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Revision as of 09:45, 29 April 2010

Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr.
Bong revilla.jpg
Senator of the Philippines
2004–incumbent
Political Party: Lakas-CMD (1995-Present)
Born: September 25, 1966
Manila
Spouse: Lani Mercado
(Jesusa Victoria H. Bautista)
Also known: Kap

Ramon Revilla Jr., popularly known as Bong Revilla is a Filipino actor and politician. He is currently a senator of the Philippines..

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Biography

Born Jose Marie Mortel Bautista on September 25, 1966 to Ramon Revilla (Jose Acuna Bautista) and Azucena Mortel Bautista, he finished his elementary education at the Jesus Good Shepherd School in Imus, Cavite. On 1982, he finished his secondary education at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, California.

Acting career

Revilla is known for his lead roles in numerous action movies during the 1980s and the 1990s. He also starred in a few movies alongside his father, Ramon Revilla. Recently, he has been involved in a number of comedy related movies and TV shows in GMA-7.

Personal life

He married Lani Mercado (Jesusa Victoria Hernandez Bautista) in 1987 in a civil wedding. They have six children namely: Leonard Bryan (born November 22, 1986), Jose Lorenzo (Ramon "Jolo" Revilla III, born March 15, 1988), Inah Felicia (born October 2, 1989), Ma. Viktoria Gianna (born August 15, 1995), Ma. Franzel Loudette (born October 15, 1997) and Ramon Vicente (born December 8, 1998).

In the Philippine Centennial celebrations, Revilla portrayed General Emilio Aguinaldo. To highlight the celebrations, he and Lani remarried through church wedding using the same costume they used in the centennial.

TV programs

Filmography

  • Ang Panday (2009)
  • Kapag Tumibok ang Puso...Not Once but Twice (2006)
  • Exodus: Tales from the Enchanted Kingdom (2005)
  • Captain Barbell (2003)
  • Bertud ng putik (2003)
  • Ang Agimat, Anting-anting ni Lolo (2002)
  • Kilabot at Kembot (2002)
  • Mahal kita: Final answer! (2002)
  • Minsan ko lang sasabihin (2000)
  • Pepeng agimat (1999)
  • Alyas Pogi 3: Ang Pagbabalik (1999)
  • Ben Delubyo (1998)
  • Onyok Tigasin (1997)
  • Buhay mo'y Buhay ko rin (1997)
  • Sabi mo Mahal mo ako Wala ng Bawian (1997)
  • Yes Darling (1997)
  • Kung Marunong Kang Magdasal Umpisahan mo na (1996)
  • Pag-ibig ko sa iyo'y Totoo (1996)
  • SPO4 Santiago (1996)
  • Ang Titser kong Pogi (1996)
  • Kuratong Baleleng (1995)
  • Batas ko ang Katapat mo (1995)
  • Pustahan Tayo Mahal mo ako (1995)
  • Relax ka lang, Sagot kita (1994)
  • Iukit mo sa Bala (1994)
  • Walang Matigas na Pulis sa Matinik na Misis (1994)
  • Adan Ronquillo (1993)
  • Ako Ang Katarungan Lt. Napoleon M. Guevarra (1993)
  • Sala sa Init, Sala sa Lamig (1993)
  • Dugo ng Panday (1993)
  • Hanggang may Buhay (1992)
  • Pangako sa Iyo (1992)
  • Manong Gang (1992)
  • Alyas Pogi 2 (1991)
  • Alyas Pogi: Birador ng Nueva Ecija (1990)
  • APO: Kingpin ng Maynila (1990)
  • Leon ng Maynila Lt. Romeo Maganto (1990)
  • Bala at Rosario (1990)
  • Kapitan Jaylo Batas Sa Batas (1989)
  • Isang Bala Isang Buhay (1989)
  • Moises Platon (1989)
  • Urabanito Dizon (1989)
  • Florencio Dino: Public Enemy No. 1 (1989)
  • Chinatown: Sa Kuko ng Dragon (1988)
  • Cordillera (1988)
  • Alega Gang: Public Enemy No. 1 of Cebu (1988)
  • Boy Tornado (1987)
  • Anak ng Lupa (1987)
  • Isa lang ang Dapat Mabuhay (1986)
  • Anak ng Supremo (1986)
  • Boboy Tibayan (1986)
  • Cordillera (1986)
  • Payaso (1986)
  • Beloy Montemayor (1986)
  • Celeste Gang (1985)
  • Sa Dibdib ng Sierra Madre (1985)
  • Pieta, Ang Ikalawang aklat (1984)
  • Dugong Buhay (1982)
  • Lost Command
  • Dongalo Massacre
  • Agaw Armas
  • Iyo ang batas, akin ang Katarungan
  • Bong Vs. Kira Ang Pagbaha ng Dugo

