The mother of painter Bree Jonson is fighting a lonely and desperate battle against efforts to protect the son bilyonaryo and Marcos Trade Minister Roberto V. Ogpin, Julian, by spreading rumors that her daughter died due to suicide or drug overdose.
Some quarters have reportedly been spreading rumors that the 30-year old artist died due to suicide or drug overdose.
“Alam mo yun, maiisip mo na something happened there. Kasi ang pinapalabas nila, ang nagsi-circulate sa media, social media is that nag-OD ang anak ko o nag-suicide ang anak ko,” said Sally Jonson in an interview with ANC.
“From the picture alone (sent by Sally’s sister), makita mong may marks si Bree sa leeg na mahaba, dalawa. Tapos parang may pulang pressure dito sa gitna (gesturing to neck). So alam mo yun, maiisip mo na something happened there,” she added.
Sally is convinced her daughter fought back before she died based on the deep scratches on Julian’s arm seen on his mugshot when Ongpin’s son was arrested for drug charges on September 19 (a day after the death of Bree).
“Yung arm ni Julian, may mga deep scratches. So parang ano yun? Talagang nanlaban yung anak ko. Sinong gagawa noon sa kanya? It’s fresh, deep scratches sa arm niya. Sabi ko sa mga kapatid ko, hindi ba puwedeng kunan ng sample yung fingertips ng anak ko, baka puwede nating ipa-DNA test yun?” she said.
Sally noted that Ongpin’s son had a conflicting account of what happened inside the room where Bree died.
“Iba yung lumabas na testimony ni Julian din. Una, ang sabi eh nagkulong daw sa banyo yung anak ko and she hanged herself. Tapos ang lumabas kahapon nakita siya on the bed, lifeless. At tsaka siya yung lumabas to ask for help para dalhin sa hospital si Bree,” said Sally.
“But according to the staff ng Flotsam and Jetsam resort where they stayed, dumating sila ng resort mga 8:30. Then they were picked up by a friend to party. Uminom sila. Nakainom. Tapos bumalik sila midnight. Then they heard a noise na nag-aaway, may commotion. Then they heard a loud noise and then that’s it. Kinatok daw and then wala na. Lifeless na daughter ko,” said Sally.
With the odds stacked against her family, Sally is hoping to get much needed support from her powerful province mate from Davao. “Kababayan ko naman si President Duterte. Sana matulungan mo kami na ako makakuha ng shortened quarantine and for justice sa anak ko. Kasi maraming signs na hindi siya nag-OD, hindi siya nag-suicide,” said Sally.