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KRIS AQUINO ADMITS TO A BROKEN HEART, BUT THE REASON IS NOT WHAT MOST PEOPLE THINK

imageQuezon City, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Philippine TV host and presidential sister Kris Aquino has publicly admitted she still has a broken heart. This, according to an Instagram message she sent to her fans as she took a day off from work yesterday.

Netizens immediately connected Kris’ broken heart to fellow movie actor and Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista. It will be recalled that a few months back, Kris was romantically linked with Bautista. Their relationship was cut short with the mayor saying he would want to prioritize his children first.

Bautista
Bautista

However, sources close to Aquino told The Adobo Chronicles that Bautista has nothing to do with Kris’ broken heart. The TV host is devastated because the movie The Amazing Spiderman 2 was a huge box office success in the Philippines.

During a Singapore interview many weeks ago with Spiderman lead actor Andrew Garfield, Aquino boasted that no film – local or foreign – will ever surpass the opening-day box office success of My Little Bossings, a slapstick Filipino movie that starred Aquino’s son, Bimby.  As it turned out, Spiderman broke all box office records in the Philippines, grossing over 100 Million pesos in just its first two days of screenings.

“I am so embarrassed and devasted. My heart is broken. I should have just kept my big mouth shut,” Aquino was heard saying as she packed her bag and left work to take a day off.

She also took a break from her Instagram account.

PRESIDENT AQUINO INCREASES FUNERAL BENEFITS FOR FILIPINOS

A typical Filipino wake, with lots of food, singing, drinking and gambling.
A typical Filipino wake, with lots of food, singing, drinking and gambling.

Manila, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – He would not increase the minimum wage, but Philippine President NoyNoy Aquino is raising funeral benefits for both public and private sector workers.

Aquino issued Executive Order 167, which he signed last May 26, directing the Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) to implement the new law since the current rates “for both private and public sectors are no longer sufficient to cover funeral costs.”

Aquino increased the funeral benefits for both sectors from P10,000 to P20,000 effective immediately.

“We can’t afford to increase wages because most of the money in the public treasury has been spent on ghost projects and shady deals by senators, congressmen, private businessmen and members of my administration,” Aquino said,  referring to the 10 Billion pork barrel scam that has all but paralyzed the government.

“We owe it to the Filipino people to at least provide them with decent last rites and resting place, especially since many of our countrymen are dying of hunger and unaffordable or no healthcare because of low wages,” Aquino told The Adobo Chronicles.

The Aquino administration hopes that through this executive order, the funeral parlor business will flourish, creating more jobs for both skilled and unskilled workers, and eventually helping grow the economy.

Got P20,000? Will  rest in peace. With dignity.