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Senate peers pay tribute to Sen. Ramon Revilla Sr.

/ 05:26 AM July 02, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate on Wednesday paid tribute to the late Sen. Ramon Revilla Sr., who was praised by his former colleagues for his humble beginnings as a gas station worker before becoming an action superstar and senator.

“Daddy, thank you for everything … You are my hero,” said his son and namesake, Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., in an emotional eulogy during necrological rites held at the Senate plenary hall.

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“I told you that I will clear my name and prove that [my accusers] are wrong,” the senator, who was jailed over the P10-billion pork barrel scam, said in tears.

The older Revilla, who served as senator for 12 years, died at the age of 93 on June 26 due to heart failure.

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