MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Former presidential sister and television personality Kris Aquino is back — not with the network that nourished her career (ABS-CBN), but with a competitor network (GMA).
It will be recalled that Kris did not renew her contract with ABS-CBN because of an alleged plot by the terror group Abu Sayyaf to kidnap her and boxing icon Manny Pacquiao.
“I didn’t renew with ABS CBN because of this threat. That was a painful decision, but I needed to make that judgment call so as not to expose others to harm. It was that serious that I walked away from a new two-year contract for a job I’ve loved for 20 years,” Kris then said.
But now that she’s back, does it mean the threat no longer exists?
The Adobo Chronicles asked her that question. Her response:
“I don’t think that threat is totally gone, but I feel much safer now under President Rodrigo Roa Duterte than I did under the administration of my brother PNoy. He was all talk, unlike Digong who is a man of action.”
Asked why she decided to return to GMA instead of ABS-CBN, Kris told us that she didn’t want to be part of a company that was perceived as ‘biased.’ “There is a reason people call it ABiaS-CBN, ” she said.
“Not that GMA is free from bias, buy I chose the lesser evil.”
Well that, Kris, is debatable!