Talk about ideal wife! I’ve got to hand it to Senator Ramon Revilla Sr.; he sure knows how to pick them and pick them well he did. One of his many wives, Genelyn was 16 and love struck. He wanted her and she wanted him, “Don Ramon wanted ten children, so I gave him ten.” That is just awesome real human love, responsibility, capacity. Truly pro-life!
“I did not ask his age, it did not matter to me. Besides, he looked young,” she said. On a road trip to Los Baños, Genelyn said Revilla made an offer a young girl in love could not possibly refuse. “He said he wanted to have ten children with me, with a yaya (nanny) for every child. I said yes without thinking of the future,” she recalled.
“I was really blinded with love. I also told him I will not continue this relationship without love,” Genelyn said. Thus, at 17, Genelyn became a mistress to the 59-year-old Jose Acuña Bautista, known in the movies as Ramon Revilla.
Despite a number of household help commanded by a majordoma, Genelyn said it was not a picnic raising nine children. Revilla would visit them on weekends. He would take them all to Baguio for a week. The children would join their more than 50 brothers and sisters on Christmas Eve and on Revilla’s birthday at the Revilla mansion in Cavite. But the day-to-day parenting, Genelyn did all by herself.
Of course no family is perfect. One of her sons just died and is being publicized in Manila media.
My interest is in my idol Ramon Revilla Sr. How he was able to amass 80 biological children. He helped raise them all and thankfully with willing and wonderful women like Genelyn.
See and hear 3 part interview of Genelyn at: