|Senator of the Philippines|
June 30, 2004 – June 30, 2016
|Governor of Cavite|
February 6, 1998 – June 30, 2001
|Preceded by||Epimaco Velasco|
|Succeeded by||Erineo Maliksi|
|Vice Governor of Cavite|
June 30, 1995 – February 6, 1998
|Preceded by||Danilo Lara|
|Succeeded by||Juanito Victor C. Remulla|
September 25, 1966|
|Spouse(s)||Lani Mercado (Jesusa Victoria H. Bautista)|
|Occupation||actor, TV host, politician|
Ramón Bong Revilla Jr. (born José Marie Mortel Bautista on September 25, 1966), also known as Bong Revilla, is a Filipino actor, television presenter, politician, and Senator of Philippines. In 2009, he legally changed his surname to Bong Revilla.
Revilla was first elected to the Senate in 2004, succeeding his father. He successfully ran for a second term and topped the senatorial race in 2010. His alleged involvement in the Napoles pork barrel scam led the Sandiganbayan to issue an arrest warrant against him and other co-accused on June 20, 2014. Within hours, Revilla surrendered before the anti-graft court. He is detained at Camp Crame.
Early life and education
He was born José Marie to José Acuña Bautista (also known as Ramón Revilla) and Azucena Mortel. In 1979, he finished his elementary education at Jesus Good Shepherd School in Palico II, Imus, Cavite. He finished his secondary education at Fairfax High School (Los Angeles) at Los Angeles, California, United States in 1982.
He starred in numerous action movies during the 1980s and the 1990s. He also starred in a few movies alongside his father, Ramón Sr., a memorable one being the Viva Films' blockbuster film Dugong Buhay which was also remade for television in 2013. He has been involved in a number of comedy films and television shows with GMA-7.
As a native of Cavite, he made several films focused on his home province.
Vice-Governor and Governor of Cavite
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 tandem of Remulla and Lara.
In February 1998, Velasco resigned as governor of Cavite when he was appointed as secretary of Interior and Local Government replacing then Senatorial candidate Robert Barbers. Revilla assumed as the chief executive of the province.
In the May 1998 local elections, he won a full term for the position of governor.
In his May 2001 reelection bid for governor, he was trounced by then Representative Ayong S. Maliksi by a wide margin.
He returned to his acting career and became a TV actor in GMA-7's sitcom Idol ko si Kap.
Chairman of the Videogram Regulatory Board
In 2002, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo appointed Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. as Chairman of the Videogram Regulatory Board (now Optical Media Board). 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.
In February 2004, Ramon "Bong" Bong Revilla Jr. resigned as Chairman of the VRB and recommended Eduardo "Edu" Manzano as his replacement. His father, Ramon Revilla, ended his term as senator on June 30, 2004. Revilla Sr. was elected senator in 1992, reelected in 1998, and could not run for third term according to the 1987 Philippine Constitution. Ramon "Bong" Bong Revilla Jr. ran for the position of Senator under the administration K-4 coalition. He won and received the second highest number of votes from the national electorate.
Potential Presidential bid and involvement in Pork Barrel Scam
Despite of weakness of Lakas party due to arrest of Rep. Gloria Arroyo, Revilla assumed the new Chairman of the party replacing Arroyo, and is to potentially run as standard bearer of the party in the 2016 Presidential Elections. On the election day, May 13, 2013, the Cavite PNP and the National Bureau of Investigation raided the house of Revilla, according to Revilla he was harassed by the group of Sen. Panfilo Lacson and former Gov. Ayong Maliksi. He denied he owns the high caliber firearms, which were confiscated on his home. After 2013 elections, he was allegedly involved in the pork barrel scam, along with then Senate Pres. Juan Ponce Enrile, and Senator Jinggoy Estrada, contributing to Janet Lim-Napoles alleged bogus foundations. On January 20, 2014, in his privilege speech to the Senate, he criticizes the Aquino administration. He revealed he was talked by the President along with then DOTC Sec. Mar Roxas and Budget Sec. Florencio "Butch" Abad to convince him to convict the Chief Justice, Renato Corona He also lambast the President, due has frequently been criticized by Aquino, as he is allied with Aquino's primary enemy, former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
On June 9, 2014, Revilla delivered a second privilege speech entitled "Salamat, Kaibigan", as charges were filed against him at the Sandiganbayan. On June 20, the Sandiganbayan issues a warrant of arrest against Revilla and more than 30 others. Revilla proceeded to Sandiganbayan to surrender, and he chose to be detained at PNP custodial center at Camp Crame. Revilla's bank accounts have been frozen as a consequence of the alleged involvement in the scam.
