Ramon Revilla, Sr.
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|Ramon Revilla, Sr.|
|Senator of the Philippines|
June 30, 1992 – June 30, 2004
|Born||José Acuña Bautista
March 8, 1927
|Alma mater||Far Eastern University|
He is best known as the "King of Amulets (Hari ng Agimat)" in Philippine movies.
He is the youngest child of the 10 children of businessmen Inddefonso Bautista and Andrea Acuña.
Reports say that he fathered 72 children from different women, however only 38 of his children are officially acknowledged and carry his surname. Evelyn Bautista-Jaworski, the eldest among the children and wife of former senator and PBA legend, Robert Jaworski while the youngest is named Abigail.
The first family of Ramon Revilla, Sr. is with the mother of Evelyn Bautista-Jaworski.
It is reported that Azucena Mortel is Ramon Revilla's second partner, this produced 7 offsprings; namely, Marlon, Rowena Bautista-Mendiola, Jose Marie (Bong Revilla), Rebecca Bautista-Ocampo (Princess Revilla), Edwin (Strike Revilla), Andrea Bautista-Ynarez, and Dianne.
And with Genelyn Magsaysay, they produced 9 offsprings; namely, Ram Revilla, Ramona Belen, Ragene Anne, Ragelyn Gail, Ram Joshua, Ramon Joseph (RJ), Raphael Julius, Reuben Jesse, and Ramlyn Gabrielle.
Ram Revilla murder
STATEMENT OF SEN. RAMON REVILLA, SR. ON THE BIRTHDAY OF HIS SON, RAMON JOSEPH, WHO HAS BEEN UNDER DETENTION FOR TWO YEARS NOW:
"Para akong nabagsakan ng mundo ng malaman ko na ang aking anak na si Ramon Joseph ay hindi nabigyan ng piyansa ng hukuman. (I felt like the world fell on me when I was informed that my son Ramon Joseph was not allowed by the court to post bail.)
Ako po ay naniniwalang hindi magagawa ng anak ko ang ganiyang bagay na karumaldumal. (I do believe that my son cannot do anything like that.)
Ang mga anak ko ay lumaki sa salita ng Panginoon. Isa siyang mabait na anak. (My children grew up in the word of God. He is a nice son.)
HINULI SIYA NG WALANG WARRANT OF ARREST AT HALOS DALAWANG TAON NA SIYANG NAGDURUSA SA KULUNGAN. INOSENTE PO ANG AKING ANAK. (He was arrested without a warrant of arrest and for almost two years he has been suffering in jail. My son is innocent.)
TULUNGAN PO NINYO KAMI SA PANALANGIN PARA SA KATARUNGAN NG AKING MGA ANAK NA SINA RAMGEN, RAMONA, AT RAMON JOSEPH. (Help us in prayers for justice for my children Ramgen, Ramona, and Ramon Joseph.)"
FORMER SENATOR RAMON REVILLA, SR.Rancho Bacoor, Cavite, Oct. 17, 2013.—Ramon Revilla, Sr., Revilla, Sr. Official Statement
Revilla statue unveiled
On his 84th birthday last March 8, 2011 the statue of Ramon Revilla, Sr. was unveiled to the public.
Also during this event, Revilla's children gave him another surprise by officially opening the "Memo Revilla," a museum showcasing his old photographs and film memorabilia such as the "anting-anting" (amulet) and "panday" (sword).
The "Hari ng Agimat’s" 's star-studded birthday celebration was attended by the biggest names in Philippine show business and politics alike. Former presidents Joseph Ejercito Estrada and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo were among the big personalities who came to the event.
Ramon Revilla, Sr. graduated in Far Eastern University wherein he finished his bachelor's degree in commerce.
In his initial showbiz entry, the young Ramon Revilla was cast only in bit roles which was not enough for him so he left the movies to become head of the Secret Service Unit of the Bureau of Customs in 1965.
He returned to showbiz in 1972 with the movie Nardong Putik, which started his fame.
Like the tough guy he was, he returned to showbiz on his own terms, creating his own film production, Imus Productions, for him to star in. Together with partner Azucena, they ran the film outfit with Revilla writing and directing his films.
