HR kasi Baboy yung ugali mo. Dapat sa Iyo itapon sa piggery…

  • edongski

    Hay naku Mr. Carabuena, you just shamed Ateneo and Philip Morris.
    Nakakahiya ka. HR practitioner ka pa naman.

  • generra

    H.R. MANAGER = H indi R umerespetong MANAGER. 

    • Frankcisjawo

       H.R. DAMAGER…HA..HA..

  • noguile

    isa pang ejemplo na smoking talaga is bad for your health.

  • BayanBangon

    Robert Blair Carabuena should be fired immediately by 
    Philip Morris’ Higher Management for he doenot know what is  “Human Resource Manager”. It is too ashamed to a big Company such as 
    Philip Morris to have this guy among with the Management of the Company. Be Fired and No Benefits at all.

    • Christian Cantilado Hermosilla

      boycott their cigar though they taste delicious :D

  • Jess

    MMDA.sana huwag ninyong palulusutin ito. Akala tapos na itong mga uri ng taong ito kay Ivler. Marami pa palang ganito. Philip Morris, ganito ba ang mga executives ninyo? 

  • karl

    pwede rin dito slander by deed para magtanda na siya dami nya magagiging kaso…tsk tsk

  • alfredo rivera

    boycott philip morris products if PM management refuse to impose punitive action to this  rude guy . . .

  • ryan andres

    To Philip Morris Management: Are you even aware of the concept that a manager (specially someone managing a sensitive department like Human Resources) is on call 24/7?

    Shame on you for using the excuse that he was on his personal time.

  • Jessica

    Mukhang mabait kay boss pero sa ibang tao hindi. We promote the brainiest people into management roles and fail to identify whether they also genuinely care about people and supporting their human needs.  I just submitted an article to Fast Company Magazine and have made reference to this articulate work.  We need a fundamental change to our collective approach to leadership — one which brings mind and heart into greater balance.  That idea might seem “soft” to some in management, but without heart, leaders will unequivocally fail to motivate and inspire. PMI ito ba panagyayabang nyo na executive?

  • 444mangyan888

    he is both a shame to Philip morris and the Ateneo…and, of course, to his parents…let’s see how far can you go this time with your arrogance and viloent streak….hopefully, you will never get to work again under an employ of any respectable company…aplay ka na lang kay chavit singson..!!! o kaya kay sen mirriam…hehe bugok…!!!!

  • 444mangyan888

    can the likes of atty. frank chaves..or boni alentajan…etc…volunteer to lawyer for mmda in prosecuting these piggies..? MMDA lawyers may no be good enough to conviect them…hehe baka merong mga ka brod na tenista yan…agila legis..?  at least..with these UP legal eagles we can hope higher to see those piggies behind bars .. nakak suka ang eksena ah…prang gusto mong kumatay ng baboy…!!

  • Ronaldo Ruiz

    There’s always something with the rainy season… Last year it was Christopher Lao braving the floods only wearing a soaked undershirt exposing his utong. This year, it’s Robert Blair Carabuena, the fat man wearing a pink shirt driving the Volvo who coincidentally reminds me of Barney, the purple dinosaur :))

  • Allan Ronald

    dapat dito i exile sa Panatag Shoal or Spratlys at dun magubos yabang

    • jarmen Kell

      bawal po baboy dun baka lumubog ang isla

  • dannylao

    tingnan ko lang ang yabang ng atenista na yan sa loob ng Quezon City Jail. Ihanda niya pwet niya sa sampal na aabutin niya.

    • lemdy

      ang tanong e mapapasok ba sya sa QC Jail or kahit saan Jail jan. kung Maka-GMA pa yang si Carabuena, baka may pag-asa. Kaso maka Lucio Tan. Si Mr. President pah!

  • Naruto

    Ang tapang mo Carabuena, ikaw pa ang naghamon na magsampa ng kaso laban sa kawawang traffic enforcer. Ang kapal ng mukha mo. Alam na ng buong mundo ginawa mo kaya sa husgado talo ka na. Mabulok ka sa kagaguhan mo Carabuena..

