Robin Padilla shows support for Sulu sultan

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Actor Robin Padilla kisses the hand of Sultan Jamalul Kiram III at the Kiram residence in Maharlika Village, Taguig on Saturday. ALANAH TORRALBA/INQUIRER

MANILA, Philippines—Action movie star Robin Padilla showed his support for embattled Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III by paying him a surprise visit at his home in Maharlika Village, Taguig City, Saturday afternoon. He gave the ailing Kiram a check for P500,000 for his medical needs.

Padilla told reporters he owed his conversion to Islam to the sultan, who introduced the Islamic faith to the actor while he was doing time in prison  for illegal possession of guns.

Padilla immediately drew a crowd when he and a handful of companions arrived shortly after 2 p.m. by helicopter at  the Blue Mosque, which is adjacent to the Sultan’s home.

He had an audience with Kiram for about 30 minutes discussing the plight in Sabah of the sultan’s brother and heir and 235 followers, 10 of whom were killed by Malaysian security forces Friday morning.

“Nakakalungkot kasi Muslim ang pumatay sa kapwa Muslim. Narito ako para maliwanagan (It is sad because Muslims killed fellow Muslims. I’m here to be enlightened),” the actor told reporters before he was ushered into the Kiram’s room.

“Marami akong tanong na kailangan ng sagot. Bakit pinayagan nating mapatay ang ating kapwa Pilipino (I have many questions that need answers. Why did we allow our fellow Filipinos to be killed)?” he added.

The actor sidestepped a questioned about the government’s  call on Kiram’s followers to come home, saying the government should sit down with the Kirams as the sultanate of Sulu used to have relations with foreign governments at the height of its power long ago.

On whether he wants the sultanate’s crown prince, who leads the expedition now in Sabah, to come home, Padilla said given the circumstances, he would not say anything to dishearten the Royal Security Force.

“Nandito ako para mag-apela. Kapwa Pilipino na natin ang pinapatay doon. Ako nasasaktan ho bilang isang Muslim at isang Pilipino (I am here to make an appeal. Our fellow Filipinos are getting killed there. I am hurting  as a Muslim and as a Filipino),” he said.

The sultan’s daughter,  Jacel Kiram, told reporters later that Padilla expressed his support for the Sultan’s cause.

The actor also handed over a check for P500,000 to Kiram, saying the money was for his medical needs (the Sultan requires regular dialysis) and not for buying weapons. Kiram needs to undergo two kidney dialysis sessions every week.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/estee.muri Estee Muri

    ROBIN PADILLA,  I salute  you for  showing your  moral support  to the  SULTANATE OF SULU.
    Hidi kagaya sa  MORAL SUPOT  na Aquino.

    • kumilos_tayo

      Wag ka ng humirit Robin maninira ka pa ng gobyerno eh.. Kasalanan ng Kiram yan pinag sabihan na matigas ang ulo.. Marami ka pang tanong dyan mali sila kahit san mo tingnan mali sila… Estee Muri oo masakit ang nang yari sa sabah pero mali ang ginawa nila… Tumulong ka na lang…

    • mavtan

       Mga utak ipis lang ang sumusuporta sa mga Kiram, tulad mo at ni Robin. Mas maganda pumunta na rin kayo ni Robin sa Sabah. Para magsama-sama ang mga utak-ipis dun at pisakin ng Malaysia.

  • limcat

    everytime this guy opens his mouth he just shows how stupid and simple minded he is …tama robin ‘bobo’ padilla umeksena ka ulit dyan, parang dati ng umeksena ka sa abu sayaf hostage crisis, ano nangyari? naging bff mo pa si abu sabaya diba?  … you even called them your muslim brothers a@@h#le …  yan ang problema sa mga muslim walang mali mali sa kanila basta kapatid na muslim susuportahan nila . Oh ano kayo ngayon, eh di kapwa muslim nyo rin ang papatay sa inyo!!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/EE5LMUQHMXD2Q3PBSSDKBMG7VI Rexy

