Vhong Navarro

Ferdinand Hipolito Navarro,[1] 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.

Vhong Navarro
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Navarro in 2011
Born
Ferdinand Hipolito Navarro

(1977-01-04) January 4, 1977 (age 43)[1]
NationalityFilipino
Occupation
  • Actor
  • Dancer
  • Singer
  • Host
  • Comedian
  • Judge
Years active1987–present
AgentABS-CBN Entertainment
(2008–present)
Spouse(s)Bianca Lapus (m. 1998–2008)
Tanya Bautista (m. 2019)

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

  • Totoy Bibbo (2004)
  • Don Romantiko (2005)
  • Chickboy (2007)
  • Let's Dance (2008)

Compilation albumsEdit

  • Best Novelty Hits (2008)

Songs/music videosEdit

  • "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)

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Network
2019-2020 Your Moment Host/himself ABS-CBN
2019–present Home Sweetie Home: Extra Sweet Ferdinand "Ferdie" Bustamante
2017 Minute to Win It: Last Man Standing Player
2015 Dance Kids Judge
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
Wowowee Host/himself
Magpasikat Host/himself
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
Gudtaym Host/himself
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
2001 Whattamen Elton ABS-CBN
1999–2001 Pwedeng Pwede Samson
1997 Spice Boys Host/Himself
1996–present ASAP Himself/Performer
1996–1999 Super Laff-In Host/Himself
1992 Home Along Da Riles Hurculies

FilmsEdit

Year Title Role Production Company
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
2011 Bulong Conan Star Cinema
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
2003 Gagamboy Junie/Gagamboy
Mr. Suave Rico Suave Star Cinema
Utang ng Ama Babaero
AsBoobs: Asal Bobo Kitoy
Pinay Pie Butch Star Cinema
Keka Bhong Viva Films
Spirit Warriors: The Shortcut Thor
2002 JOLOGS Kulas
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
2000 Spirit Warriors Thor
Anghel Dela Guardia Raphael
Daddy O! Baby O! Benny Star Cinema
Tugatog Monset
1998 Labs Kita...Okey Ka Lang Jason
1996 Istokwa Macky
1994 Separada Streetboys Star Cinema
Minsan lang kitang iibigin

Awards and recognitionsEdit

Year Award-Giving Body/Critics Category Work Result Ref
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

Assault incidentEdit

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.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4][5] 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.[6][7]

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.[8] The public quickly dismissed the fact that Navarro willingly cheated on his girlfriend, Tanya Winona, with the unsuspecting Cornejo.[9] Moreover, the public responded to Navarro's mauling by sending Cornejo death threats, and even more rape threats.[10] 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".[11]

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.[12] Netizens were quick to denounce the new case, and voiced their doubt regarding the genuineness of the claim on social media.[13]

On March 8, 2014, Navarro made a return to It's Showtime.[14]

On April 10, 2014, DOJ dismissed the rape complaint filed by Deniece Cornejo against Navarro.[15] 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.[16] On May 5, Cornejo surrendered to Camp Crame.

On September 16, 2014, the Taguig court set a PhP 500,000 bail for Lee, Raz and Cornejo.[17]

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.[18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Mutsoli, Vivian. "Vhong Navarro son name, age, instagram, profile". kami.com.ph. Retrieved December 16, 2019.
  2. ^ "Vhong Navarro beaten up, threatened inside Fort condo". ABS-CBN News. January 23, 2013. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  3. ^ "Vice Ganda on Vhong's condition: Nakakapanginig". ABS-CBN News. January 23, 2013. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  4. ^ Suerte, Cecille (November 13, 2013). "Vhong: I am a not rapist and will never be | Headlines, News, The Philippine Star". The Philippine Star. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
  5. ^ "Vhong Navarro denies rape charge | Inquirer Entertainment". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
  6. ^ Carcamo, Dennis (November 13, 2013). "NBI: No attempt to rape Deniece | Nation, News, The Philippine Star". The Philippine Star. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
  7. ^ "CCTV footage appears to bolster Vhong's version of events | GMA News Online". Gmanetwork.com. Retrieved January 30, 2014.
  8. ^ "Anne Curtis speaks up, backs Vhong". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  9. ^ Jansen Tumabing (February 9, 2014). "Tanya Winona Bautista and Vhong Navarro after the mauling incident". Amazingnews.ph. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  10. ^ "Deniece Cornejo in high spirits despite 'threats' – Calleja". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  11. ^ "Deniece Cornejo denies being an escort | Inquirer Entertainment". Philippine Daily Inquirer. February 17, 2014. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  12. ^ "Roxanne Cabanero Acosta: Woman Who Filed Rape Complaint Against Vhong Navarro". Theepochtimes.com. February 20, 2014. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  13. ^ "How the internet reacted to new rape case vs Vhong". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  14. ^ "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.
  15. ^ "DOJ junks Deniece's rape case vs Vhong". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  16. ^ [1]
  17. ^ "Vhong Navarro dismayed by court ruling for bail to Deniece Cornejo et al". Philippine Daily Inquirer. September 16, 2014.
  18. ^ "Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling arrested". Rappler. January 26, 2015. Retrieved January 26, 2015.

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