  • TinimbangNgunitKulang

    Ang Ateneo pala ngayon eh breeding ground na ng mga baboy hooligans. Napahiya na ke Corona, ngayon eto naman si Carabuena. What are you teaching your students, you Jesuits?

    • mantajao

      Unfortunately, its never the Jesuits who are at fault here. Its Carabuena’s unbecomming who is at fault. He learned there but I think he never put any weight on his brain..Let’s not bark at the wrong tree shall we?

      • Francis81

         Si Erap Atenista napatalsik! Si Pweenoy Atenista din at malapit ng mapatalsik! One big fake!

    • jarmen Kell

      sisikat nanaman ang ateneo blue piglets para lang angry bird noh

  • Kirstie Barrion

    “There is an abuse of right when it is exercised solely to prejudice or injure another.  The exercise of a right must be in accordance with the purpose for which it was established and must not be excessive or unduly harsh; there must be no intention to harm another.” 

  • ibon112

    !!! MONSTER Robert Carabuena sikat na sikat kana ngayon… Pag hindi itong tao na ito ROBERT CARABUENA hindi SINIPA ng PHILIP MORRIS  IBOBOYKOT ko ang PHILIP MORRIS…..!!!! Dapat sayo Robert Carabuena sa BABOYAN KA DAPAT!!!! DON MO GAMITIN ANG PERA MONG BOGOK!!!!

  • im_not_convinced

    I can understand getting angry when the MMDA enforcer “tapped” his volvo. but physically hitting him was uncalled for.

    • don alto

      Ang ganda mo naman … Where am i??

      Anyway, tama ka jan Ms. Beautiful! That rage was really uncalled for …

      He should be askin’ himself now: “Was that really worth it?”

      Now his life is in shambles … with that “simple quick snap” !! Too late …

      May this incident serves as a lesson/ reminder to us to be always
      ‘cool’ while driving …right?  GOD Bless …

      • Pika

        Pacute kalang sa chix eh. hahahaha. ;P

  • kopcey

    In order to bring this and I mean this SUB-HUMAN >>>ROBERT BLAIR CARABUENA to his fatty knees:
    1. To urge his employer ( I read its Tobacco firm Philip Morris) to immediately dismissed /fire this sub human ROBERT BLAIR CARABUENA for his horrible conduct in order to prevent their company’s name being drag down along with this sub-human.
    2. MMDA must convince LTO to permanently revoked the drivers license of this sub-human that even in the near future this sub-human cannot even operate a tricycle.
    3. Let the full extent of the law drop on this sub-human.  That means 6 years of imprisonment (someone please correct if this is inaccurate) for this is considered a felony act for assaulting an officer while on duty.
    4. The court should order this sub-human to pay with considerable amount to constable Saturnino Fabros for the physical assault and humiliation.

    There you go…
    And T3 please do follow up on this until justice is serve! 
    Mabuhay ka  constable Saturnino Fabros !!!

    • George Lapulapu

      saan na kaya si carabuena…..cara = face, buena=luck… what a lucky face wohooooo

  • Jane

    i haven’t seen the video but i side w/ this carabuena guy just based on experiences w/ mmda na gumagawa lang talaga ng paraan para makahingi ng lagay, maybe they twicked the traffic light at nainis si carabuena dahil garapalan na naman ang pangongotong ng mmda, lahat ng matinong tao ay mapupuno sa corruption ng mmda

    • Mark Anthony Neri

      so mananapak ka dahil dito?

      • popeyee

        Kapatid yan o kaya asawa ni carabuena, kaya ganyang ang reaction…

    • latino_boom

      senseless comment very irrelevant to the subject focus…focus…I***T

    • mantajao

      Well, the video will just speak for itself, Jane…you might judge it well…

    • tuldok

      para ka namang yung mga pajero bishops – “let’s move on, they all cheat anyway”
      panoorin mo ang video, basahin mo mga facts, at saka ka humusga pag na gather mo na mga importanteng information.   one of the
      truths is – mahigit 20 taon na nag se serbisyo si Mang Saturnino,  Balo sya at may anim na anak.  Siguro naman tumagal sya ng 20 taon dahil mabuti syang empleyado ng MMDA (di tulad ng ibang abusado na sinasabi ng maraming posters dito)

    • Marie Antoinette

      Jane, bago ka mag-comment, ito muna ha.
      1. Panoorin mo ang video
      2. Mag-aral ng spelling (clue: mali po ang “twick”)
      Pagnagawa mo na yan, go!

