Kris Aquino announces plans to run for Tarlac governor in 2016

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TV host, actress, and President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III’s sister Kris Aquino has announced her plan to run for Tarlac governor in 2016, after the end of her brother’s term, reports ABS-CBNNews.com. The announcement was made on Tuesday while Aquino spearheaded a gift-giving activity in her home province with her Dalaw co-stars, Diether Ocampo and Pokwang.

Aquino told ABS-CBNNews.com, "I feel naman na bilang isang Aquino, whatever political career I hope to have in the future, it has to start in Tarlac." The report adds that Aquino said she would like to follow in the footsteps of actress and Batangas Governor Vilma Santos.

"Hindi ko nakakalimutan 'yong sinabi ng mom ko na if there is anybody in showbiz na I should be emulating (si) Ate Vi ’yon," the actress said. "Kasi pagkatapos ng napakagandang karera niya sa industriya natin, nakapagbigay naman siya ng magandang serbisyo. Una sa Lipa (as mayor) and then after sa Batangas."

According to the report, Aquino has expressed interest in joining politics in 2013 to her ABS-CBN bosses but was "reminded" that her contract will expire in 2015.

 

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