Bong Revilla aka Ramon Buang Revilla Jr. or Buang Revilla is a Filipino actor, television host, and politician, who has been a Senator of the Philippines. He has appeared in numerous films including Exodus: Tales from the Enchanted Kingdom (2005) where he played the role of Exodus and has hosted a number of TV shows such as Kap’s Amazing Stories (2007–2014). He has been conferred several awards like the PMPC Star Awards for Television in 2001 for being the “Best Comedy Actor”.

Born Name

José Maria Mortel Bautista Jr.

Nick Name

Gov, Kap, Buang, Bong, Titanic Star

Sun Sign


Born Place

Manila, Philippines


Bacoor as well as Cavite in the Philippines




In 1979, he completed his elementary education from Jesus Good Shepherd School in Palico II in Imus in Cavite. After that, he attended Fairfax High School in Los Angeles in California, graduating in 1982.


Actor, TV Host, Politician


  • Father – José Acuña Bautista Sr. (Actor & Served as Senator)
  • Mother – Azucena Mortel
  • Siblings – He has 6 siblings including a younger brother named Strike Revilla and a sister named Andrea Bautista-Ynares


He is represented by Lolit Solis.




5 ft 8.5 in or 174 cm


66 kg or 145.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

He has dated –

  1. Lovely de Guzman – He had a relationship with Lovely de Guzman, who is a graduate from the University of the Philippines, formerly of White Plains. They had a son together.
  2. Lani Mercado (1997-Present) – He tied the knot with actress and politician Lani Mercado in 1997. They have 6 children, namely Leonard Bryan Bautista (b. November 1986), Jose Lorenzo Bautista III (b. March 1988), Inah Felicia Bautista-Del Rosario (b. October 1989), Ma. Viktoria Gianna Bautista (b. August 1995), Ma. Franzel Loudette Bautista (b. October 1997) and Ramon Vicente Bautista (b. December 1998).

Race / Ethnicity


He is of Filipino descent.

Hair Color


Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Cheerful smile

Bong Revilla Favorite Things

  • Film – Schindler’s List (1993)
  • TV Show – Band of Brothers (2001)
  • Hobbies – Reading, Watching films, Playing sports like badminton, basketball, pool, and golf
  • Some Of His Much-Loved Books – The Godfather trilogy, Brotherhood of the Rose, Primary Colors, All Too Human, Art of War

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Bong Revilla Facts

  1. He hails from the famous Revilla clan in Philippine showbiz.
  2. He earned his nickname “Gov” after his term as the governor of Cavite.
  3. Revilla was declared to be the “Most Outstanding Vice Governor” by bodies including the Gawad Parangal Awards in November 1997 and the League of Vice Governors of the Philippines on August 7, 1998.
  4. He received a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the National Press Club on October 27, 1998.
  5. He began to be called “Kap” after his appearance in the TV show titled Idol Ko si Kap (2000–2005).
  6. Revilla has 2 Pit Bulls, a French Poodle, and a Dachshund.

Featured Image by Ramon Bong Revilla, Jr. / Instagram


Facts of Bong Revilla

  • full nameBong Revilla
  • Date of Birth September 25, 1966
  • Age 55 years 2 months
  • Horoscope Libra
  • Lucky Number 11
  • Lucky Stone Peridot
  • Lucky Color Blue
  • Best Match for Marriage Gemini
  • weight66 kg
  • height5 ft 8.5 in

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