Manila, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – In Philippine cinema, there are only two recognized factions of fans: Noranians and Vilmanians. The former are fans of multi-awarded actress Nora Aunor and the latter are followers of rival actress and now governor of Batangas province Vilma Santos.
There is a raging controversy right now surrounding President NoyNoy Aquino’s exclusion of Miss Aunor from this year’s nomination for National Artists. Aquino said that the snub was due to Aunor’s “drug past” and that National Artists should be role models.
Well, the president’s sister, TV host Kris Aquino, a certified Vilmanian, just spoiled Santos’ chances of ever being named National Artist.
Kris posted a photo on her Instagram account – that of some pastries given her by Santos. With the gift came a handwritten note in which Santos misspelled ‘blessed’ (bless) and ‘truly’ (truely). The post immediately went viral and Noranians were one in saying that National Artists, at the very least, should know how to spell correctly. “They have to be role models,” they said.
A potential great honor that went pooooof, thanks to Kris Aquino!