Weeping Jolo to Bong: Sorry, Papa

TEARFUL REUNION Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla and son Jolo cry upon seeing each other at the Asian Hospital and Medical Center in this photo released by the office of the senator.

TEARFUL REUNION Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla and son Jolo cry upon seeing each other at the Asian Hospital and Medical Center in this photo released by the office of the senator.

Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. had an emotional reunion with his son Jolo Revilla at the Asian Hospital and Medical Center in Muntinlupa City (Metro Manila) on Tuesday.

According to Lolit Solis, talent manager of the Revillas, Jolo and his father wept when they saw each other.

She said Jolo kept saying “Sorry Papa, sorry Papa.”

“Nag-iyakan silang mag-tatay. Sabi ni Jolo, ‘Sorry Papa, sorry Papa,’ dahil parang nakadagdag siya sa mga problema nila. Si Bong naman sabi, “Sorry din, anak, sorry din, anak,” kasi siguro sa isip niya, guilty din siya [Father and son cried. Jolo said, ‘Sorry Papa, sorry Papa,’ because he must have felt that he has brought another problem to the family. Bong, on the other hand, said, ‘Sorry also, son, sorry also, son,’ because maybe in his mind, he is also guilty for what is happening to the family since he is still in prison],’ Solis told The Manila Times.

“Nakakaiyak silang panoorin na mag-ama [It was tearful to watch them],” she said.

Revilla was given a five-hour furlough by the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan to visit the Cavite vice governor, who was reported to have accidentally shot himself on Saturday.

Also in the hospital were Revilla’s wife and Rep. Lani Mercado; their children Bryan, the eldest, and Inah, who is now based in Davao; the senator’s sister Andeng Henares; and Jolo’s girlfriend, actress Jodie Santa Maria.

Solis narrated that before the senator arrived, the Revilla family was worried because Jolo spit blood.

“Tapos maya-maya humingi ng pagkain si Jolo kay Jodie. Pagkakain, nung pinupunasan na ni Jodie si Jolo, sabi ni Jolo, “Bakit ganon?

Parang malaki ang tiyan ko [Then Jolo asked for food from Jodie. After he ate, when he was being given a sponge bath by Jodie, Jolo said, ‘Why is it like this? My stomach seems to be bloated?].”

According to Jolo’s doctor, a bloated stomach is a sign that something is not right.

They, however, could not schedule a CT scan until 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. of Monday, by which time the senator would have returned to the Philippine National Police Custodial Center where he was being detained.|

Solis said Jodie left the room when the senator arrived but she was called back by Jolo.

The young Revilla was reportedly cleaning his caliber .40 Glock pistol at his parents’ home in Ayala Alabang in Muntinlupa City when the gun went off, hitting him on the right chest.

The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) is investigating the incident.

Revilla is one of three senators detained at Camp Crame for plunder charges in connection with the multi-billion pork barrel scam. The other two are Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile.



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  1. juan nationalista on

    This should be a wake up call for Revilla and Estrada. To minimize your karma, better give back to the government the money that you stole from the government. For Estrada, be humble enough to admit your guilt. How can you afford to spoil your children with the money that you stole from the government?

  2. talagang magaling umarte ang dalawang mag-amang mokong na ito……

    u——lol… hindi na ninyo mababago ang isip ng mga tao..

    ano.. action na namang artista… hahahahah.. what a shame..

    sbihin kay tatad at tiglao na visitahin ka ok.. siguro madali ang pag-galing mo…

  3. Sorry Papa di ko na ma take… nagnakaw ka kasi! Sorry din Anak, kulang kasi ang legal na kita ko sa mga bisyo ninyo eh!

  4. What a load of crock. I have no sympathy with this family what so ever. First of all jolo has had a very very privileged upbringing. He has a cosseted life. How much more difficult is it for a family surviving day to day when neither parent was lucky enough to even have an education. What is happening to this family is all of their own making, of their greed. Jolo knows his dad is guilty & will be found guilty due to the evidence against him. When the money was being stolen they all thought it was so easy as its been done by so many in government & most have got away with it.
    Now why was this weak willed man voted for to be a vice governor, surely you want someone strong & capable not a wimp that crumbles when confronted with self inflicted crimes. Now lets suppose this gun did go off accidentally then i say this guy shouldnt be allowed a gun licence as he was cleaning it with a live bullet in the chamber. He doesnt seem to understand how to do the simplest thing, yet again he has been voted as vice mayor. Get rid of this idiot as he is useless.
    I know a lot of you will feel sorry for him, i dont, its their own fault & be a man & face up to lifes problems like a man should. We all have them. I have them, our income has disapeared over night due to rule changes & now we struggle to get by.
    So if you start feeling any sympathy to this man i say dont, think of others who for no fault of their own are much worse off than jolo or any of his familyu.

  5. WOW!!! Isali natin ang video (kung meron) sa next year’s OSCAR for best foreign actors and maybe best in documentary. Baka ma-nominate na ang Pilipinas in this category.