MANILA — Following the fuss created by President Aquino’s absence during the arrival rites for the slain members of the Philippine National Police – Special Action Force (SAF), Kris Aquino, the president’s sister went to visit the wake and sympathize with the policemen’s families.
The TV-host actress said she knows what the families feel so she went to visit the wake of the fallen policemen at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City before dawn today.
Aquino added that she also asked permission from his brother before going to the wake.
“Ipinaaalam ko talaga sa kuya ko kung pwede ako pumunta dito dahil alam ko rin kung anong pinagdadaanan nila dahil nangyari din naman sa akin ‘yan,” Kris said. “Nawalan din ako ng mahal sa buhay sa isang marahas na paraan at pinaabot ko lang talaga ‘yung pagsisimpatya at ‘yung pagdarasal.”
(I asked permission from my brother if I could come here because I know what they are going through. I have experienced the same. I lost a loved one in a violent manner and I want to extend to them my sympathy and prayers.)
Kris was the only kin of Aquino to visit the wake ahead of the President’s appearance during the necrological services.
It could be remembered that Aquino’s father, the late Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. was also gunned down upon his return from exile at the Manila International Airport.
Meanwhile, Tingting Cojuangco, the president’s aunt also visited the wake.
“I think what hurts me most is that I am very close to the MILF (Moro Islamic Liberation Front), you know? And I feel that my friendship with them was betrayed because I couldn’t understand why they were harboring this international terrorist,” Cojuangco said.
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