Police blotter tells another version of Vhong Navarro’s mauling
MANILA, Philippines – A blotter entry filed at the police district headquarters in Taguig City tells another version of the story on the alleged mauling of TV host and actor Vhong Navarro on Wednesday night at a Bonifacio Global City (BGC) condominium.
The record at the Southern Police District Headquarters (SPD) District Investigation and Detective Management Division entered at 11:49 p.m. said that a certain Ferdinand Navarro (Vhong’s real name) tried to rape a 22-year-old student and resident of the condominium unit.
Bearing the signatures of Navarro and the girl, the blotter entry recorded that at around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Navarro arrived at the residential unit of the victim while she was alone.
In an earlier statement Chito Roño, the TV host’s manager, Navarro was invited to the place by a female friend. He also added that for unknown reasons, he was blindfolded, mauled, bound, threatened and told to cough up money by a group of men on the same night.
But the girl’s account of Wednesday night’s incident revealed a different story. The report said that while the girl and Navarro were inside the unit, the TV actor held her hands, pulled her hair and forced her to lay down on a chair.
She however fought back and was able to run to her room. But the girl claimed that the TV host followed her, forced her to lay on the bed and pulled her short pants twice.
The police record further stated that the girl cried for help while Navarro was on top of her and continuously “hurting the victim for his lewd desires.”
The victim’s two friends who were identified on the entry as a certain Cedric Cua Lee and a Bernice Cua Lee arrived at the residence and caught what Navarro was doing. The two reportedly made a citizen’s arrest and brought the TV host to the district headquarters.
The police officer who recorded the entry told the Inquirer that when Navarro was brought to the station, he already had bruises on his face and his hands were also tied with a tape. The blotter, however, did not give a clear account of how the actor sustained those bruises.
“He (Navarro) was saying sorry to the girl at the station,” the officer who refused to be identified said.
The girl who seemed to be in a daze and was mostly staring into space did not speak much, according to the officer.
“She looked traumatized and her friends also claimed that she was emotionally shocked after what happened,” the police officer added.
The end of the blotter entry however revealed that the victim verbally manifested that she is no longer interested to file charges against Navarro.
According to the records officer, the victim only wanted put the incident on record for future reference. He even noted that after the signing of the entry, the complaining party already left the station.
SPD officers meanwhile offered to accompany Navarro to a hospital but according to them the actor declined and only asked to be escorted to his car, which was parked at the BGC condominium.
It was also put on record that a mobile team accompanied the TV host and actor to the said place.
SPD officers of the investigation division claimed they were shocked when details of the incident came out on social media two days after.
“They agreed here that nobody will talk about what happened,” the officers added.