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Robin Padilla granted absolute pardon by Duterte

President extends executive clemency, restoring actor’s civil and political rights

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By Elena Aben and MB Online

Christmas came early for actor Robin Padilla not just for being a father anew; he was granted absolute pardon by President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, November 15.

The absolute pardon reinstates the actor’s full civil and political rights, which means he may now exercise his right to vote and also run or appointed for public office.

Actor Robin Padilla shakes the hand of President Rodrigo Duterte during their meeting at the study room of Malacañang Palace on November 15, 2016 after the president granted an executive clemency to the actor who was convicted of illegal possession of firearms. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo | mb.com.ph

Actor Robin Padilla shakes the hand of President Rodrigo Duterte during their meeting at the study room of Malacañang Palace on November 15, 2016 after the president granted an executive clemency to the actor who was convicted of illegal possession of firearms. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo | mb.com.ph

The actor, born Robinhood Ferdinand Cariño Padilla, paid a courtesy call to the president in Malacañang, accompanied by his sister, Rema Padilla-Ohno.

It was during his meeting with Duterte at the study room of the palace that Padilla was handed his executive clemency papers.

“I just granted a pardon in favor of Robin Padilla kasi iyong original pardon niya hindi sinali iyong full restoration of political and civil rights, therefore he could not travel, he could not get a permit, whatever it is to possess a gun again,” Duterte told reporters.

“I really do not know the dimensions of what is meant by the deprivation of political and civil rights. But one thing is that he could not vote, he cannot travel because he could not be issued a passport.”

Padilla was unable to travel to the United States, where his wife Mariel Rodriguez gave birth to the couple’s first daughter Isabella on November 14. He had to make do with a video call with Mariel.

Read more: Robin welcomes first child with Mariel through video call

The actor expressed his gratitude to Duterte, who in turn expressed his appreciation on the gesture of respect shown by the actor.

The granting of the clemency to the actor was based on the recommendation of the Board of Pardons and Parole (BPP) under the Department of Justice (DoJ).

Padilla was convicted by the Angeles City regional trial court in 1994 for illegal possession of high-powered firearms. He was meted up to 21 years in jail.

After serving three years of his sentence at the national penitentiary in Muntinlupa City, then President Fidel Ramos in 1997 gave him conditional pardon that expired in 2003.

The actor was one of 87 convicts whose cases were reviewed by the BPP for the possible grant of executive clemency by Duterte.

Article VII Section 19 of the Constitution says that “Except in cases of impeachment, or as otherwise provided in this Constitution, the President may grant reprieves, commutations, and pardons, and remit fines and forfeitures, after conviction by final judgment.”

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  • tiago

    buti na lang mabait ang palasyo at grinant nila ang hiling mo binoe,. wish upon the president ang dating mo hehhe

    • karmen ina

      yes! sa mga ganyan ugali ng pangulo natin madali tayong aasenso nyan.

  • benjie

    may kaso kasi dati kaya di nagrant ang visa pasalamat ka sa malacanyang dahil sa pardon na ibbinigay

    • marian iloga

      oo nga kaya malaking pasasalamat ni binoe sa ating pangulo ngayon sa ginawa nya

  • domingo S.

    hindi dapat na binibigyan ng special treatment ang aktor pano naman yung mga ibang mga tao

    • briel

      mabait ang pangulo kaya pinag bigyan nya si robin.tska mabait din tao si robin kasi

  • rose

    nakakaawa ang kalagayan ni mariel kasi wala nag asawa nya doon walang consideration ang es embassy dito

  • ‘ayor

    dpat talga na bigyan ng vsa din ang mga amerikano par amalaman din nila ang ganitong situation wlang mga puso pupuntahan lang ni ido; ang mag ina ayaw payagan

  • danaugust68

    Really pays to be somebody in the Philippines. Money can buy everything, anything. And don’t tell me I am wrong.

    • kris

      we’re not like you! You’re the one who is paid just to ruin or critize the government of the Philippines!

  • james

    Oks lang yan samin. Mabait naman si binoe eh!

  • jay

    Pwede na pala si Idol pumunta dun sa US kay Mariel! Good luck Idol! Salamat rin po tatay digong!

  • Mina

    kay robin ka lang pala wala ka nang palag eh!

    • jomar

      Pinagbigyan nya lang ang hiling ni robin para makapunta ng us si robin kasi dun manganganak si mariel

    • cris.tore

      ano naman ang problema?tinutunlungan niya lang si robin!

  • Harper

    DU30 would you grant a pardon if the man was a nobody? No wonder the entire country is corrupt…

  • justin tumunong

    galing tlaga ni tatay digong makakabuti na ito sa kalagayn ni mariel dahil madgdagan ang lakas niya dahil sa wkas makikita niya na si robin salamt po sa tulong ninyo tatay digong!

  • tristan147

    ayos yan dhil kailangan tlaga ni robin na makapunta siya dun para naman makita niya na ang baby niya salmt kay duterte dahil anh buti ng puso niya

  • christian

    ang kapal naman ng mukha ni robin kasing kapal ni Duterte!

    • julie

      mas makapal ang gilagid mo kasing kapal ng bibig mo!

    • klara

      kakahiya naman sa lahi mo.ahaha

  • roger page

    kapag sikat ganyan yan si digong ..

    • jack korner

      totoong marunong lang ang pdu30 magpa twad at mabait na tao sya ayaw ng ng masyadong complicated ang lahat.

  • anton

    prayoridad padin naman ng ating pangulo ang kapakanan ng kanyang nasasakupan.

  • alson

    Patalsikin na ang dutiti na yan!

    • clever

      mauna na kayo ng mga amo mong bulok ang pag iisip.

  • alyssa

    iba talaga ang kagandahang loob ng ating leader.

  • johnfken

    lahat naman ng tumulong kay dutae merong premyo sa kanya ngayon. trapong-trapo dating ni dutae!

    • justlo

      ang dame mong alam! bakit hindi ka magbigte! tama lang na bigyan ng absolute pardon si binoy,dahil napagbayaran na nya sa kulungan nagawa nya at tuluyan siyang nagbago! karapatan ng pangulo na ibigay yun.