MANILA, Philippines — An Instagram account believed to be owned by Deniece Cornejo posted a series of statements against actor Vhong Navarro, calling him a coward.
“Vhong Navarro, huwag kang duwag! Huwag mo pairalin kasikatan mo hindi porket artista ka pwede mo ng gawin lahat ng gusto mo! Babae ako alam ko karapatan ko! At ipaglalaban ko hanggang sa huli!” said one post attributed to “Deniece Cornejo” by Instragram handler “onlyrealdeniece.”
(Vhong Navarro, don’t be a coward. Don’t use your popularity. Just because you’re an actor, you can already do whatever you want. I’m a woman, I know my rights! And I will fight for it to the end!)
The statement was posted Monday, the same day a warrant of arrest was issued against Cornejo, Cedric Lee and five others charged in the mauling of Navarro last January 22.
While the seven respondents could post bail, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said the arrest warrant would prevent them from leaving the country without any clearance from the court.
In a previous statement also posted Monday by “onlyrealdeniece,” “Deniece Cornejo” called for an end to what she described a “special treatment” being given to a serial rapist.
“In [Jesus’] name, don’t glorify the SERIAL RAPIST! Stop the special treatment! Those who have used and abused their power, those who conspired with the abusers will someday meet the great equalizer,” the post said.
She also called on the Department of Justice to be vigilant.
“Calling DOJ to be vigilant to judge. Will you tolerate someone who has a history of rape? RAPIST CAN BE ANYONE?”
“Very obvious wala pang 10 days ni-resolve na? Why because of the coming soon movie? We wanna know who are the people behind this. STOP MANIPULATING PEOPLE! Very corrupt country!” the post further said.
In her most recent posts, “onlyrealdeniece” slammed an unnamed television station for allegedly condoning a rapist.
“Dear station, open your eyes! Alam ko hindi kayo papayag mapahiya kaya ginagawa ninyo ang lahat kaya masyado na kayo kumpyansa. Lalo nyo lang pinapalakas ang loob ng isang RAPIST! Hindi ako makakapayag dumami pa ang rape victims nya! J-U-S-T-I-C-E!!!” the post said.
(Dear station, open your eyes! I know you just do not want to be embarrassed that is why you are doing everything, and that is why you are so confident. You are just boosting the morale of a rapist. I will not let him victimize other people. J-U-S-T-I-C-E!!!)
“Huwag n’yong lasonin ang taong bayan! Walang tatakas sa ibang bansa dahil expired na ang passport. Huwag mangiral ang negosyo sa inyo!!!” she added, apparently referring to the arrest warrant issued by the court.
(Do not poison the people’s perception. No one will escape overseas because [our passports are] already expired. You just want your business to prevail.)
Inquirer.net tried but failed to reach Cornejo’s lawyer, Howard Calleja, for comment.