MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Tradition dictates that the spouse of the head of the host-state tour the spouses of guest-leaders during Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) events, but with President Aquino being a bachelor, his sisters had to fill in.
Ambassador Marciano Paynor Jr., director general of the APEC National Organizing Council, earlier told reporters that the president’s sisters Ballsy Aquino-Cruz, Pinky Aquino-Abelleda, Viel Aquino-Dee and Kris Aquino will be giving the spouses of APEC leaders a historical tour of Intramuros during the Nov. 18-19 event.
Jardin said the tour, with the theme “A Walk Through Time,” would recreate a “living museum” scenario at every stop featuring actors, dancers and musicians.
However, at the last minute, Kris, an actress and talk show host, asked that she be excused from the spouses’ tour.
She asked her president brother to assign her instead to be the personal chaperone of two of the most good-looking heads of state attending the Manila summit: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.
Kris told The Adobo Chronicles that she is ‘very kilig’ (flirtatiously excited) just thinking about it. “Both gentlemen are so pogi (handsome), and it will be an honor and an extreme pleasure for me to be their tourist guide! I also want to do a one-on-one interview with them for my TV show.”
Kris’ three sisters are understandably not happy.