TV Host Kris Aquino reacted to President Rodrigo Duterte after the latter said that her mother, former President Cory Aquino only became popular because of the late Senator Ninoy Aquino.
Aquino responded to President Duterte’s statement by posting a one-minute slideshow to highlight the achievements of her mother Cory Aquino who recognized not only in the Philippines but also in other nations.
Instead of being upset by Duterte’s comment, Aquino decided just to make it positive by thanking the President for naming the people allegedly behind her father’s demise.
She also told her fans to calm, saying that her mother doesn’t affect by the statements of the President about popularity.
“Maraming salamat po, Pangulong Duterte dahil napangalanan niyo ang mga kamay na may dugo sa pagp*tay kay Ninoy Aquino,” Kris said in her video.
“To everyone reacting to defend MOM and her LEGACY, THANK YOU, but my heart knows, she’s not affected by, nor offended about “popularity” – CHILL na po, she’s very HAPPY in HEAVEN with our DAD.” she added.
The demise of former Senator Ninoy Aquino was blamed to the Marcos administration. It’s also one of the reasons why the EDSA Revolution in 1986 started.
Kris Aquino expressed her support to the President many times on her social media posts.
On Friday, President Duterte criticized former President Aquino for her agrarian reform program.
“Aquino declared land reform for the entire Philippines but exempted Doña Luisita, her own land,” Duterte said.
“She said, ‘I would like to declare land reform in all of the Philippines.’ … She exempted her [land]… So you call her what? The one who freed, emancipated… It’s incongruity, they call it,” he added.
He also said that Aquino only became popular because of her husband.
“Cory Aquino may be popular. She is popular today. Why? For losing the husband in the hands of [late President Ferdinand] Marcos,” Duterte said.