      baket hindi papuntahin si Mr. robin padilla sa lahad datu at siya ang makipag usap doon. ang problema lang, pakingan kaya siya?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q3K4D7DHINOHU7E2JBPXY3JLZQ Josh

    kung gusto natin iclaim, iclaim natin sa maayos na paraan, di yung pupunta ka dun at me dalang armas. di naman mga duwag yung mga malaysians para matakot sa atin at lisanin ang sabah. kung gusto nilang maglaunch sa sabah siguraduhin nila na sapat ang kanilang pwersa, di yung 200 lang kayo. tapos sisisihin nyo ang gobyerno dahil di kayo sinusupotahan. bakit? sino ba nagutos sa inyo na pumunta ng sabah? tapos ilalagay nyo sa alanganin ang gobyerno, gusto nyo na igyera din ng gobyerno ang malaysia alang-alang sa inyo na sumubok sumakop ng sabah. kayo-kayo lang din mga muslim ang nagpapatayan. ilagay sa tama na paraan ang lahat.

  • kumilos_tayo

    Wag ka ng humirit Robin maninira ka pa ng gobyerno eh.. Kasalanan ng Kiram yan pinag sabihan na matigas ang ulo.. Marami ka pang tanong dyan mali sila kahit san mo tingnan mali sila…

    • $42337655

       ano ba ang papel na gustong palabasin nitong si Robin ? Kumikita pa ba ito sa takilya o may demand pa ba ito sa box office ? Panggulo lang yata ito, kaya nga actor ang titulo eh, magaling umarte; in other words magaling magkunwari. Pwedeng maging pulitiko dahil magaling umarte.
      Pati ang pagmano ay timing na timing sa camera.
      Kung gustong tumulong, gumawa ng paraan para sa mapayapang negosasyon at hindi patayan na walang pupuntahan. Ang maliliit na naman ang mga kawawa at mamamatay habang ginagamit ng mga pinuno nila.
      Wag mong gamitin self-promotion at publicity stunt itong gulo na maaaring lumala.

      • kumilos_tayo

         Tama… kung gusto nyang tumulong pagsabihan nya yung mga kiram na hindi nadadaan sa patayan…

      • http://alasfilipinas.blogspot.com/ Pepe Alas

        Dati Abu Sayyaf. Ñgayon si Sultan namán.

  • disqusted0fu

    Even Pnoy’s co-showbiz personality Robin Padilla shows his support to the sultanates and his dismay to the government. Pnoy has to do something! He doesn’t seem to listen to his so called bosses. He doesn’t listen to cries of Muslims in the same manner that he doesn’t listen to cries of Catholics. Is Pnoy atheist? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/pulang.dragon Ronald Tan

    Dear Sultan Jamalul Kiram III 

    You and Your Company have earned the Respect of the Filipino People. Though hindi kami agree sa Occupation ninyo sa Sabah na may dalang Armas, Hanga kami sa Inyong Katanpangan. Naniniwala ako na ang mga Pulitko at mga Ordinaryong Tao na kahit hindi sang ayon sa inyo ay Palihim na nahanga sa inyo.

    Kayo lang ang Tanging Sultan Claimant na mayroong Bayag. You earned the respect of the Filipino People dahil sa inyong katapangan. Siguradong magkukumahog ang ibang Sultanate Claimants dahil Nawala ang Legitimacy nila at sa inyo napunta lahat. Mas Mukha kayong Sultan kaysa sa Kanila. Sana ipagpatuloy nyo ang laban. Sana Hindi Perang pansarili ang habol ninyo Kundi Recognition at Honor ng Inyong angkan at karapatan ng lahat ng Tausug na naninirahan ngayon sa Sabah. At sana kung magwagi kayo, yung pera ay para sa mga Tausug narin

  • Tun Mohd Firdaus

    do i care…. nobody for me…
     

  • DIGOYBULOY

    Sana si Robin nalang tumakbong senator!  Instead of yang mga trapo na sina Chiz.. calling the attention of UNA.. sana kunin niyo sa Robin Padilla!  mananalo yan sigurado

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