Revilla not in a hurry for 2016 polls, says he’s focused on May elections



Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Saying he would be focusing on the May elections in the meantime, Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. said on Tuesday, that he has not made up his mind about taking a shot at the presidency in 2016.

According to Revilla, he is not in a hurry to seek higher office, and such a thing can be a matter of destiny.

He made the statements in reaction to an earlier pronouncement House Minority Leader and Lakas-CMD partymate Danilo Suarez that he could be the standard bearer of the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats in 2016.

The senator, also a TV and movie actor, said he was honored at being touted as a contender for the presidency, alongside Vice President Jejomar Binay and Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas.

“It’s too early to call. We haven’t discussed that in the party. I am not in a hurry. I do believe in destiny. If it will come, it will come,” Revilla told reporters.

He added that such an undertaking would entail a lot of preparation, and he would like to be ready, should it happen.

“If I make a decision, that means I’m ready,” he said.

Revilla was named the new Lakas-CMD chairman on Tuesday, and he handed over the party presidency to Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez.

Suarez earlier said Lakas-CMD would work to strengthen the party so it could play a significant role in the 2016 elections.

He said a revitalized Lakas would be to Revilla’s advantage because he could be the party’s standard bearer three years from now.

Lakas-CMD was the ruling political party from 2001 to 2010, when its standard bearer, then president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, now the Pampanga representative, was in power.

But after the 2010 elections, many of its members jumped ship to other parties and switched alliances.

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  • pinoiwonderboi

    Tantanan niyo ang sambayanang Pilipino. Pagod na ang sambayanan sa mababaw niyong pananaw.

  • Dan

    dahil alam natin na maraming ugok at gagu na pinoy kaya confident ka tumakbo bilang pangulo ng pinas at malamang nga ikaw ang papalit kay P-Noy, susmaryopes!

  • hopeless_na

    Lakas-CMD is a dying political party. Kung wala sana balimbingan, baka pwede pa.

    Weder-weder lang talaga…

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  • JuanTamadachi

    Bong Revilla, taking a shot at the Presidency! Heavens to mergatroid. I am with Miriam on this issue. I require my President to be at least a college degree holder out of a well known and/or pretigious university. As far as I’m concerned, a mere high school graduate for my President is a No, Non, Iye, Nyet, Nunca, Never. 

    • Ike

      Wrong Juan!!! Correction!!! Bonggambilla is not a mere high school graduate. HE DID NOT EVEN FINISH HIGH SCHOOL. When he 1st run for the senate, he’s qualification was questioned and he produced a High School Diploma from Fairfax High School L.A. USA. But when it was verified, he’s name is not even included in the Rooster of graduate. The Diploma was fake. Pa-iyak iyak pa sya nuon because he said all he wanted to do was to serve the people. He still end up in the senate courtesy of 70% vote of the masses who cast their vote based on candidates popularity.

      • sakinlang

        As far as I know, he attended 2nd year high school in Imus, Cavite. Maybe he continued his studies in some other schools. Wanbol University, perhaps but I don’t really know.

      • Ike

        You can goggle Ramon Bong Revilla Biograby. It is listed there he FINISHED elem. at Good Shephered in Imus and attended Fairfax High School in LA. Note: ATTENED, just attended and not finished or graduated.

      • JuanTamadachi

        Ike, thank you for the correction.

      • Ike

        anak ng teteng!! High School Diploma na nga lang pineke pa nya, tapos maghahangad syang maging presidente. Kung me natitira pa syang konsensya e maawa ka naman naman naman!!!

  • Cano Manuel

    Circus is a form of entertainment after all. Except this one is not at all amusing, and I mean him being a president. Heaven forbids!

  • julieboy

    WOW!!!!!!!God forbid.

  • George Lapulapu

    destiny, kamo Bong? When Cavite did not vote you to be their Governor, you should have taken notice and just fade away… but you know the the rest of the country voters can be tricked with yoru agimat hehehe.. i dont call it destiny.. i call it deception.. cavite voters know better!!

  • Fayha

    hala, palagi nang nagpa press release si Sen. Revilla. para makuha nang sempatiya. kunwari focus daw muna sya sa Senado.   

  • Rosauro

    Malay niyo. Ibinuto nga natin si Ferndo Poe at Muniz naging presidente. Si Erap din ibinuto natin.

  • TotoyKalentong

    Sige lang, takbo ka na.. para mahati boto niyo ni Binay.. 

  • pilosopo4

    a career path to the highest an actor or actress,,then run for public mayor/congressman/senator and then the Presidency. The last time we had an actor as President we know what happened..and just look at our senate now..

  • Rene V

    just asking your opinion on the expansionist plans of china. you are only macho in your movies. ever since china began assertions into Philipppine territory you were just as silent as a goat going to the katayan. now you say you leave it to faith? you never made any comments regarding a barbarian’s presence IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD!  IF YOU DO NOT MAKE ANY DECISIVE COMMENT REGARDING THESE chinese intrusions THEN DO YOU HAVE ANY CLAIMS TO LEAD THIS COUNTRY? even as a senator …………………..

  • sakinlang

    Ang dapat sa mga taong taga ulot tulad ni Cong. Suarez ay ipinapatapon sa Spratley. It is very obvious that he only have his welfare in mind and not that of the country. He is egging Bong to run for the presidency in 2016 mainly for Bong’s popularity. Paano kapag nakatsamba yan? Ang grupo lang ni Cong. Suarez ang sasaya. We will again blame the so called “BOBOTANTE” why we have a president who knows nothing more than agimat! Anak ng teteng naman, itanong niyo nga muna sa mga taga Cavite kung bakit nila isinusuka yan!

