MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles,
Manila Bureau) – If she is charged and convicted for election law violation, presidential sister and talk show host Kris Aquino says she is willing to pay for a new two-bedroom jail suite for her and brother NoyNoy.
Kris’ use of the presidential chopper in campaigning for Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas is now being looked into by the Ombudsman of the Visayas.
Lawyer Ma. Corazon Naraja, spokesperson of the anti-graft office based in Cebu City, said they were gathering facts about the incident and would determine the legal issues concerning the matter.
According to Naraja, the Omnibus Election Code of the Philippines prohibits the use of government-owned vehicles and other government resources in election campaigns . “Let me remind everyone that using government resources to promote the candidacy of any person is an election offense,” Naraja said.
When asked by The Adobo Chronicles what she thought of her possible jail sentence, Kris said she will take full responsibility of her actions, but that she will pay to build a two-bedroom jail suite that she and her brother could share in case he is also jailed.
President Aquino faces possible criminal charges for the unconstitutional use of government (DAP, PDAF) funds, once he steps down from the presidency. (Incumbent presidents are immune from law suits).
“Being one of the top taxpayers in the country, I’m sure I will have no problem getting approval for a request to build the jail suite,” Kris said.
HAGONOY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – She was panting so hard and could hardly deliver her campaign speech on behalf of the Liberal Party’s presidential standard bearer, Mar Roxas. She had to walk all of three kilometers to get to the site of the political rally.
“She” is none other than presidential sister and talk show host Kris Aquino who has received a lot of flak after photos of her using the presidential chopper for her campaign sorties went viral on the Internet.
She appealed to the crowd to defend her.
Earlier, President Aquino defended his sister saying that she had the right to use the taxpayer-funded presidential chopper because she is one of the country’s biggest taxpayers.
The Aquino camp has consistently denied that Kris used the government chopper for campaigning which is prohibited by law.
Yet, in her very own words, she said she was on board the presidential chopper enroute to the Hagonoy campaign rally when she decided to open the door, get off and just walk the three kilometers so that the crowd won’t have to wait any longer for her campaign appearance.
Straight from the horse’s mouth, here is Kris Aquino’s admission: