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Ferdinand Hipolito Navarro, better known as Vhong Navarro, is a Filipino comedian, actor, dancer, singer, judge and TV host of ABS-CBN Entertainment Groups. He is part of the dance group Streetboys in the Philippines.
Navarro in 2011
Ferdinand Hipolito Navarro
January 4, 1977
|Agent||ABS-CBN Entertainment |
|Spouse(s)||Bianca Lapus (m. 1998–2008)
Tanya Bautista (m. 2019)
- Totoy Bibbo (2004)
- Don Romantiko (2005)
- Chickboy (2007)
- Let's Dance (2008)
- Best Novelty Hits (2008)
- "Hari ng Dance Floor" (It's Showtime the Album)
- "Mr. Papabol" (I Star 15 album)
- "Ayos Na Ang Buto-Buto"
- "Cha Cha Cha"
- "Chickboy" (from the movie Agent X44)
- "Don Romantiko" (from the movie D' Anothers)
- "Huwag Kang Makulit" (from the TV series Kulilits)
- "Magandang Umaga"
- "Minahal Kita" (featuring Gloc-9)
- "Pata-Pata-Pon" (featuring Streetboys)
- "Pamela" (from the movie Otso-Otso, Pamela-Mela Wan)
- "Supah Papalicious Man" (from the movie Supah Papahlicious)
- "Totoy Bibbo"
- "Da Vhong Song" ('from the movie Da Possessed)
|2019–present||Home Sweetie Home: Extra Sweet||Ferdinand "Ferdie" Bustamante|
|2017||Minute to Win It: Last Man Standing||Player|
|2014||Wansapanataym: Nato De Coco||Oscar "Oca" Palmera|
|Home Sweetie Home||Jerome|
|2011–2013||Toda Max||Justin Bibbo|
|2011||100 Days to Heaven||Elpidio "Pido" Abucay|
|2010||Kokey @ Ako||Bruce Kho Reyes/Belat|
|2009–present||It's Showtime (formerly Showtime)||Host/himself|
|2009||George and Cecil||Guest appearance|
|May Bukas Pa||Moy|
|2008||Pilipinas, Game KNB?||Host/himself|
|I Love Betty La Fea||Nicholas "Kulas" Moro|
|I am KC: Love to Dance||Eman|
|2007||Mars Ravelo's Lastikman||Eskappar/Miguel Asis/Lastikman|
|2006||Love Spell:Pasko Na Santa Ko||Donato|
|Komiks Presents: Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko||Gary|
|2004||Yes Yes Show||Host/himself|
|MTB Ang Saya Saya||Host/himself|
|Pirated CD (Celebrity Disguise)||Host/himself|
|2003||Bida si Mister, Bida si Misis||Bok Tyson|
|Wazzup Wazzup||Host/Himself||Studio 23|
|1992||Home Along Da Riles||Hurculies|
|TBA||Mang Kepweng: Ang Lihim ng Bandanang Itim||Mang Kepweng||Cineko Productions|
|2020||I'm in Love with My Asylum||Black Sheep Productions|
|2018||Unli Life||Benedict||Regal Entertainment|
|2017||Woke Up Like This||Nando|
|Mang Kepweng Returns||Mang Kepweng||Cineko Productions and Viva Films|
|2015||Buy Now, Die Later||Odie||Quantum Films|
|2014||Moron 5.2: The Transformation||Cameo||Viva Films|
|Da Possessed||Ramon||Star Cinema and Regal Entertainment|
|Starting Over Again||Cameo||Star Cinema|
|2012||Shake Rattle and Roll 14:The Invasion||Hank||Regal Entertainment and Regal Multimedia|
|2010||RPG: Metanoia||Cel/Sargo (voice)||Star Cinema, Ambient Media and Thaumatrope Animation Production|
|2009||Kimmy Dora: Kambal sa Kiyeme||Cameo||Spring Films and MJM Production|
|Astig||Real Estate Buyer|
|2008||My Only U||Bong||Star Cinema|
|Supahpapalicious||Adonis/Dodong/Tita Barbara/Lola Paulina/Apl Dayap|
|2007||Agent X44||Reserve Agent King Agila / Agent X44|
|2005||D' Anothers||Hesus Resurrection|
|2004||Otso-Otso Pamela-Mela Wan||Amboy/Dao|
|Mr. Suave||Rico Suave||Star Cinema|
|Utang ng Ama||Babaero|
|AsBoobs: Asal Bobo||Kitoy|
|Pinay Pie||Butch||Star Cinema|
|Spirit Warriors: The Shortcut||Thor|
|Cass And Cary: Who Wants to be a Billionaire?||Cary|
|Got 2 Believe||Rudolph||Star Cinema|
|May Pag-ibig Pa Kaya?||Lesther|
|2001||Banyo Queen (Navarro's first Viva film)||Pating||Viva Films|
|Oops Teka Lang Diskarte Ko 'To||Dencio|
|Anghel Dela Guardia||Raphael|
|Daddy O! Baby O!||Benny||Star Cinema|
|1998||Labs Kita...Okey Ka Lang||Jason|
|Minsan lang kitang iibigin|
Awards and recognitionsEdit
|2010||Anak TV Awards||Anak Makabata Awardee||N/A||Won|
|PMPC Star Awards for TV 2010||Best Talent Search Program Hosts||It's Showtime||Nominated|
|2011||PMPC Star Awards for TV 2011||Best Talent Search Program Hosts||Nominated|
|2012||Anak Makabata Awards||Anak Makabata Awardee||N/A||Won|
|PMPC Star Awards for TV 2012||Best Reality/Game Show Hosts||It's Showtime||Won|
|Best Comedy Actor||TodaMax||Nominated|
|2014||Yahoo OMG! Awards Philippines||Best Male TV Host||It's Showtime||Won|
|2016||Anak TV Awards||Anak Makabata Awardee||N/A||Won|
