Explain this Robert Blair Carabuena


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Read: Robert Blair Carabuena’s Apology (Complete Text)

A man named Robert Blair Carabuena was caught on video manhandling an MMDA traffic enforcer after he was flagged down for not stopping his vehicle (the other guy is his brother Benjamin). I do not know what caused him to go ballistic but from an outsider’s point of view there was nothing that would make you support the guy after watching him belittle and maul the poor Saturnino Fabros.

Maybe he is a good friend, son, office mate and citizen of this land so I would not go down and call him names but it is clear and evident from the video that he did something wrong. Maybe it was a wrong call on the part of the MMDA enforcer but that does not give anyone a right to hurt another individual. In an interview his father said that Mr. Fabros was the one who started it when he curse at Carabuena and tapped his Volvo. Still, not a good reason to slap and berate the enforcer.

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*Mr. Carabuena is reportedly an HR supervisor for tobacco giant Philip Morris International. As of posting he has refused to talk to TV 5 regarding the incident and has since deactivated his social media profiles.

Update: Cigarette maker Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corp. (PMFTC) said it has suspended its executive, “pending the outcome of the investigation” while MMDA T/C Fabros has already filed direct assault charges against him.

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A reader commented on the post with Carabuena’s personal information (mobile number and home address), I was tempted to publish it but I believe that he still has a right to privacy so I decided against it. Sorry about that dear reader, I hope you understand. Journalism ethics tells me not to do so and my former professors would likely reprimand me (Hi Prof!). Aside from that some vigilante might go to his house and also put the law in his hands. (Anarchy is not the solution folks)

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from MMDA’s Facebook page

You might want to know more about MMDA enforcer Saturnino Fabros, the 47 year old father of six who was the receiver of Mr. Carabuena’s road rage. Watch this video from TV 5’s Interaksyon.

Read: Why MMDA traffic aide took it on the chin (Philippine Daily Inquirer)

Till my next rant. Peace and Stay fresh and cool madlang pipol. Walang magandang naidudulot ang init ng ulo.🙂

“A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot…”

― Robert A. Heinlein

PS. Another road rage incident caught on camera is circulating online. Click here to see the video.

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Photo courtesy of MMDA – 0917-838MMDA, and Yves Gonzalez (@doblezeta)

Breaking News (August 23, 2012): Carabuena apologizes for assaulting MMDA man

81 thoughts on “Explain this Robert Blair Carabuena

  1. Dre…yung Volvo mo di puedeng huminto sa mga kanto kanto? Bili ka na lang ng Honda or Toyota para umaandar ang preno at nakakahinto ka sa intersections – traffic na kasi dun sa intersection kaya pinapahinto ka – if you’re having a bad day, magkulong ka na lang sa kwarto, dun puede ka magwala – wag sa mga taong naghahanap buhay probably P400 a day sweldo – alam mo naman yun kasi sa Phillip Morris ka nagwowork as a Recruitment Supervisor – mataas siguro sweldo mo no? Bigyan mo naman ng pabuya yung Traffic Enforcer na inabuso mo – sensya na ha nagtatrabaho lang kasi sya eh. If I were you, I’d make a public apology, that you lost your cool – para naman maisalba mo pa yung katiting na reputasyon (kung meron man) mo. Sa TV para sikat! Atenista, naka-Volvo, rich friends, you have everything – the traffic enforcer only has his job and his dignity. Your sense of Entitlement is sorely misplaced. Ingat lagi! – this is what I posted – but yes you’re right he does have the right to privacy…although at this time and (Internet) age – things like this are definitely blown out of proportion – but who’s to blame? the society? culture? or just plain arrogance? Let’s repeat that statement again – Right or wrong – it doesn’t give you ANY RIGHT – to lay hands on ANYONE unless it’s self-defense.

