A member of the famous Revilla clan in Philippine showbiz.
Founded the Cavite Rescue 161, Emergency Response Unit.
As Cavite governor from 1998 to 2001, he chaired the Cavite Clean and Green Project, the Regional Peace and Order Council, the Cavite Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council, Cavite Provincial Peace and Order, Cavite Provincial Health and Nutrition, Provincial Developrnent Council, and Cavite Provincial Tourism Council. He also served as co-chair of the CaLaBaRZon Development Council.
As vice-governor of Cavite from 995 to 1998, he chaired the Provincial task force on the environment (Task Force Bantay Likas Yaman), the Provincial task force against illegal gambling (Task Force Kontra Sugal na Bawal) and the Cavite Multi-Agency Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CMAC).
Favorite books are The Godfather trilogy, Brotherhood of the Rose, Jack Ryan Series, Primary Colors, All Too Human, and Art of War. He adores authors John Grisham, Tom Clancy, Mario Puzo, George Stephanopoulos, and J.R.R. Tolkien.
His biggest regret was not finishing his study.
(October 11, 1999) Received a Medal of Valor and an International Award of Honor from the International Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association, Inc., based in Albany, NY, USA, for his fight against drug addiction. He also received a plaque of recognition for Outstanding Achievements in the Anti-Drug campaign by the Philippine National Police Narcotics Command (February 3, 1997) and the Cavite Provincial Police Officer (June 11, 1996). He was the chair of the Cavite Multi-Agency Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CMAC) from 1995 to 1998.
(October 25, 2003) Received Huwarang Lingkod Bayan Award from Consumers League of the Philippines Foundation,Inc.
Named Most Outstanding Governor by three bodies -- Department of Health Sandugo National Program (July 31, 2000), Philippine National Police (February 8, 1999), and Gawad Papuri Awards (March 23, 1998).
Received a Plaque of Recognition for Most Outstanding Peace & Order Efforts in the Philippines from the Office of the President (January 31, 1999).
Helped in the search and rescue operation during the MV Princess of the Orient Tragedy and was given a recognition by Department of Transportation and Communication (January 20, 1999).
Recognized by the United Nations International Children's Economic Fund (UNICEF) and National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) for his outstanding achievements in the campaign against child labor (January 1999).
Received a Lifetime Achievement Award from National Press Club (October 27,1998).
Received a Philippine Coast Guard Spirit Plaque from Philippine Coast Guard (October 10, 1998).
Named Most Outstanding Vice Governor by two bodies -- League of Vice Governors of the Philippines (August 7, 1998) and Gawad Parangal Awards (November 1997).
Got a plaque of recognition for Excellence from the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (March 10, 1996).
Named Mr. Philippine Movies by the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc., for two years (1988 and 1989). He was named Box Office King by Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc., for three years -- 1992 to 1994.
Named Most Popular Action Star by the Readers of Extra Hot, Jingle Sensation, Jingle Songhits, TV Guide in 1988.
His nicknamed Gov was earned by his term as governor of Cavite. The Kap nickname was from his TV show, Idol ko si Kap (2001).
Hobbies: Reading, watching movies, playing badminton & basketball.
Sports: badminton, basketball, pool and golf.
Has two Pit Bulls, a French Poodle, and a Dachsund.
He idolizes Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino. In the local front, he cites his father, Ramon Revilla, wife Lani Mercado and children Inah Revilla, Jolo Revilla, and Bryan Revilla as his favorite.
Digs Schindler's List (1993) and Band of Brothers (2001).
Chairperson and president of RRJ Trading and Trucking Inc. and Chairperson of RRJ Peoples Organization Inc.
On March 28, 2007, he jumped onto a bus being held hostage in the Philippines in order to ensure the safety of the students on the bus and try and talk the hostage taker into giving themselves up.
