Apo ni Nardo? Cavite Vice Gov. Jolo Revilla asks Cavitenos if they remember Nardong Putik
“Mga Kapwa kong kabitenyo natatandaan nyo pa ba si Nardong Putik?”
Cavite Vice Gov. Jolo Revilla asked this on Facebook after sharing a video of a news report on Leonardo Manicio, aka Nardong Putik, from the account of the group Cavite Our Hometown.
Nardong Putik is a colorful criminal, who was once known as Cavite’s public enemy number one but who also had a reputation as a robin hood for tageting the rich.
His exploits were immortalized on screen by Ramon Revilla.
Nardong Putik became infamous for supposedly having an amulet that afforded him a degree of invincibility, enabling him to survive attacks and gunfights.
He was shot dead in a joint operation of the police and the National Bureau of Investigation on October 10, 1971.
Nardong Putik the criminal may have met a violent end, but his onscreen counterpart went on to have a political career that his family members, including his apo, the province’s current governor, also followed.
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