  • batang-gas

    Lucio Tan’s money and influence will again be at play with this issue.

    • jarmen Kell

      hindi yan intsik si lucio tan and dragging philip morris name is a big no no iwas gulo hugas kamay and should not be discuss hehe

  • ampyrms

    Not all good schools, produce good professionals always. Kahit gaano mo pukpukin Ang isang tao para maging matino, kung pinanggalingan niyang pamilya ay basagulero, lalabas at lalabas din ito sa kanyang pagkatao. I agree though to most comments here, that Philip Morris should automatically fire this arrogant HR officer(he is a disgrace to your company), for MMDA to pursue the case until justice is served, and for the Media to follow-up this case.

  • Mananandata69

    Their parents forgot to teach their children good moral values. Shame on them

  • batang-gas

    Malakas kay Lucio Tan yan.   Kakausapin lang ni Lucio Tan si Presidente, tapos uutusan ni Presidente ang hepe ng MMDA na iwithdraw yung kaso.   Consuelo de bobo – trabaho sa isa sa mga kumpanya ni Lucio Tan para sa pobreng MMDA enforcer.  


  • MonMayuga

    MODUS OPERANDI ng mga traffic enforcers na bumibiktima sa mga motorista.

    MMDA Manager Francis Tolentino, paki imbistigahan din po ninyo yung modus operandi ng maraming mga traffic enforcers ninyo. Nangyayari po lalo sa mga intersections kung saan pwedeng mag left turn, hawak po ng mga traffic enforcers ang switch. Kapag “GO” (green) ang left turn signal, aabante ang mga gustong mag left turn. Sa sandaling may sasakyan na sa gitna ng daan, bigla nilang i-switch ang signal sa “STOP” (red) at lahat ng sasakyan na mahuli sa gitna ay paparahin at sasamsamin ang lisensiya ng driver. Makukuha lang nila ang lisensiya matapos magbayad ng “multa.”
    Nangyayari po ito, alam ko. Naging biktima po ako ng ganito.

    • Felix

      Kung hindi pa ito alam ng MMDA, sana makarating ito sa pamunuan ng MMDA dahil totoong meron ganitong modus operandi ang mga tumatao sa mga intersection. Kung maaari ay payuhan din ng MMDA ang mga motorista ng dapat gawin para mahuli at matanggal sa trabaho ang mga gumagawa nito.

  • Rolly257

    There are lots (if not all) of traffic enforcers who are corrupt and abusive. They give citations to motorists who would not shell out lagay…they are worst than the police.

    • latino_boom

      And then what happen? irrelevant comment to the subject

      • Jeremy

        Haters gonna hate. May masabi lang. Next time read the article Rolly. Deal with the issue at hand.

    • jarmen Kell

      yes there are corrupt mmda officer specially in madrigal business park alabang madami niyan, but the thing is graduate ka ng phsycology and ateneo graduate ka pa hindi ba niya naisip na he drag down everything he is connected to? kung sa akin gagawin i will never hesitate to kill that pig … he is not a man he is a pig

  • aramco92

    dpat makulong yang baboy na robert blair na yan para makita niya paano siya papakin sa kulungan,nag aral pa naman pero wlang kwentang tao,yan ba ang tinuturo mo sa mga anak mo baboy ang mang api ng kapwa,dpat sau e salvage para di pamarisan

  • mantajao

    I wonder who is worse? Jason Ivler or this guy? Or are they of the same breed?

    • crawler73

       same breed. I bet you a dollar if this guy had a gun .. the enforcer’s dead for sure.

  • mantajao

    BTW, after the many overwhelming comments on Carabuena, he deleted his social media accounts (FB, Twitter) and went into hiding…

    • jarmen Kell

      hehe open pa naman ang account niya ohhh dami niya pa naman nagawa hehe

  • arangel625

    at ano na kaya ang mga nangyari dun sa kaso ng iba pang nangagrabyado ng mmda traffic enforcer?tulad ng nakabaril ng isang enforcer?sana lang wag ito mapabayaan ng pamunuan ng mmda.

