Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla recalled how he made it past a shooting accident that could have killed him three years ago yesterday, February 28.
Jolo's Instagram caption read: “Exactly 3 years ago today was a turning point in my life. God gave me a second chance to live.
“God made me realize how important life is. God showed me who loved me.
“Today, I am stronger than ever and my faith in Him overflowed.
“I realized, with God, nothing is impossible.”
BACKSTORY. On February 28, 2015, Jolo was rushed to the hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound on the upper right portion of his chest.
An initial report cited a source claiming that Jolo allegedly attempted suicide.
But an official statement from the Revilla family quashed speculations that the gunshot wound was self-inflicted.
The statement, as read by the family spokesman Atty. Raymund Fortun, said: “At 9 am today at Ayala Alabang, Vice Governor Jolo Revilla suffered a single gunshot wound on his right chest after he accidentally fired a .40 Glock handgun while cleaning the same.”
Jolo was discharged after eight days of hospital confinement.
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JODI’S MESSAGE. Meanwhile, his girlfriend Jodi Sta. Maria cheered the vice governor for staying strong through it all.
Addressing him by his real name, the 35-year-old Kapamilya actress wrote, “That's right, Jose Lorenzo! Never doubted you. We faith it, til we make it!"
The 29-year-old Jolo replied, "@jodistamaria Love you!:)"
Jolo’s brother Bryan Revilla also commented: