"Napakasakit na madungisan ang pangalang napakatagal naming pinagsikapan buuin at pangalagaan." Senador Bong
Ramon Bong Revilla, Jr. (born Jose Marie Mortel Bautista on September 25, 1966), is a Filipino actor, TV Host, politician, and senator of the Republic of the Philippines. In 2009, he legally changed his last name to Bong Revilla.
He was born Jose Marie Mortel Bautista to Jose Acuña Bautista (also known as Ramon 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. from Wikipedia
Married to Rep. Lani Mercado-Revilla
Actress and Cavite 2nd district Rep. Lani Mercado Revilla has said she is not in favor of scrapping congressional pork, and her words were met with angry comments online." The report cited Mercado-Revilla's interview with PEP.ph, where she was asked if she was in favor of the proposal to abolish the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel fund.
Mercado-Revilla's answer was this: "Basta 'wag lang manghihingi sa amin ang mga tao (Well, as long as people don't ask assistance from us)!" She added: "E ano'ng ibibigay namin? Hindi naman puwede yung pinaghihirapan namin dahil sa personal naman namin 'yun, sa mga anak, sa mga pang-araw-araw na panggastos namin (What are we going to give them? I don't think it's fair to spend our hard-earned personal cash because we use that for our kids and our daily needs)."
This was the new tack taken by Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. in defending himself from allegations that he benefited from the P10-billion pork barrel scam pulled off by Janet Lim-Napoles over a 10-year period.
He has hired a handwriting expert to verify the authenticity of his signatures on documents related to the questionable release of his pork barrel to the fake NGOs, Joel Bodegon, Revilla’s legal counsel, on Wednesday said.
Revilla was one of the five senators and 23 members of the House of Representatives whose pork barrel funds were funneled into fake nongoverment organizations (NGOs) that Napoles had set up.
“It looks like it’s time for the total abolition of the PDAF. Dapat pati yung mga insertions hindi na rin payagan (Even in the insertions should not also be allowed),” Senator Bong Revilla said in text message sent to reporters by his staff member.
“It appears that that the good intentions of helping the poor and spreading development to the countrysides are not realized at napaglalaruan pa pagdating sa (manipulated during) implementation,”
“Napakasakit na madungisan ang pangalang napakatagal naming pinagsikapan buuin at pangalagaan. I am praying that this will finally shed light on the controversy and clear our tarnished reputations.”