Yingluck Shinawatra and PNoy a match says Kris Aquino

First celeb Kris Aquino may have been on to something when last Friday she tweeted, “Came from Malacanang. Lunch for Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. She’s tall & slim & attractive! 44 yrs old, bagay for PNoy!” [Latter Tagalog phrase translated “a good match for PNoy!”]

Prime Minister Yingluck was on an official visit to the Philippines on the 19th of January where she met President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III who took the opportunity to compare her to his mother, former President Corazon “Cory” Aquino. To Ms Yingluck, Noynoy said: “You hold a distinct honor of being the first woman Prime Minister of Thailand. My mother, too, was the first female president of my country.” Both Noynoy and Yingluck also share a common path in their rise to the top political post in their respective countries — a path blazed by a family member

That is certainly true for Yingluck, who repeatedly asked voters on the campaign trail: “If you love my brother, will you give his younger sister a chance?”


Her primary political qualification seems to be the fact she is the youngest sister of [former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra], who was ousted in a 2006 military coup.

Noynoy, for his part, capitalising on his being the son of the late former President Cory Aquino who was swept to power in 1986 by a popular “people power” revolt against then President Ferdinand Marcos, campaigned for the 2010 presidential elections on a pedigree platform propped up by the popular appeal of his mother and the “hero”-cum-“martyr” status of his late father Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr.

Unlike Noynoy, however, Yingluck is an experienced executive. She held executive roles in various businesses founded by her elder brother, the former Prime Minister, and later became the president of property developer SC Asset and managing director of Advanced Info Service (AIS). AIS, which is Thailand’s most successful operator of mobile phone services was also founded by Thaksin. Yingluck also boasts a bachelor’s degree from Chiang Mai University and a master’s degree from Kentucky State University, both in public administration.

Noynoy, for his part, boasts a bachelor’s degree in economics and is a former student of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo who was an economics professor at the university Noynoy attended.

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I was anticipating that someone from GRP would react to that remark from Kris.
I had only one reaction to this when I saw it on the paper: whatever…
I’m surprised benign0 kept this article short 🙂


Kris Aquino, go home; your village is missing its idiot.

Yuson Ofavic

Kris is perfectly deluded.
Abnoy is perfectly retarded.


Obviously Kris is a has been talk show host. Talking without thinking. The woman is married for Christ sake . OOppsss..that doesn’t make a difference to Kristeta


Is Kris Aquino sad?

Joshua T.

Kris = Attention Whore

Noynoy = One possessing Hitler-like levels of insanity


Another aspect of this is the continuing minor foreign policy train wreck this Administration is; in three days’ time, N/A managed to diss four US senators (3 of whom are on the Armed Services Committee, so good luck on that request for more military swag, dipshit), and his sister managed to embarrass the married PM of Thailand. Not just that, N/A decided the best thing to discuss with her would be the Spratlys thing, as if Thailand has any reason to give a damn about that.


The reason why we think faster than we speak is so that we can think twice before we speak.


My goodness Kris. I pity the people who follow your twitter account.

Belinda Madrid

What the???? Why must this woman always reduce a discussion to her brother’s love life? I mean really who cares? And honestly does Yingluck?

Kris is all about appearances. Never about substance. Why else would she attract so many endorsements other than the buying public is stupid. If anyone ever read the brilliant philosophy book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, there is is a portion there that explains fanatics. Fanatics are what they are because there is lots of room for doubt. That’s why the outbreak of Yellow fever during the 2010 campaign was there because there was lots of room to doubt Noynoy if the criteria was leadership, wisdom, good judgement and crisis management. And it worked. Now Kris is trying… Read more »