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‘Kris, mahal pa rin kita’: Senatorial hopeful Daniel Magtira won’t let go

Sofia Tomacruz
‘Kris, mahal pa rin kita’: Senatorial hopeful Daniel Magtira won’t let go
Tondo singer Magtira, who once claimed he was the former husband of Kris Aquino, again professes his love during the filing of candidacies. He's joined by Anson Tuana, who claims to be an old flame of Mocha Uson.

MANILA, Philippines – A change of pace among the many who arrived on the first day of filing of certificates of candidacies (COCs) on Thursday, October 11, were those who claimed to be old flames of personalities Kris Aquino and Mocha Uson.

Among them, Senatorial bet Daniel Magtira, who had this message for the actress and now social media personality: “Kris, mahal pa rin kita.” (Kris, I still love you.)

Magtira had once claimed he was the former husband of Aquino. This is his 3rd attempt at filing his COC as the Commission on Elections rejected his applications for the 2013 and 2016 elections.

He said he wanted to run to champion the Philippine music industry and the revival of Pinoy rock.


The applicant even staged a brief performance after his filing:

Magtira, though, was not alone.

Private citizen Anson Tuana likewise claimed he had a relationship with former Presidential Communications Operations Office Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson. Asked how long they were supposedly together for, Tuana said “5 nights.”

He was seen outside the Comelec earlyin the morning before making his way into the building in the afternoon to finally file his certificate. In an interview with reporters, Tuana said he wanted to be known as “Aging Saging.”

Tuana said he wanted to run to push for the lowering of fuel products. He also claimed to be a former police officer and soldier. – with reports from Paterno Esmaquel II/ 

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Sofia Tomacruz

Sofia Tomacruz covers foreign affairs and is the lead reporter on the coronavirus pandemic. She also writes stories on the treatment of women and children. Follow her on Twitter via @sofiatomacruz. Email her at