In the midst of the #HijaAko movement, two popular names come under fire for sexual abuse allegations.

As ‘rape’ continues to be a hot and loud subject across the internet, the names Xander Ford and Vhong Navarro become trending topics on Twitter.

Xander Ford

Xander Ford is currently facing allegations of sexual and physical abuse after his ex-girlfriend Ysah Cabrejas made a public post on Facebook. The post contains a lengthy caption speaking against the abuse and manipulation she allegedly suffered in the hands of Xander Ford. Attached on it are screenshots of their past conversations proving her allegations, as well as a photo of what appears to be her thigh marked with scratches and bruises.

“BAGO AKO SUMUKO NAG TIIS MUNA AKO pinipilit mo’ko na may mangyari satin Kahit na meron ako at kahit na AYAW KO Pag hindi ako pumayag magagalit ka kaya nga ako nag kapasa gawa mo Kasi pinilit mo ko!!’ Ysah said on the caption.

“Hindi kaba naawa sakin? umiiyak ako sa harap mo, nag mamakaawa ako sayo, na tama na ayaw ko na pero di ka nakinig sabi mo BASTA MABUNTIS KITA KAHIT IWAN MO KO OKAY NA KO DON tanga ka ba?” she added.


Meanwhile, in a June 17 video posted on his Youtube channel, Xander Ford denied the allegations. According to him, they didn’t have to involve social media in their personal problems. “Alam ko sa sarili ko na wala akong naging masamang intensyon sa’yo,” Xander said, addressing his ex-girlfriend.


Vhong Navarro is also on the receiving end of criticism on social media. The ABS-CBN host/actor is being linked to Kat Alano’s post about having been raped by a “still famous celebrity” whose name #rhymeswithwrong.  

Kat Alano has been vocal about her alleged rapist since 2014, which made some people wonder why she did not file a case. In response to these questions, she posted another tweet in which she said, “BTW, for everyone asking why I never filed. His uncle made sure that all cases against him would be dismissed.”

Kat’s revelation earned the sympathy of many netizens. Words of support and encouragement, as well as Tweets condemning the culprit, flooded Kat’s Twitter. Previous incidents involving the Showtime host were also unearthed, including that with Deniece Cornejo.

To date, the public hasn’t heard from Vhong Navarro’s side.


As you might have noticed, Kat’s tweet ended with #HijaAko. #HijaAko serves as the hashtag for the online movement urging everyone to speak out against rape and victim-blaming, which erupted after the intense Twitter exchange between Frankie Pangilinan and broadcaster Ben Tulfo.

In the said exchange, Ben Tulfo was pointing out how a rapist would always commit sexual assault given the opportunity, leaving the responsibility to women to dress appropriately– to which Frankie fired back with three solid arguments.

What do you think about these rape allegations against Xander Ford and Vhong Navarro?

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