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Senate probe on Vhong? We’ll see, says ‘best friend’ Jinggoy

Will the Vhong Navarro case lead to a Senate investigation? Senator Jinggoy Estrada is trying to find out.

Estrada told reporters Monday that he is trying to get in touch with the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to know the status of the case involving Navarro, whom he called his "best friend."

"Nakakaawa. I feel sorry for him dahil sa sinapit niya noong isang linggo... Parang set-up talaga," Estrada said at the sidelines of the Senate session.

The actor-turned-senator said he visited Navarro in the hospital over the weekend, and vowed to help seek justice for his celebrity friend.

"Kilala ko si Vhong matagal na. Ang tawagan namin, best friend. Mabait siyang tao. Ako'y naniniwala sa kanya... Sabi ko tutulungan ko siya para ma-achieve ang justice," Estrada said.

When asked if he will call for a congressional probe into the incident, Estrada said, "We'll see."

Navarro is currently recovering in the hospital after supposedly being beaten up in a condominium unit in Taguig City last January 22.

Navarro has been accused of attempted rape by the owner of the condominium unit, identified as Deniece Cornejo. Navarro's camp calls the allegation "pure fabrication."

In 2009, actor-turned-senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. called for a Senate probe on a celebrity scandal involving Dr. Hayden Kho and actress Katrina Halili. — BM, GMA News