On January 22, 2014, Navarro was attacked and severely beaten by a group of men inside a condominium unit in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig, according to his manager, Chito S. Roño. Roño said Navarro was invited by a female friend named Deniece Cornejo to visit her condominium unit, where he was tied up and blindfolded by several men, threatened and then beaten up. The perpetrator was identified as Cedric Lee, who was also accompanied by several other men during the time of the incident. Following this, it was stated that Navarro would temporarily not be appearing on It's Showtime and other television projects while he continues to recover.
Navarro was accused of alleged attempted rape, which he did not accept. In an interview with TV host Boy Abunda on Buzz ng Bayan, Navarro said he just arrived at the model's condo unit and then suddenly there were armed men that beat him up. On January 29, 2014, one week after the incident, Cornejo filed a rape case against Navarro, but the National Bureau of Investigation said it was unlikely that there was an attempted rape on Cornejo, based on the CCTV footage.
The controversial incident had initially raised ideologically motivated concerns over rape culture and victim blaming, particularly surrounding the negative treatment of Cornejo, the supposed rape victim. Navarro earned himself sympathy from the public as himself a victim of defamation and physical violence, whereas Cornejo faced the brunt of the public's ire. The public quickly dismissed the fact that Navarro willingly cheated on his girlfriend, Tanya Winona, with the unsuspecting Cornejo. Moreover, the public responded to Navarro's mauling by sending Cornejo death threats, and even more rape threats. In an article posted on GMA News Online, Carljoe Javier expressed consternation with the treatment of the alleged rape of Cornejo:
"I understand that there are certain aspects of this case which raise possible opportunities for discussion. The most important point for discussion would be the way that we are now discussing rape. It’s disgusting how certain people have taken this as an opportunity to attempt to discredit rape victims as people who are just crying wolf. Many women are victims of sexual assault and sexual abuse and we must acknowledge this and attempt to prevent these terrible acts from happening. This is a truth regardless of the veracity of the claims of Deniece Cornejo."
When asked to explain her situation, Cornejo reported to the Inquirer and stated, "Victim blaming is a very common practice throughout the world especially for rape victims".
On February 19, 2014, another rape case was filed against Navarro, by a woman named Roxanne Cabanero. Cabanero's lawyer, Virgilio Batalla, maintains that the alleged rape took place in 2010. Netizens were quick to denounce the new case, and voiced their doubt regarding the genuineness of the claim on social media.
On March 8, 2014, Navarro made a return to It's Showtime.
On April 10, 2014, DOJ dismissed the rape complaint filed by Deniece Cornejo against Navarro. A week later, DOJ issued a warrant of arrest against Cornejo and Lee. On April 26, Lee and his accomplice were captured and arrested in Oras, Eastern Samar. On May 5, Cornejo surrendered to Camp Crame.
On January 25, 2015, businessman Ferdinand Guerrero was arrested by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) inside the penthouse of Ritz condominium in Makati City as one of the suspects.
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- "Vhong Navarro beaten up, threatened inside Fort condo". ABS-CBN News. January 23, 2013. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
- "Vice Ganda on Vhong's condition: Nakakapanginig". ABS-CBN News. January 23, 2013. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
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- "Deniece Cornejo denies being an escort | Inquirer Entertainment". Philippine Daily Inquirer. February 17, 2014. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
- "Roxanne Cabanero Acosta: Woman Who Filed Rape Complaint Against Vhong Navarro". Theepochtimes.com. February 20, 2014. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
- "How the internet reacted to new rape case vs Vhong". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
- "WATCH: Happy Vhong Navarro gives speech on 'It's Showtime because of support to his case even though he mean it'". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved March 8, 2014.
- "DOJ junks Deniece's rape case vs Vhong". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
- "Vhong Navarro dismayed by court ruling for bail to Deniece Cornejo et al". Philippine Daily Inquirer. September 16, 2014.
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