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[VIDEO]: Do not judge and give Senator Robin Padilla a chance.
The Only Non Lawyer to Lead the Committee
Senator-elect Robin Padilla would like to head the Senate committee on constitutional amendments. He will be the only non lawyer chairman for this major committee since 1986 if ever. However, since his passion is constitutional change to Federalism, he is more than qualified to do the job.
Need to Study
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said that the chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Constitutional Amendments in the 19th Congress is a very complicated. But he is confident that Padilla will study this and is willing to ask for help when needed. Senator Koko Pimentel also added that the leader for this committee doesn’t have to be a lawyer.
Do Not Judge Robin Padilla
Another Senator, Chiz Escudero explained that no senator should be discriminated upon. He should be judged mainly by his performance after serving in the capacity he’s elected into. Padilla is very qualified just like any of them.
Manila Bulletin Online
[VIDEO]: Senator-elect Robin Padilla receives his certificate of proclamation
Senator Robin Padilla is the Topnotcher
The number one senator in the recent proclamation of the 12 new law makers is no less than Senator Robin Padilla. His works as a civilian were highlighted particularly for the benefit of the marginalized Muslim brothers. Not to mention his preschool foundation for underprivileged children in Quezon City.
Challenges in Life
Despite Senator Robin Padilla’s popularity. His life is also full of challenges. His landing in the top spot is a proof that one is not defined by his past. He was in jail for illegal possession of fire arms during the dark times of his life. He calls for Federalism reforms.
Robinhood Ferdinand “Robin” Cariño Padilla surprisingly is another Ferdinand. The presumptive president for one, Bongbong Marcos is Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. If there’s one quality that comes with the name, it’s either one can love or hate them. His less than 2 minutes speech ends with: It’s late in the evening and I feel wonderful tonight! Mesmerizing indeed! No wonder he got more than 26 million votes.
[VIDEO]: Kylie Padilla is Proud of her Father, Robin Padilla
Number One Senator
Kylie Padilla, the daughter of the number one senator, Robin Padilla is very proud of him. She said that she’s not surprised for him to get the number one seat in the senate. Her father is naturally helpful. So, many people would definitely vote for him, she added.
Scared but Happy for her Father
Kylie is scared that finally her father is officially in politics because of its chaotic nature. However, as she thinks of his intention to help as much people as he can, being a senator is a good platform for him to do that. So, she’s happy that his wish came true.
Having a Father-Senator
Having a father-senator has not sank-in yet in Kylie’s mind. She thought that there’s no way for it to happen. Because his father always refuse to enter politics in the past. Perhaps when she can already talk to him about it then that’s the time to believe it. For now, she’s just proud and happy for him.
Actor, Robin Padilla cannot understand why ordinary people have to comply to authorities at once upon the invitation for questioning for a certain case. While lawmakers like Senator Antonio Trillanes IV are also lawbreakers. The so-called showbiz bad boy was outside of the Senate building, where the lawmaker has been staying in protest of President Rodrigo Du30’s order voiding his amnesty and directing his arrest. As Senator Trillanes’ classmate, Padilla is willing to lend his balls to Trillanes if he does not have it necessary to face the court-martial against him as a military man.
[VIDEO]: ROBIN PADILLA TUTULONG SA PAG ARESTO KAY TRILLANES NAG-AABANG SA LABAS NG SENADO.
Padilla’s Call to Senator Trillanes
Padilla is calling to Senator Trillanes to face the military court. He has been camping at the Senate grounds since the 4th of September. Despite his work, Padilla keeps doing this just to see Trillanes be brave and face the case against him.
Void Ab Initio (Void in the First Place)
With Du30 declaring Trillanes’ amnesty void ab initio, he orders him to be apprehended. This is for the uprisings he led in 2003 and in 2007 against the government. Trillanes remains defiant, however. He asserts that with his amnesty the criminal cases he faced was already dismissed. Furthermore, as he is already a civilian he could no longer be placed under court-martial. Arsenio Andolong, however, explains that with Du30 voiding his amnesty, he has been reverted as a Navy lieutenant. This is because he still hasn’t produced the copy of the original amnesty application.
Andolong is saying that it seems that only Trillanes has the copy of the original amnesty application. There were forms that were signed but they cannot locate the original application. They also don’t know if Trillanes physically submitted the application to Malacañang or the temporary committee. Although the troubled Senator showed his alleged amnesty application, he also failed to show any acknowledgment that it was received by the concerned agency.
Detention while in Trial
Defense officials are saying that Trillanes must be tried by court-martial while the search for the missing form continues. In the cases of Bong Revilla and Jinggoy Estrada, they were tried for plunder. This is despite either of them being from the military. While Revilla is still to be freed, Estrada is already free.
An Amnesty is a Conditional Pardon
Trillanes took an oath of allegiance to the Constitution on Jan 27, 2011. This is 94 other military men. The chief of the DND internal audit service, Patrick Rubin explains that the court-martial doesn’t lose jurisdiction over him despite being granted amnesty and separated from military service.
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
Federalism, the death penalty, Marcos burial and of course the endorsement of Bongbong Marcos are all good for Robin Padilla. The fact that he is an admirer of the late strongman, for sure he would continue supporting the son who displays his greatness.
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.