Sep 21, 2021 @ 14:36

Scion of Ongpin family released, PNP chief confirm

The La Union Provincial Prosecutor’s Office has released Julian Ongpin, son of billionaire Roberto Ongpin, who was charged with possession of cocaine and being investigated for the death of his female companion, visual artist Bree Jonson.

“Sa aking huling pakikipag-usap kay (Regional Director Police Brig. Gen) Emmanuel Peralta, nagdesisyon ang Provincial Prosecutor’s Office na palayain si Ginoong Ongpin habang ini-imbestigahan ang kaso,” Philippine National Police chief Guillermo Eleazar said in a statement.

Police arrested Ongpin, 29, on Saturday in San Juan, La Union, after 12.6 grams of cocaine were found in the hotel room he and Jonson, 30, were occupying.

Ongpin was Jonson’s boyfriend and was the last companion when she was found unconscious in Flotsam & Jetsam Resort. She was brought to a nearby hospital but was declared dead on arrival before dawn on Saturday.

The scion of Ongpin family claimed that Jonson committed suicide. But police authorities are still awaiting result of autopsy conducted on her body.

Police said Ongpin and Jonson arrived at the resort at 8:30 p.m. Friday, and were fetched by their friends at 10 p.m.

They returned to the resort at 2:58 a.m. on Saturday. At 3:30 a.m., a commotion was heard in the room occupied by the couple that lasted for approximately 15 minutes.

Footage from a security camera showed Ongpin was looking anxious as he went in and out of the room. #

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