MANILA, Philippines — A son of former Senator Ramon Revilla Sr. was killed in his home in Paranaque City shortly before midnight Friday, relatives and police said Saturday.
Actor Ram Revilla, 22, was pronounced dead on arrival early Saturday morning at the Parañaque General Hospital, his half-brother and Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. told reporters right after the incident.
Quoting initial police investigation, Revilla said Ram sustained multiple stab wounds on his body and a gunshot on his head.
In a separate interview early Saturday, Chief Superintendent Agrimero Cruz Jr., Philippine National Police spokesman, said that Ram was killed in the actor’s own house on President Avenue in Phase 6A in BF Homes by a group of armed men wearing bonnets at 11:55 p.m. Friday.
Ram was with his girlfriend, Janelle Manahan, and another unidentified female companion who went missing by the time the police arrived, said Sen. Revilla.
“Robbery was already ruled out because there nothing was taken in the house. I am still puzzled because I don’t know any enemies of Ram or anyone who hated him that much to kill him,” said Revilla.
He added that Manahan, who suffered a gunshot wound in her jaw, was immediately transferred from Parañaque Hospital to the Intensive Care Unit of the Asian Hospital and Medical Center in Muntinlupa City.
“I was informed she’s already out of danger,” Senator Revilla said.
Ram was the son of former Senator Ramon Revilla Sr. with Genelyn Magsaysay.
“He was my father’s favorite son. I don’t think we can tell him right away what happened to Ram,” said Revilla.
Revilla said he would do everything to catch the killers immediately.
Chief Inspector Jenny Tecson, spokesperson of the Southern Police District, said that an investigation was underway to determine the identities and motive of the suspects.
Karen Boncocan, Totel de Jesus