Ramon "Bong" Bong Revilla Jr. married Lani Mercado (Jesusa Victoria Hernandez-Bautista) current representative of the 2nd District of Cavite, which comprises only Bacoor City, in 1987 in a civil wedding. They have six children namely: Leonard Bryan Bautista (born in November 1986), Jose Lorenzo Bautista (Ramon "Jolo" Revilla III, born in March 1988) current Vice Governor of Cavite, Inah Felicia Bautista-Del Rosario (born in October 1989) married to Vince del Rosario, Ma. Viktoria Gianna Bautista (born in August 1995), Ma. Franzel Loudette Bautista (born in October 1997) and Ramon Vicente "Ramboy/RV" Bautista (born December 1998).
In the Philippine Centennial celebrations, Ramon "Bong" Bong Revilla Jr. portrayed General Emilio Aguinaldo. To highlight the celebrations, he and Lani remarried in a church wedding using the same costume they used in the centennial program.
Ramon "Bong" Bong Revilla Jr. is one of many children of former Philippines senator Ramon Revilla Sr. He is the older brother of Strike Revilla, the incumbent mayor of their hometown of Bacoor, Cavite and his sister Andrea Bautista-Ynares is currently married to Rizal Governor Casimiro "Jun" Ynares III. His younger half-brother Ram Revilla, also an actor, was recently murdered in his home, and declared dead in the early hours of October 29, 2011. He was 22.
2013 Personal film crisis
After his successful TV series Indio as his first drama show, he was supposed to make a movie adaptation of the said show which unfortunately was shelved and replaced as "My Super Kap". It was eventually scrapped-out due to casting problems.
|2001||PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Comedy Actor||Ang alamat||Won|
|2009||Best Educational Program Host||kaps||Won|
|2009||Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Actor||Ang Panday||Won|
|2011||GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Box-Office Kings (with Vic Sotto)||Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote||Won|
|Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr.|
Jose Marie Mortel Bautista|
September 25, 1966
|Occupation||Actor, TV host, politician, comedian|
Jose Lorenzo (Ramon III)
Ramon Vicente (RV)
|Idol Ko si Kap||GMA Network||2000–2005|
|Hokus Pokus||GMA Network||2005–2007|
|Kap's Amazing Stories||GMA Network||2007–2014|
|Dugong Buhay||Victor||Viva Films||1983|
|Pieta, Ang Ikalawang Aklat (Pieta, the Second Chapter)||Noel||Amazlady Films||1984|
|Sa Dibdib ng Sierra Madre||Imus Productions||1985|
|Celeste Gang||Mortemer 'Bitoy' Marcelo||Sapphire Films||1985|
|Boboy Tibayan: Tigre ng Cavite||Boboy Tibayan||Imus Productions||1986|
|Beloy Montemayor||Beloy Montemayor||Imus Productions||1986|
|Payaso||Sialina Films Enterprises||1986|
|Anak ng Supremo (Kid Of Supremo)||GP Films & Imus Productions||1986|
|Agaw Armas||Bukang Liwayway/Gilden Lion Films/Viva Films||1986|
|Isa Lang Ang Dapat Mabuhay||Sapphire Films||1986|
|Sgt. Villapando: A.W.O.L.||Intervision Films||1986|
