PNP vows to cooperate with DOJ on Jonson case

December 6, 2021 Alfred P. Dalizon 124 views

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) leadership yesterday reiterated its willingness to cooperate to the ongoing investigation of the controversial Bree Jonson’s case being spearheaded by the Department of Justice.

This as the DOJ halted its probe to the case while waiting for the PNP to respond to their request for clarification on the PNP’s DNA result, said Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra.

“We will advise Police Regional Office 1 and the PNP Forensic Group to respond to the request of DOJ regarding the DNA report. Rest assured that we will cooperate with DOJ, should there be additional queries and requests for documents,” Gen. Carlos said.

As of press time, the PNP chief said that Julian Ongpin, the son of billionaire Roberto Ongpin isn’t anymore a person of interest to the case since police investigation yielded no sign of foul play to the incident.

Ongpin shared a room with Jonson, an artist in a hotel where the victim was found dead last September 2021. Both tested positive for cocaine during a drug test conducted by the PNP Laboratory Group.

The young Ongpin was charged with illegal possession of dangerous drugs under Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 after investigators discovered 12.6 grams of cocaine inside the room in Jetsam Flotsam resort in La Union where the body of Jonson was found.

However, the case filed against Ongpin by the local police was dismissed by a local court due to technicalities.