THERE is no record in any of the country’s airports that actor Robin Padilla went through any procedure before the Bureau of Immigration (BI) nor barred from leaving the country.
This was vehemently denied by BI spokesperson Atty. Ma. Antonette Mangrobang, who said that the bureau is in fact trying to reach out to Padilla to get the details of his complaint and know more about the alleged incident.
She said though that upon checking with Marc Red Marinas, chief of the BI Port Operations Division (POD), there was no record of Padilla going through immigration procedure or not being allowed to leave due to a hold-departure order (HDO) in any of the airports, including the NAIA terminals, at least for the past seven days.
Marinas said the one that has a ‘record of compliance’ was not actor Robinhood Carino Padilla but one Robin Simbulan Padilla, who was previously offloaded for having to comply with certain requirements so he could leave.
According to Mangrobang, a report from Marinas also said that the BI does not have any record of any active HDO issued against Robinhood Padilla.
“We do wish to reach out to him for details and would like to know more about the incident,” she said.
The BI issued the statement after learning that Padilla had posted in his Instagram account that he was not able to leave for Shandong province in China to attend the celebration of the Sulu-China relations which is slated to be held from September 12 to 15 because of an HDO against him.
Padilla said he has no case in any court and had been given absolute pardon by President Duterte, adding he only encountered such problem when his pardon was conditional.
Mangrobang said the HDO of Padilla had been lifted on August 3, 1993 and July 25, 1995.