Lani Mercado requests prayers for Revilla family

Posted at 11/01/11 9:23 PM

Cavite Rep. Lani Marcado-Revilla. File Photo

MANILA, Philippines - Cavite Rep. Lani Mercado-Revilla has requested the public to offer prayers for the currently challenged Revilla family.

Revilla said "We need your prayers..." on Twitter Tuesday.

This was followed by another tweet, “Please RT #PrayForThe RevillaFamily”.

The Revilla clan is facing a maelstrom beginning with the death of Ramgen Revilla.

The 22-year-old Ramgen was shot and stabbed dead in his house in Phase 6, BF Homes in Parañaque City before midnight on Friday.

Seven people, including Ramgen’s siblings Ramon Joseph Bautista and Ramona Bautista, are facing murder and frustrated murder charges.

Joseph was arrested at around 2 a.m. Tuesday.

Former actor and politician Ramon Revilla Sr. was rushed to Saint Luke’s Hospital Tuesday after his blood pressure shot up following news that his son Joseph was arrested.