By Boy Villasanta I Published: June 27, 2020
I told award-winning filmmaker Jim Libiran (“Tribu,” “Happyland,” “Ninja Party,” “EDSA: Sulyap ng Kasaysayan,” “Batch 2011”, etc.) it wasn’t too late to do a documentary film on the late Ramon Revilla, Sr.
He died on Friday, June 26, at 93.
The Revilla family, now headed by Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr. and Lani Mercado, wanted to do a special visual treat for the old man, a legendary action star and a former senator of the land, as a tribute long before his demise.
The idea, of course, is still workable because there are a lot of interesting materials to be told about the so-called King of Anting-Anting (Amulet) movies.
Film director, Richard Somes, was in the mind of by the Revilla clan to do the visual homage for its patriarch because the filmmaker is very close to the Revilla scions, particularly young action stars Bryan, Jolo and Luigi Revilla.
It was Richard who directed the three sons of Bong in the action caper, “Tres”, which galvanized the filial relationship between Somes and the Revillas.
Freed From Mortal Pain
Ramon, Sr. succumbed to cardiac arrest at the St. Luke’s Medical Center in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City.
“He is now free from physical pain and is in the loving arms of our Creator. Thank you very much for the love and prayers, as we ask for continuous prayers for the eternal repose of his soul,” said the statement sent to the media by the Office of Senator Bong Revilla, Jr.
According to Bong, the wake for his father is being observed beginning today, June 27, starting at 2 p.m, at the Revilla compound at 305 Aguinaldo Highway, Bacoor City in Cavite.
Meanwhile, the family has requested the public to give them and their close friends time to grieve privately until further notice.
Flowers and Mass cards will be received starting today, too.