  • peter r

    So he markets cancer causing and death by way of tobacco “products” !!!

  • jarmen Kell

    Atenista vs Public iskuls!

  • mfdo

    poor fellow .. he got caught .. how about the senators, mayors, congressmen/women who have beat up public servants ?? :) 

    The senators and congressmen are beyond the reach of law is it ?

  • Jonhas Mangubat

    Mr. Carabuena is an HR Manager of a Multinational company? hmmmm he is supposedly pro people…who knows what people should do while at work and should know how to respect people? A product of a good school does not always mean to be good mannered person…I idolized Ateneans for they are so smart and well mannered…. now I know he is an exception.

    Do you think Mr. Carabuena will still have a good future in  the field of HR? can a respectable company hire such a disrespectable idiot? Shame on him!

    • TagaDumantay

       Who told you that HR is pro-people? No they are there for the company interest not the workers. All their policy are pro-company and barely meeting minimum requirement by law.

  • Ding

    Beats the red light, then the traffic enforcer…Now is the time to beat his eggs, and those of his brother, if they have any, o baka puro pausok lang sila…palagay ko mayroon din nagma-manage sila ng Human Resources, eh,  so they must also have those male resources.

  • Francis81

    Atenista pala tong si Carabuena? Kaya pala!  Sa Malakanyang ngayon maraming Atenista na arogante  at mayayabang!

  • Ignacio150

    There are two kinds of Ateneans–the real ones and the fake ones.  The real ones are those who believe that they are men and women for others. The fake ones are those who believe that they are better than others.  A good example of a fake Atenean is Mr. Benigno Simeon Aquino III who believes that he is better than the other presidents in Philippine history.

    • Peter

      Ignacio150, another example of classic, real Atenean – a homo, like his favorite Pnoy – the latter a President, the former a purok chairman

    • rjimenez1226

      Bobo ka! siguradong bumagsak ka sa logic. Dapat pinasasabug ang bungo ang katulad mong bobo!

    • Flavio

       o bakit nasama naman si PNoy dito ? kayo talagang mga supot  walang magawa kundi isisi lahat sa presidente.hayssss

  • John

    wla din kasi disiplina ang ibang traffic enforcers. mangungutong lang din mga yan. masampal mo lang di na matanggap. pero pag sila mandabog sa sasakyan ng may sasakyan akala nila ayos lang. In the civilized world, traffic eforcers do not hit vehicles. maski pa may taffic violation. ang gagawin dapat dyan, ticketan, ipasa sa LTO at ma charge ng fine pag nag pa registro. o di kaya i padala ang ticket sa address ng naka register na owner. tadyak at sipa at sampal, yan ang katapat ng mga bobong kagaya ni Fabros. ang traffic enforecer di lang dapat pangongotong ang alam. dapat alam din ang pag handle ng tamang pamamaraan sa mga ganitong sitwasyun.Kasingbobo rin nitong si Fabros ang Tolentino na to dahil wala silang SOPs sa mga ganyan. Hinabol yan dahil tyak na gusto kutongan. Doble bobo tong si MMDA chief na tolentino dahil di nya alam pinag sasabi. Pa cancel ang driver’s license? Ang assault di yan kasama sa mga causes na mawalan ng privilege to drive. Kung gusto mo ipatupad na ganyan, dapat isabatas mo muna bobong tolentino. sabagay redundant na talaga na sabihin bobo ka dahil nasa govt ka nga. being in govt and being bobo are the same isnt it?

    • Anj Always Shop

      John , surname mo ba ay carabuena din? parang damang dama mo ang hiya at hirap na pinagdadaanan ni Barney ngayon ah, ginusto naman niya yun eh, sa tono ng pagsasalita mo mukang magkamag- anak nga kayo ni Barney. Kung ikaw ba sampalin ko , okay lang sayo? OO ipacancel ang lisensya ng Barney na yan walang pero pero. 

