Cedric Lee, Deniece Cornejo still free to leave PH?

Manila, Philippines - Despite the issued look-out bulletin order (LBO) versus Deniece Millinette Cornejo, Cedric Lee and three (3) others involved in the assault to Ferdinand 'Vhong Navarro', Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Siegfred Mison said on Thursday that authorities cannot prevent Cedric Lee and Deniece Cornejo from leaving the country until a court issues warrant of arrest or hold departure orders against the two.

Cedric Lee, Deniece Cornejo still free to leave PH

It was reported that businessman Lee and model Cornejo had booked a flight to Singapore amidst the ongoing investigation of the mauling incident at The Fort, Taguig last January 22.

Records from the Philippine Airlines (PAL) reveals that flight reservation was made online, a trip to Singapore via PAL flight PR 503 which is scheduled to leave on February 6 at 7:55 a.m.

However, the transaction is not yet confirmed as payment is not yet made and it's not guaranteed that the person who booked flight are the same persons involved in the incident.

Department of Justice (DOJ) Sec. Leila De Lima instructed the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to be on the lookout or alert for Cornejo and Lee.

In the list of LBO includes suspects such as Cedric's sister Bernice Lee aka Marie, Cedric's business partner Ferdinand Guerrero and body builder Zimmer Rance and immediately inform her, Pros. Gen. Claro Arellano and the NBI of any attempt to leave the country.

Lee and Cornejo's lawyer Howard Calleja said the two have no plans to leave the country. Calleja said he will make sure Lee and Cornejo will be present for the resolution of case against Navarro.

Cedric Lee and Deniece Cornejo

Calleja also advised the public not to prejudge his clients based on the CCTV footage reviewed by the NBI.

Meanwhile, Prosecutor General Claro Arellano designated Assistant State Prosecutors Olivia Torrevillas, Hazel Decena-Valdez & Marie Elvira Herrera to handle the preliminary investigation of the case filed by actor Vhong Navarro vs Deniece Cornejo and other involved in the case for serious illegal detention, serious physical injuries, grave threats, grave coercion, illegal arrest and blackmail.

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