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The NBI’s version of Vhong Navarro’s mauling

/ 02:57 AM January 30, 2014

So much public attention is focused on the mauling of actor-comedian and TV host Vhong Navarro, which apparently stemmed from a love triangle.

It’s a “he said, she said” story, with Navarro accusing businessman Cedric Lee and his companions of mauling him, and commercial model Deniece Cornejo accusing Navarro of rape.


Although I’m not too keen on delving into other people’s love life, I asked the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) what really happened since accusations and counter-accusations have become hot news.

The NBI has entered into the fray and investigated the incident.


Here’s what I gathered from an NBI source:

Deniece invited Vhong to her unit at Forbeswood Heights in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, since they have been friends for two years.

Although Navarro claimed that no sexual intercourse happened between him and Cornejo on his first visit, there was heavy petting, the likes of the “Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinski” affair, according to my NBI source.

Deniece’s text message to Vhong after that visit was very telling: “Bad boy ka! Bad boy ka! (You’re a bad boy!)”

And here’s Vhong’s reply to Deniece, according to the NBI source: “I will make it up to you next time.”

What Deniece and—of course, Vhong— did not know is that the woman’s unit was full of hidden cameras and so everything was caught on closed circuit television (CCTV).

Lee, who owns the high-class condominium unit, had installed all the hidden cameras.


Lee is a multimillionaire Filipino-Chinese businessman who has connections in high places.

He is a business partner of Tyrone Ong, now in detention on a charge of plunder for the alleged “ghost” repairs of B-150 armored vehicles of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Ong is an adopted member of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class 1976 whose members include former PNP chief Jesus Versoza and retired police generals Magtanggol Gatdula and Jefferson Soriano.

Deniece, according to my NBI source, is Lee’s girlfriend.

Cedric apparently confronted his girlfriend Deniece about the video and told her to invite the actor-TV host to the unit again.

NBI investigators theorize that Cedric threatened to drive Deniece out of the unit and withdraw financial support if she didn’t do what he ordered her.

“That’s why, Mon, Vhong brought with him a bottle of white wine and some food because he wanted to make ‘amends’ with Deniece for his ‘shortcomings’ the first time,” said the NBI insider.

No wonder Deniece didn’t sound so eager to have lover boy Vhong visit her, if we are to believe the actor’s account.

The woman apparently knew Cedric and his bodyguards were waiting for him.

The rest is history.

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TAGS: Bonifacio Global City, Cedric Lee, deniece cornejo, Forbeswood Heights, Mauling, National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), NBI, Tyrone Ong, vhong Navarro
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