Tanya Bautista Navarro, the wife of embattled comedian and television host Vhong Navarro, vowed to exhaust all means to release her husband from detention after he was arrested for the alleged rape of model Deniece Cornejo.
During a media conference held in Timog, Quezon City on Sept. 21, Tanya was emotional as she feared for her husband’s life for his possible transfer to the Taguig city jail.
Tanya has just arrived from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) detention center where she visited her husband when she met the members of the entertainment press this afternoon.
“Bago ako umalis kanina umiyak na naman siya. Siguro ang hirap talaga mag-process ng walang kausap kasi hindi naman niya kilala yung mga andun. Mabilis lang yung usapan namin kasi ina-update ko siya sa mga balita ni Atty. (Alma) Mallonga. Kagabi ko lang talaga nakausap yung dalawang boys niya. It was the longest two days of our lives. I was referring to the back-to-back warrants of arrest,” Tanya said.
CLICK TO WATCH THE VIDEO INTERVIEW OF TANYA BAUTISTA (PART 1): https://fb.watch/fGRy_jEKtD/
Asked to describe her current situation, Tanya said: “I would describe it as rollercoaster. Andun na kami sa point na patapos na pero hindi ko alam paano nila patutunayan itong mga sinasabi nila. It was reversed.”
“This time iba ang yung bagsak ng mga balita. You were being attacked na hindi ka prepared. Wala kang weapon, wala kang gear to protect yourself. Parang ganun ang pakiramdam ko,” she added.
Tanya said that Vhong’s legal team will file a petition for bail.
“Next step namin is petition for bail. Lahat ng evidence binigay namin. Vhong was very consistent since day 1. He confessed everything to me. So hindi ko alam kung ano ang nakikita nilang probable cause,” she added.
CLICK TO WATCH THE VIDEO INTERVIEW OF TANYA BAUTISTA (PART 2): https://fb.watch/fGRDUHiX8Q/
On Vhong’s possible transfer to Taguig city jail, Tanya said: “That’s very scary. Threat yun sa buhay niya. I think our lawyers also filed a motion para hindi na umabot doon. Ako right now, ang worry ko is security for Vhong. So lalaban kami at alam ko na ipapanalo namin ito.”
Tanya admitted that she’s not aware of the outpouring of support for Vhong on social media.
“Thank you but I don’t read. Hindi ako ganun ka strong. Hindi rin naman lahat naniniwala kay Vhong. So I’d rather not read. Yung mga friends namin nagpapadala ng mga screen shots. Hindi ako pumasok sa commitment sa kanya for nothing. Noong nangyari ito, magboyfriend, girlfriend pa lamang kami. Nakita ko kung gaano siya nagsasabi ng tutoo kaya pinakasalan ko pa rin siya. Bumabawi talaga siya. Sobrang importante nun sa akin and and this happened.”
Vhong and Tanya have been together for 14 years now, almost three of those years as a married couple. They tied the knot in Kyoto, Japan on Nov. 28, 2019.
Tanya added: “We have an idea about the people behind this smear campaign pero hindi ko naman masasabi. Suddenly we were being attacked. Wala kaming kalaban laban.”