[UPDATED] 2 attackers named in Showtime host Vhong Navarro's mauling in Fort Bonifacio
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[UPDATED] 2 attackers named in Showtime host Vhong Navarro's mauling in Fort Bonifacio

Manila : Philippines | Jan 25, 2014 at 12:55 AM PST
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Mauled victim actor Vhong Navarro to hit back at thugs

  • Latest update as of Jan. 27 [2014] : Deniece Milinette Cornejo and Cedric Lee behind Vhong Navarro Case
  • Nose broken and eyes swollen shut, TV host Vhong Navarro will file criminal charges against his maulers who beat him Wednesday night in Taguig, according to his talent manager Chito Roño.
  • He’ll be under observation at hospital; doctors to wait for the swelling to subside before doing any operation, Roño told Inquirer Saturday.
  • Rono: To confirm other medical findings immediately;
  • Navarro’s legal team is preparing definite action vs the group who are still unidentified and motives unclear;
  • A complaint for “attempted rape” was filed by a woman against Navarro in the blotter of the Southern Police District office in BGC on the night of the mauling. The alleged attempt was foiled when two friends of the woman came to her rescue, but the woman decided not to press charges vs the celebrity, according to a report on GMA website on Saturday;
  • “Justice must be given to Vhong Navarro for the inhuman treatment he received from thugs,” Roño said in a statement.
  • Navarro has been with the Kapamilya network for 15 years, starting in show business as part of the dance group Streetboys and became popular when he acted as Rico Suave in the Joyce Bernal comedy “Mr. Suave” in 2003.
  • He was casted as superhero in Gagamboy (2004), Lastikman (2007), and secret agent King Agila in Agent X44 (2007).
  • Navarro’s marriage to former actress Bianca Lapus was annulled in 2008. They have a teenage son named Isaiah now 14;
  • He also has a son Bruno, 16, [Fredriek Vhong] with a former girlfriend outside show business.
  • Source: Update on Vhong Navarro

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Versatile actor Vhong Navarro suffered severe injuries and might undergo surgery after he was beaten up by an undetermined number of men inside a condo unit in Fort Bonifacio, said his manager Chito Rono in a statement handed to Navarro’s employer-network ABS-CBN.

Film Director Chito Rono disclosed that Navarro upon invitation from a female friend, visited her in her condo unit at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig on Wednesday, where he was allegedly blindfolded, tied and beaten up by a group of men.

Rono said further Navarro received threats and extorted money, but the true motive of the assailants is still subject for investigation.

Meantime, the versatile comedian, dancer, actor and host will be absent temporarily from “It’s Showtime” and other commitments because of this incident, Rono said.

Rono said that speedy justice must be accorded to Navarro for the inhuman treatment inflicted on him by those heartless thugs.

Navarro has in his care two sons and just had his marriage annulled. He said he has a non-showbiz girlfriend which he wants to keep their relationship private in respect to the girl.

Comedian Vice Ganda tweeted: "Nakakaiyak. Nakakapanginig. Nakakapanghina" {Makes one shed tears, tremble and weakens spirit].

Another Showtime's co-host, Anne Curtis said: "#PrayForVhongNavarro for his speedy recovery and safety."

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Milinette Cornejo and Cedric Lee are alleged members of the group that mauled and tried to extort money from actor Vhong Navarro [Photo courtesy of zeibiz.com/ ].
nicanorr is based in Catbalogan, Eastern Visayas, Philippines, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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