Suspect In Vhong Navarro Case Attempts To Leave The CountryBusinessman Ferdinand Guerrero, one of the accused in the mauling of TV host-actor Vhong Navarro in Taguig City last January, attempted to leave the Philippines for Hong Kong. Fortunately, he was stopped by the Bureau of Immigration since he is on the lookout bulletin released by the Department of Justice.
The DOJ recently filed serious illegal detention and grave coercion raps against businessman Cedric Lee, model-stylist Deniece Cornejo, Ferdinand, Bernice Lee and others for the attack against Vhong.
These were non-bailable offenses.
On his text message to "Startalk" on April 13, Ferdinand said: "I’m out of here. Time to explore new places in Asia."
Because of this message, many thought he already left for abroad. But in a news report, it was confirmed that Ferdinand wasn't able to board his flight at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport because an immigration official stopped him while he was lined up at the immigration counter.
This was around 4:40 in the morning. Ferdinand was then forced to stay in the country until the case is sorted out.
It can be remembered that Vhong was mauled inside the condo unit of Deniece on January 17 after he allegedly repeatedly raped the model-stylist. Cedric and his group said they just effected a "citizen's arrest" of Vhong, who signed a blotter report saying he raped Deniece.
Vhong denied raping the model-stylist. Instead, he said he was blackmailed and coerced into doing Cedric's demands. He was even asked to pay as much as P2 million.
In the end, the rape case filed against him was junked by the DOJ for lack of merit and evidences while cases of serious illegal detention and grave coercion were filed against Cedric and his group.