Friday, May 22, 2009
HAYDEN KHO-KATRINA HALILI SCANDAL
Finding himself in the center of a raging controversy over his sex videos with model-actress Katrina Halili and two other women, celebrity cosmetic surgeon Hayden Kho is expected to appear at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) today to explain his side on the controversy, which may cost him his profession and even his freedom.The NBI issued a subpoena that also covers Kho’s girlfriend Dr. Vicki Belo, also a prominent cosmetic surgeon. The sex videos have spread on the Internet and DVD copies are bestsellers in many shops in Quiapo. Optical Media Board chairman Edu Manzano said Eric Chua was a fraternity brother of Kho but they allegedly had a falling out. Manzano said they received a tip on the existence of the video last month and that someone was trying to sell the video to producers for P20 million, but he did not say if it was Chua. Immigration Commissioner Marcelino Libanan has placed Dr. Hayden Kho on the Bureau of Immigration’s watchlist to prevent him from leaving the country without clearance from the Department of Justice. Revilla is encouraging the other women in the sex videos to also sue Kho. The celebrity doctor was reported to have about 40 sex videos in his collection. Meanwhile, Sen. Pia Cayetano filed Senate Bill 3267 or the “Anti-Video Voyeurism Act of 2009” to curb the proliferation of sex videos by prohibiting and penalizing the recording, sharing, showing or exhibiting of private acts without the consent of the persons involved. Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago earlier filed SB 1100 or “An Act Penalizing Photo and Video Voyeurism.” Kho is likely to lose his license as physician based on Halili’s account of her side in the controversy, the chief lawyer of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) said.