The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has included Julian Ongpin in its list of monitored personalities on Tuesday.
According to BI Commissioner Jaime Morente, the inclusion was a result of an Immigration Lookout Bulletin Order (ILBO) issued by the Department of Justice (DOJ), ordering the BI to monitor Ongpin’s possible departure from the country.
“We received an a memorandum from the DOJ ordering his inclusion in our ILBO database,” said Morente. “We have immediately implemented said order upon receipt,” he added.
Julian Ongpin made headlines after being investigated over the death of painter Bree Johnson in San Juan, La Union.
An ILBO is issued to monitor itineraries of flight, travel, or whereabouts of a subject that may attempt to leave the country.
“His name has been included in our derogatory database, and we are monitoring his border movement,” said Morente. “All immigration officers nationwide in both airports and seaports have been instructed to closely monitor his travel and to prudently verify if he has an existing warrant of arrest, if encountered,” he added.
Meanwhile, the cause of death of artist Bree Jonson was asphyxia, the Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1) chief said Wednesday, citing initial autopsy results.
BI on the lookout for Julian Ongpin
PRO1 director Police Brigadier General Emmanuel Peralta added Jonson also tested positive for cocaine use.
“Ang initial findings sa autopsy ay ‘yung cause of death ni Breana ay asphyxia. Kasama na rin dito yung urine test na nakuha sa bladder niya. Si Breana ay tested positive for cocaine use,” he said in an ANC interview.
(The initial findings of the autopsy showed that the cause of death of Breana was asphyxia. The findings also include her urine test. Breana tested positive for cocaine use)
However, he noted that they are still waiting for the final and complete results of the autopsy.
The 30-year-old painter was found unconscious at a La Union beach resort. She was later declared dead on arrival at the hospital. Her companion, Julian Ongpin, was arrested for alleged violation of the Dangerous Drugs Act.