Lani Mercado - updates

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‘Pakisauli po ang milyones’: Netizens burn Lani Mercado Revilla over GMRC tweet

May 27, 2019 - 7:09 PM

When senator-elect Bong Revilla's wife tweeted demanding Good Manners and Right Conduct and respect toward her husband, she didn't know what was coming

Background photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

How Revilla's team is defending him in his plunder trial

Oct 08, 2017 - 1:31 PM

His lawyers successfully limit the testimonies of bank officials in the plunder trial, but will the AMLC report be enough to pin down former senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr?

DEMURRER. Bong Revilla is set to file a motion for leave to file demurrer which seeks the outright dismissal of his plunder charges.

Prosecutors may end presentation of evidence in Revilla case this September

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:47 PM

Bong Revilla and Janet Lim Napoles’ lawyers continue to object to the testimonies of bank officials

'KONTING DASAL  PA.' Plunder defendant Bong Revilla is greeted by dozens of supporters on September 19, 2017 as he asks for more prayers in his plunder trial. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Bank filed report on Revilla account after pork scam exposé – witness

Sep 14, 2017 - 3:05 PM

An Asia United Bank officer tells the Sandiganbayan s First Division that there was a covered transaction in one of the Revilla accounts

ALL SMILES. Former senator Bong Revilla attends hearing in his plunder trial over the alleged anomalous disbursement of his pork barrel funds at the Sandiganbayan on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'I'm still alive,' says Imelda Marcos on report of death

May 08, 2017 - 5:20 PM

Bacoor City Mayor Lani Mercado Revilla erroneously tweets about Imelda Marcos supposed death but the mayor claims she was hacked

EARLY BIRD. Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos attends the House session on May 8. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Bong Revilla rushed to hospital due to vomiting, headache

Nov 05, 2016 - 4:01 PM

The former senator s wife Bacoor Mayor Lani Mercado says the Revilla family got worried because of their family history of aneurysm

BONG REVILLA. This file photo shows then Senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr on the day he surrendered to authorities following a warrant for his arrest over the pork barrel scam on June 20, 2014. Photo by Albert Victoria/Rappler

Grace Poe courts vote-rich Cavite

Mar 17, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Poe topped the senatorial race in Cavite in 2013 but the province is a known bailiwick of one of her rivals for the presidency – Vice President Jejomar Binay

Duterte: If evidence is weak, let Bong Revilla out on bail

Jan 21, 2016 - 8:46 PM

The presidential bet says in the senator s home city that Bong Revilla senator Jinggoy Estrada and ex President Gloria Arroyo are victims of slow justice

SLOW JUSTICE. Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (middle), shown here with the brother and wife of detained Senator Ramon 'Bong' Revilla Jr, says: 'I cannot guarantee that his case will be erased, but I will see to it that he will be given the right to bail.'

Who's who in the 2016 senatorial surveys

May 06, 2015 - 1:22 PM

Incumbent returning senators top the surveys on the 2016 senatorial elections

The Revillas visit Manny Pacquiao

Apr 26, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Jolo Revilla is in the US for a medical check up but makes time to swing by Manny Pacquiao s

Jolo Revilla on gunshot: It was a simple accident

Apr 11, 2015 - 6:41 PM

It was a simple pure accident and God saved my life the Cavite Vice Governor says dispelling speculations about a suicide attempt

'A SIMPLE, PURE ACCIDENT.' Cavite Vice Gov Jolo Revilla speaks on the gunshot incident. Screengrab from YouTube

Include aliases of Revilla, wife in freeze order – prosecution

Apr 06, 2015 - 7:16 PM

Revilla uses at least 7 aliases while his wife has at least 4 known names says the prosecution

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Jolo Revilla released from hospital

Mar 08, 2015 - 10:01 PM

The Cavite vice governor will spend 3 to 4 weeks recovering in his mother s home in Alabang

RECOVERING. Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla (right) poses with his mother, congresswoman Lanie Mercado Revilla, after undergoing a successful operation after being confined for a gunshot wound. Photo posted on Lani Mercado Revilla Facebook account

Lani Mercado on Jolo Revilla, Jodi Sta Maria

Mar 07, 2015 - 6:52 PM

Lani gives an update on her son and on her husband and weighs in on how things are between Jolo and celebrity girlfriend Jodi Sta Maria

STAYING STRONG. Congresswoman Lani Mercado tries to stay strong for her family. Screengrab from YouTube

#PugadBaboy: Depressed? Or stupid?

