Ex-Sen. Ramon Revilla’s wife accepted his kids with other women

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    The late senator reportedly fathered 83 kids, 7 of which was with his late wife, Azucena Mortel.

    Ramon Revilla, Sr.
    Ramon Revilla, Sr.

    Official report reveals that Senator Ramon Revilla, Sr., local showbiz’ “Hari ng Agimat,” had 83 children.

    With how many women, we don’t know. With his wife, the late Azucena “Cena” Mortel, he had seven children – Marlon, Rowena, Senator Bong, Strike, Mayor Andeng, Princess, and Dianne – all accomplished in their field.

    All of them are married, too, and have given him beautiful and talented apos.

    “Masuwerte siya kay Cena, who died in 1998,” said someone close to them. “Minahal niya ang mga anak ni Ramon sa ibang babae.”

    A former entertainment editor of a broadsheet told us that she remembered Cena as gentle and kind.

    “I saw her once with five young children, na halos magkaka-edad,” said the lady editor. “And I asked her who they were.

    Cena’s reply was casual. “Mga anak ni Ramon,” related the lady editor.

    Senator Ramon Revilla, Sr., born Jose Acuña Bautista, passed away on Friday, June 26. He was 93. His remains lie in state at the family mansion in Cavite. There is an online wake for him.

    “Para yung mga ka-edad ni Daddy,” said Senator Bong, “Pwedeng ma view ang burol niya via Facebook or YouTube.”

    The Revillas own the San Agustin Memorial Cemetery in Imus, Cavite.

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    Now to more pleasant news: Guess who is now enjoying vegetable gardening?

    Actor and host Edu Manzano, that’s who!

    As someone close to Edu said, “Malaki kasi ang bakanteng lote niya sa San Juan City, where he lives. Ideal nga talaga for vegetable gardening.”

    Is there a possibility for Edu to eventually venture into the vegetable business?

    “Why not?” the same friend said, “Lalo’t hindi naman siya as before as before. ‘Di lang naman siya ang artistang ‘di masyadong busy because of the lockdown. Marami sila. Kaya habang ‘di busy, pwedeng mag vegetable farming muna.”

    Edu hosts a new show, “Good Vibes with Edu,” on the Metro Channel, where he gets to chat with friends and family through Zoom.

    “Good Vibes with Edu” airs every Sunday, 8:30 p.m. on Metro Channel on SKYcable channel 52 (SD) and channel 174 (HD), and on SKYdirect channel 31.

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    After more than three months of quarantine, Andi Eigenmann finally had the chance to bond with her eight-year-old daughter, Ellie.

    Ellie was in the company of her Daddy Jake Ejercito in Metro Manila when the lockdown was enforced. Andi, meanwhile, was in Siargao with her eight-month-old daughter, Lilo, and her partner, Philmar Alipayo.

    “Halatang miss na miss na ni Andi ang anak,” said a kibitzer.

    “Ang message niya nga kay Ellie before they parted ways was – ‘Lilo and I will always love you’.”

    Ellie’s dad, Jake, is the son of former President Joseph Estrada with former actress Laarni Enriquez.

    Andi’s parents are actress Jacklyn Jose and late actor Mark Gil.

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    Back on air is “Love Thy Woman,” which is airing on the Kapamilya Channel on cable.

    “Ang saya ko,” said lead star, Kim Chiu, who gets the chance to work with some of her favorite stars – Sunshine Cruz, Eula Valdez and Christopher de Leon – in the soap.

    Also in the cast of “Love Thy Woman” are Zsa Zsa Padilla, Ruffa Gutierrez, Kim’s boyfriend, Xian Lim, and Yam Concepcion.

    Kim was recently spotted distributing relief goods to jeepney drivers who have resorted to begging to support their families. Before this, she distributed food packs to several families affected by the coronavirus lockdown. She also held a fund-raising. Proceeds from the sale of her “Bawal Lumabas” merchandise are intended to raise funds for mass testing.

    “Sana nga matulungan ang mga jeepney drivers ng ating gobyerno at ng mga may kaya na may mga maawaing puso,” said the actress.

    “Sa totoo lang, I wonder why di pa sila pinapayagan ng ating gobyerno para makapasada muli nang sa ganun, magsimula na silang kumita hindi lang para sa kanila, kundi para sa kanilang pamilya rin.”