    • kalikasanipagtanggol

       Babaha ng steak sa malakanyang pag si bong ang naging presidente courtesy of suarez! ubos ang baka sa quezon at sa buong bansa at mag-iimport pa galing ng australia!

  • boybakal

    Bong is not a Presidential Timber.
    As there are no more timber because of illegal logging.
    He is a Presidential Tree in a way that he is still up and grooming.
    He has the character and trait of a leader.

    Most important, he is not a Balimbing, not a political drifter.
    Kahit malakas ang agos, di siya bumitiw sa sariling bangka, bagkus sumagwan pang palusong.
    You have may support…Bong.
    Binay or Mar….I will go for Bong Revilla in case.
    Bong Revilla for President.

    • sakinlang

      I just want to remind you about EDSA 2. Bong left Erap’s camp to join GMA. Malakas ang agos papunta kay GMA at that time.  Kaya nga nagkasamaan sila ng loob ni Jinggoy. Hindi nga siya balimbing, doble kara lang!

      • boybakal

         Ganoon ba…Sinong gusto mo si Bong o Jinggoy.

      • Ike

        parehong bulok yan boy, bakit naman kelangan mong mamaili sa 2 bulok, humanap ka naman ng ibang matino tino, maawa ka naman sa bayan natin.

      • boybakal

         Ganoon ba, Tito Soto or Lito Lapid.
        Yan dinagdagan ko pa, baka angal ka na naman.

      • sakinlang

        Eh sino pa ba? Eh di si boybakal! Ayos ba?

    • Alfredo Aquino

      another bobotante in the making.

  • Vilma Amon

     Lito Lapid for Vice President

  • Ike

    We should learn from Singapore. Anyone who wishes to run for presidency in Singapore must fullfill stringent qualification like: He should be a degree holder, Has manage for at least 3 yrs, a company for that has an annual turn-over of $100M(Min) . Must be a person of integrity, good character and reputation. Must not have any Criminal conviction(to say the least) and so much much more. That is why anyone who wins the Presidency in Singapore is a win-win situation for the country and its people.

      If only we can have this stringent qualification for our leaders. we can get rid of 90% of our popular but unqualified elected officials. There will be no Revilla, Erap, Lapid, Sotto and the likes.


    Instead of using his time productively as legislator, he is using it in making movies and teleseryes! Ano po ba ang priority mo Bong Revilla! He is not worthy of being addressed  as Senator kung pagpapacute lang naman ang ginagawa! And please lang po, tama na ang pambababoy sa nationwide TV. Anong gusto mong palabasin na ang mga very young stars ang mga partners mo sa tv?Prostitution? MATANDA KA NA! Grow up!

  • ben311

    pa ngisingisi lang at papungay ng mata ayon patok na sa mga pinoy…sino kawawa ?

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Naku naman talaga! wala ng natitirang awa ang nararamdaman ko para sa taong bayan dahil sa kalidad ng mga kandidato sa pagka presidente! Wala ka mapipili sa tatlong itlog na yan! Roxas, Binay at Revilla! bakit hindi pa sumama si chavit para may joker at hindi puro hari! hari ng………#$@&

  • Joel


  • kismaytami

    Alagaan mo na lang yung tatay mong malapit nang ma-dedo. Total, wala naman kaming napalang maganda sa iyo. Pesteng trapik lang ang napala sa iyo, lalo na sa baluwarte mo sa Cavite.

  • bongarroyo

    indio ang kakandidato at ang mga boboto naman dito ay mga utak kabayo….LOL

  • Elnore

    Utang na loob, Bong, huwag ka nang tumakbo please!!! Kawawa na talaga ang Pilipinas!

  • simondj

    what really happen in our politics? no more wisdom.

  • Haring Buraot

    BWAHAHAHA!…langyang buhay to…nag-aral ako ng mabuti para makakuha ng magandang trabaho…bago ko makuha e sandamukal na requirements dinaanan ko.dapat tapos ng ganito, dapat meron background sa ganyan, dapat ganito kahaba experience. PARA LANG UN SA DATA ENCODING NG MGA RECORDS NG COMPANY!…Eto presidente ng bansa pinaguusapan naten. Anong qualifications?1. Filipino citizen 2. Of legal age 3. Read and write 4. Malakas ang hatak sa mga bobotante na mahilig sa basurang pelikula at basurang programa sa telebisyon.

    Sa mga nakapaligid at talagang may malasakit kay Bong lalo na sa bayan…pakiusap wag nyo hayaang makinig sya sa bulong ng iba. Aminin naten na nakakahiya ang termino nya sa Senado. Wala syang nagawa para matulungan tayo. Huli atang narinig ko sya nagsalita e panahon pa ng Katrina Halili scandal. Andaming importanteng isyu dumating pero wala akong narinig sa kanya. Magka-level lang sila ni Lapid. Aminin naten na nagpapahinog na lang sya sa pwesto ngayon kaya neutral lang sa lahat ng usapin. Wala syang sariling disposisyon…Wag nyo na dagdagan kahihiyan (kung meron) na dadalhin nya kung sakali. Dun na lang sya sa balwarte nya. Yun e kung mabenta pa sya at kanyang pamilya sa mga Caviteño.

    • Ike

      nadale mo kabayan!! isa ka ngang tunay na hari. Sa isang banda ang Katrina Hilili Scandal e kasong pambaranggay lang kung tututusin. Hindi ito makaka-apekto sa ekonomiya ng bayan o sa ating pamumuhay. Ang pakikisawsaw ni Bonggambilla dito ay maituturing na isang kahihiyan sa mga taong nag-iisip ng normal.

  • Ike

    anak ng teteng!! High School Diploma na nga lang pineke pa nya, tapos maghahangad syang maging presidente. Kung me natitira pa syang konsensya e maawa ka naman naman naman!!!

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