|Dongalo Massacre||First Films & Imus Productions||1987|
|Sparrow Unit||Cine Suerte Production & RRJ Productions||1987|
|Boy Tornado||Boy Tornado||RRJ Productions & Imus Productions||1987|
|Anak ng Lupa (Child of the World)||Hector||Viva Films||1987|
|Alega Gang: Public Enemy No. 1 of Cebu||Buboy||RRJ Productions & Imus Productions||1988|
|Iyo Ang Batas Aking Ang Katarungan (Law And My Justice)||Dante Reyes||Buena Films Productions, Inc.||1988|
|Lost Command||Cine Suerte||1988|
|Florencio Dino: Public Enemy No. 1||Florencio Dino||Bonanza Films||1989|
|Moises Platon||Moises Platon||Cine Suerte||1989|
|Isang Bala Isang Buhay||Daniel||Viva Films||1989|
|Urbanito Dizon||Urbanito Dizon||RNB Films & Seiko Films||1990|
|Bala at Rosario (Bullet and Rosary)||Armand||Vision Films||1990|
|APO: Kingpin ng Maynila||Magno||LEA Productions||1990|
|Alyas Pogi: Birador ng Nueva Ecija||POGI/Henry Cruz||RRJ Films||1990|
|Onyong Majikero||Original Onyong||Regal Films||1991|
|Manong Gang||Brando||Moviestars Productions||1991|
|Captain Jaylo: Batas Sa Batas||Capt. Reynaldo Jaylo||Omega Releasing Organization, Inc.||1991|
|Leon ng Maynila||Lt. Col. Romeo Maganto||Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions & RRJ Productions||1992|
|Alyas Pogi 2||POGI/Henry Cruz||Moviestars Productions||1992|
|Hanggang May Buhay||Sgt. Alex Aragon||Bonanza Films||1992|
|Pangako Sa'yo (This I Promise You)||Benjie||1992||Viva Films|
|Dugo ng Panday (Blood Of Blacksmith)||Flavio||Regal Films||1993|
|Adan Ronquillo||Adan Ronquillo||Regal Films/Star Cinema||1993|
|Sala sa Init, Sala sa Lamig||Bingo||Viva Films||1993|
|Ako Ang Katarungan: Lt. Napoleon M. Guevarra (I am Justice: Lt. Napoleon M. Guevarra)||Lt. Napoleon M. Guevarra||Seiko Films & RRJ Productions||1993|
|Relax Ka Lang, Sagot Kita||Lt. Daniel Santiago||1994||Moviestars Production|
|Iukit Mo Sa Bala||Dr. Roberto Guerrero||Star Cinema & Megavision Films||1994|
|Walang Matigas na Pulis, Sa Matinik na Misis||Capt. Bartholome Renaldo||Moviestars Production||1994|
|Pustahan Tayo, Mahal Mo Ako||Dante||Regal Films||1995|
|Batas Ko Ang Katapat Mo||Abner||RRJ Productions & Regal Films||1995|
|Ang Senador Kong Kurakot||Alyas Pogi||Anak ng Teteng Productions||1995|
|Wilson Sorronda: Leader Kuratong Baleleng's Solid Group||Regal Films & Golden Lion Films||1995|
|Ang Titser Kong Pogi||Joey Perez||1995|
|SPO4 Santiago: Sharpshooter||SPO4 Jaime Santiago||Viva Films||1996|
|Pag-ibig Ko Sa Iyo'y Totoo||Lt. Mario Romero||Viva Films||1996|
|Kung Marunong Kang Magdasal Umpisahan Mo Na||Alex||Regal Films||1997|
|Yes Darling: Walang Matigas na Pulis 2||Major Bartolome Renaldo||Regal Films||1997|
|Sabi Mo Mahal Mo Ako, Wala ng Bawian||Capt. Gerry Mercado||Star Cinema||1997|
|Buhay Mo'y Buhay Ko Rin||Insp. Dave Gomez||Viva Films||1997|
|Onyok Tigasin||Onyok Tigasin||Mahogany Pictures||1997|
|Ben Delubyo||Ben Delubyo||Viva Films||1998|
|Alyas Pogi 3: Ang Pagbabalik||POGI/Henry Cruz||Star Cinema||1998|
