MANILA – Queen of all media Kris Aquino on Sunday defended her brother President Benigno Aquino III on social media against criticisms and negative comments about the President not meeting the returning bodies of the elite cops who died last week in Maguindanao.
Even though the President was present and spent time with the families of slain Special Action Force troops during the necrological services held last January 30, many criticized his absence when the bodies of the police arrived at Villamor Air Base. The hashtag #nasaanangpangulo (Where is the President?) trended on various social media platforms including Twitter and Facebook.
Using her Instagram account, Kris answered the comments against her family and her brother.
“…by continuing to read #justsaying posts condemning my brother, I will also end up having my #justsaying piece,” said Kris.
“You know me, I trained myself to ignore (attacks against my family), but when my brother’s life is threatened a line is crossed that I will stand up to defend,” she said in answer to @lovelyalvarezmojica
Aside from this, the actress host also said that she takes death threats seriously after her father, the late Senator Ninoy Aquno, was assassinated way back in 1983.
“You seem to forget, my dad was assassinated, so I will never take a death threat. Even just an “expression.” I was 16-years-old when we were attacked during one of the coup attacks during my mom’s time. Noy was the one who kept me safe,” she said to @estrada_kaye.
Kris was firm in saying that she will continue to support her brother as long as there will be people convicting him.
Prior to this, last January 31, Kris posted a photo of her with singer Michael Buble with a caption saying how she prepared herself for all types of reactions once she visited the families of the soldiers.
“On a day when I just had to stay strong & accept with steadfast courage all the anger, on a day when I felt how hard it was to practice quiet dignity, on a day I taught myself that it’s not about me, that my pain is minuscule in comparison to the widows, mothers, fathers & brothers I spent quiet, private time with last night, when not one of them spoke to me harshly or blamed me in the way I had to endure from those who have the ability to post but not the will to do actual good, when in actuality from those most hurting I received sincere appreciation even when I was so prepared for hatred, I went to work & did my job w/ self respect and grace. To all of you who made me feel the love and respect, I shall hold in my heart those posts. To my guardian angel, thank you. #humbled #strong #faithful,” she wrote.