Questions Arise in Beating of Actor Vhong Navarro

Credit: ABS-CBN
Credit: ABS-CBN

From time to time, I do worry about my own safety because of news like this.  Years ago, when I first moved back to the Philippines, I was the victim of a “hold up,” and I can still remember this horrifying experience.  Fortunately, I was not beaten up, and I managed to just move on with my life like most other “hold up” victims.  I moved to a condo in Eastwood, and I felt very safe and secure there.  After six years, I moved to another condo near my office in Quezon City, and it is less secure.  On the first night I moved here, my car was keyed.  There were also “hold ups” nearby.  I was thinking I may be next.  Thank God, I am safe.

I got curious about Navarro’s case because beatings and extortion could happen to anyone.  When I first moved here, I have heard of these incidents, but I never thought it could happen to me.  It did.  I searched and searched about this story that happened three days ago, but I wasn’t able to find any more information.  Therefore, I only have questions:

  1. Where is the information? I thought the initial police report is public record.
  2. What happened to the journalists?  Aren’t they able to provide more information?  It has been three days, and we still do not have much.
  3. Why are the photos circulating on the internet provided by Navarro himself?
  4. What is the name of the condominium?
  5. Who is this female friend?
  6. What was the purpose of the female friend’s invitation?
  7. Were there any arrests?
  8. Were there any witnesses?
  9. Why are there no interviews from journalists of neighbors, guards and relatives?
  10. Is this a publicity stunt? Does Navarro have an upcoming project?

When I walk alone at night, I always try to be as vigilant and as careful as possible.  I do hope that this never happens to anyone.  If it can happen to people like me, to high profile people like Navarro, then it can happen to anyone.  Let’s continue to pray for his recovery and hope that justice will be served.

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