VHONG NAVARRO RETURNS ON 'IT'S SHOWTIME'

It's Showtime Vhong Navarro in tears during his recent return on ‘It’s Showtime’ (Twitter via @Push_Mina) An emotional Vhong Navarro made his first official “It’s Showtime” appearance on Saturday after more than a month of absence following a mauling incident that has since resulted in a legal battle. The actor-host was welcomed back by co-hosts Anne Curtis, Billy Crawford, Karylle, Jhong Hilario, Jugs Jugueta, Teddy Corpuz, Ryan Bang, Coleen Garcia and Eric Tai, all of whom were wearing a white shirt emblazoned with “WELCOME BACK VHONG!” for the occasion. “We are so happy and we are so blessed kasi parang butas ang ‘It’s Showtime’ ‘pag wala ka. Pilay na pilay kami ‘pag wala ka. Pero ginagawa lang namin ang kailangan namin gawin araw-araw na magpasaya para sa ating madlang people. Pero for us, we cannot ask for more,” said Crawford, adding, “Hindi welcome back. Welcome home.” Vhong, for his part, said, “Gustung-gusto ko pong magpasalamat sa inyo ng personal dahil patuloy kayong sumusuporta sa akin. Pinagtatanggol niyo ako, pinaniniwalaan niyo ako at pinagdadasal niyo ako. “‘Yan po ang dahilan kung bakit ako nanatiling matatag para harapin itong pagsubok na dumating sa buhay ko.

ALSO: Vhong Navarro case: Journalist Tony Calvento talks about Tyrone Ong & Cedric Lee's luck

The brave Filipino journalist is still giving important updates in the Vhong Navarro case this morning, March 7, 2014, based on his latest Facebook post, Cedric Lee, together with his business partner Tyrone Ong, is now facing a lot of problems. According to him, the formidable tandem team of Lee and Ong is now starting to show cracks on the walls and they will be very busy defending themselves in court. Based on his latest Facebook post, Tyrone Ong has already been charged with attempted murder along with 11 others for the failed attempt in the ambush of Deputy Director Reynaldo Esmeralda in 2012 while Cedric Lee is facing criminal and libel charges filed by Vhong Navarro. Just minutes after reading his post, his followers have immediately posted their reactions on the issue, and as expected most of them are castigating the two for their offense.

ALSO: John Lloyd Cruz and Jake Cuenca; Also Victims of Cedric Lee?

It has only been few days since journalist Tony Calvento posted an intriguing post regarding an alleged connection between John Lloyd Cruz and Jake Cuenca with Cedric Lee. Last January 29, Calvento posted on his Facebook account an update on the ongoing investigation of Vhong Navarro’s case against model Deniece Cornejo, her acquaintance Cedric Lee and few others, appealing to John Lloyd Cruz and Jake Cuenca to also speak up against Cedric Lee According also to the journalist, who is a friend of Navarro’s manager, Direk Chito Rońo, a reliable source confirmed what happened last January 22 was a “set-up” and the initial plan was to bring Navarro to a safe house.

ALSO: John Lloyd Cruz is surprised by rumors of his ‘encounter’ with Cedric Lee

With the controversy involving actor-host Vhong Navarro versus businessman Cedric Lee and accuser
Deniece Cornejo hogging the headlines, some familiar names have been mentioned for their rumored involvement with the latter. In an interview after the Grand Comedy Presscon held at the Dolphy Theater last February 6, John Lloyd Cruz was asked about his opinion on the matter. “Tumatakbo na ‘yung kaso nila and I think it’s best na ‘wag na lang ako magbigay ng kahit na ano kasi wala na akong dapat pang sabihin diyan,” he said. The star of ABS-CBN’s newest top-rating sitcom Home Sweetie Home though confessed that he was shocked about being dragged into the incident that led to Vhong being mauled at a condo unit in Taguig by Cedric and other men allegedly for forcing himself on Deniece. “Kasi sensitibong kaso ‘yan para sa kaibigan ko and hindi madali ‘yung pinagdadaanan ng kaso, ‘yung pinagdadaanan niya. Ako naman hindi naman ako nagkulang ng pagsabi sa kanya na ‘ako andito ako, kami na mga kabigan niya,’” John Lloyd revealed. John Lloyd and Vhong are both part of the group Kanto boys (along with Luis Manzano and Billy Crawford)But for the record, the acclaimed actor revealed that he does know Cedric personally “Kasi nga when I was still with Shaina [Magdayao] parang inabutan ko pa ‘yung relasyon nila ni Vina [Morales]. I don’t know kung ganon kalinaw ‘yun ah pero nakikita ko siya sa family gatherings nila, parang on a regular basis nakikita ko siya.” Lloydie was referring to his failed relationship with Shaina, the sister of Vina who was once romantically involved with Cedric and is the father of her daughter Ceana. On Thursday, February 6, Vhong was discharged from the hospital and went to the Department of Justice to submit his affidavit against Cedric and Deniece.