    • Ed

      John, you really think like this arrogant Robert Carabuena – you look down on all people in government, most probably because you have either a well-do-to family background, or a high-paying job, or both. So lahat ng nasa gobyerno – from GSIS and SSS to DBP and Landbank, to DTI and SEC – are all “bobo”?  Carabuena, bistado ka naman.

      • norman_black6643

        2 klase ng tao sa gobyerno. Matalino pero nangungurakot kaya andyan pa rin, at bobo at walang mapuntahang private company kasi bobo

    • aramco92

      yong mga taong katulad mo john lumAlabas lng na wala kng pinag aralan dpat ,magsama kau ng baboy na carabuena na ibaon sa lupa ng buhay..gago mali na kinakampihan mo pa

    • crawler73

       @john … ang mga katulad dapat hindi mabigyan ng lisensya at pagbawalan sa kalye. ngayon kung ikaw si carabuena – taga Philip Morris ka pa naman – HR Manager ka pa; ipinakita mo na hindi ka karapat-dapat maging manager ng HR!

    • Phillip

      Kawawa ka naman, John, ala kang kakampi.  Mas kakampi mo kasi si satanas.  sana e matauhan ka para naman dumami ang mababait na tao sa mundo.

      • norman_black6643

        Tama si john sa sinabi nya. Dapat may sinusunod na protocol ang MMDA ang hindi yung mangangalabog ng sasakyan. Ang tanging kulang e dapat parusahan din si baboy dahil maling manapak sya.

    • Ding

      Mukhang ang ipinagtatanggol mo si Carabobo, na naging Carabusado…sinasabi mong mga bobo ang mga nasa MMDA, nangangahulugan bang mas may utak ka?  kaya lang mukhang nasa paa ang utak mo, natatapakan mo, kaya tadyak ang gusto mong gawin…ganiyan ang pagkakakilala mo sa isang sibilisado…di ka naman bobo so alam mong mayroon ding procesong dapat sundin kung may reklamo ka sa sinumang enforcer na abusado…kaya, kung magagawa mo ilipat mo ang utak mo sa ulo para pag ginamit mo ito ay masasabi nang ginagamit mo ang ulo mo hindi ang paa.

    • Bossing Mo

      Alias mo ba yang gamit mo, Carabuena? Di ka man lang pumili ng original name at Carabueba a.k.a “John”. 

    • Bonggebongge

      May punto si John dito, na highlight lang ang pananampal kaya nag outrage ang masa o nag alsa masa ang tao pero kung hindi na video ito isolated case yan. Mali ginawa ni Bullpig pero tama ang punto dito ni John…dapat siyasatin din ang protocol ng mga MMDA TE, ayn napaka impulsive nanaman ng mga officialskesyo revoke ang lisensya sa pag drive may mali eh, may dahilan kung bakit nag wala yung si Carabuena sana yun ang tutukan…at papano sinita ni MMDA TE.

  • John

    pag dadabugin din ng maski taffic enfrcer o MMDA chaiman ang aking sasakyan, i will also treat them like the uncivilized people they are. pag tatadyakan ko mga yan. they are not that civilized to be treated as such.

  • John

    sagasaan nyo na lang ang abusadong traffic enforcer. they cease to be agents of the law since they are crooks. killing a crook is not a criminal offense. it is a community service

    • Anj Always Shop

      anong youtube video ba ang napanood mo? sendan kita ng link baka mali ang napanood mong video kaya ganyan ka magreact, parang gusto mo pang baliktarin ang mga nangyari. Carabuena isdatchu?!

    • Ed

      Carabuena, babaliktarin mo naman ang kwento porke may pera ka?

    • aramco92

      bobo ano bang balita ang napanood mo bumalik ka sa grade 1 mag aral ka uli

    • Ding

      Ang galing mo rin…papalakpak ang dalawang sungay ng mga tagahanga mo, kung ang tinutukoy mo’y ang enforcer sa kasong ito…pero sabi sa isyung ito Carabusado beats the red light. then the enforcer…medyo totoong marami pa ring abusado sa mga traffic enforcers, killing them does not mean community service…kahit singtulad mo ang isang crook, may karapatan ka pa ring mabuhay kahit sa bilangguan…or magsama-sama na lang kayo nina Lucio Ferrer at Carabusado.

