MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Boxing champion and senatorial candidate Manny Pacquiao today asked President NoyNoy Aquino to lend him the presidential helicopter to use during his campaign sorties.
Pacquiao made the request as Aquino defended his sister, Kris, after photos of her alighting from the presidential chopper went viral on the Internet. Critics questioned Kris’ use of the chopper in one of the campaign events for Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas.
In defending his sister, the president said that Kris is one of the biggest taxpayers and occasionally, he wants to show the biggest “investors” the progress of the government’s tax-funded projects.
Pacquiao, who is running under a rival party headed by Vice President Jejomar Binay, says that he, like Kris, is entitled to the use of the presidential chopper because is also among the biggest taxpayers.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – March 26, 2016 marked the last day that presidential sister and talk show host Kris Aquino would be seen on television. Earlier, she made the big announcement that she was leaving ABS-CBN, her home network for almost 20 years, to focus on her health, her family and her businesses.
Well, not a week has passed and Aquino’s face is back on TV, campaigning for Leni Robredo, vice presidential candidate for the administration’s Liberal Party.
It looks like she has not only broken her promise (and it’s not the first time); she has also added politics to her focus.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Presidential sister and self-proclaimed Queen Of All Media Kris Aquino is hanging up the gloves. After almost 20 years with her home network, ABS-CBN, Aquino is leaving show business.
In a series of Instagram posts, Aquino said she hoped that her fans will miss her.
She explained that her decision to stay away from the limelight was prompted by what she seemed to refer to as “heart problems.”
She emphasized that her health and that of her family are more important than fame and fortune. She has decided to focus on a more healthy lifestyle — of Chinese food, burgers, barbecue, potato chips and nachos.
This was what she posted on her Instagram account: