- Bong Revilla slammed critics who don’t agree with his TV comeback.
- Bong Revilla is set to return to television via GMA Network.
Actor and Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. hit critics who reacted negatively to his planned TV comeback.
In a statement, Revilla said haters will always be there but he is on the side of the truth and that is not his problem anymore.
“Haters are going to hate, and bashers are going to bash,” he said.
“The truth is out there and it is their choice to side with lies and falsehood. Sino ang may problema? (Who has a problem?) Not me,” the senator added.
The senator was reportedly scheduled to have a TV comeback via a children-oriented show on GMA Network. Apart from the children’s show, he was also rumored to be guest star on the Kapuso teledrama The Gift which stars Alden Richards.
Sen. Revilla then reacted to the celebrities and netizens who shared apprehension for his rumored TV comeback.
In a now-deleted tweet singer Jim Paredes questioned GMA’s intent on giving Revilla a TV comeback.
Aside from Paredes, actor and spoken word poetry artist Juan Miguel Severo also slammed GMA for being an “enabler” of the “plunderer” Revilla.
“Serbisyong Totoo kamo sa news, pero sa entertainment arm ninyo enabler kayo ng magnanakaw at bibigyan ninyo pa ng mas malaking social capital para sa susunod na eleksyon???” said Severo.
Seryoso. Why is giving Bong Revilla a job even an option for you, @gmanetwork??? Serbisyong Totoo kamo sa news, pero sa entertainment arm ninyo enabler kayo ng magnanakaw at bibigyan ninyo pa ng mas malaking social capital para sa susunod na eleksyon??? Stick with memeable camp!
— Juan Miguel Severo 🏳️🌈 (@TheRainBro) November 12, 2019
Revilla’s last project with the Kapuso network was Kap’s Amazing Stories in 2014 before he was arrested for apparently using his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) to fund fake non-governmental organizations in exchange for commissions or kickbacks.
He was found not guilty by the graft court, Sandiganbayan in December 2018 but was ordered to return more than 120 million pesos to the government which he refused to do.