Kris Aquino to Mocha Uson: You've crossed the line

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Kris Aquino lashed out against Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson on Tuesday, June 5, telling the former entertainer that she "crossed the line" when she dragged Kris' parents in defending President Rodrigo Duterte.

Kris, youngest daughter of the late former president Corazon "Cory" Aquino and opposition icon Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr, was reacting to Mocha's reposting of old footage of her father moments before he was assassinated. 

Mocha, on her Facebook page, posted footage of two women kissing the late Ninoy.

She posted it as a way to defend Duterte from criticism after the latter kissed a woman during a meeting with the Filipino community in South Korea.  

"Marami akong pinalagpas. Binalahura mo na ang buong pagkatao ng pamilya namin.... Mapapansin mo si Noy hindi parte ng video ko dahil buhay siya. Kaya niyang depensahan ang sarili niya. Pero nung napanuod ko 'yung inupload mo para depensahan si Presidente Duterte (na ni minsan hindi ko pinakitaan ng hindi maganda) alam mo ba kung ano ang ginawa mo? Sinariwa mo ang sugat sa puso ng isang batang 12 years old nung pinaslang ng walang kalaban-laban ang kanyang ama," she said. 

(I've let many things pass. But you have disrespected our whole family. If you notice, [former president Benigno Aquino III] is not part of the video because he is alive. He can defend himself. But when I saw the video you uploaded to defend President Duterte – whom I have never shown ill will towards – you know what you did? You opened the wounds of a girl who was only 12 years old when her father was killed defenselessly.)

Kris said she cried when she saw the video of her father being kissed by two women because it was something Cory was deprived of. Kris also hit Mocha for mocking her late mother, a former president, in the process.

Accompanying her caption was a video montage of Mocha's posts about Kris or her family – from 2017 to present – footage of Cory and Ninoy's funerals, and portions of the video which Mocha posted. The entire video was set to Luther Vandross' "Dance with My Father."

Asec Mocha Uson - marami akong pinalagpas. Binalahura mo na ang buong pagkatao ng pamilya namin... Mapapansin mo si Noy hindi parte ng video ko dahil BUHAY sya. Kaya nyang depensahan ang sarili nya. Pero nung napanuod ko yung inupload mo para depensahan si presidente Duterte (na ni minsan hindi ko pinakitaan ng hindi maganda) alam mo ba kung ano ang ginawa mo? Sinariwa mo ang sugat sa puso ng isang batang 12 years old nung pinaslang ng walang kalaban laban ang kanyang ama. Umiyak ako ng tuloy tuloy dahil NAINGGIT ako sa 2 babaeng nakahalik sa Dad ko bago sya pinatay. Isang regalong hindi binigay sa nanay ko na walang tigil mo ring binabastos. Nangako akong hindi kita papatulan - but this time you crossed the line. You reminded me of how much I hurt my mom nung buntis ako kay josh & na disown ako pero nung 1 month si kuya - naglakas loob akong pumunta sa Times Street & once kinarga nya yung apo nya - sya na yung pinaka nagmahal sa anak kong may autism. Pinaalala mo na nung issue namin ni joey, nung umamin ako sa STD, niyakap lang ako ng nanay ko. Sa lahat ng naging palpak sa buhay ko - yun siguro ang kaibahan namin - WALA KAMING PINAGTAKPAN. Wala kaming ginamit. Inako ko lahat ng mali ko at dahil nga minahal ako ng nanay ko at gusto kong maging mabuting ina - sinisikap kong ayusin ang buhay ko. Kaya ngayon hihiramin ko ang salita nya: TAMA NA. SOBRA NA... Kung may gusto kang punching bag, please ako na lang. Kasi buhay ako, kaya kitang sagutin. At hindi kita uurungan. A post shared by KRIS (@krisaquino) on Jun 5, 2018 at 2:41am PDT

This was not the first time Kris defended her family. In February, she spoke out against trolls during the celebration of People Power, saying there were many people spreading fake news about her mother's legacy in Philippine history.

Mocha was first known for leading the all-girls dance group Mocha Girls and dishing out advice on safe sex and sex positivity.

She then took on a more political tone and began joining calls for Duterte, then Davao City mayor, to run for president. She has been among his fiercest defenders during the 2016 campaign, the early months of his presidency, and especially now as a Palace official.

Mocha has lashed out repeatedly against personalities and even members of the media whom she claim are working to put Duterte down. She has made a habit of labeling the media as peddlers of "fake news." (READ: Mocha Uson: Fake news victim or fake news peddler?)

Asec Mocha Uson - marami akong pinalagpas. Binalahura mo na ang buong pagkatao ng pamilya namin... Mapapansin mo si Noy hindi parte ng video ko dahil BUHAY sya. Kaya nyang depensahan ang sarili nya. Pero nung napanuod ko yung inupload mo para depensahan si presidente Duterte (na ni minsan hindi ko pinakitaan ng hindi maganda) alam mo ba kung ano ang ginawa mo? Sinariwa mo ang sugat sa puso ng isang batang 12 years old nung pinaslang ng walang kalaban laban ang kanyang ama. Umiyak ako ng tuloy tuloy dahil NAINGGIT ako sa 2 babaeng nakahalik sa Dad ko bago sya pinatay. Isang regalong hindi binigay sa nanay ko na walang tigil mo ring binabastos. Nangako akong hindi kita papatulan - but this time you crossed the line. You reminded me of how much I hurt my mom nung buntis ako kay josh & na disown ako pero nung 1 month si kuya - naglakas loob akong pumunta sa Times Street & once kinarga nya yung apo nya - sya na yung pinaka nagmahal sa anak kong may autism. Pinaalala mo na nung issue namin ni joey, nung umamin ako sa STD, niyakap lang ako ng nanay ko. Sa lahat ng naging palpak sa buhay ko - yun siguro ang kaibahan namin - WALA KAMING PINAGTAKPAN. Wala kaming ginamit. Inako ko lahat ng mali ko at dahil nga minahal ako ng nanay ko at gusto kong maging mabuting ina - sinisikap kong ayusin ang buhay ko. Kaya ngayon hihiramin ko ang salita nya: TAMA NA. SOBRA NA... Kung may gusto kang punching bag, please ako na lang. Kasi buhay ako, kaya kitang sagutin. At hindi kita uurungan.

Later Tuesday evening, in a live video from Japan where she's on vacation, Kris repeated her challenge to Mocha, saying they can face each other and debate anytime if she wants. She also said that they can even do the scene from the movie 4 Sisters and a Wedding, where Angel Locsin's character dragged Mocha by the hair.

– Rappler.com