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Old inmates next in line after Robin

After granting executive clemency to actor Robin Padilla, President Duterte said he also plans to give presidential pardon to elderly inmates at the New Bilibid Prisons in Muntinlupa City this Christmas.

“I am contemplating. They are planning it,” Duterte said. “Lahat ng matatanda at ’yung mga may sakit, ’yung may rayuma na hindi na makatakbo, 80-years-old above, kung gusto pa nila may ma-uwian sila I will grant pardon also so that they could return home,” Duterte said.

“Yung nakatira diyan 40 years or more they deserve to be out to decongest the Muntinlupa,” he added.

Duterte on Tuesday granted absolute pardon to Padilla. The actor was handed his executive clemency papers during his meeting with the President at the Study Room in Malacañang.

The absolute pardon gives the actor back his full civil and political rights, which means he may now exercise his right to vote and run for any public office.

“I just granted a pardon in favor of Robin Padilla kasi yung original pardon niya hindi sinali ‘yung 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… Basta ’yung pardon ko full restoration of all his civil and political rights,” Duterte said.

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 NBP, President Fidel V. Ramos gave him conditional pardon. His conditional pardon expired in 2003.

When asked why he granted absolute pardon to Padilla, Duterte said: “Alam mo ’yung crime na ‘yan walang nasaktan. I mean if it is a gun, just like a knife, or a fork, if it is sharp it is potentially dangerous, ilagay mo lang sa lamesa yan, hindi mo galawin hindi naman nakaka ano yan.”

Padilla thanked Duterte, who, in turn, expressed his appreciation on the gesture of respect shown by the actor.
(ELENA L. ABEN)

comments
  • johnfken

    masabe lang na hindi ka bias dutae! kailangan muna pala si binoy ang maunang mag ka parol bago ung ordinaryong tao na halos mamatay na sa bilibid!tsk! pakitang gilas para lang masabeng mabait kang pangulo dutae!

    • carev

      hindi lang naman si binoy ang bibigyan ng pardon. kundi pati ung mga ibang bilanggo lalo na ung mga matatanda. yun nmn ang dapat. kasi alm ni PRRD na mas maganda kung pakawalan na ang mga yan para makasama ng kanilang pamilya

  • justlo

    sana mapabilis din ang pagbibigay ng executive clemency sa mga matatandang bilanggo. salamat sayo pang.duterte

  • jco

    alam ni pres.duterte kung gaano kahalaga ang kalayaan ng mga matatandang bilanggo! patuloy po kameng sususporta sau pres.duterte!

  • atan

    ngayon pa lng excited na ung mga inmates na yan. dapat tayong magpasalamat kay pres.digong. siya lang ang nakagawa niyan

    • dan lapid

      yes! lalo ng parating na ang pasko makaka ranas ulit sila ng pasko sa labas ksama kanilng mahal sa buhay.

  • John Angel

    Yun oh! Mabibigyan na sila ng pagkakataon para makapagbagong buhay!

    • sean

      siguraduhin lang nya fair sa lahat ang ginagawa nya!

  • Mica Santos

    Sobrang Bait naman talaga ng ating pangulo oh! Lahat bibigyan nya ng pagkakataon na makapagbagong buhay ulit!

  • rose

    buti naman at ganyan mga nangyayari napapabayaan naman sila kasi,.

  • Alfred Reyes

    maraming matutuwang inmates dito kasi mabibigyan sila ng chance para makapagbagong buhay!

    • miles magdaong

      totoo yan lalo na yong matagal na sila sa kulungan.

  • bornok

    dapat di yan binibigyan si binoe ng pardon lalaki ulo nyan

    • mean millena

      hindi mangyayari yon mabait na tao si binoe.baka ikaw ang lalaki ang ulo mo

  • Tommy De lo santos

    mas marami pang deserving kesa dyan kay binoe! porket artista binigyan mo nanaman ng special treatment dutiti!

    • Will Bong

      pinakita na rin naman ni binoe na deserve nya ang binigay parole ni tatay digong!

    • daniel

      ikaw ba deseerving ka ba? haha

    • robert

      inggetero kalalaking tao ano ba naman yan!

  • mariel

    buti nalang naisipan ni digong yan!

    • ferd

      yes!ayos lang yan karapat dapat nman sya bigyan sila ng parole.

  • paula

    kahit sino naman dyan matutuwa sa ginawa ni digong

  • Dennis

    ibng klse tlaga ang kakayahan ni Duterte pati mga bilanggo hindi niya pinababayaan!

    • Samantha (Sam)

      nagpapakitang tao lang yan na Dutae na yan!

      • Kylie

        nkakadisappoint ang taong tulad mo na walang respeto sa presidente!

      • clarisse ;)

        ang hina ng kukorte mo!

  • Mikaela Say

    ganyan ang tunay na leader alam kung pano bgyan ng halaga ang mga bilanggo.

    • Kylie

      tama maniwala lang tyo sa nais ng pangulo