by: Bernie Franco
Jolo Revilla was beaming with pride when he, together with the rest of the Agimat boys Enchong Dee, Jason Abalos and Ejay Falcon, paid his grandfather a courtesy call at his office last Thursday, January 27. Sen. Revilla is also known in showbiz as “Hari ng Agimat.”
“Nagpapasalamat ako sa kanya dahil hindi niya ako pinabayaan. Hindi siya nagkulang sa akin, patuloy [siya] sa pag-a-advice. Ngayon [pinapayuhan] na naman tayo na pagbutihin pa lalo ‘yung craft ko at sinabi nga niya natutuwa siya na anlaki na ng improvement at magaling na ako ngayon,” s.”
In the Agimat: Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla Sr., Jolo will be featured as Kapitan Inggo, a barangay captain who has the ability to chew, eat, and control bullets. “Mas lalo ko itong mamahalin at ipapakita [ko] na karapat-dapat ang ibinigay sa akin ang titulong ito dahil nakikita [nila] na kaya nating panindindan at pangatawanan ‘yung role na binibigay sa atin. At siyempre nakakatuwa at binigyan tayo ng pagkakataon ng ABS-CBN na gumawa ng Agimat series at asahan na gagawin ang makakaya at siguradong magugustuhan ng manonood.”
Jolo was also a bit sentimental at the courtesy call because his grandfather gave him and his fellow actors some important advice. “Kakaiba ‘yung experience ngayon eh dahil hindi naman lagi sa tuwing nagkikita [kami] may advice,” he shared.
Jolo highlighted the advice about being a one-woman man. “Kailangan iisa lang. Naniniwala ako don at naninindigan ako don. Hindi naman porke’t kami’y ganito, kumbaga hindi naman sa habulin, gusto ko lang ipagtanggol ang mga [lalaking artista] naman, akala nila babaero. Siguro bakit hindi ninyo subukan? Mababait po kami, mapagmahal.” Sen. Ramon admitted that having had numerous women in his life is a drawback because he was not able to fulfill his duties to all his numerous children. Incidentally, his son, Sen. Bong Revilla, Jolo’s father, was also known for getting linked to his leading ladies. Jolo said that right now, his main focus is his career and he is intent to prove himself in the industry.