Nagsimula nang gumulong ang “We Stand With Vhong Navarro” movement na inumpisahan ng mga miyembro ng Streetboys, ang dance group na kinabibilangan ng Kapamilya comedian-TV host na si Vhong Navarro.
Kasalukuyang naka-detain si Vhong sa National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) dahil sa bisa ng arrest warrant na inilabas ni Presiding Judge Loralie Cruz Datahan ng Branch 69 ng Taguig Regional Trial Court kahapon, September 19, 2022.
May kinalaman ito sa non-bailable rape complaint na isinampa ni Deniece Cornejo noong January 2014 laban sa host ng It’s Showtime.
May hashtags na #WeBelieveVhong at #JusticeForVhong ang “We Stand With Vhong” movement.
Pagpapakita ito ng suporta kay Vhong ng mga taong nagmamalasakit sa kanya at naniniwala na siya ang nagsasabi ng katotohanan tungkol sa mga mabibigat na paratang ni Cornejo laban sa kanya.
Paliwanag ng Streetboys Family tungkol sa kanilang isinusulong na kilusan para mabigyan si Vhong ng hustisya: “Let’s all unite & share this thread to show our support to brother Vhong Navarro. We need your help na mabigyan sya ng hustisya. Matagal namin kakilala si Vhong at naniniwala kaming buong grupo na s’ya ay inosente.
“Actor Vhong Navarro, on September 19, 2022, surrendered to National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) after a Warrant of Arrest was issued against him.
Through his legal counsel, Vhong Navarro coordinated with the NBI expressing his intent to voluntarily surrender in relation to the Warrant of Arrest issued against him for Acts of Lasciviousness by the Metropolitan Trial Court (MTC) Branch 116, Taguig City on September 15, 2022. The bail for the said case was fixed at Php 36,000.00.
In the morning of September 19, 2022, the actor, together with his counsels appeared before the NBI, Vtech Tower, G. Araneta Avenue, Quezon City to voluntarily submit himself to the custody of the NBI. He was thereafter processed as per the Bureau’s standard operating procedure.
In the afternoon of the same day, another Warrant of Arrest for Rape, with no bail recommended, was issued against Vhong Navarro by the Regional Trial Court Branch 69, Taguig City.
Accordingly, he was subjected to antigen test where he tested negative and was turned over to NBI-Security and Management Section (NBI-SMS) today, September 20, 2022 for detention.”