Political and public service career

As a native of Cavite, he made several films focusing in his home province. Revilla also made several charity works for the province through the RRJ Foundation Inc. He was invited by former NBI director Epimaco Velasco to be his running mate as Vice Governor of Cavite. In the 1995 local elections, Velasco and Revilla won as governor and vice governor beating the Remullas who dominated the Cavite political arena since the 1980s.

On February 1998, Velasco resigned as governor of Cavite when he was appointed as secretary of nterior and Local Government replacing then senatorial candidate Robert Barbers. Revilla assumed as the chief execitive of the province. In the May 1998 local elections, Revilla defeated the returning Juanito Remulla for the position of governor.

In January 2001, Revilla joined the EDSA II demonstrations and asked for the resignation of President Joseph Estrada. His participation was a widely used topic in the May 2001 local elections. Revilla lost to Cavite congressman Erineo “Ayong” Maliksi as governor during the local elections.

Revilla returned to his acting career and became a TV actor in GMA-7's sitcom Idol ko si Kap. In 2002, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo appointed Revilla as chairperson of the Videogram Regulatory Board (now Optical Media Board). Revilla became a popular figure in reducing optical media piracy in the Philippines. Due to his efforts, he was given a Plaque of International Recognition for Efforts Against Piracy by the Motion Picture Association of America on July 23, 2003 and the Huwarang Lingkod Bayan Award by the Consumers League of the Philippines Foundation, Inc. on October 25, 2003.

On February 2004, he resigned as chairperson of the VRB and recommended Eduardo "Edu" Manzano as his replacement. Bong Revilla ran for the position of senator to replace his father under the K-4 coalition, and won. He received the second highest number of votes from the national electorate.

2010 senatorial bid

Revilla is a reelectionist included in the 2010 senatorial slate of the Lakas-Kampi-CMD party and a guest candidate to four other coalitions.

In order for his name to be printed on top of the alphabetically arranged list on the ballot, Revilla petitioned for his surname to be changed to “Bong Revilla.” On 19 October 2009, the Cavite Regional Trial Court approved the use of “Bong Revilla” as a registered family name. Revilla's move drew a disqualification case against him in December, which was scrapped by the Commission on Elections Second Division.

Awards and recognitions received

  • Diploma on Philippine Legislative Institutions and Processes from the Development Academy of the Philippines (November 2003)
  • Most Outstanding Governor (Gawad Papuri Awards, Peryodiko ng Masa (1998), Philippine National Police Region IV (1999), Department of Health (2000))
  • Huwarang Lingkod Bayan (Consumers League of Philippines, 2003)
  • Lifetime Achievement Awards (Excellence in the Field of Education, the Department of Education and Sports, 1996)
  • Outstanding Anti-Drug Campaign, Philippine National Police, 1997
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, National Press Club, 1998
  • Medal of Valor and International Award of Honor (International Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association, 1999)
  • Exemplary Search and Rescue Operations (Department of Transportation and Communications, 1999)
  • Campaign Against Child Labor, NEDA, UNICEF, 1999
  • Doctorate Degree in Public Administration (Honoris Causa) - Cavite State University (2005)
  • Doctorate Degree in Humanities (Honoris Causa) - Nueva Vizcaya State University (2006)

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