|Pepeng Agimat||Pepeng Agimat||Millenium Cinema||1999|
|Minsan Ko Lang Sasabihin||Alex Sembrano||Millenium Cinema||2000|
|Mahal Kita: Final Answer!||Nino||Viva Films||2002|
|Kilabot at Kembot||Leon||Imus Productions||2002|
|Ang Agimat: Anting-anting ni Lolo||Paolo/Enteng/Matandang Ketongin||Imus Productions||2002|
|Bertud ng Putik||Gabriel de Dios||Imus Productions||2003|
|Captain Barbell||Captain Barbell||Viva Films||2003|
|Exodus: Tales from the Enchanted Kingdom||Exodus||Imus Productions||2005|
|Kapag Tumibok Ang Puso: Not Once, But Twice||Marco||Imus Productions||2006|
|Resiklo||Commander Crisval Sarmiento||Imus Productions||2007|
|Ang Panday||Flavio||GMA Films & Imus Productions||2009|
|Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote||Agimat||GMA Films, Imus Productions and M-Zet Films||2010|
|Ang Panday 2||Flavio||GMA Films||2011|
|Si Agimat, Si Enteng at Ako||Agimat||GMA Films, Imus Productions and M-Zet Films||2012|
- Alyas Pogi 2 (1991) (executive producer - as Jose Mari Bautista)
- Ako Ang Katarungan (Lt. Napoleon M. Guevarra) (1993) (producer - Jose Mari Bautista)
- Iukit Mo Sa Bala! (1994) (producer - as Jose Mari M. Bautista)
- Ang Titser Kong Pogi (1995) (executive producer - as Jose Mari M. Bautista)
- Kung Marunong Kang Magdasal, Umpisahan Mo Na (1996) (producer - as Jose Mari Bautista)
- Yes Darling: Walang Matigas na Pulis 2 (1997) (producer - as Jose Mari M. Bautista)
- Sabi Mo Mahal Mo Ako, Wala Ng Bawian (1997) (producer - as Jose Mari M. Bautista)
- Pepeng Agimat (1999) (line producer - as Jose Mari Bautista)
- Minsan ko Lang Sasabihin (2000) (line producer - as Jose Mari M. Bautista)
- Senate of the Philippines - Ramon "Bong" Revilla, Jr.
- Revilla Jr.'s surname is now Bong Revilla http://www.gmanews.tv/story/184067/revilla-jrs-surname-is-now-bong-revilla
- Calonzo, Andreo (2014-06-20). "TIMELINE: Senator Bong Revilla's arrest and detention for plunder". GMA News. Retrieved 2016-06-06.
- Ramon "Bong" Revilla, Jr. Official Website Public Profile
- Boncocan, Karen (31 January 2013). "Bong Revilla a strong contender in 2016 – Lakas-CMD". Philippine Daily Inquirer.
- "More police surround Revillas' ancestral home in Cavite". Retrieved 19 April 2015.
- Bong Revilla: PNoy personally asked me to convict Corona | News | GMA News Online
- "Bong Revilla off to surrender to anti-graft court". Rappler. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
- "Revilla accounts frozen, but only P291,205 left". Philippine Star. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
- "Son of former Sen. Ramon Revilla Sr. killed in Paranaque". Retrieved 19 April 2015.
- "Metro Manila Film Festival:2009". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
- "42nd Box-Office Entertainment Awards honors outstanding actors and actresses of 2010". Pep.ph. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
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