By: Elena Grace Flores
President Rodrigo Duterte feels that Robin Padilla deserves the absolute pardon he bestowed upon him because he has suffered so much already. Besides his good record and substantial contribution in the Bilibid prison, he has not hurt anyone. He’s case is just illegal possession of firearms. Padilla has served full 3 years of imprisonment displaying good character.
Youtube video by; CNN Philippines
[VIDEO]: ‘The Source’ speaks to Robin Padilla on the absolute pardon awarded by President Rodrigo Duterte.
Marcos is a Hero for Padilla
I am an admirer of Marcos. Marcos said to Americans that aid to the Philippines should meet our needs, and we don’t just need military aid. If Marcos did that, he is a hero to me. Padilla added that he considered Marcos one of those who fought the Americans.
Cannot Travel to the USA
Robin Padilla’s U.S. visa has been pending renewal since 2003. Also, the visas of her other children were canceled – despite having nothing to do with his case. He still cannot visit his new daughter with wife, Mariel who just gave birth there.
Padilla Backs Duterte’s Policies
The President’s Humility and Clemency
Robin Padilla attested to the humility shown by the president when dealing with the campaign on illegal drugs. He does not believe that the police authorities are behind the extra-judicial killings. He also clarified that the death penalty is binding to out constitution and with Duterte’s clemency, it can work.