Former Sen. Bong Revilla Currently Included in Top 12 of Partial Official and Unofficial Election Results
REVILLA – Former Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. broke his silence on his current inclusion to the Top 12 of the partial official and unofficial Election 2019 results.
The tallying of votes regarding the recently-held midterm Election 2019 is currently ongoing. One of those whose name is included in the Top 12 of both partial official and unofficial results is that of former Sen. Bong Revilla.
It is no secret to the public that the former Senator’s among the politicians linked to the controversial Pork Barrel Scam. It is among the biggest corruption issues in the Philippines regarding the alleged misuse of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).
The former Senator was detained for around four(4) years. In October 2018, his wife, Bacoor Mayor Lani Mercado, filed his certificate of candidacy. He was seeking a comeback at the House of Senate.
In December 2018, former Sen. Bong Revilla was acquitted and was allowed to post bail for his freedom. He spent the holiday season with his family after several years of being detained.
In May 13, the Filipino populace were out to vote for the Election 2019 and just a few hours since the election polls closed, partial unofficial results of the senatorial race began to cross the surface. One of those who are in to the Top is the former Senator.
Based on the latest Election 2019 partial and official result from the Commission on Elections (Comelec), the former Senator is also one of those included in the Top 12. He is currently on the 12th rank.
Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, former Sen. Bong Revilla is crediting his current inclusion to the Top 12 of the partial official and unofficial Election 2019 result to his acquittal and his “budots” dance campaign ad.
“Siguro malaking bagay dito ‘yung paglabas ng katotohanan na si Bong Revilla ay walang kasalanan,” he said to radio DZMM.
According to the former Senator, with regards to the his viral dance campaign ad, it was his son Jolo Revilla who pushed him to dance.
“Talagang pinush lang ako ni Jolo, ‘Papa tutal andyan ka na, sumayaw ka na.’ Tapos nu’ng nandu’n na, sumayaw tapos pinatayo ‘yung mga apo ko, nagsayawan sila,” he expressed.
Based on the report, former Sen. Bong Revilla stressed that it was not just about the dance or the song. According to him, there’s a content as part of the marketing.
“‘Yung number na matandaan nila tapos’ yung messaging mo na nandito na si Bong. Hindi ganu’n kababaw na tumugtog lang ‘yun, kumbaga may laman from the part of the marketing,” the former Senator said.