Jolo Revilla’s ‘Bola muna bago droga’ remark draws laughs, flak
Cavite vice governor Jolo Revilla’s viewing of the match between Bacoor City Strikers and Bulacan Kuyas last Thursday, July 12, at Strike Gym, Bacoor City, Cavite may have not resulted in a brawl, but he surely made a booboo.
While thanking the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) fans who watched the game, he mistakenly remarked, “Bola muna bago droga ([Basket]ball first before drugs),” in a live interview.
A video of Revilla’s live interview where he made his now-infamous remark was first shared via Facebook by a certain Jhay Bautista, reportedly garnering over one million views before being deleted. While the original video may have already been deleted, it did not stop other Facebook and social media pages from downloading and re-uploading Revilla’s interview. The interview may still be viewed in some Twitter pages, just as in The QPI Arbiter [see video below], as of this writing.
Always remember. Bola Muna Bago Droga pic.twitter.com/zDCRZhAScUFEATURED STORIESENTERTAINMENTENTERTAINMENT
— THE QPI ARBITER ⚖️ (@IWantToStayQPI) July 14, 2018
“To say na overflowing itong venue is an understatement, talagang ang daming tao (there are really a lot of people) that came out today. So what’s your reaction to the support?” the interviewer asked Revilla, who appeared to have been overwhelmed by the amount of MPBL fans who showed up.
“S’yempre unang-una nagpapasalamat tayo sa suporta ng bawat Bacooreño dito sa lungsod ng Bacoor,” said the Vice Governor. “At s’yempre sa lahat ng mga nanonood ng MBPL, maraming salamat.”
(Of course, first and foremost, I would like to thank the support of every Bacooreño here in the city of Bacoor. And of course, to all those who are watching the MPBL, thank you.)
However, his message to the MPBL fans did not end there. Revilla added, “Tama ‘yang ginagawa ninyo, bola muna bago droga.”
(What you’re doing is right, basketball first before drugs.)
Not long after, the vice governor appeared to have realized his mistake. “Actually, bola, hindi droga,” Revilla clarified, seemingly finding the situation humorous, if his smile during the interview was any indication.
(Actually, [it should be just] basketball, not drugs.)
Netizens were quick to comment on Revilla’s remark. Some found his mistake hilarious.
I CAN'T STOP WATCHING THE "BOLA MUNA BAGO DROGA" VIDEO WHENEVER I SEE IT HAHAHA BEST
— josh mesina (@_joshmesina) July 14, 2018
When your'e a Drug Addict but Ball is Life
"Bola muna bago Droga"
Nice Gov! 😂😂😂
— Jeremie Cabatan (@Jevssss_) July 14, 2018
July Meme of the Month:
"BOLA MUNA BAGO DROGA."
— Dwight Marten (@DwightMarten) July 14, 2018
tawang tawa ako dun sa "bola muna bago droga" HAHAHAHAHAHA
— 👽 (@itsmebuba) July 15, 2018
words to live by:
bola muna bago droga
— mari 🥀 (@thaliacorpuz_) July 14, 2018
“Bola muna bago droga” HAHAHAHAHAAHAHA LEGIT
— Ed Eddy and Edward (@payamangbata) July 15, 2018
One way to make me happy.
Say, "BOLA MUNA BAGO DROGA."
— Alfonso Quibranza (@FonsoQuibranza) July 15, 2018
But others weren’t happy about Revilla’s slip; some even sarcastically commented about the “great advice” from the vice governor.
Wow! At least…
That’s getting priorities right!
— Jose Bayani D Baylon (@jbbaylon) July 15, 2018
Bola muna Bago droga. Great advice from your local leader. https://t.co/SHwmvRfGDG
— Chuck Torres (@chucktorres) July 15, 2018
One netizen, Angelo Martin Castro (@aeo_kampeh), brought up Revilla’s accidental shooting of himself in 2015.
bola muna bago droga. langya. dats what u expect to a person who "accidentally" shot himself.
— Angelo Martin Castro (@aeo_kampeh) July 14, 2018
Humor blogger Professional Heckler (@hecklerforever) joked that the slip can’t be taken, because in quizzes, “your first answer is your last answer.”
“Tama ‘yang ginagawa n’yo: bola muna bago droga. Actually, bola muna hindi droga.”
~Cavite Vice Gov. Jolo Revilla
Walang bawian. Sa quiz shows, your first answer is your last answer. pic.twitter.com/dmwGZZuJUT
— Professional Heckler (@HecklerForever) July 14, 2018
Another Twitter user, Roberto Marcelino (@RobertoRober186), asked if the vice governor’s quick withdrawal of his original remark may be because the politician is afraid of being included in President Rodrigo Duterte’s supposed drug list.
Sipsip tapos gawing higop muna kay Duts,bago mapagtripan ilagay sa droga list?Yan ang hayop sa bola?Nagkandamalimali pa,bola muna bago droga…buti binawi?Ang tindi talaga ng training sa negosyo ng mga Revilla,gatasan ang bayan sa pangungurakot!
— Roberto Marcelino (@RobertoRober186) July 14, 2018
Jolo Revilla has yet to comment or issue an official statement on the matter, as of this writing. JB
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