Digging the Davao connection: Duterte steps in probe of Bree Jonson’s death over possible Ongpin involvement
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Digging the Davao connection: Duterte steps in probe of Bree Jonson’s death over possible Ongpin involvement

Listening to the appeal of the family of the late Bree Jonson, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the Department of Justice to take over the investigation of the 30-year-old artist’s death to ensure no stone is left unturned.

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Ma Moreni Salandanan, the Jonson family’s lawyer, told DZMM Teleradyo that the President will assist in their quest for justice.

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“The President, he definitely expressed help,” Salandanan said. “In fact, siya nga ang nag-forward nitong issue na’to dun sa NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) to aid us in investigating kung ano ‘yung nangyari dito sa pagkamatay ni Bree.”

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The body of the 30-year-old painter was found inside a hostel room which she shared with Julian Ongpin, son of bilyonaryo businessman Bobby Ongpin –– someone which the President vowed to destroy in line with his anti-oligarch vow.

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Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra last week announced that prosecutors from his office will handle the case after sparking national interest, but no Duterte connection was given.

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Jonson hails from Davao, Duterte’s bailiwick. Her remains have been brought there after undergoing two autopsies –– one in the hands of local police and another done days later by the NBI.

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The young Ongpin has been released from custody despite facing drug charges and his being a suspect for Jonson’s death. He claimed she died of suicide, but her family said this was unlikely.

 
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