Kris Aquino asks LP supporters to defend her amid criticism
She recently came under fire for using the presidential chopper.
(SPOT.ph) Kris Aquino has finally responded to the online criticism after she was photographed using the presidential chopper for a campaign rally in Dalaguete, Cebu. The Internet swiftly accused the Aquinos of being "abusive," and using public resources for presidential bet Mar Roxas' campaign.
On Thursday (April 21), she joined another Liberal Party campaign in Hagonoy, Bulacan where she asked LP supporters to defend her. "Binubugbog po ako sa social media, sinasabi mapang-abuso daw ang pamilyang Aquino. Makapal daw ang mukha namin dahil ginagamit ko raw ang presidential chopper para mangampanya," she said. "Puwede bang ipagtanggol niyo ako?"
She also said that she walked three kilometers to the Hagonoy campaign site because of the traffic. "Sa totoo lang po, one hour na po ako naghihintay. Ang mga guards na kasama ko naloka na lang nang sinabi ko maglakad na tayo, dahil nakakahiyang paghintayin ang Hagonoy."
Earlier, President Noynoy Aquino came to his sister's defense and reminded the public that she was one of the country's top taxpayers. "Whether it is an individual taxpayer or someone who is very close to me who shared all of the burdens, I think it is just proper to share the successes. Share kami sa hirap, share kami sa successes," he said.
Communications Sec. Sonny Coloma was also quoted saying, "Members of the President's immediate family are allowed to ride with him in official government vehicles."
A few weeks ago, Kris announced on her Instagram account that she would be taking a "long break" from showbiz. Her morning show, Kris TV, aired its final episode on March 23.