Bree Jonson’s Mother Wants Immigration Lookout Order Issued for Julian Ongpin
The late artist Bree Jonson‘s mother appealed to billionaire Roberto Ongpin not to use his influence to protect his son Julian, on Tuesday, September 21. Sally Jonson fears the scion may have already left the Philippines.
Julian Ongpin was the last person seen with Jonson before she was found dead in the bathroom of their resort room in La Union on September 18. Police have not released updates on the young Ongpin’s whereabouts except that he has tested postive for illegal drugs and is facing charges, said Philippine National Police chief Guillermo Eleazar.
Sally Jonson, who flew to the Philippines from Canada after her daughter’s death, said she asked the Department of Justice to issue an immigration lookout order against the young Ongpin.
“Ang sa akin lang is, kung may kasalanan ang anak mo, ipagpanagot mo sa kanya ‘yon… Sana mabigyan mo ng tamang proseso, idaan natin sa investigation, ‘wag ‘yong idaan ninyo sa power and everything. Iayos natin ito, kawawa naman ‘yong anak ko,” she said, sobbing.
Sally said her family was no match to giants like the Ongpins. “I would like to really emphasize this urgency kasi baka si Julian nakalabas na ng bansa,” she said in an ANC interview.
Jonson’s mother said Julian should explain what happened to her daughter. The young Ongpin looked anxious when he reported to staff at Flotsam and Jetsam resort that Jonson had died, Master Sergeant Alfredo Fajardo told reportr.
Jonson said her sister got hold of copies of the testimonies of Flotsam and Jetsam resort employees, saying they heard a loud noise from the room before Julian went out to ask for help. Bree was declared dead on arrival at the hospital. She was autopsied past 8 p.m. on Monday.
“Makita mo talaga may mark si Bree dito sa leeg na mahaba, dalawa, tapos meron parang pulang pressure dito sa gitna. So alam mo ‘yon, maiisip mo something happened there. Kasi ang pinapalabas nila is that nag-OD ang anak ko o nag-suicide ang anak ko, hindi e.“
She also got hold of a copy of Julian’s mugshot, she said. “Talagang nakakatakot, nakakapanindig balahibo. ‘Yong arm ni Julian may deep scratches so parang, ano ‘yon? Talagang nanlaban ‘yong anak ko? Sino ang gagawa nun sa kanya?“
As of Tuesday morning, Bree’s father and other relatives were in La Union to bring her back to Quezon City for a two-day wake. She will then be brought to Davao City to be buried beside her maternal grandmother, Sally said, hoping she can have her quarantine shortened so she can see Bree.
“Tutal kababayan ko naman si President. President Rodrigo Duterte, sana matulungan mo ako makakuha ng shortened quarantine and for justice sa anak ko kasi marami namang signs na hindi siya nag-OD, hindi siya nag-suicide.“