The mother of the late artist Bree Jonson on Tuesday appealed to the Department of Justice (DOJ) to issue a hold departure order against the person of interest in her daughter’s death.
“I’m reaching out to you, [Justice] Secretary Menardo [Guevarra]… asking for an immigration lookout bulletin order because of Julian Ongpin’s possible involvement in the death of my daughter Bree Jonson,” Sally Jonson said in an ANC interview.
“I also requested for this DOJ frontline a hold departure order for Julian for possession of illegal drugs,” she added as she feared that Ongpin might have already left the country.
According to Jonson, Ongpin was detained at the police precinct in La Union due to illegal possession of drugs but was released on Monday.
“As far as I know, in the Philippine law, possession of illegal drugs is non-bailable,” she said.
Police over the weekend discovered the body of Jonson, 30, in a La Union beach resort and filed a complaint against Ongpin, who was with her, for alleged violation of the Dangerous Drugs Act.
Ongpin, son of businessman Roberto Ongpin, tested positive for cocaine, police said. Some 12.6 grams of the illegal substance were recovered from him, it added.
A complaint for violation of Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 has been filed against Ongpin, the police also said.
The Filipino artist community, meanwhile, expressed sadness over Jonson’s death. —KBK, GMA News
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