Bong Revilla: ‘I am beating COVID-19’

/ 08:24 AM August 24, 2020

MANILA, Philippines —Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. over the weekend said he has been responding well to treatment and medication more than two weeks after he contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

In a Facebook post on Sunday, the senator thanked those who are praying for his health and recovery.


“I am responding well to the treatment and medication, and with your prayers, I am beating COVID-19,” Revilla said.


Maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat na hindi bumitaw at tuloy-tuloy na nagdasal para sa aking kalusugan.I am…

Posted by Ramon Bong Revilla, Jr. on Sunday, August 23, 2020

Revilla also attached a photo of himself on a hospital bed.

Further, he thanked the healthcare workers who are attending to him and other COVID-19 patients.

“Salamat sa mga doktor at nurse na susi sa aking paggaling at paggaling ng marami nating mga kababayan,” he said.

(Thank you to all the doctors and nurses who are taking care of me and other patients with COVID-19.)

“Thank you dear God for guiding all health workers and giving them the strength to push on in these difficult times, and blessing them with your healing hands for them to in turn heal us,” he added.


Revilla was rushed to hospital last week after he developed pneumonia.

He is the fourth senator to test positive for the virus, which has already infected over 189,000 in the country.

Senators who previously got infected were Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri and Senators Sonny Angara and Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel Jr., all of whom have recovered.


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