His characters in the films "Pepeng Agimat" and "Nardong Putik" gave him the image of being an invincible superhuman who had in his keeping a special anting-anting (amulet of superhuman powers). This image of his is somewhat alive until now because as just recently ABS-CBN adapted his 4 major films into television series entitled Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla.
In 1973, Revilla won a Famas Best Actor Award for "Hulihin si Tiyagong Akyat" together with his son Marlon Bautista for a Famas Best Child Actor Award of the same movie. Imus Productions was also recognized as Outstanding Film production in 1975. The next year, Revilla snagged the Outstanding Producer of the Year Award.
In 1979, he was Most Outstanding Actor and Box Office King. At that point, there was really no stopping of his popularity.
In 1992, the action hero, became a senator, holding office until the end of his two terms in 2004.
Despite having a number of detractors, Senator Ramon Revilla Sr., was able to mark his stay in the senate as the author of some important bills. But the one he spearheaded that raised his popularity was the bill casually called the "Revilla Bill".
An amendment to the Family Code law of the Philippines, enacted into the law on February 2004, states "The illegitimate children may use the surname of their father if their affiliation has been expressly recognized by the father through the record of birth appearing in the civil register, or when an admission in a public document or private handwritten instrument is made by the father."
"The child should not suffer the stigma of his illegitimacy," the Revilla, Sr. was once quoted as saying.
The amendment made sense, more so because a celebrity who was rumored to have sired a number of "love children" created it.
|Pepeng Saclaw||1951||Jose "Pepe" Saclaw|
|Ulila ng Bataan||1952|
|Mga Umaga Pang Darating||1953|
|Gorio at Tekla||1953|
|Anak sa Panalangin||1954|
|Sa Dulo ng Landas||1955|
|Bim, Bam, Bum||1955|
|Gabi ng Lagim (segment 1)||1960|
by Lizbeth Ayala "aka" Alpha Navarrete Alfonso
by Elizabeth Calamba Navarrete "aka" Alpha Navarrete Alfonso
|Nardong Putik: Kilabot ng Cavite||1972|
|Pepeng Agimat: Sa Daigdig ng Kababalaghan||1973|
|Hulihin si Tiagong Akyat||1973||Santiago Ronquillo|
|Sunugin ang Samar||1974|
|Kapitan Eddie Set: Mad Killer of Cavite||1974||Kap. Eddie Set|
|Ibilanggo si Cavite Boy||1974|
|Ang Lihim ni Rosa Henson sa Buhay ni Kumander Lawin||1976||Kumander Lawin|
|Bergado: Terror of Cavite||1976||Bergado|
|Beloy Montemayor||1976||Beloy Montemayor|
|Hustler Squad||1976||Paco Rodriguez|
|People of the Philippine Versus Mario Alarcón||1976|
|Gulapa (Ang Barakong Mayor ng Maragondon)||1977||Gulapa|
|Bianong Bulag: One-Eyed Terror of Cavite||1977||Bianong Bulag|
|Task Force Kingfisher||1978|
|Mga Mata ni Angelita||1978|
|Tonyong Bayawak||1979||Tonyong Bayawak|
(joined movie with Fernando Poe, Jr.)
|Labas sa Batas||1982|
|Tulisan ng Pasong Musang||1982|
|Lumaban Ka Satanas||1983|
|The Killing of Satan||1983||Lando San Miguel|
|Nardong Putik (Kilabot ng Cavite) Version II||1984||Nardong Putik|
|Iyo ang Tondo, Kanya ang Cavite
(joined movie with Fernando Poe, Jr.)
|Hitman; oscar ramos||1987|
|Anak ng Lupa||1987|
|Bala, Dapat Kay Cris Cuenca: Public Enemy No. 1||1989||Cris Cuenca|
|Ang Mahiwagang Daigdig ni Elias Paniki||1989||Elias Paniki|
|Target Police General: Major General Alfredo Lim Story||1990||Alfredo Lim|
|David Balondo ng Tondo||1990||David Balondo|
|APO: Kingpin ng Maynila||1990|
|Ang Agimat: Anting-Anting ni Lolo||2002|
|Exodus: Tales from the Enchanted Kingdom||2005|
- Maragay, Feliciano V. More Caloocan Poll Fraud Bared. Manila Standard, April 23, 1987, p. 6. Google News Archive accessed April 4, 2011
- Ram Revilla
- Revilla statue unveiled
- Lifetime Achievement Award