    • I totally AGREE with your post Rod, this Mr. Carabuena thinks he is a God. You are such a dismay to your family. Reminds me of same scenario where a taxi cab hit the tail light of a brand new BMW. A tall man, about 50 years old. dressed in barong tagalog came out of the vehicle and approached the taxi driver. He politely asked how is he? is there something wrong, is he sleepy. Humbly, the driver apologized, admitting his fault. The gentleman tapped his shoulder and said, “just be careful next time ok? … I was amazed to find out that the strange man, although not known to me, has convoy bodyguards and could be really rich – and in power, but he never used it.

      Mr. Carabuena, GO ON A DIET please!
      Your heart is totally sorrounded with FAT that you can no longer use it for “feelings”.

      Remember… A real man… with a “good heart”, is humble.

  2. SWAK na SWAK ang sungay mo pare! You are more toxic than all the chemicals in the tobacco you are selling. Show yourself now. Where’s your pride and ego?

  3. They say looks can deceived no? It shows here.. it matches perfectly.. how ugly your face is just the same as your character… Philipi Morris should fire u immediately. You’re not an ideal employee. knowing your from HRD.

  4. after seeing the T3 Video… i really couldn’t believe he still has the guts to tell the T3 staff (thru phone) that he is filing a case against the traffic enforcer… what kind of new breed is Mr. Robert Blair Carabuena? if you’re not human then you must be a…. dead man riding a Volvo.

  5. KAPAL NG APOG MO!porket mayaman ka?ganyan na ugali mo porket naka volvo ka!walang pakielam ang mga tao sa volvo mo galing ka pa naman sa exclusive school tas ganyan ang ugali mo nasan ang manners mo dapat sau pinapaso ng tabacco na tinitinda mo e.aanhin mo ang pinag aralan mo kung ang ugali mo naman mas masahol pa sa mahirap sayo.hindi porket mayaman ka aapak apakan mo na yun mga tao.ginawa lang ni saturnino trabaho nya sinu ngayon ang nakakahiya dinaig mo pa ugali ni saturnino sinu ngayon ang umasta n parang walang pinag aralan diba ikaw??wala akong paki sa mga taong naawa sayo mga ganun din siguro sila umasta kaya ganun!dapat lang na sampahan ng kaso yan!dapat nga hindi lang kasuhan gawin jan eh sana tanggalin din sa trabaho para tgnan natin kung mailabas nya pa yung kayabangan nya!

  6. mayabang na BABOY! Matapang lang ksi lagi may dala baril… Look at the shirt nka Gloc… Puta ka pumunta ka kht saan probinsya gugulpihin ka ng mas maliit syo, suntukan lang! Wala kinalaman Ateneo dito, good schools don’t train demons nasa tao yun, kung BABOY talaga litsonin o adobohin mo man BABOY pa rin! Dapat dyan ma-litson na!

    • Joker5, buti pa nga ang Baboy laging nakayuko, ngayon lang ako nakakita ng matapang at taas ng tingin sa sarili. Kahihiyan siya ng pamilya, trabaho, paaralan, siyudad, bahid na yan ng pagkatao…sana wala siyang anak, ano ba ang pwede nyang ituro; HR? very ironic.

  7. KAKAGIGIL NAMAN YUNG MATABANG YUN! SA GINAWA MO TAMA MAG DUSA KA SA MAGIGING HATOL SAYO BAKA PUMAYAT KA SA KULUNGAN. MGA MATATABA PALA KAYONG TROPA MO OR PAMILYA MO? PASALAMAT KA TALAGA WALA KAMI DOON. KAKAGIGIL KA!!

  8. sa mukha pa lang animal na ..katawan pa nga lang oh..So ibig sabihin yan pala ang epekto ng philip morris noh…NASIRAAN NA NGA NG UTAK NAGING HAYOP PA ANG PAG UUGALI..naku wala na sguro bibili ng PHILIP morrris na sinarilyo dahil sa yo lumantad epekto sa paninigarilyo ng philip morris…kakatakot.

  9. Sana pinublish nyo, bossing. Matinding panghahamak sa pagkatao ni G Fabros yung ginawa nya. Sa tingin nyo po ba di pwedeng malaman man lang kung paano nabuo ang yabang sa katawan nya?

