Saturday, February 21, 2009



Jose Marie Mortel Bautista[1] (born September 25, 1966), more popularly known by his screen name Ramon "Bong" Revilla, Jr., or simply Bong Revilla, is a Filipino actor, politician and Senator of the Republic of the Philippines.

Early life and education

He was born Jose Marie Mortel Bautista to Jose Acuna Bautista (better known as Ramon Revilla) and Azucena Mortel Bautista[2]. In 1979, he finished his elementary education at Jesus Good Shepherd School in Palico II, Imus, Cavite. It has not been documented that he finished his secondary education at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, California, but he did attend the school.

Political Career

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 execitive of the province. In the May 1998 local elections, Revilla defeated Cavite Congressman Renato Dragon for the position of governor.

In February 2004, he 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. Bong Revilla 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.
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.

He married Lani Mercado (Jesusa Victoria Bautista Revilla) 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 "Ram" Vicente (born December 8, 1998). He also has another son out of wedlock with Lovely Guzman, a University of the Philippines political science graduate, formerly of St. Ignatius Village.

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

He is also the older brother of Strike Revilla, the incumbent mayor of their hometown of Bacoor, Cavite. While Andrea Revilla is sister and currently married by Rizal Governor Casimiro "Jun" Ynares III.

Bong's children, Bryan, Jolo, Ram and Inah, were also third-generation stars of Revilla Family.

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