Kris Aquino clarifies why she left MMFF film, denies influencing Herbert's 2016 plans

MANILA, Philippines – Kris Aquino clarified a report that she told Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista to seek re-election for mayor in 2016. 

Kris took to Instagram on Saturday, October 10 to speak up on the issue. She also explained further about why she is backing out of the movie she and Herbert were suppose to make under Star Cinema for the Metro Manila Film Festival.

"I've tried my very best to steer clear of politics because I don't want to be branded as a meddling sister... This was brought to my attention & I need to speak up since I was mentioned.

"Mayor Bautista last December had asked to be included in the Liberal Party Senate Slate.

"To directly quote PNoy 'He isn't turning down the offer. He asked to be included in the slate.' Obviously he had a change of heart. 

"Wala po akong  (I have no) influence in HB's decision making. I NEVER ASKED HIM TO SEEK A 3RD TERM AS QUEZON CITY MAYOR. I have no influence on him & he has never given value to my feelings nor my thoughts.

"It is because of our TUMULTUOUS RELATIONS that I was stupid enough to bite the hand that feeds me... I was so apprehensive about shooting MMFF w/ him that I posted my misguided feelings of hurt & directed them towards Star Cinema. And because of my impulsive move I put in jeopardy what has been almost 20 years of a solid working relationship with ABS CBN," she wrote.

Kris also said that her siblngs were ready to talk with Star Cinema, after she posted on Instagram her feelings about what's happening.

"My sisters & brother in law were ready to accompany me Thursday night to mend fences w/ Star Cinema, but late afternoon I was told the meeting was canceled & there was no longer any need to talk. My family understood that it was unresolved personal issues w/ the chosen leading man that made me so indecisive & we as a family were ready to apologize, talk & hopefully work things out – sadly the door was closed.

"This is a very painful lesson for me, and I don't ask for pity – I am just explaining because a man I was so briefly involved with caused conflict by his statement between my brother, my brother's team, and me. 

"In the past, I'd run away – travel abroad & let things cool down. I've learned. I apologized to Noy profusely because I love him, and even when there's nothing left – I know I will still have the love of my siblings. I humbly accept that the wrong choice of my heart has put into peril my work – but I am to blame for this. Hindi ko pinasa sa iba yung desisyon na ako naman mismo ang gumawa. (I did not pass the decision I made to others.) 

"You know me by now – kaya kong tanggapin lahat ng bira, wag lang ma involve ang mga kapatid o mga anak ko. Pasensya na po sa haba nito, kinailangan ko lang iklaro ang lahat. #FAMILY." (I can accept all the criticism, for as long as my family or my children are not involved. I'm sorry for the long post, I just need to clarify everything.)

I've tried my very best to steer clear of politics because I don't want to be branded as a meddling sister... This was brought to my attention & I need to speak up since I was mentioned. 1. Mayor Bautista last December had asked to be included in the Liberal Party Senate Slate. 2. To directly quote PNoy "He isn't turning down the offer. He asked to be included in the slate." Obviously he had a change of heart. 3. Wala po akong influence in HB's decision making. I NEVER ASKED HIM TO SEEK A 3RD TERM AS QUEZON CITY MAYOR. I have no influence on him & he has never given value to my feelings nor my thoughts. 4. It is because of our TUMULTUOUS RELATIONS that I was stupid enough to bite the hand that feeds me... I was so apprehensive about shooting MMFF w/ him that I posted my misguided feelings of hurt & directed them towards Star Cinema. And because of my impulsive move I put in jeopardy what has been almost 20 years of a solid working relationship with ABS CBN. 5. My sisters & brother in law were ready to accompany me Thursday night to mend fences w/ Star Cinema, but late afternoon I was told the meeting was cancelled & there was no longer any need to talk. My family understood that it was unresolved personal issues w/ the chosen leading man that made me so indecisive & we as a family were ready to apologize, talk & hopefully work things out- sadly the door was closed. 6. This is a very painful lesson for me, and I don't ask for pity- I am just explaining because a man I was so briefly involved with caused conflict by his statement between my brother, my brother's team, and me. 7. In the past, I'd run away- travel abroad & let things cool down. I've learned. I apologized to Noy profusely because I love him, and even when there's nothing left- I know I will still have the love of my siblings. I humbly accept that the wrong choice of my heart has put into peril my work- but I am to blame for this. Hindi ko pinasa sa iba yung desisyon na ako naman mismo ang gumawa. 8. You know me by now- kaya kong tanggapin lahat ng bira, wag lang ma involve ang mga kapatid o mga anak ko. Pasensya na po sa haba nito, kinailangan ko lang iklaro ang lahat. #FAMILY A photo posted by Kris Aquino (@withlovekrisaquino) on Oct 9, 2015 at 10:25pm PDT

 

On Wednesday, October 7,  Kris shared that she was backing out of the movie because the one request she asked for could not be accommodated due to a scheduling conflict.

"This is about a film, and just 1 request on my end after endless compromising to honor my commitment... But w/ a storyline that would lay bare all my insecurities- the treatment given to me had the harsh but realistic words: Sya si Kris- ang babaeng laging di pinipili...' (She is Kris, the woman who is never chosen.)  And yet, I was a good sport and said GO, let's do it.

"But tonight I got word that the only person I asked for, my cinematographer just couldn't do the project because of scheduling conflicts – I said NO... His job was to hold a mirror to my heart & soul for you to see in our movie, and I knew I'd be in good hands... And it just couldn't fall into place... In tackling this movie, I was taking the leap of faith of reopening already healed wounds- until I realized tonight, what for? 

"After all my track record of professionalism can't be questioned, my Kris TV family, close friends & I worked hard to have 68 block screenings for #EtiquetteForMistresses starting tomorrow – I believe I've done my utmost... And now I'm doing what is best for me.

"Simpleng alaga lang sana sa isang project w/ a pressure packed timeline... It just didn't fall into place. And I know enough to prioritize taking care of me... That's why I choose to walk away. And put myself first, not because I want to be difficult, but simply because I've earned the privilege to say NO w/ courage & dignity.  Good Night. THE END," she wrote.

I've earned the right to say NO. A photo posted by Kris Aquino (@withlovekrisaquino) on Oct 6, 2015 at 10:27am PDT

 

In a follow-up post, Kris apologized to Star Cinema's Malou Santos, writer Kris Gazmen and director Antoinette Jadaone.

"This post is for @malousantos03, @krizgazmen & Direk @tonet_jadaone... I'm sorry for the stress I put you through, the many wasted hours working on the project, and all the effort you exerted... I was wrong to commit to something that in all honesty, I am emotionally, physically & mentally not ready for... #hiyanghiya #IAmSorry."

This post is for @malousantos03, @krizgazmen & Direk @tonet_jadaone... I'm sorry for the stress I put you through, the many wasted hours working on the project, and all the effort you exerted... I was wrong to commit to something that in all honesty, I am emotionally, physically & mentally not ready for... #hiyanghiya #IAmSorry A photo posted by Kris Aquino (@withlovekrisaquino) on Oct 7, 2015 at 2:09am PDT

 

In May, it was announced that Kris and Herbert were going to do a movie together. The movie initially had a working title called Mr and Mrs Split then Pamilyang Love, Love, Love until it was changed to All You Need Is Pag-Ibig.

Kris and Herbert were previously linked to each other after Kris admitted last year that they were dating. But the relationship fizzled out, with Kris later saying that they decided to be friends. – Rappler.com