Deniece Cornejo Celebrates 23rd Birthday Behind BarsDeniece Cornejo celebrated her 23rd birthday inside the detention center of the CIDG compound in Camp Crame.
Deniece said life is still beautiful despite the trials she is facing. She is detained in relation to the illegal detention case filed against her by actor-TV host Vhong Navarro. It's a non-bailable case.
Aside from her father who's abroad, Deniece's family are all present. She had a simple celebration, including a kaldereta she cooked herself.
While they were celebrating, Deniece had a surprise guest--her fellow alleged rape victim Roxanne Cabanero. They hugged each other and afterwards, shared stories.
Roxanne said she and Deniece share the same trauma. "Sorry, it happened to you. Be strong, kaya mo ‘to. Kaya natin ‘to."
According to Deniece, she felt complete when she hugged and talked with Roxanne. "And andito ako, kahit ano, kahit mahirap at masakit. Hinding-hindi ako bibitaw. Hindi ako bibitaw."
Deniece said she will devote her whole life to seeking justice.
Deniece was allegedly raped by Vhong inside her condominium unit twice in January. But according to CCTV records, there was no way Vhong could have raped the model-stylist because of the timestamp.
On the other hand, Roxanne said she was raped back in 2010 inside Vhong's SUV. It was done while they were parked outside a hotel in Ortigas City.
However, Roxanne cannot even remember the date of the alleged rape and even the exact location.
Aside from Deniece, co-accused Cedric Lee and Zimmer Raz are also being held in detention.