'...by continuing to read #justsaying posts condemning my brother, I will also end up having my #justsaying piece,' Kris says
MANILA, Philippines – Though President Benigno Aquino III spent hours with the families of slain Special Action Force troops on January 30, social media users and citizens criticized his failure to meet the returning bodies of the elite cops the day before. The hashtag #nasaanangpangulo (Where is the President?) was a trending topic on social media.
On Instagram, Sunday, February 1, Kris answered some of the comments against her brother and her family.
Kris also said that she takes death threats seriously – her father, the late Senator Ninoy Aquino, was assassinated in 1983.
The TV host said that for as long as people condemn her brother, she will continue to defend him.
On Saturday January 31, Kris reposted a photo of her and Michael Buble, who was a guest on her show, with a lengthy caption saying that she was ready for all sorts of reactions when she visited the families of the soldiers.
“On a day when I just had to stay strong & accept with steadfast courage all the anger, on a day when I felt how hard it was to practice quiet dignity, on a day I taught myself that it’s not about me, that my pain is minuscule in comparison to the widows, mothers, fathers & brothers I spent quiet, private time with last night, when not one of them spoke to me harshly or blamed me in the way I had to endure from those who have the ability to post but not the will to do actual good, when in actuality from those most hurting I received sincere appreciation even when I was so prepared for hatred, I went to work & did my job w/ self respect and grace. Sa lahat sa inyong pinaramdam sa kin ang inyong pagmamahal at respeto, (To all of you who made me feel the love and respect), I shall hold in my heart those posts. To my guardian angel, thank you. #humbled #strong #faithful,” Kris wrote. – Rappler.com