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See you in Quezon City jail-Kris Aquino

 

Kris AquinoSister of Liberal Party standard-bearer Sen. Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, Kris Aquino called COMELEC and Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting’s (PPCRV) unfair, after warning the celebrity endorsers to go on leave from their shows and programs for the whole duration of the campaign period.

In an interview with Kris Aquino, she said that the regulation violates her civil rights, and she is ready to go to  jail in protest.
 
"Hindi ko maunawaan kung bakit kini-curtail ang freedom of expression natin and my right as a Filipino citizen to vote and to express who I will be voting for," she said. "Hindi talaga ako agree, pero sinasabi ko nga na kung sa pakikipaglaban ng karapatan kong bumoto, at karapatan kong pantao na guaranteed by the Constitution ay gusto nila akong (ikulong at) dalawin. Sana ‘yong milyon-milyong nanonood sa akin araw-araw ay dalawin nila ako kung saan man nila ako itatapon. Kasi, I guess, Quezon City ang ABS-CBN, so Quezon City jail, see you," Kris said.

The COMELEC earlier warned the celebrities based on Section 6 (6.6) of Republic Act 9006 or the Fair Election Act which states: "Any mass media columnist, commentator, announcer, reporter, on-air correspondent or personality who is a candidate for any elective public office or is a campaign volunteer for or employed or retained in any capacity by any candidate or political party shall be deemed resigned, if so required by their employer, or shall take a leave of absence from his/her work as such during the campaign period."

The actress feels that the government is trying to control mass media. She herself admits that inspite of everything she is complying with ABS-CBN’s rules.

"Nakita ko din sa [TV Patrol] na pwede kaming makulong. Para naman tayong bumabalik sa martial law. So, bakit naman natin babawiin sa taumbayan ang karapatan natin na ang tagal nating pinaglaban para kung ano ang paninindigan natin ay pwede nating panindigan," the host of the entertainment news show, SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon, said.

"I find it very unfair, but just to make it very clear, I’m not shooting an endorsement video for my brother.  I’m not part of that.  Nakita ko na ang gagawin, wala akong gagawin for him outright endorsement," Kris said.

Last December 1, the company stated its guidelines. The company also issued a statement regarding Aquino’s status.

"Nag-isyu na kasi ng statement ang ABS-CBN that I’m not an employee of ABS-CBN, I’m contract artist.  So, ang explanation ng ABS-CBN diyan is that hindi naman ako empleyado. Kung empleyado daw, under the rules and guidelines ‘yon ang dapat mawala muna. Pangalawa, sagutin ko lang. Magmula po December 1, na implement po ‘yong rules dito (sa ABS-CBN). I don’t even wear yellow on my shows cause it’s not allowed.  I can’t have the yellow ribbon symbol cause it’s not allowed.  I can’t mention ‘Noy unless it’s about political issue… ‘yong batiin man siya or whatever hindi pwedeng gawin," Kris said.

In addition to that, she said that as much as she would like to go to her brother’s sorties, her schedule does not permit her because of her commitments with the company.  In her previous previous interview, Kris admits that she’s working extremely hard to earn money to support the campaign of her brother Noynoy.  She is one of the donors in his presidential campaign.

Meanwhile ABS-CBN stressed that their talent can’t use their show or program to promote a candidate. That policy is strongly observed by the network. It also pointed out that the provision that states that media personalities should either resign or go on leave applies only to employees. They also added that their talents are not employees of the network so therefore, the latter provision does not apply to them.
 


  • Tamo itong si Kris kala mo siya na ang pinakamagaling.

    Look who’s talking. Here’s her statement.
    “Pangalawa, sagutin ko lang. Magmula po December 1, na implement po ‘yong rules dito (sa ABS-CBN). I don’t even wear yellow on my shows cause it’s not allowed. I can’t have the yellow ribbon symbol cause it’s not allowed. I can’t mention ‘Noy unless it’s about political issue… ‘yong batiin man siya or whatever hindi pwedeng gawin,” Kris said.

    BAKIT yesterday lang during her birthday bash at the BUZZ, bakit nakadilaw siya ? Ganyan ba ang gusto nating pamarisan ????

  • Tamo itong si Kris kala mo siya na ang pinakamagaling.

    Look who’s talking. Here’s her statement.
    “Pangalawa, sagutin ko lang. Magmula po December 1, na implement po ‘yong rules dito (sa ABS-CBN). I don’t even wear yellow on my shows cause it’s not allowed. I can’t have the yellow ribbon symbol cause it’s not allowed. I can’t mention ‘Noy unless it’s about political issue… ‘yong batiin man siya or whatever hindi pwedeng gawin,” Kris said.

    BAKIT yesterday lang during her birthday bash at the BUZZ, bakit nakadilaw siya ? Ganyan ba ang gusto nating pamarisan ????

  • Tamo itong si Kris kala mo siya na ang pinakamagaling.

    Look who’s talking. Here’s her statement.
    “Pangalawa, sagutin ko lang. Magmula po December 1, na implement po ‘yong rules dito (sa ABS-CBN). I don’t even wear yellow on my shows cause it’s not allowed. I can’t have the yellow ribbon symbol cause it’s not allowed. I can’t mention ‘Noy unless it’s about political issue… ‘yong batiin man siya or whatever hindi pwedeng gawin,” Kris said.

    BAKIT yesterday lang during her birthday bash at the BUZZ, bakit nakadilaw siya ? Ganyan ba ang gusto nating pamarisan ????