Cavite Vice Gov. Jolo Revilla ‘sustains’ gunshot, says Governor Remulla
SAN PEDRO CITY—Cavite Vice Gov. Jolo Revilla, a son of jailed Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla, was rushed to a hospital for a gunshot wound on his upper right chest, Cavite Gov. Juanito Victor Remulla said.
“He sustained a gun shot that went through his upper right chest. I don’t know how it happened,” Remulla said in a phone interview on Saturday. “He’s alive.”
The vice governor is confined at Asian Hospital and Medical Center in Muntinlupa City, according to talent manager and Revilla family friend Lolit Solis.
She told the Inquirer the younger Revilla was hit hard by his father’s incarceration due to the pork barrel scam.
“Medyo humina loob niya (He became emotionally weak),” Solis said, adding the son “lost a source of strength and stability.”
“Jolo idolizes Bong. Jolo lost a source of strength,” she said.
Solis declined to give further details. “Let’s wait. It’s too painful,” she said. “I’m crying over what happened.”
Remulla said the incident happened “this (Saturday) morning,” although he did not provide any more details as of this time.
Clifford Elorde, media officer for Senator Revilla, said the family would issue a statement soon. “The Revillas are asking for prayers for Jolo,” Elorde said. Marc Jayson Cayabyab, Bayani San Diego Jr.
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