  10. Glock shirt hmmm could he be a gun lover as well or carried one while hurting the poor officer. Reason why ang lakas ng loob nya. This guy should be checked out for everything.

  11. Sa iyo kaya gawin yung ginawa mo Mr. Robert Carabuena? Testing lang! Kelangan mas mataba pa kesa sa iyo, kasi mas mataba ka kesa kay Mr. Fabros e! Next time ha? Sige na mag public apology ka na! Now na!

  12. Robert Blair Carabuena, ikaw mismo ang tumapos sa maliligayang araw mo, sa ginawa mo pinaikli mo ang buhay mo, alam mo tol lahat ng barkada kong hide killer hahatingin ka na ngayon kaya kung ako sayo magbigti ka nalang kay sa ibang tao pa ang pumatay sayo, sayang tol kung hinintay mo nalang sana na high blood nalang ang pumatay sayo di sana tumagal pa ng kaunti ang buhay mo, sana hindi nila idamay ang mga kapamilya mo kasi siguradong mahahanap ka ng mga ito payo ko lang sayo magsuot ka ng bulletproof araw-araw pati sa ulo kasi siguradong maraming bala ang sasaluhin mo for sure tol mahahanap ka ng mga ito profesional ang mga ito marami na tong tinira ikaw lang ang libre walang bayad, suwerte ka tol…

  13. Gone are the days when Filipinos value each clan’s honor and dignity. When people can still walk with their head up with no shame. When people respects authority and the authority protects its people.

  14. Alam po nyo, inaalala ko ang magiging epekto ng ginawa nya sa kanyang mga anak, kung meron man…i know they will receive snide remarks from their classmates… Kawawang mga bata…

  15. a public apology is not enough…this asshole must suffer…pay the poor mmda guy millions, phillip morris should fire him and if jail is applicable then send him there…i’m sure his ass will never be the same again…

  16. Demanda talaga dapat at wag suhol!! Pagbayarin mo yang hambog na yan ng moral damages, emotional damages, physical assault, trauma at madami pang iba! I-research yan ng abogado mo Ginoong Fabros. Wag kang papapayag ng settlement. Aside from all the damages, ikulong ang hambog na baboy na yan for assaulting an officer!

  17. Tratrabahuin na ng pangkat namin yan si Carababoy na yan! Yung sungay mo na yan tignan natin ang tigas nyan pag nakaharap mo na kami isaksak namin sa lalamunan mo yan!!!

  18. Hindi mo na lng inisip magiging epekto neto sa pamilya mo. Idamay mo pa sila.. Patay ka ngayon bro, isang bala ka man! DI mo alam bilang na araw mo. Malapit na fiesta sa min , arborin na lng kita pra ilitson.

  19. i strongly agree with Rod..a mere public apology & include hundreds of thousands of pesos for Mr. Fabros, would not make things right, but I think makakatulong kahit papaano..& kung gusto ko mag wish ng something worse, sana patayin siya ng vigilantes, tutal makakatanggap naman si Mr. Fabros ng pera courtesy of Mr. Arnell Ignacio (thanks for that Arnell)

  20. pag di nyo tuluyang tatanggalin yang baboy na yan Philip Morris, magkakaproblema at magkakaproblema yang mga ahente nyo sa lugar namin..babatuhin at babatuhin namin mga sasakyan ninyo na kulay pula na Mitsubishi Adventure!! pero huwag kayong mag aalala di namin sasaktan mga ahente ninyo, di kami kagaya ng duwag na baboy na yan na alam nang di lumalaban at nagtatrabaho lang yung pobreng matanda, nananapak pa! walanghiya kang hayup ka sa karuwagan!!

  21. Buwisit ka Mr. Baboy Carabuena kapal ng mukha mo sa pinaggagawa mo sa bagay makapal talagal ang baboy pasalamat ka at mabait ang nakatapat mo kung pulis ba ganyan din gagawin mong lintik kang baboy ka

  22. Malas mo tukayo! Sana walang nakapag-video ng ginawa mo, OK na OK sana feeling nakaisa ka na naman sa kapwa. Di bale tukayo, kapag may malas, may buenas rin, di ba? Hayaan mo, sa dami ng naghahanap sa iyo para ipaghiganti si pareng Saturnino, siguradong may suswertihin isa sa mga araw na ito.