    • Flavio

       carambola , err, este carabuena, ikaw ba ‘yan , boyba ?

  • tower_of_power

    Twice I got stopped by an MMDA traffic enforcer dahil sa mga signs na hindi madali makita … ipinaliwanag ko sa kanila … pinakinggan naman ako … kung kausapin mo sila ng maayos … resonable naman sila … mababait nga ehhh.

    Hindi dapat binibigyan ng driver’s license ang mga kagaya ni Carabuena …. baka sakay niya si Rolito Go ng mangyari yun?


    • Renski1970

      pare, ang lahat ng malalaking kompanya sa Pilipinas ang hina hire nila lalo na sa matataas na puesto ay ang mga GRADUATE sa ATENEO, LA SALLE, UP, at iba pang magagara na at mamahaling SCHOOLS sa Metro Manila. Kaya nga nagka letste-letste na ang bansa. Kahit noon pa walang pag asa ang mga pangalawang uring schools ang mabigyan ng magandang pwesto. Mayayabang pa naman ang mga iyan dahil dala nila ang pangalan ng kanilang school.

  • crawler73

    As I mentioned in another post.. Philip Morris being a global brand have the corporate and moral responsibility to do what is right… That is to immediately fire Robert Blair Carabuena without benefits.

    As a side note I read from another paper that Philip Morris suspended the guy pending investigation. I hope Mr. Lucio Tan (or whoever is the owner) of Philip Morris should expedite their investigation and proceed to terminate him with cause.

    And on another side note; I can’t believe that this guy is a graduate of Ateneo with a degree in PSYCHOLOGY! – way to use your education!!!!

  • w33k3nd3r

    my condolences to Ateneo… I am quite sure you are grieving for having produced such a creature. All the news, at the moment, paints a bigger picture now: the PAG ASA employees who’re at wit’s end with their budget, the poor MMDA fellow whom the fat brute slapped, the lazy writers of Sotto who copies speeches from other people’s blogs. Those who deliver more service to the people are the ones being abused and treated inhumanely, whilst those who sit lazily on the office chair playing facebook games or just mosey around are paid/or rob our taxes. It is a clear fact and this must be corrected ultimately.

  • goldilock

    Put that executive and his brother in prison for 3 months plus monetary compensation to be paid to the traffic enforcer plus community service by Carabuena and his brother collecting garbage and cleaning the streets in that vicinity for 3 months. Public apology is not enough.

    That person Carabuena has no respect for law enforcers.

    Complaint of Psychological damage should accompany all other complaint and charges being filed.

  • hustlergalore

    community service as MMDA officer for a year!


  • jeff justice

    Atenista… isang tawag lang yan…

    Corona pa yata ang middle name nya.

    Marami ding lantern sa buhay. Lawyer si Midas.

  • marcos_hitler_diktador_tuta

    Robert “Baboy” Carabuena, pumunta ka dito sa Isabela at sampalin din namin ang pagmumukha mo.


  • wawa2172

     Robert Carabuena may have forgotten that he is on the street and not at Phillip Morris Fortune Tobacco compound where he could be a bully as a manager. His body fats maybe full of cholesterol that shoot up his blood and transform himself into rage person. Its a direct assault to the person in authority whose just doing his job and Carabuena is a type of abusive driver whose license should be revoked. He has no right to drive a car because his rage is so dangerous. Sa sobrang taba ni Robert dapat bigyan siya nang leksiyon at ikulong sa pinaka mainit na prison cell para tumulo ang mantika sa katawan niya. Duon pwedi siyang manapak nang inmate na marunong rumisbak.

    • Bonggebongge

      Hahahaha natawa ako dito sa sinabi mo…

  • jack collins

    what a pig…

  • Francis

    Sinira mo mismo ang bad record mo Carabuena…nakakasira ka ng bad record pweeee…

  • nakawan

    fat boy huh?

