Noven Belleza, the grand champion of the rebooted ‘Tawag Ng Tanghalan’ on ABS-CBN noontime show It’s Showtime has won the hearts of the audience and the judges with his heartfelt performance of an Air Supply medley. Everyone was touched by his determination to pull his family out of poverty.
Yesterday, Sunday, July 16 Noven was arrested in Cebu for alleged rape. This was confirmed by Chief Inspector Jacinto Mandal Jr., head of Mabolo Police Station in Cebu City in an exclusive interview of PEP.ph.
According to the Mandal: “Actually, I cannot expound about this case because this is considered as a private crime.
“I cannot divulge you the name of the victim.
“Kilala mo na naman ang suspect, pero I cannot give you the specifics.”
While the Mabolo Police Chief was interviewed by PEP.ph, the victim and her parents were in front of him.
The report says that Noven was arrested in IEC Pavillion, Barangay Mabolo after he guested in a concert of Vice Ganda in Cebu. The victim is 19 years old and a local performer in Cebu.
According to the victim: “Hindi ko inakala na gawin niya yun sa akin dahil mabait siya, pero hindi rin ako papayag na tarantaduhin niya ako.”
The victim’s father said: “Hindi kami papayag na magkaroon pa siya ng ibang biktima kaya itutuloy namin ang aming reklamo sa korte para makakuha kami ng hustisya sa ginawa niya sa aming anak.”