MANILA — According to journalist Tony Calvento, imprisoned model Deniece Cornejo wrote a letter for President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino.
The letter, posted Monday night on Calvento’s Facebook page, contains details about Cornejo’s 23rd birthday celebration on June 1st at te hAnti-Transnational Crime Unit (ATCU) of the PNP-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group at Camp Crame in Quezon City.. Cornejo also shared about her sentiments since being detained.
“I’m still an innocent person, even as I have been charged of serious illegal detention, as guaranteed by our Constitution,” Cornejo wrote. “I feel I’m entitled to marking these important youthful dates of my life with my family, friends, and relatives who came all the way from America and provinces especially that I’m experiencing difficult times.”
For her birthday, Cornejo invited a pastor from the Christian ministry where she attends so they could “spread the Word of God and spiritual enrichment of our lives.”
She also justified the invitation in her letter, saying, “With all due respect I didn’t asked (sic) for any special treatment or privilege. [A]ll that I wanted was to hold a Sunday worship and thanksgiving since its [sic] Sunday and its (sic) family day.”
Cornejo reportedly celebrated with around 20 people inside the PNP-CIDG ATCU office. Balloons, a “We love you Deniece” poster, and softdrinks were allegedly brought inside the facility. One of her guests was Roxanne Cabanero, another rape complainant against actor Vhong Navarro.
“I’m aware of my limitations and in fact I did not leave the premises of the CIDG,” Cornejo wrote.
According to a CIDG official, the gathering was not a party but a “fellowship.” This statement was justified by pointing out that singing nor alcoholic drinks were present in the said event.
Meanwhile, ATCU chief Senior Supt. John Guyguyon was on leave when the gathering happened and knows nothing about the incident.
She signed the letter “Deniece Milinette Cornejo.”
As of posting, Malacanang has no comment on the letter.