He narrated that in fairness to the past Congressman, he gave at least a house and lot to each woman with a child/children by him, assured their monthly allowance at least while he was still alive. Since he fathered so many children from many women, he naturally have many "extended" relatives, the families and kins of those women.
When Cong. Oloy Roa died, according to him, the funeral procession was sooo long that while the coffin has already reached the cemetery, the tail of the procession has just left the Church. Proving that the past Congressman has been a kind man to so many people in his district and province. So when the wife, the past Congw. Roa ran to fill the vacancy, it was a relatively easy victory.
I have no way of verifying this story as I only got it from one source, the staff of the Congw. who has also worked with the original Cong. Oloy Roa. The Congressman's main business at that time was logging. That was in the 60s to 80s.
Can you believe that, 80+ children from one man.
Anyway, here in Luzon, another politician, past Senator Ramon Revilla Jr., is known to have 72 children from 16 different women. Wow. Only a politician can achieve that.
The story of the former Senator's life is reignited because of the recent murder of one of his 72 children, Ramgen Revilla. Ramgen is said to be the former Senator's favorite son, much closer to him compared to the current Senator Ramon Revilla Jr.
A good Filipino journalist, Raissa Robles, wrote an intriguing but well-researched paper,
From Raissa's story, Genelyn has been complaining recently of the lack of family support given to her and her 9 children from the original Revilla family. The twist now is that the currently arrested suspect, Ramgen's brother RJ, could be the fall guy.
It is also suspicious why current Senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr., topnothcer in the recent Senatorial elections and is known to be eyeing the Presidency or Vice Presidency by 2016, has been dragged into the controversy and he himself called for an "urgent" press conference last Saturday, a weekend. Raissa said that most press conferences are done on weekdays, not weekends, unless it is something really urgent for the person who called up the media briefing.
Then Raissa noted that Genelyn and Sen. Bong are not friends on facebook. And about a week before the murder, Genelyn posted in her fb wall, "the allowance that you are giving is not enough for monthly consumption... election is coming again, then you will publicize how you love all your siblings, God knows what to do, you want to be the President of the Philippines..."
Clearly a dig at Sen. Bong.
Oh well, I normally don't post about personalities. It's just that this murder involving siblings from a political family is among the favorite media topics these days.
Meanwhile, who are the other Filipino personalities, in politics or business, who have at least two dozen children? Former Cong. Oloy Roa has seven dozens or more; former Sen. Ramon Revilla Sr. has six dozens. Wow. They helped expanded the Philippines' population a lot, siring 2-3 children a year from different women. The pro-RH bill guys could be smirking at the reproductive capacity of these two politicians.