Robin Padilla claims dragon tattoo is reason he couldn't leave the country


MANILA, Philippines – Robin Padilla said he could not think of any reason why he was barred from leaving the Philippines by the Bureau of Immigration, except for his dragon tattoo. 
Tattoos, specifically dragon tattoos, have been in the spotlight recently due to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV's claims that presidential son Paolo Duterte is a member of the triad, a notorious Asian organized crime ring.
This, Trillanes said, could be proven by a dragon tattoo which, he claimed, Paolo has on his back. The tattoo is supposedly a known symbol of the triad. 
Paolo said that he does have a tattoo but refused to confirm what kind. (READ:  'Ano kami, uto-uto?' Paolo Duterte's lawyer hits Trillanes )
Robin, who was convicted of illegal possession of firearms in 1994 and fully pardoned by President Rodrigo Duterte late last year, took to Instagram to express his dismay over the situation.
" Sa hindi maipaliwang na pangyayari ay hindi ako makakaalis ng bansa dahil ako ay may hold order sa Bureau of Immigration. Napakagulo ng naganap na ito sapagkat noong ako'y conditional pardon lamang kailanman ay hindi ako nagkaroon ng suliranin sa pag-alis ng Inangbayan pero ngayon na absolute pardon na ako ay ngayon pa ako nabiyayaan ng hold order ng  BI."
(For some unexplained reason, I will not be able to leave the country because of a hold depature order from the Bureau of Immigration. This is very confusing because when I was still under conditional pardon, I never had a problem leaving the country but now that I've been granted absolute pardon, the BI chose to give me a hold order.) 
" Baka pati ako ay TRIAD na rin. Naku po naman baka ipatawag pa ako ng Senado, aba'y hindi ko kayo tatanggihan game ako dyan. Nakapanghihina naman po ang binabayaran kong malaking tax kung palagi akong kasama sa usual suspect,"  he said.
(I might also be accused of being part of the triad. My goodness, if the the Senate calls me, I won't decline, I'm game to attend. The huge taxes I pay will make me feel weak if I'm always included as one of the usual suspects.)
{source} <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-version="7" style=" background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% - 2px); width:calc(100% - 2px);"><div style="padding:8px;"> <div style=" background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:50% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;"> <div style=" background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAABGdBTUEAALGPC/xhBQAAAAFzUkdCAK7OHOkAAAAMUExURczMzPf399fX1+bm5mzY9AMAAADiSURBVDjLvZXbEsMgCES5/P8/t9FuRVCRmU73JWlzosgSIIZURCjo/ad+EQJJB4Hv8BFt+IDpQoCx1wjOSBFhh2XssxEIYn3ulI/6MNReE07UIWJEv8UEOWDS88LY97kqyTliJKKtuYBbruAyVh5wOHiXmpi5we58Ek028czwyuQdLKPG1Bkb4NnM+VeAnfHqn1k4+GPT6uGQcvu2h2OVuIf/gWUFyy8OWEpdyZSa3aVCqpVoVvzZZ2VTnn2wU8qzVjDDetO90GSy9mVLqtgYSy231MxrY6I2gGqjrTY0L8fxCxfCBbhWrsYYAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;"></div></div> <p style=" margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;"> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BY1_I0Bn9A0/" style=" color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;" target="_blank">Isa na namang dagok ang bumalot sa isang makasaysayang ganap na makapagbibigay sana ng mas kamulatan sa aking pag aaral ng kasaysayan ng Inangbayan bago dumating ang mga mananakop na mga puti mula sa europa. Akoy pinalad na maimbita ng mahal na prinsesa ng sultanate of sulu para tumungo sa china at masaksihan ang magaganap na pagdiriwang ng napakatandang relasyon ng malakas na bansang Tsino/China at ng Sultanate of Sulu... sa hindi maipaliwang na pangyayari ay hindi ako makakaalis ng bansa dahil ako ay may hold order sa bureau of immigration. Napakagulo ng naganap na ito spagkat noong akoy conditional pardon lamang kailanman ay hindi ako nagkaroon ng suliranin sa pag alis ng Inangbayan pero ngaun na Absolute pardon na ako ay ngayon pa ako nabiyayaan ng hold order ng BI. Wala naman ako bagong Kaso sa kahit saan na korte, wala akong makitang dahilan maliban sa TATTOO ko na dragon...baka pati ako ay TRIAD na rin.. naku po naman baka ipatawag pa ako ng senado abay hindi ko kayo tatanggihan game ako dyan ....nakapanghihina naman po ang binabayaran kong malaking tax kung palagi akong kasama sa usual suspect. Binigyan na po ako ng isang pagkakataon ng Pangulo Rodrigo Duterte sana po ay pati ang mga nasa ilalim na sangay ng gobyerno ay bigyan din ako ng pagkakataon. Matanda na rin po ako ang mga ganitong legal stress ay damage na po ang binibigay hindi na po thrill... sumaatin nawa ang kapayapaan Ameen..</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A post shared by robin padilla (@robinhoodpadilla) on <time style=" font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;" datetime="2017-09-10T02:21:09+00:00">Sep 9, 2017 at 7:21pm PDT</time></p></div></blockquote> <script async defer src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script>{/source}
The Bureau of Immigration has denied having issued a hold departure order for Robin.
According to an  Inquirer  report , BI spokesperson and lawyer Maria Antonette Mangrobang said that all orders against Robin were lifted after he was granted  executive clemency in November 2016 . 
" Negative po talaga sa records ng BI Port Operations Division that Robinhood Padilla went through immigration procedure in the last 7 days, nor do we have any record that he was not allowed to depart recently," she said. (The BI Port Operations Division did not see any record of Robinhood Padilla going through immigration procedure in the last 7 days, nor we have any record that he was not allowed to depart recently.)
Robin said he was invited by the Princess of Sulu to an event to celebrate the friendship ties of the Philippines and China. But when he got to the airport, he was surprised to find out he was not allowed to leave.  – Rappler.com

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