Deniece's grandma, Vhong's lawyer in scuffle


Posted at May 16 2014 08:15 PM | Updated as of May 17 2014 04:31 AM

MANILA - The lawyer of Vhong Navarro and the grandmother of Deniece Cornejo had a brief scuffle at the hallway of the Taguig Regional Trial Court on Friday.

Florencia Cornejo claimed that Atty. Alma Fernandez-Mallonga confronted her for wearing a shirt that said "Justice for Deniece, jail the rapist."

She alleged that Mallonga shook her.

Mallonga, however, denied that she hurt Mrs. Cornejo. She said she has witnesses.

She also claimed the Cornejos are just trying to shift attention away from the mauling and illegal detention of Vhong Navarro.

The older Cornejo figured in a similar incident wherein she was caught on camera yelling at Navarro.

She said she plans to sue Mallonga for unjust vexation and file an administrative case against the lawyer.

Deniece's uncle, Rufino Co, also attended the hearing and had a similar shirt Florencia was wearing. - report from Zhander Cayabyab, dzMM