(Lead) Presidential sister Kris Aquino endorses Liberal Party candidates in Tacloban

May 3, 2013 11:46 pm 

TACLOBAN CITY, May 3 — Presidential sister and multi-media personality Kris Aquino visited Tacloban City today to endorse two Liberal Party senatorial candidates Francis “Chiz” Escudero and Grace Poe and city mayoralty bet Florencio “Bem” Noel who is in his last term as party-list representative of An Waray Party-list and his slate.

In a brief interview with the presidential sister, she revealed that she will not endorse all members of the Liberal Party, but when asked if whom she refused to name them.

“I was asked by my sister for the sake of our brother to keep quiet about my decision, and as a respect to him, I will not tell you who aside these two gets my support,” said Aquino.

“As much as they respect that we are living in a democratic country and I can choose if who I shall vote for they asked me not to broadcast it to people,” she added.

Tacloban was her last stop after attending Liberal party sortie in Davao and Cebu before going back to Manila to attend her showbiz commitment.

On Sunday, Aquino said that she’s with Congressman Edgardo Angara senatorial campaign then by Wednesday, she’ll help her cousin Bam Aquino campaign in Iloilo and Bicol region.

Explaining her decision to support Poe and Escudero, Aquino said that it was Poe’s campaign advocacy to implement free lunch for school age children as it will ensure higher survival rate of school age children attending classes.

While for Escudero, Kris said that he was one of the loyal friends of her brother since they were still member of the House of Representatives.

On rumors of her joining politics in 2016 election, Aquino said that it is not an easy task to enter political arena which is why she needs to study and learn more on how to handle public service.

“We still have three more years before my brother ends his term and I said to myself that whenever I enter politics I need to be ready because i need to protect our name,” said Aquino.

“I don’t want to live in the shadow of my parents and my brother,” she added.

However, the presidential sister denied rumors that it will be a national position which she aims if ever she finally decided to run for public office as she would want to follow the footstep of her father who started in local government units first before joining national political arena. (PNA)



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