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NABASA namin ang latest na post ni Kris Aquino sa Instagram (IG) na mensahe at imbitasyon niya kay former Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte. Bago ang mahabang mensahe, may picture quotation muna si Kris na, “My Intention Will Always Be Pure Don’t Have Time To Be An Untrustworthy Person And I Care About My Karma.”
“This is a message to @pd375 on IG, @vicemayorpulongduterteofficial on FB… you mentioned me in your post by name & I feel it is only proper to reply. Sorry Paolo (you called me Krissy so I’m taking the liberty of calling you Paolo — I don’t know how to play PS4. ☺ But in this instance I’m not my mother’s daughter, but instead my father’s — who believed that everything could be worked out through face to face dialogue…
So here goes: May I invite you to have coffee (I endorse Nespresso) or we can have a San Mig (I’ve endorsed them too & I’m cool with the lemon flavored) if that is your preference… you have my word hindi ako “magda-drama” ‘pag nagkaharap na tayo… To the best of my knowledge we have never actually met or been personally introduced. It is actually only Kitty your Dad, our president, had introduced me to, way back 8 years ago when I was just campaigning for my brother…
I have no agenda other than the desire for you to personally get to know me & vice versa… Too much bad blood has already been manufactured between our families… We have the chance to hear each other out. Para sa mga nagtataka kung bakit ko ‘to ginagawa — because I’d rather have tried & reached out & possibly be rejected than regret not making a move when I saw an opportunity to open communication lines. Kung tanggihan mo ako, Paolo — I shall respect that. Nasa pamilya n’yo ang kapangyarihan at ang buong lakas ng gobyerno at kapulisan ng Pilipinas — kaya sino naman nga ba ako?
Hihiram ako ng linya kay Julia Roberts from Notting Hill (but of course rewriting it to suit our particular situation): I’m just a girl, unfortunately not standing in front of a boy, but doing it via social media — asking him to give getting to know her personally a chance… I shall await your decision & pray that my effort won’t be snubbed.”
May kasama ang post na tatlong Time magazine na cover si President Cory Aquino at si Pres. Rody Duterte. May kasama ring pictures ni Paolo at pictures ni Kris.
Ito ang naging kasagutan ni Kris sa post sa ni Paolo sa Facebook na, “Oo nga no… sorry Krissy huwag magdrama… laro na lang PS4… #eatshitanddie.” Caption/comment ito sa post niyang, “THE COMEMORATION OF EDSA IS A REMINDER OF A BROKEN PROMISE 30 YEARS SINCE” at sa smaller font, may nakasulat na, “Aquinos And The Corruption That Prevailed.”
Positibo ang feedback sa parte ni Kris sa pag-iimbita niyang magkape o mag-beer sila ni Paolo. Ang ganda ng comment ni simplylordy0227 na, “Taking the higher road. You are truly admirable and women like me drew inspiration from empowered women like you. God bless you Ms. Kris” at ang comment ni m_sheila na, “You are truly your father and mother’s daughter.”
Bago ang imbitasyon kay Paolo, may post muna si Kris na ipinangtatanggol ang mom niya at ang kanilang pamilya.
“So much of our history is trying to be rewritten & erased by those paying their trolls & fake news purveyors to whitewash their culpability for the killings & suffering they inflicted on our country during the years before our democracy from the dictatorship in 1986. I know our family is not perfect — but the woman standing beside me in this picture who is peacefully in heaven deserves her daughter to stand up for her legacy.
I chose this picture taken during Time Magazine’s 80th anniversary celebration in 2006, commemorating when they first started awarding Persons of the Year because it is something that brings back so many happy & hopeful memories. I was in the early part of my 2nd trimester carrying Bimb in my tummy, Mom was more than a year from her cancer diagnosis…
Cory Aquino is the only Filipino to hold the distinct honor of having been chosen as Woman of the Year in 1986. To quote Time, “Whatever else happens in her rule, Aquino has already given her country a bright, and inviolate, memory. More important, she has also resuscitated its sense of identity and pride.” Until 1999 this award was either called Man or Woman of the Year. Paraphrasing portions of bustle.com — It is noteworthy that apart from my Mom, in the 91 Man, Woman, or Persons of the Year issues -Time has only awarded the title to an INDIVIDUAL woman 3 other times, Wallis Simpson in 1936, Queen Elizabet II in 1952, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in 2015…
“YES — we live in a democracy, a large part of that is thanks to her. Kaya malaya kayong sabihin ang lahat ng paninirang gusto n’yong itapon sa aming pagkatao. Pero hindi ako naging dugo at laman ng babaeng ito kung hindi ko siya ipagtatanggol at ipamumukha sa mga walang respeto sa sumakabilang-buhay na, ‘yung putik na pilit n’yong ginagamit para yurakan ang pagkatao niya ay kailanman hindi didikit dahil kasinungalingan ang pinanggalingan. As my Mom taught me so well — a lie no matter how beautifully produced will remain just that — an embarrassing lie. But the TRUTH will stand strong through the test of history. #mymothersdaughter.”
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