Member of political party Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats, also more popularly known as simply Lakas or Lakas-CMD (1995-Present), political rival of close friend, former Philippines president Joseph Estrada. He is the party mate of Fidel Ramos, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Lito Lapid, Ralph Recto, Vilma Santos, Chavit Singson, and Cesar Montano.
The other politicians also elected with him in the 2004 Senatorial elections were Jinggoy Estrada, Lito Lapid, Alfredo Lim, and Richard Gordon. Other showbiz personalities who ran but lost in the 2004 elections were Robert Jaworski, Jay Sonza, Pilar Pilapil, Eddie Ilarde and Orly Mercado.
Chairperson, president and line producer of RRJ Films Inc.
Wife Lani Mercado, also an actress, ran for governor of Cavite in 2004, but lost.
Finished his elementary education at the Jesus Good Shepherd School in Imus, Cavite, Philippines on 1977. He attended secondary schooling at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, California, USA.
On February 2004, he resigned as VRB chair, to run for Senate, replacing his father Ramon Revilla, whose third-term ended on June 30, 2004. He recommend ed Edu Manzano as his VRB replacement.
Running under the administration K-4 coalition, he won in the 2004 Senatorial elections and received the second highest number of votes from the national electorate.
In the Philippine Centennial celebrations, he portrayed General Emilio Aguinaldo. To highlight the celebrations on June 12, 1998, he and Lani remarried in through church wedding using the same costume they used in the centennial. He married Lani Mercado (Jesusa Victoria Hernandez Bautista) in 1987 in a civil wedding.
Became a popular figure in reducing optical media piracy in the Philippines. Due to his efforts, he was given a Plaque of International Recognition for Efforts Against Piracy by the Motion Picture Association of America on July 23, 2003 and the Huwarang Lingkod Bayan Award by the Consumers League of the Philippines Foundation, Inc. on October 25, 2003.
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, after assuming the Philippines presidency, rewarded Revilla with the chairmanship of the Videogram Regulatory Board (now Optical Media Board) for his support in the Edsa II.
His family was close to actor Joseph Estrada, but he joined EDSA II Rally and asked for the resignation of the then Philippines president in January 2001. His participation was a widely used topic in the May 2001 local elections. Revilla lost to Cavite congressman Erineo "Ayong" Maliksi as governor of Cavite.
He assumed the governor seat of Cavite when Epimaco Velasco was appointed in February of 1998 by President 'Fidel Ramos' to head the Interior and Local Government replacing then Senatorial candidate Robert Barbers. In the May 1998 local elections, Revilla defeated the returning Juanito Remulla for the position of governor.
Started in politics as vice-governor of his home province of Cavite in the Philippines. He was invited by then newly-retired National Bureau of Investigation director-general Epimaco Velasco to be his running mate as Vice Governor of Cavite. In the 1995 local elections, Velasco and Revilla won as governor and vice governor beating the Remullas who dominated the Cavite political arena since the 1980s.
Made several charity works for the province through the RRJ Foundation Inc. which he founded and presides.
He was elected as vice-governor of Cavite (Philippines) in 1995, assumed as governor in 1998. He won a Senate post in 2004.
A Filipino actor and politician. He followed his father's footstep as an actor and politician.
Son of Ramon Revilla and Azucena Mortel Bautista.
Has six children with Lani Mercado namely: Leonard Bryan (aka Bryan Revilla, born November 22, 1986), Jose Lorenzo (Ramon "Jolo" Revilla III aka Jolo Revilla, born March 15, 1988), Inah Felicia (aka Inah Revilla, born October 2, 1989), Ma. Viktoria Gianna (born August 15, 1995), Ma. Franzel Loudette (born October 15, 1997) and Ramon Vicente (born December 8, 1998). He also has another son out of wedlock with Lovely de Guzman, a University of the Philippines political science graduate, formerly of White Plains.
Brother of Princess Revilla.
Running for the Senate under the party of President 'Gloria Arroyo'. [February 2004]