  • Jun

    ang alam ko walang stop light sa area na yun. ang alam ko… one-way coming from commonwealth to katipunan… yung gitnang road na minsan nag kakasalubong coz most motorist iniiwasan kapag build-up na yung papuntang commonwealth

  • joboni96

    mukhang intsik switik ito

    kaya mayabang

    ikulong na yan

    • acidicboy

      nagkaroon ba ng boyfriend ang nanay mo na intsik?  o tatay mo kaya nagkaroon ng intsik na boyfriend?  carabuena nga ang pangalan intsik pa? hahahaha 

      bigots are the dumb est people on earth….. 

      • joboni96


        di mo ba alam
        nagpapalit ng apelyedong pilipino
        ang mga intsik switik
        para di halata

        isa lang na gf kong tsinay
        ok sya

        pro pilipinos are the
        best pilipinos

        miseducated colonized utaks
        like you
        are the worst

  • ENER

    What is more disturbing is that his parents where also in the vehicle and witnessed what their son did. Hindi man lang pinigilan ang anak. Sinabihan pa ng ama si Fabros to just let it all pass. What a shame.

    • osong

       baka nagmana sya ng pangit na behavior sa ama nya?

  • Pinoy

    Inquirer, as a reputable broadsheet, please check and double check your facts.  There is NO stoplight/redlight at the corner of Capitol Drive and Tandang Sora Ave.  He may have been given a hand signal to stop.  But then again, your reporter should know. Sacrificing accuracy to come up with a witty title is unbecoming of a newspaper.

    • acidicboy

      inquirer? reputable? lol… ilang beses na rin nakuryente yan. 

      • Ding

        acidic?  boy?  ang lupit !!!  ano ang mas malupit paliguan ka ng asido o paupuin sa silya elektrika?

  • Bonggebongge

    Tabloid talaga tong PDI….leche…

    • Ding

      magbasa ka na lang ng remate o yung 4 pages lang na puno ng mga kulang sa saplot kung sa tingin mo ‘yun ang tunay na diyaryo…gatas!

  • Tony B

    There are idiots on the road every day and they do stupid things. Why do you have to mention the name of his employer and his school? They have nothing to do with this man’s actions but you have soiled the names of those two organizations with your article.

    • Balahura

       it’s just right to mention his humble beginnings. ( a product of Ateneo tsk tsk tsk)

    • i_gotta_tell_ya

      Phillip Morris is not being soiled (for one, they’re already selling something that kills you…what’s worse than that?).  I digress.  The point here is reputable organizations should not tolerate crass behaviors of their employees especially if exhibited openly in public.  Fortunately (unfortunately), he got caught on camera.  It is incumbent on the part of Phillip Morris to show to the public that it will not tolerate such behavior even if it occurred outside the confines of the workplace.  Candid camera showed it all!!!   

      • Tony B

        So you’re saying that Employers are now responsible for the behaviour of their staff outside of office hours? I agree that if a person is found guilty and convicted of a crime then he should be fired, but that’s not the case here (yet). Furthermore, the actions of the person had nothing to do with his employer so why mention it in a newspaper article.

        As for mentioning what school he went to…..that’s just astounding. I’ve got no idea why that was mentioned. Perhaps they need to add the Kindergarten he attended and if he ate at Jolliibee earlier that day. Both as irrelevant to the case.

      • i_gotta_tell_ya

        I agree with you that the man’s behavior should not be linked to the company or the school he came from.  That’s not what I’m saying.  Employers are not responsible for policing their staff, but should there be infractions and behavior not aligned with the values and culture being espoused by the company, whether committed inside or outside the workplace, they ought to keep their employees accountable.  To put it simply, if this HR guy worked for the government and he did what he did and got captured on camera, do we keep quiet about his being a government employee?  I certainly hope not.  Bottom-line is, he maltreated an enforcer of the law…and got found out.

  • JamesBondOO7

    Hes so lucky that this slapping incident didnt happen on the 80’s. On the 80’s people like him will just be beheaded by New Peoples Army for abuse. If he resides here in DAVAO, Mr. Carabuena could not see the daylight next day after that incident

  • KenjiHimura

    Shame on this guy. He forgot what he learned in school about human relations and professionalism. Nawala sa isang iglap lang dahil napahiya siguro sa TE na sumita sa kanya for an alleged traffic infraction.

