^

Nation

DOJ forms Vhong case probe body, issues 'lookout order' vs Deniece, Lee

Camille Diola - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Justice (DOJ) has formed a panel to conduct a preliminary investigation on the serious illegal detention case filed by actor Vhong Navarro against model Deniece Cornejo and company.

Prosecutor General Claro Arellano assigned the probe on charges of serious illegal detention, serious physical injuries and four other offenses to Assistant Prosecutors Olivia Torrevillas, Hazel Decena-Valdez and Marie Elvira Herrera.

The DOJ also granted the National Bureau of Investigation's request to issue a lookout bulletin order against Cornejo, businessman Cedric Lee and their companions including Bernice Lee, Ferdinand Guerrero and Zimmer Rance.

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said that state investigators deem the group to have "high probability of flight" amid reports that Lee and Cornejo have booked February 6 air tickets to Singapore.

Related story: Lawyer: Lee, Cornejo did not book flights

The DOJ said that Arellano would be immediately informed by the Bureau of Immigration once Cornejo or the other respondents attempt to flee the country.

The lookout order, however, would not prevent Cornejo and the others from leaving the country. - with reports from Edu Punay

Also read: IN PHOTOS: Forbeswood footage shows chronology in Vhong mauling case

ASSISTANT PROSECUTORS OLIVIA TORREVILLAS

BERNICE LEE

BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION

CEDRIC LEE

CORNEJO

DENIECE CORNEJO

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

EDU PUNAY

FERDINAND GUERRERO AND ZIMMER RANCE

HAZEL DECENA-VALDEZ AND MARIE ELVIRA HERRERA

JUSTICE SECRETARY LEILA

  • Latest
  • Trending
Latest
Latest
priority latest
Array
(
)
latest
Array
(
    [0] => Array
        (
            [ArticleID] => 2270789
            [Title] => Quiapo Church declared archdiocesan shrine
            [Summary] => The Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, popularly known as the Quiapo Church, has been officially elevated to an archdiocesan shrine by Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula.
            [DatePublished] => 2023-06-02 00:00:00
            [isSticky] => 0
            [Focus] => 1
            [PostType] => Standard
            [ColumnID] => 0
            [Alias] => 
            [AuthorID] => 1804762
            [AuthorName] => Evelyn Macairan
            [SectionName] => Nation
            [SectionUrl] => nation
            [URL] => https://media.philstar.com/photos/2023/06/01/1_2023-06-01_21-16-31237_thumbnail.jpg
        )

    [1] => Array
        (
            [ArticleID] => 2270788
            [Title] => COVID-19 cases in NCR now moderate – OCTA
            [Summary] => Fewer people in the National Capital Region are testing positive for COVID, with the positivity rate returning to “moderate” level, the OCTA Research group announced yesterday.
            [DatePublished] => 2023-06-02 00:00:00
            [isSticky] => 0
            [Focus] => 1
            [PostType] => Standard
            [ColumnID] => 0
            [Alias] => 
            [AuthorID] => 1804764
            [AuthorName] => Janvic Mateo
            [SectionName] => Nation
            [SectionUrl] => nation
            [URL] => https://media.philstar.com/photos/2023/06/01/cov_2023-06-01_21-13-20371_thumbnail.jpg
        )

    [2] => Array
        (
            [ArticleID] => 2270787
            [Title] => Betty exits PAR; monsoon to bring rains
            [Summary] => The southwest monsoon will be the dominant weather system that will bring rains over parts of the country as severe tropical storm Betty exited the Philippine area of responsibility yesterday afternoon.
            [DatePublished] => 2023-06-02 00:00:00
            [isSticky] => 0
            [Focus] => 1
            [PostType] => Standard
            [ColumnID] => 0
            [Alias] => 
            [AuthorID] => 1805663
            [AuthorName] => Romina Cabrera
            [SectionName] => Nation
            [SectionUrl] => nation
            [URL] => https://media.philstar.com/photos/2023/06/01/pagasa_2023-06-01_21-10-29229_thumbnail.jpg
        )

    [3] => Array
        (
            [ArticleID] => 2270786
            [Title] => DOH extends vax drive vs measles, polio
            [Summary] => The immunization drive against measles-rubella and polio is extended until June 15.
            [DatePublished] => 2023-06-02 00:00:00
            [isSticky] => 0
            [Focus] => 1
            [PostType] => Standard
            [ColumnID] => 0
            [Alias] => 
            [AuthorID] => 1685860
            [AuthorName] => Rhodina Villanueva
            [SectionName] => Nation
            [SectionUrl] => nation
            [URL] => https://media.philstar.com/photos/2023/06/01/m5242023_2023-06-01_21-04-38689_thumbnail.jpg
        )

    [4] => Array
        (
            [ArticleID] => 2270785
            [Title] => ASF spreads in Bacolod
            [Summary] => African swine fever has been detected in another barangay in this city.
            [DatePublished] => 2023-06-02 00:00:00
            [isSticky] => 0
            [Focus] => 1
            [PostType] => Standard
            [ColumnID] => 0
            [Alias] => 
            [AuthorID] => 1804713
            [AuthorName] => Gilbert Bayoran
            [SectionName] => Nation
            [SectionUrl] => nation
            [URL] => https://media.philstar.com/photos/2023/06/01/asf_2023-06-01_21-01-16987_thumbnail.jpg
        )

)
abtest
Are you sure you want to log out?
X
Login

Philstar.com is one of the most vibrant, opinionated, discerning communities of readers on cyberspace. With your meaningful insights, help shape the stories that can shape the country. Sign up now!

FORGOT PASSWORD?
SIGN IN
or sign in with