Mar 07, 2015 - 5:00 AM

Revilla to Aquino: Stop politicking, think of the country

Sep 25, 2014 - 2:26 PM

While the senator on his 48th birthday wished for political persecution to end his lawyer cites in open court Senate President Drilon s frequent visits to pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles

Revilla’s request: Air cooler in jail

Jun 20, 2014 - 10:11 PM

It will be more costly for the PNP if the senator experiences severe migraine attacks and has to be rushed to the hospital says his congresswoman wife

BETTER HALF. Senator Bong Revilla's wife, Cavite Representative Lani Mercado, speaks to the media after her husband entered his detention cell. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Bong Revilla cries political persecution

Jun 20, 2014 - 12:04 PM

Mr President handa po akong magpakulong Kahit saan ‘nyo pa ako ikulong hindi po ako natatakot says the senator after the anti graft court orders his arrest warrant prepared

EMOTIONAL. Senator Ramon

Bong Revilla off to Holy Land 'to seek divine intercession'

Mar 30, 2014 - 1:22 AM

The senator s media aide denies the senator is planning to escape charges relating to the pork barrel scam

DOUBLE TALK? Senator Bong Revilla believes the Aquino administration supports the lifting of term limits in the 1987 Constitution. File photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Lani Mercado, fellow solons get tested for HIV/AIDS

Dec 02, 2013 - 3:14 PM

The 3 lawmakers – authors of bills seeking to strengthen the country s HIV AIDS policy – do voluntary testing to stress: There s no shame in getting tested

Leyte solons ask Aquino to declare state of nat'l calamity

Nov 11, 2013 - 3:10 PM

The Palace reserves comment on the proposal suggest that a state of calamity be declared in the province first

APPEAL. Leyte Rep Martin Romualdez wants President Aquino to declare a state of national calamity. Photo by Rappler

Congressmen honor Megan Young

Oct 01, 2013 - 12:38 AM

Members of the House of Representatives file a resolution recognizing Megan Young for being the first Filipina to be crowned Miss World

BEAUTY WITH A PURPOSE. Megan Young earned Philippines its first Miss World title. Photo by Jory Rivera

Bong, JV bring relief goods to Zambales

Sep 27, 2013 - 9:31 PM

They are here to give [relief goods] even if [some sectors] are criticizing them Let s put those aside Olongapo Mayor Rolen Paulino tells his constituents

ZAMBALES RELIEF. Senator JV Ejercito Estrada goes to Subic and other parts of Zambales on September 27 to bring relief goods to flood victims. Photo by Randy V. Datu/Rappler

#PugadBaboy: Fight Pork with Pork punchline 3

Aug 31, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Pork bountry hunters and reward money

#PugadBaboy: No-pork diet punchline 2

Aug 24, 2013 - 5:00 AM

PDAF distribution suspension and senators

#PugadBaboy: No-pork diet punchline 3

Aug 24, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Who will serve without pork?

#PugadBaboy: No-pork diet

Aug 24, 2013 - 5:00 AM

PDAF distribution suspension and the legislators

Another Revilla supporter ambushed in Cavite

Apr 26, 2013 - 3:41 PM

Another barangay leader supporting the Revillas is ambushed Barangay captain Catherine Palabrica is wounded while her 2 companions are killed

Teary-eyed Lani Mercado complains to House colleagues

Dec 05, 2012 - 7:30 PM

In a privilege speech an emotional Cavite Rep Lani Mercado Revilla complains of the shabby treatment she got from 3 lawmakers during Tuesday s proceedings

Dear Senator Revilla

Aug 27, 2012 - 6:48 PM

All I am asking is that you put as much effort into the Senate as you do in your movies worry about your constituents as much as your fans accept that not all natural phenomena can be explained by your wives’ experience

GMA’s party not aligning with Binay

Apr 27, 2012 - 5:20 PM

Lakas CMD Spokesperson Raul Lambino denies reports that Arroyo s party is supporting the UNA senatorial ticket in 2013

More relatives in the Senate come 2013?

Apr 11, 2012 - 6:47 AM

The Ejercitos Enriles Cayetanos and Revillas may sit at the Senate at the same time