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Vhong returns on ‘It’s Showtime’

MANILA, MARCH 10, 2014 (MANILA BULLETIN) by Jecelyn V. Macahindog - It's Showtime Vhong Navarro in tears during his recent return on ‘It’s Showtime’ (Twitter via @Push_Mina) An emotional Vhong Navarro made his first official “It’s Showtime” appearance on Saturday after more than a month of absence following a mauling incident that has since resulted in a legal battle.

The actor-host was welcomed back by co-hosts Anne Curtis, Billy Crawford, Karylle, Jhong Hilario, Jugs Jugueta, Teddy Corpuz, Ryan Bang, Coleen Garcia and Eric Tai, all of whom were wearing a white shirt emblazoned with “WELCOME BACK VHONG!” for the occasion.

“We are so happy and we are so blessed kasi parang butas ang ‘It’s Showtime’ ‘pag wala ka. Pilay na pilay kami ‘pag wala ka. Pero ginagawa lang namin ang kailangan namin gawin araw-araw na magpasaya para sa ating madlang people. Pero for us, we cannot ask for more,” said Crawford, adding, “Hindi welcome back. Welcome home.”

Vhong, for his part, said, “Gustung-gusto ko pong magpasalamat sa inyo ng personal dahil patuloy kayong sumusuporta sa akin. Pinagtatanggol niyo ako, pinaniniwalaan niyo ako at pinagdadasal niyo ako.

“‘Yan po ang dahilan kung bakit ako nanatiling matatag para harapin itong pagsubok na dumating sa buhay ko.

“‘Yan din po ang dahilan kung bakit ako nakatayo ngayon dito sa harap ninyo ngayon at ‘yun din po ang dahilan kaya gustong gusto ko na magtrabaho dahil ‘yun po ako eh. Gusto ko lang hong magpasaya ng tao.”

Anne Vhong and Anne (Twitter via @Push_Mina) He admitted, however, “Natatakot po ako sa lahat ng mga pinagdadaanan ko ngayon sa buhay ko, hindi ko alam kung magiging ako pa rin ‘yung dating makulit, ‘yung dating masayahin…pero susubukan ko po…”

Commenting on his ongoing legal woes, Vhong shared, “Ang hirap pong iparatang sa iyo ang bagay na hindi mo ginawa. Alam niyo po mahirap maging komedyante dahil ang komedyante ay trabahong magpasaya ng tao, dedma po ang maraming personal na problema, basta ang mahalaga (ay) makita namin ang inyong mga ngiti… Maraming salamat po sa pagmamahal niyo sa akin, ramdam na ramdam ko po ‘yun.”

“#WelcomeBackVhong” and “Mr. Suave” became top Twitter trending topics soon after his appearance on the show.

He will resume hosting chores starting Monday.

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Vhong Navarro case: Journalist Tony Calvento talks about Tyrone Ong & Cedric Lee's luck

The brave Filipino journalist is still giving important updates in the Vhong Navarro case this morning, March 7, 2014, based on his latest Facebook post, Cedric Lee, together with his business partner Tyrone Ong, is now facing a lot of problems.

According to him, the formidable tandem team of Lee and Ong is now starting to show cracks on the walls and they will be very busy defending themselves in court.

Based on his latest Facebook post, Tyrone Ong has already been charged with attempted murder along with 11 others for the failed attempt in the ambush of Deputy Director Reynaldo Esmeralda in 2012 while Cedric Lee is facing criminal and libel charges filed by Vhong Navarro.

Just minutes after reading his post, his followers have immediately posted their reactions on the issue, and as expected most of them are castigating the two for their offense.

Incidentally, Vhong is now fully recovered. His come back in the hit noontime variety show is still hot topic in print and social media.

There are reports saying that he will be seen on the show next week, but as of this time, his mother network, ABS-CBN, the most admired media company in the Philippines is still keeping its silence regarding the issue despite the circulation of the reports confirming his come back.

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John Lloyd Cruz and Jake Cuenca; Also Victims of Cedric Lee? BY RJ DE GUZMAN – FEBRUARY 2, 2014 POSTED IN: PHILIPPINE ENTERTAINMENT, PHILIPPINE NEWS, PHILIPPINES

MANILA, Philippines – It has only been few days since journalist Tony Calvento posted an intriguing post regarding an alleged connection between John Lloyd Cruz and Jake Cuenca with Cedric Lee.

Last January 29, Calvento posted on his Facebook account an update on the ongoing investigation of Vhong Navarro’s case against model Deniece Cornejo, her acquaintance Cedric Lee and few others, appealing to John Lloyd Cruz and Jake Cuenca to also speak up against Cedric Lee

According also to the journalist, who is a friend of Navarro’s manager, Direk Chito Rońo, a reliable source confirmed what happened last January 22 was a “set-up” and the initial plan was to bring Navarro to a safe house.

