MANILA – Comedian Vice Ganda confirmed that he was with Vhong Navarro on the night April 24, 2010, the same date that former pageant contestant Roxanne Acosta Cabañero claimed she was raped by the “It’s Showtime” host somewhere in Pasig City.
In an interview with “Buzz ng Bayan” host Boy Abunda on Sunday, Vice Ganda said he was in Island Cove, a resort in Cavite, on that day almost four years ago for a concert with Navarro as one of his guests.
“Nung araw na nagpunta sila para mag-promote ng pageant [sa 'It's Showtime'], hindi ko na po 'yun naaalala. Nung nalaman ko 'yung date, ipinaalala ng mga tao na concert ko 'yun at guest ko sila Kean Cipriano and Vhong Navarro. Sa Cavite po ang leg ng concert ko na 'yun,” he said.
“Sigurado akong hindi nagsimula ng 8 p.m. 'yun. Mahaba ako mag-concert, hindi bumababa ng dalawang oras, usually tatlong oras talaga. Kung nagsisimula ng 9 p.m. maaaring matapos ako ng 12 midnight or baka mas mahaba pa,” he added.
According to Vice Ganda, he was accompanied by Navarro up until his final production number.
“Si Vhong siya lagi ang last guest ko kasi kumbaga, sa lahat ng mga guest ko, siya ang pinakasikat so siya ang last… Kasama ko din siya sa finale number,” he said.
According to Cabanero’s affidavit, she was with Navarro in his car at around midnight on that day.