  • i_gotta_tell_ya

    Phillip Morris should FIRE this guy and not just suspend him!!!  His license should also be revoked.  I can only imagine how he treats his employees given the ugly behavior he showed….what he did was humiliating.  He must be a bully with his employees (and maybe with his family as well, who knows).  SHAME ON YOU!!!  

  • opinyonlangpo

    There is still no version of events from the side of Robert Blair Carabuena, so as from the side of Saturnino Fabros. All info of the events came from the video, so it seems. Both sides are very quiet so there maybe out of court settlement or there is another side of the story and investigation is still going on.

    • G Gajelonia

      The video says it all. No version/explanation of events from Carabuena could ever dispute his ill temper and full disregard of the law and authority. If he ever speaks, he will spew nothing but contempt and lies.

      • opinyonlangpo

        I hope so but in the Philippines money and power can work miracles, remember the Garci tapes.

    • poltergeist_fuhrer

      video says all…theirs will be full of justifications, hence, full of lies

      • opinyonlangpo

        As expected. Evidence is very strong but let’s see what the investigators and the court says, if ever it reach the courts.

  • Nelson Dino

    Mas mataas ang standard ng school ni Fabros sa Atenistang ito..ano yan galing sa mataas na school ay siyang malakas maging sa law. Dapat sa Carabuenang ito’y lapain ni “Lulong”

  • crawler73

    I just wonder. What do Mr. Carabuena’s neighbors think of him now? A slob? A pig (not in the literal sense)? An idiot? What about his co-workers at PMFT, his subordinates? his CLASSMATES/SCHOOLMATES in Ateneo? just wondering

    • Mr

      Am from Ateneo and I am immensely disappointed! There’s no way this should be condone. Kudos to MMDA Traffic Enforcer Saturnino Fabros who kept his cool and did not respond with violence to this unjustifiable outburst/assault.

      On with the appropriate and punitive charges to this motorist!

  • flybizz777

    shameful!…lowest of the low….

  • wyatt

    community service for this guy. send him to maguindanao and let him clean and clear all the highways of road bombs! period.

  • Albert Einstien

    NICOTINE is an insecticide…. that is the result when you give it to people… they behave like insects…. : > )

  • Kenneth del Rosario

    / i STILL feel very sad whenever i think of this story!!!! i really hope justice is served!

  • aramco92

    mukha kasing baboy kya baboy din ang ugali dpat dyan kay carabuena ilitson ng buhay para di pmarisan…

  • aramco92

    to philip morris management,mam,sir marami pa pong mas matitinong tao kesa sa baboy niyong empleyado na si carabuena, kung ako po sa inyo tangalin ninyo sa trabaho pati co. niyo nadadamay na marami pong magagaling hr mngr dto sa pinas..

    • navsog

      “baboy niyong empleyado na si carabuena”  Dalhin sa La Loma at i-litson!!

  • enteng

    go ateneo! one big fight!

  • H_A_B_A_G_A_T

    tagal ko na nabasa ung ganitong balita sa ibang site.
    pero now ko lang nalaman na isa pala tong “HR”
    putan* ina hindi nako nagtataka.
    madami talagang HR manager sa pinas ang walang kaluluwa sa pinas

  • Stephen

    I’m interested with what will Philip Morris do to this manager? I guess will keep him and give him a salary increase & a bonus? We’re waiting……

    • navsog

      I hope they force him to smoke all the cigars in their bodegas ha ha ha

  • osong

    he brought shame to his alma mater (AdMU), to his parents, to his company (Phillip Morris), to himself as a human resource executive. maybe he berates also PM human resource staff? AdMU failed in shaping up his character, so were his parents. but, it is all his undoing. Not a role model for any driver who should be cool-tempered at all times…

  • Eaglepeak

    AdMU does not solely recruit its student by academic achievement nor good character, mostly it is through the influences of parents, either politics, business or financial status. So most of this graduates have bloated egos and feel entitled to privileges. Not surprise at all with carabuena.

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