“I have a reliable information that the plan was really to grab Vhong before he enters the condo and bring him to a ‘safehouse’ where they would be able to do anything with him and later on….(?) Inside the condo were security officers, CCTV cams and even witnesses. This explains why Deniece was by the elevator and was startled to see Vhong that she blurted,’ binigla mo naman ako’. She went down the elevator and out of the condo. Her place is only at the 2nd floor of the condo and Cedric Lee and his cohorts could have been parked (there were two cars) outside and could have missed Vhong going inside the condo. All these is providential because in the end, if this did not happen, he would have no tale to tell,” said Calvento on his post.

His next statement however, seemed to imply that Cedric may have also done something against celebrities John Lloyd and Jake Cuenca, and have sparked speculation among internet users.

“Maybe it’s about time that John Lloyd Cruz and Jake Cuenca start to speak on incidents with Cedric Lee,” the journalist added.

Netizens are now wondering what could have been that incident involving Cedric and John Lloyd, who happens to be Navarro’s friend, and fellow member of the ‘Kanto Boys.’

Rumors are now circulating that what happened to Cruz had something to do with the actor’s breakup with Shaina Magdayao. Magdayao is the sister of Cedric Lee’s former girlfriend and mother of his 4-year-old daughter Ceana, Vina Morales.

As for Cuenca, the connection with Cedric could have happened while the actor was dating Lovi Poe, the former girlfriend of Ronald Singson. Lee allegedly has connections with the Singsons.

All of these stories are rumors, and unconfirmed by Tony Calvento, but many believe the journalist will have stories to back up what he already has revealed.

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John Lloyd Cruz is surprised by rumors of his ‘encounter’ with Cedric Lee 2/08/2014 12:10 AM by: Maureen Marie Belmonte


John Lloyd Cruz (File photo)

MANILA -With the controversy involving actor-host Vhong Navarro versus businessman Cedric Lee and accuser Deniece Cornejo hogging the headlines, some familiar names have been mentioned for their rumored involvement with the latter.

In an interview after the Grand Comedy Presscon held at the Dolphy Theater last February 6, John Lloyd Cruz was asked about his opinion on the matter. “Tumatakbo na ‘yung kaso nila and I think it’s best na ‘wag na lang ako magbigay ng kahit na ano kasi wala na akong dapat pang sabihin diyan,” he said.

The star of ABS-CBN’s newest top-rating sitcom Home Sweetie Home though confessed that he was shocked about being dragged into the incident that led to Vhong being mauled at a condo unit in Taguig by Cedric and other men allegedly for forcing himself on Deniece.

“Kasi sensitibong kaso ‘yan para sa kaibigan ko and hindi madali ‘yung pinagdadaanan ng kaso, ‘yung pinagdadaanan niya. Ako naman hindi naman ako nagkulang ng pagsabi sa kanya na ‘ako andito ako, kami na mga kabigan niya,’” John Lloyd revealed. John Lloyd and Vhong are both part of the group Kanto boys (along with Luis Manzano and Billy Crawford)

But for the record, the acclaimed actor revealed that he does know Cedric personally “Kasi nga when I was still with Shaina [Magdayao] parang inabutan ko pa ‘yung relasyon nila ni Vina [Morales]. I don’t know kung ganon kalinaw ‘yun ah pero nakikita ko siya sa family gatherings nila, parang on a regular basis nakikita ko siya.”

Lloydie was referring to his failed relationship with Shaina, the sister of Vina who was once romantically involved with Cedric and is the father of her daughter Ceana.

On Thursday, February 6, Vhong was discharged from the hospital and went to the Department of Justice to submit his affidavit against Cedric and Deniece.

John Lloyd is happy that the It’s Showtime host has partially recovered from the beating. “Regular kaming nakakapagusap. Kanina magka-text kami kanina. Masayang masaya ako na nakauwi na siya,” he said.

John Lloyd was asked how he’d also pursue a case against his attackers if he were put in the same situation. “Ay oo naman kasi kahit sinong tao na nasa tama. I mean hindi naman kinakaila ng kaibigan ko na nagkamali siya sa kanyang girlfriend. ‘Di naman siya nagmamalinis. Pero hindi naman tama ‘yung sinapit niya. So siya ang nakakaalam, alam kong nagsasabi ng totoo ‘yung kaibigan ko,” John Lloyd underscored.

If anything, the actor said he in awe of the courage being shown by Vhong in seeking justice for his ordeal. “Humahanga ako na pinanindigan niya. Minsan mahirap manindigan eh lalo na kapag may kapalit. Kaya humahanga ako,” he explained.

Apart from JLC, Jake Cuenca was also rumored to have had an encounter with Cedric Lee. The Ikaw Lamang star, however, denied having any involvement with Cedric. "Hindi ko siya kilala. I've never even heard of his name until lumabas nga 'yung issue sa kanila ni Vhong. I didn't even know his name,” Jake said even adding that, “So literally, hindi ko alam kung saan nanggagaling na naman 'yung sinama ako doon. Pero never ako nabiktima. And even in that case, I never met the guy, ever,” he said in an interview at the Kapamilya trade launch.


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