Robin Padilla was denied entry into the United States, after the Philippine embassy refused to issue him a visa despite President Rodrigo Duterte granting him absolute pardon last month.
Absolute pardon entails a citizen be restored their political and civil rights which include the right to vote and to travel abroad.
On an Instagram post, Robin Padilla expressed his disappointment with the US embassy, saying that his “honest opinion is they don't want to issue him a visa.”
In the post he made, one can see him video-calling his wife Mariel and their baby Isabella.
Robin told his fans about his frustrations regarding being unable to fly to the US to see his family, saying that they have “begged, argued and pleaded” just to get the visa, to no avail.
A legal representative working for Mariel was tasked to help them, but was unfortunately unable.
The ‘Bad Boy’ of Philippine cinema followed up his post early this afternoon with another one, reminding people to stay positive.
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“Positive lang po tayo mga kapatid.. Let us enjoy the holidays,” Padilla told his fans.
On November, Mariel flew to the United States to receive extensive care for her pregnancy, given her history of miscarriages that have happened twice over the past year.
🇵🇭My honest opinion is they don't want to issue him a visa. We have begged, pleaded, argued and should be issued the visa. For whatever reason, the state department is blocking the issuance of his visa. Believe me, I am (almost) as aggravated and frustrated as you. We even tried humanitarian parole, and, for whatever reason, other branches for the gov't follow along - Legal Representative of Mariel in United States of America ... You did your best for me already @marieltpadilla "Nothing shall ever happen to us except what Allah has ordained for us. He is our Mawla (protector).” And in Allah let the believers put their trust.) Quran (Surah Tawba, Verse 51) sobra sobra na ang nagawa mo pati kay kumareng @analynmabao its time for you to enjoy your christmas with your family in the USofA 🇺🇸
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