THE court has denied the motion filed by model Denice Cornejo seeking the reversal of its order that grants bail to actor and host Ferdinand “Vhong” Navarro in relation to rape charges.

Judge Loralie Datahan of the Taguig Regional Trial Court Branch 69 dismisses Cornejo’s motion over lack of merit.

“In this case, there is no conformity from the public prosecutor. This circumstance was not denied by the private respondent. Private respondent merely claimed that the Office of the Prosecutor did not object to the filing of the Motion to Reconsider,” the decision reads.

In December, the court allowed Navarro to post P1-million bail for his provisional liberty.

Navarro is facing charges of rape and acts of lasciviousness filed by Cornejo in relation to two separate incidents in January 2014 in her condominium unit at the Bonifacio Global City.

He surrendered to the National Bureau of Investigation in September and was transferred to Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig in November. (SunStar Philippines)