Jose Gabriel or simply Gab, the son of actor-politician Jolo Revilla turned 16 on Wednesday, January 13.
On his Instagram page, Jolo shared his touching birthday message for his son.
"Happiest 16th Birthday, Gab! I always thank God for the gift of your life. You are one of the biggest blessings I have received, and everyday, I feel grateful to the Almighty because you have grown to be a healthy, strong, kind, obedient, and passionate young man. May God grant all the desires of your heart. We shall always be here to guide and love you!" he said.
Gab is Jolo's son with his former girlfriend Grace Adriano, the daughter of seasoned actress Rosanna Roces.
Jolo is now married to former beauty queen Angelica Alita. They exchanged vows in a garden ceremony held at Newport Beach in California in December 2019
In a guest appearance on Tonight With Boy Abunda, the son of Senator Bong Revilla described himself as a strict father who knows when to discipline his son.
“Ako super strict ako sa anak ko. I'm a disciplinarian... Actually, kakabigay ko pa lang ng phone sa kanya kasi tinanggalan ko 'yan dati ng phone, dahil alam naman natin ang mga kabataan ngayon kapag masyadong nakatutok sa social media. 'Yung mga iniiwasan nating bagay-bagay na hindi niya dapat makita. Kaya late natin binigyan ng telepono,” he said.
"Naging batang ama ako, eh. At the age of 16, 17 years old, nagkaanak ako. Siyempre, kapag na-expose kaagad siya sa pornography and everything baka maging batang lolo naman ako, 'di ba," he added, in jest.
According to Jolo, he feels blessed that his son grew up to be a fine young man.
"Sobrang blessed ko dahil mabait siyang bata," he said. "Hindi naman mawawala sa lalaki 'yung pagka-pilyo, 'di ba. Basketball player ng school, varsity. So, I'm so blessed."
During the interview, Jolo also opened up about his relationship with Grace.
"Nagu-usap kami ni Grace. Nagu-usap din naman sila ni Gab. 'Pagka walang ginagawa 'yung bata. Kumbaga kapag gusto niyang makita, anytime pwede niya naman makuha. Okay [kami]," he said.