Why I think Kris Aquino may be President someday

She is charismatic and animated. Perhaps she is the only child of the late national “hero” Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr who actually took after him. Indeed, she not only stands out among her dowdy, dull, and uninspiring siblings, she outshines celebrities that are far more glamorous in her industry.

Kris Aquino was the face of the Aquino family in the rough-and-tumble “revolutionary” days of 1980’s Philippine politics. Even then she’d be photographed and captured on video wearing her heart on her sleeve — crying openly when sad and laughing out loud when happy. She was a contrast to the reserved and snobbish demeanour of her brother and sisters — the result of the gated subdivision and private school breeding that one can expect to have been ingrained into the scions of the country’s most powerful feudal clans.

Unlike her siblings, Kris chose the showbiz path. And she went into it full throttle — not like the way her other showbiz cousin, local equestrian champ Mikee Cojuangco went about it while trying to maintain her sosyal image in a sea of kajologan. Like Aussie Michelle Van Eimeren, Kris Aquino plunged into the world at the other side of the proverbial tracks and embraced the way of life over there without reservation.

In short Kris Aquino isn’t conscious.

I use the word “conscious” in the context of the way Filipinos do things in a half-baked manner because they are conscious of being perceived to be too into something. This is a bizarre cornerstone of the world-renowned Filipino Condition that fatally hinders Filipinos from achieveing world-class excellence. By unconsciously being “conscious” while doing something that is “out there”, Filipinos unconsciously protect themselves from the risk of mapahiya (being shamed for failure).

You can see this pa-conscious mannerism in, say, the way third-rate celebrities perform those dance numbers they are made to do by their managers on one or the other of those Filipino noontime variety shows that infest the airwaves. They look like they are going through all the motions, but their faces betray an I-don’t-normally-do-this-sort-of-thing-so-cut-me-some-slack appeal to the viewer.

Conscious ba.

So, perhaps Kris may be bakya. But I see nowhere in her manner that shows that she acts she is so while trying to make people believe she really isn’t so.

On the other hand, Kris’s brother current Philippine President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III is doing such at a national scale. He is going about the motions of being President and doing presidential stuff, but really, we can all see that he really means to keep reminding us that “folks, I never really wanted to be President so give me a break…”

But Kris Aquino for President?

The thought does send a sharp chill up my private-school-straightened spine and offends my village-kid sensibilities. But after taking stock of the banal hypocrisy exhibited by priest-and-nun-educated Atenistas and Assumptionistas, perhaps re-evaluating what it means to be real could involve a lot more than engaging in an orgy of mutual high-fives amongst an inbred clique over a digital space accessed using electronic fashion accessories that each cost the entire annual budget for food of a small Sagada town.

While the notion that one person may be “better” than the other has always been a subjective call and the epicentre of endless debate (and the kernel of the dogma of vast religions), how real a person is (whether that person may be real good or real bad) seems to be a call we are able to make instinctively at a very primal level.

The nature of Kris’s popularity it seems is fundamentally different from — and independent of — the engineered “popularity” that Noynoy Aquino surfed upon straight onto his comfy seat in Malacañang. What draws people to Kris Aquino is primal. What draws people to her brother Noynoy, on the other hand, is just plain stupidity.

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Vincenzo B. Arellano
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I think Kris is already good at being a commercial endorser, pero kung wala talagang iba then why n0t? I am still for Revilla 2016.

auriga
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Seriously? SERIOUSLY?

But it’s not like we’re taking you seriously, either.

bechay
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HAHAHHAHAAH!

Topel_Sama
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Burn

BenK
Editor

Last time you mentioned your 2016 choice, it was Pacquiao. You can’t even be consistently idiotic.

Anonymous
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That is because he has no brains that’s why he is so consistently idiotic just like his “tito noy”

chaingang
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Vincenzo ang talino mo

Lol
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I think Kris is already good at being a commercial endorser, pero kung wala talagang iba then why n0t? I am still for Revilla 2016.

-ROFLMAO!

nona
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she has admitted to borderline personality disorder and is well known in the industry as a bicycle.
another aquino nutcase in politics is the last thing we need.
better she pays some attention to being a parent, that is if she gets over the SC ruling on hacienda luisita. how stupid is she to be so transparent and greedy. the chinese in her, not to mention her current chinaman in HK

ahehe
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Hail to 2013 Tarlac Governor!

Mark
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Are you implying that the “Chinese in her” is causing her greed and transparency? So bigoted. I suppose that’s the typical Filipino stereotype of being superficial in stereotyping others then? Good job.

nona
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the chinese in her is causing just her greed.
the transparency is the effect of attention seeking and BPD.

Der Fuhrer
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Please, no more Aquino family political dynasty! Why are they promoting Kris as president? Her mama’s constitution says no to this dynasty trend. Why no law yet?

Vincenzo B. Arellano
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Gamitin nya nlang ang pgging endorser sa mga ito:

~Revilla for President 2016

~Pacquiao for President 2022

BenK
Editor

I hope that works out for you, because you would deserve every bit of suckitude that line-up would bring to your sorry existence.

Daido Katsumi
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This country would never move forward if last names and celebrities always matter.

Peste
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Bongbong Marcos: the hero the Philippines deserve.

Que
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Her face is all over the tv already. What more if she becomes the President? The Philippines will be a big stage for her talk show and everyone will be the vast audience who will never get to talk and just be bound to listen until their eyes and ears bleed.

