NAKAIINTRIGA ANG post ngayong araw (January 29) ng batikang mamamahayag na si Tony Calvento sa kanyang Facebook account. Sinabi nito na sa nangyari kay Vhong Navarro, dapat na umanong magsalita sina John Lloyd Cruz at Jake Cuenca sa mga insidenteng may kaugnayan kay Cedric Lee.
Si Cedric ang isa sa pinangalanan ni Vhong na nambugbog sa kanya sa isang condo unit sa Bonifacio Global City sa Taguig City noong gabi ng January 22 nang puntahan niya roon ang kaibigang babae na pinangalanan din niya sa kanyang interview bilang si Deniece Cornejo.
“Update on the Vhong Navarro case: I have reliable information that the plan was really to grab Vhong before he enters the condo and bring him to a ‘safehouse’ where they would be able to do anything with him and later on….(?) Inside the condo were security officers, CCTV cams and even witnesses. This explains why Deniece was by the elevator and was startled to see Vhong that she blurted,’ binigla mo naman ako’. She went down the elevator and out of the condo. Her place is only at the 2nd floor of the condo and Cedric Lee and his cohorts could have been parked (there were two cars) outside and could have missed Vhong going inside the condo. All these is providential because in the end, if this did not happen, he would have no tale to tell. Maybe it’s about time that John Lloyd Cruz and Jake Cuenca start to speak on incidents with Cedric Lee. Will publish the whole affidavit of Vhong soon.” Ayon sa post ni Calvento.
Marami tuloy ang nag-iisip kung mayroon bang kaparehong insidente na narasanan sina John Lloyd at Jake mula sa grupo ni Cedric. Habang sinusulat ito, wala pang lumalabas na pahayag mula kina John Lloyd at Jake. Kung saka-sakali, malaki ang maitutulong ng dalawang aktor sa mabilis na ikalulutas ng kaso ni Vhong, at para madiin nang husto si Cedric at ang mga kasama nito.
Samantala, isa pala si Calvento na masusing tumututok SA kaso at tumutulong para mabilis na maresolba ito. Sa post niya sa kanyang FB noong January 25, nag-update si Calvento sa kung sinu-sino ang mga involved sa pambubugbog kay Vhong. Initials lang ng mga pangalan ang binanggit ni Calvento, at tipong pa-blind item.
“Latest news on Vhong is that a wealthy businessman with initials C.L. and his sister B.L were behind the set-up of Vhong’s mauling. C.L. who has a child with a singer/actress is behind the mauling. Vhong and his camp has not filed any complaint with the NBI nor the CIDG. Some people say that they are being threatened by these brothers. Talked to Deputy Director for Intelligence Reynaldo Esmeralda and he says that a friend of Bong, a comedian formerly from Channel 2 got in touch with them to ask for help but that was all. No follow up. C.L. and his cohorts are threatening Vhong’s family if he files a complaint. This is A1 info on the matter.” Ani Calvento.
Sa January 26 interview ni Vhong sa Buzz ng Bayan, pinangalan ng komedyante si Cedric na isa sa anim hanggang pitong lalaking bumugbog sa kanya sa condo unit ni Deniece.
Matapos ang interview kay Vhong, muling nag-post si Calvento na nagkukumpirma sa nauna niyang ‘blind item’. “Well the cat is out of the bag. Vhong Navarro named Cedric Lee and his cohorts. One of his companion was his brother. Now I guess he’s ready to fight for justice. There is a lesson to be learned here. I am just appalled how the Taguig Police handled the situation. There should have been an investigation right away at that right moment. Vhong should have been brought to the hospital and given protection. His face was a mess there was a crime and they shouldn’t have released the group of Cedric Lee (C.L.) . Was he able to buy the police? Taguig Police sucks and stinks. Cedric Lee boasts of many connections. He was also involved in the mauling of David Bunevacz who’s married to Jessica Rodriguez. It’s about time he is brought behind bars. Cedric Lee has a child with singer/actress Vina Morales.”
Sa post pa ni Calvento nang araw ring iyon, sinabi nito na tinupad nito ang pangakong tutulong sa kaso ni Vhong. “Today I make good my promise to help in the Vhong Navarro case.
“Together with Chito Rono (Vhong’s manager) and a good friend Art Atayde (father of Arjo) I have set an appointment with Department of Justice Secretary Leila De Lima so the investigation will be impartial, swift and fast. We are scheduled to see her today.
“Do you believe that Vhong is telling the truth? Is he guilty of Attempted Rape? Does he deserve the beatings and humiliation he allegedly received from Cedric Lee and his companions? Let’s all pray that the truth will come out.
“I always believe in what I am fighting for and personally, I see sincerity in Vhong’s statements.”
Kinabukasan, Lunes (January 27), muling nag-post si Calvento ng pinakahuling kaganapan sa pagtututok niya sa kaso. “The meeting with Sec. Leila De Lima was very fruitful. Chito Rono was there, Atty Alma Mallonga and Atty Dennis Manalo came along. I explained to the Secretary that Vhong needed swift justice and an impartial investigation.
The Secretary ordered the NBI Director to file the charges versus Cedric Lee and the rest tomorrow. She also ordered the cordoning of the condominium to preserve what was left in the scene of the crime. She sent NBI agents to get the CCTV footages of Deniece unit. Watch the news channels for video clips re the meeting I arranged. After the case had been filed a ‘watch order’ will be issued against Cedric Lee and the rest. Thank you Secretary De Lima.
On Wednesday, the movie and television artists together led by Susan Roces will hold a rally of support for Vhong Navarro. He is scheduled to undergo surgery any moment now. Let’s say a prayer that all goes well. To God be the glory.”
Dagdag pa ni Calvento sa post, “THE CCTV’s are now in the hands of Sec. De Lima and the NBI. Very revealing and explosive. Now we’ll know who’s lying and telling the truth. Won’t be long now.”
By Danilo Jaime Flores