TV host-actor Vhong Navarro expressed overwhelming gratitude after the Supreme Court dismissed the acts of lasciviousness and rape cases filed against him.
During his statement on the Kapamilya noontime show ‘It’s Showtime’, the TV host shared his experiences while the case filed by model Deniece Cornejo was ongoing.
“Dasal ako nang dasal every day, every night, na hopefully ay makuha ko na ang minimithi ko na matapos na itong pinagdadaaanan ko kasi may mga panahon na akala ko nawalan ako ng pag-asa, nawalan ako ng hope habang nasa loob ako, pero hindi ako tumigil sa pagdadasal,” he said on March 14.
The actor shared, “Kaya, ito na po, [dininig] na po ng Supreme Court ‘yung dasal natin at nagkakaroon na po ng maganda ang ginawa nilang pagresolba sa kaso ko kaya maraming maraming salamat sa Supreme Court.”
Navarro did not forget to thank everyone who was with him throughout his struggle.
He gratefully expressed, “Maraming maraming salamat sa aking legal team na talagang nandyan at hindi ako pinabayaan. Kina Atty. Alma, Atty. Bon, Atty. Chris. Of course ABS-CBN dahil hindi ako iniwan, binigyan ako ng trabaho. Welcome ako dito sa It’s Showtime. Sir Carlo Katigbak, maraming salamat. Sir Mark Lopez, maraming salamat. And of course, Tita Cory Vidanes, maraming maraming salamat. I love you.”
Navarro continued, “Lagi kayong nandyan. Lagi kayong nakaalalay sa akin. Maraming salamat. Of course sa manager ko, Direk Chito Roño, sa manager ko. I love you, boss. Thank you so much. Sa Streetboys, sa solid at sa mga taong naniniwala sa akin, sumusuporta sa akin, marami pong salamat.”
He added, “Of course my family, kay Tanya, kay Ice, kay Bruno, sa dalawang nanay ko at sa mga kaibigan ko pa, maraming marami pong salamat.”
According to Navarro, his belief in justice in the country was restored because of the court’s decision.
He concluded, “At ngayon po dahil sa Supreme Court, naniniwala po ulit ako na may justice system sa Pilipinas.”
Netizens blasted Navarro over his remarks.
Naging pabor sau kya naibalik mo trust sa justice system pero sa isang mahirap n wala pera d uubra https://t.co/73kb8GVcki
— Ynos (@Ynosente4) March 15, 2023
Not talking about his case and who is right or wrong there…
Pero saying na ‘NANINIWALA po ULIT ako na may justice system sa Pilipinas’ just because you were dealt a better hand, is a bit insensitive to the plight of those who long in vain to receive it. https://t.co/YjNhT45Lu7
— kiko rustia (@kikorustia) March 14, 2023
I may understand how jovial he is with the SC decision but let’s accept the fact that its not the same swift justice with ordinary people, who cant hire private brilliant lawyers, with big celebrity supporters and millions of pesos on their bank account. 😬 https://t.co/e2cJuS1Dzl
— 🇵🇭 Tatag 🇵🇭 (@AngsaalTaulPuso) March 14, 2023
What an insensitive statement. Pano naman ung justice system para sa mga mahihirap? Pero anyway lesson learned. Sana di kana ulit magdadala ng foods
— NBR (@Nikko_Boogieman) March 14, 2023
??? Selective justice meron https://t.co/vDcSS9e4FA
— Amigo (@Pabsicle) March 15, 2023