Nakakatakot. Tapos yung SONA niya via Tweeter na lang, busy eh. Naka na.

/wrist

Vincenzo B. Arellano
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Kris wil never do such a thing sa sona. Shes profEssi0nal

Felipe
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@Vincenzo B. Arellano

Kris wil never do such a thing sa sona. Shes profEssi0nal

Kung sino-sino pang basura ang gusto mong ilagay sa pusisyon—bakit gusto mo pa lalong lumala ang Pilipinas? Wala ka na talagang bait sa sarili.

auriga
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Instead of a SoNA, we’re going to get an exclusive one-on-one tell-all interview session with Boy Abunda.

ThorinOakenshield
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Ass hat.

ThorinOakenshield
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@Vincenzo B. Arellano

Ass hat.

ici
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*shivers*

ricelander
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Hmm, let’s see… defense secretary would be a tossup between Vice Ganda and Boy Abunda? LOL

For all her indiscretions and kaartehan, Kris is really a brilliant woman

PAOLO JOVELLANOS
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I will put a brown bag on my head and renounce my Filipino citizenship.lol.

brianitus
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And I hope Kris doesn’t read this article. Baka seryosohin.

I also hope Bong Revilla doesn’t read this article. Mahanap pa nya ang nangungunang loyalista nya. Baka seryosohin din nya.

SnareYellow
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Holy Mother of God! If it comes to pass then that is the ultimate sign that God has truly forsaken this land. But I gather she is getting some political clout, on an international level as well. I heard sometime ago that she is being hailed as a UN ambassador. For what exactly, it seems to have eluded me. Not that I could really care about it. Mass exodus anyone? Maybe we should just all transfer to Mindanao and declare it an independent state and leave Luzon to these dogs and to hell with it!

Lav
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Love this comment!
Let us, mass exodus to Mindanao! OR,

as early as now, create a STOP KRIS and another AQUINO from seeking public office!

theoloniousfunk
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No effin’ way. We had two women – one of them Kris’ own ma – run this country into the ground; we don’t need another woman to run this country.

If Kris is going to be president, she should think twice, thrice over even, with regards to her choice of mate (please, not Junjun Binay!!!)

How will the CBCP consider her marital history in throwing their support toward her?

ahehe
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err, a prominent Church figure supported her during the Aquino-Yap saga. “All things shall come to pass” daw. Lol.

Lav
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Her bro picked up a fights against the Church. They will all form of credibility if they endorse her.

Rdelu
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First president to have admitted to have had STD! Another first for us Filipinos!!! Galing talaga natin

Lav
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The Kristitution of the Philippines!

Parallax
Guest

that sounded like prostitu-

never mind.

hey she’d also be the first president to have publicly claimed having an std and then gotten herself an endorsement gig for genital wash. that’s like noynoy endorsing truth serum. or iodized salt. (“hey buddy! looks like you could use some of this stuff!”)

skarab
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benign0, i beg to strongly disagree with the article regarding your very in depth analysis of kris’ supposed “primal” popularity.

quite simply, kris is just the physical embodiment of the proverbial LIE that, stated consistently, as promoted by ABS-CBN, has gained the substance of TRUTH – to the ignorant who believe they are smart, and they are LEGION.

Beawolf Agatte
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Pag si Kris naging President baka mauso ang word na pokpoking he he bagay mayroon Noynoying baka magkaroon din ng Pokpoking

Alvin
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Kris Aquino for President: Isn’t it ironic? The 1987 Constitution was enacted on Former President Corazon Aquino’s (Kris’ mother) administration and it is stated in Article II Section 26 that “The State shall guarantee equal access to opportunities for public service, and prohibit political dynasties as may be defined by law.” If Kris became a President, 2 of Cory’s children will become Presidents and 2 of her children will violate the Constitution.

JOn
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Let’s keep our focus…there are more pressing things than Kris-James issue, our government as to resolve. Our fellow Filipinos are wearing straight jackets facing death left under Malaysian custody. Our country is still mourning a harsh effect of our educational system. Let us not lose focus.

Richard Dick Gordon

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Jun Y. Viray
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Do they have the monopoly of knowledge? Are they the only Filipinos capable of leading us? If we are really the BOSS – let us stop this B—s–t! About time to tell them -Hoy magsitigil nga kayo. Nakakasawa na pagmumukha nyo! Iba naman ang bigyan nyo ng pagkakataong mamuno sa bayan! If not, then we deserve the shit we are in right now!

Johnny Saint
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No, not knowledge or intelligence. But they certainly want to have a monopoly on POWER.

chibi_cute
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If kris became president.

Then this country deserved to be a shithole.

Bastene
Guest

Grabeh wag ka na maging presidente kris aquino bibigay nyo lang kami ng o-e-y moves mo pati masama ugali.

raymund
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what gives you the right to belittle the Filipino proletariats ability to make a sound decision regarding their future? And what is this bullshit about being a Filipino private school? Double bull shit. Of course every one is a product of their class background. Anyway ur Assumptionista crack is 5th rate journalism. Gross out. It is the sum total of what is all wrong in the Philippines. Class warfare. Zoom out, go and make tusok tusok fishballs mate.

raymund
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And please dont forget the BBB rating from Moodys, Standard and Poors and Fitch. That translates to billions or even trillions of pesos saved by the governement. Oh please people do your assignments. Obviously Philippine private schools give crap education. UP forever!!!

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