STUDY ROOM, Malacañan Palace (DWDD) – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte granted an absolute pardon to Robinhood, more popularly known as Robin Padilla, in their meeting at Malacañan Palace.
Padilla was convicted of illegal possession of firearms in the 1990s under Presidential Decree No. 1866. He was detained at the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa for three years until he was given a conditional pardon by former President Fidel V. Ramos.
After reading the document granting him the executive clemency, Robin Padilla thanked the President.
“Hindi ka naman masamang tao… Wala ka namang nasaktan,” President Duterte said in response.
Robin Padilla is known for voluntarily campaigning the President during his candidacy. Last April, he uploaded in his Facebook account a campaign video with the President in which he defined a government enshrined with discipline. Dubbed “Disiplina Duterte,” the video garnered more than a million views.
Padilla also strongly supports the federal government that the President wants to implement. RTVM / MCAG