  23. di lang si mang saturnino ang sinaktan nya, pati yung mga anak ni mang saturnino na nakita nila na nilibak libak na lang ganun : ( tatay yung tao and his children look up to him and respect him. kung sa tatay mo ginawa yan blair at napanood mo sa tv, anong mararamdaman mo?

    support and salute to mang saturnino . .

  24. tama lang ang ginawa mo robert….

    pinakita mo ang tunay mong anyo….

    INSIDE AND OUT….

    nakakahiya ang ginawa mo…

    i wonder how your relatives and close friends would feel about you being their relative and as a friend.

    nah.. problema mo na lang yun…mga taong di ka nga kilala minumura ka kahit saan..

    kakahiya talaga…

    but then again…

    you have to face the music man.

    nuff said…

  25. ang kapal ng mukha mo kasing mukha ng taba mo! ndi porket maymn pwede mna ganyanin ang mga taong mababa sayo wag kang lalayo sa lunga mo bigboy naka schedule na magdasal kna kalat na pagmumukha mo…

  26. lahat kaya ng taga phillip morris ganyan ang ugali? hmmmm…cguro kasi kultura na yan. malamang lahat sila ganyan…ciempre ung nag sscreen eh ganyan ang ugali…ciempre same feathers flock together. Brod sana dinaan mo na lang sa yosi ung init ng ulo mo
    .naka volvo ka nga volvolok naman ugali mo.

  27. such an asshole! atenista ka pa naman….as well as hr executive! your educational background and your position in your company doesnt fit on you.why dont you shift your career?shameful ang ginawa mo pre….pig!

  28. For those who are too quick to comment with too much anger, kindly hold back and think about it more deeper – aren’t we all sometimes tempted to do what the Philip Morris employee did? There is really ‘this something’ in driving that brings the best and worst in all drivers. I honestly admit this and I say self-control should always be in check everytime anyone touches the wheel.

    Therefore, in the case of the PM employee, he should have never done it – not just because he is blessed enough to be an ‘executive of a multi-national company and an Atenean’ but also there is really no excuse for such manner. However, just in EDSA alone, how many events like this happens everyday? A driver against an enforcer, pedestrian/passenger or another driver? Some people even get killed by traffic altercations……just because for a very brief time, they lost ‘it’ – their self control. So let me share this simple awareness if it could help anyone who goes out there on the road – ANYTIME YOU HAVE TROUBLE WHILE ON THE ROAD, MAKE IT BRING OUT THE BETTER IN YOU. IF YOU CAN’T, JUST LET IT GO. Doing so makes it an insignificant event in your daily routine which you’ll just forget later on. Or of course, you can do Rambo and be an overnight national whipping boy when somebody caught you with one of the 2 million camera phones out there.

    As it is, this is just one of the human weaknesses that was fortunately caught in camera. There are more hideous things that happens everyday which aren’t seen or caught yet which deserve far more angry responses than this one. Just ask your mayor, for one.

    Peace.

  29. Bago kasi tayo mag react, mag isip muna tayo! Sa totoo lang sa tingin ko ang tao na madaling manakit ng kapwa may sakit sa UTAK! Ako mainitin din ang ulo ko, pero di ko lubos na maisip na sasaktan ko ang isang tao, lalo na at di ko naman kakilala, parang di ko talaga kaya, kahit gaano ka init pa nag ulo ko. Dapat ma cancel na ang driver’s license ni Carabuena, dahil di sya dapat nag mamaneho sa kalye kung may violent tendencies sya, baka sa susunod makapatay na siya.
    I have a suggestion, instead na mag HR supervisor ka Carabuena, bakit di ka na lang pumasok sa boxing, para ma release mo yang inner passion! And another thing, pick your own size naman, Boy Baboy!

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