Actor and incumbent Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla was admitted to the hospital on Saturday, February 28 after accidentally incurring a self-inflicted gunshot wound on his right chest.
“At 9am today at Ayala Alabang, Vice Governor Jolo Revilla suffered a single gunshot wound on his right chest after he accidentally fired a .40 Glock handgun while cleaning the same,” said Atty. Raymund Fortun, who acts as the family’s spokesman, in a statement released yesterday. He further added that Revilla will stay at the Asian Hospital and Medical Center “for at least the next 48-72 hours.”
While there has been no confirmation on whether Revilla attempted suicide, various reports say that has been under heavy emotional stress lately due to the detainment of his father, Senator Bong Revilla due to charges of corruption in connection with the pork barrel scam.
“His father is his idol,” said talent manager Lolit Solis, who is in charge of the elder Revilla’s acting projects. “It was clear that he was really going through something.”
Solis added that actress Jodi Sta. Maria, Revila’s girlfriend, rushed to the hospital upon learning what happened.