Isang emosyonal na bukas na liham ang ipinaskil ni Kris Aquino para sa ika-90 kaarawan ng amang si dating senador Ninoy Aquino.
Sa mahabang Instagram post nitong Lunes, sa gitna ng kaniyang medikasyon sa Amerika, hindi nakalimutan ng “Queen of All Media” ang espesyal na okasyon nitong Lunes.
“Dad, just a rhetorical question- bakit pati yung cardiovascular problems mo minana ko? My genetic testing cleared me for all types of cancer (thank you God) but 2 of my life threatening autoimmune issues have an effect on blood flow, heart, and lung function…Bimb at 15, already has high cholesterol issues (we were both saying kuya is really the favorite of his Lola Cory & Tito Noy because maganda ang blood panel nya.),” ani Kris kalakip ang kaniyang throwback photo.
Sunod na binalikan ng actress-host ang mga unang mga taon at alaala sa ama.
“I only experienced having you as my dad for 3 years & 3 months from May 8, 1980 to August of 1983- yet you gave me so much of you… because we had to get to know each other (I was 19 months old nung kinulong ang dad namin)…from watching the nightly evening news, to our Barnes & Noble bonding, watching movies (our last was Return of the Jedi), going to all my school events- among the 5 of us I was so blessed,” pagpapatuloy ng anak.
“In Boston, you weren’t a Vice Governor, Governor, Senator, or a political prisoner sentenced to death by firing squad- you were just my dad who called me “beautiful”…when my movies, TV shows & endorsements were all happening, mom was proud BUT in my heart I knew you were even prouder… because you were the 1st to believe my childhood dreams would come true,” dagdag na kuwento ni Kris.
“Dad, that’s what sets you apart- your charisma came from the fact everyone who was in your company felt special; innately Ninoy Aquino knew how to make it all about others & never about himself.
“Yes, you were a great writer & speaker BUT more than that naka-focus ka sa mga taong kaharap mo…unselfish talaga yung pagmamahal mo sa kapwa Pilipino,” dagdag na pagbibigay-pugay ni Kris sa bayaning ama.
Isang pasaring naman ang tila binitawan ng aktres sa mga nagtatangkang baguhin ang naratibo ng kaniyang ama.
“Subukan mang baguhin ang kwento ng kahapon, it’s from you I learned to NEVER show anger, NEVER reveal your weakness. The child of Ninoy & Cory, the last still carrying their last names, learned from both: Faith in God, Patience, protecting your Integrity, standing firm w/ your words, Trustworthiness & caring for all Filipinos regardless of chosen “color”, and sharing w/ those in need- those are values I hold on to & do my best to instill in my sons. God sees all & that’s what matters,” pagtatapos ni Kris habang ginamit ang “#hero.”
Umani na ng nasa mahigit 47,000 likes ang naturang IG post sa pag-uulat.
Si Kris ang bunso sa limang anak nina Ninoy at dating Pangulong Cory Aquino.