Ram Revilla

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Ram Revilla
Born Ramgen Jose M. Bautista
(1988-02-12)February 12, 1988
Pasay City, Philippines
Died October 29, 2011(2011-10-29) (aged 23)
Parañaque City, Philippines
Cause of death
murder
Other names Ramboy Revilla, Ramgen Revilla
Occupation Matinee idol, actor, model
Years active 2004–2011
Parents Ramon Revilla, Sr.
Genelyn Magsaysay
Family Bong Revilla (half-brother)
Ma. Ramona Belen (Mara)
Ragene Anne
Ragelyn Gail
Ram Joshua
Ramon Joseph (RJ)
Raphael Julius
Reuben Jesse
Ramlyn Gabrielle
Website
ramrevilla.net

Ram Revilla (February 12, 1988 – October 28, 2011), born Ramgen Jose Magsaysay Bautista,[1] also known as Ramgen Revilla, was a Filipino actor best known for his roles in various Filipino television series including his role as Jeff Gatdula in Tonyong Bayawak. Revilla was murdered on October 28, 2011 at approximately 11:30 pm. He was declared dead on arrival at the Parañaque Medical Center after being shot and stabbed in their family residence.[2] There is no clear evidence about the gunman or the mastermind.

Personal life[edit]

Revilla was born in Pasay City to actor and former Philippine Senator Jose A. Bautista (Ramon Revilla, Sr.) and Genelyn Magsaysay. His name "Ramgen" is derived from the first names of his father and mother, Ramon and Genelyn. He grew up in Imus, Cavite. He is one of nine children of Revilla, Sr. and also a half-brother of actor and incumbent Philippine Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla, Jr.. He followed his father's and brother's footsteps, landing roles on television when he was just 14 years old.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Anak Ka ng Tatay Mo - First movie appearance
2005 Exodus: Tales from the Enchanted Kingdom - Credicted as Ramboy Revilla
2007 Resiklo Council 3 Credicted as Ramgen Revilla/Last movie appearance

Television shows[edit]

Year Title Role Note Network
2007–08 Kamandag Harn Recurring Role/First TV appearance GMA Network
2010 Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla: Tonyong Bayawak Jeff Gatdula Recurring Role/Last TV appearance ABS-CBN

Death[edit]

Revilla was murdered in his family residence at BF Homes in Parañaque City on October 28, 2011 with his younger sister Ramona and former girlfriend Janelle Manahan (Manahan) present in the crime scene. He sustained 11 stab wounds on his body and a gunshot to the left side of his chest.[3] Manahan suffered two gunshots on her face and shoulder,[4] and Ramona was left uninjured because Revilla saved them from further attacks by fighting and locking the door. Citing a police report, Sen. Revilla, brother of the victim, said the gunman shot Ram Revilla with a .45 caliber gun and then stabbed him.[5]

Wake and burial[edit]

October 29, 2011, the first day of the wake of Revilla, was full of members of his family and friends, including his supporters and fans. Numerous Philippine personalities visited Revilla's wake. President Benigno Aquino III said his condolences through presidential deputy spokesperson Abigail Valte and expressed that he might attend Revilla's wake to pay his respect personally, however due to a busy schedule, the president was not able to go.[6] A mass was held in the last night of Revilla's wake on November 1, 2011. Revilla's remains were buried on November 2, 2011 at 2:00 pm. Revilla was buried at the Revilla Mausoleum located at Angelus Eternal Garden in Toclong, Imus, Cavite with his family and closest friends leading the funeral rites.[7]

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