i will not get into the nitty gritty of this drama, the mother is in a better position to do that, and i’d rather not talk about Kris Aquino again — what i said 5 years ago continues to apply to her present self after all.
but i will say this: Kris used her nationally-televised showbiz show SNN, to talk about what went through her head upon hearing what the newly-freed convicted murderers of her father Ninoy had to say. she used it, in order to tell us all that with the granting of clemency to these men, and their utter and consistent denial that they did the crime, we must not forget. that her father had died for the country, that Ninoy Aquino is our hero.
and all i have to say is this: dear Kris, we can never forget that Ninoy died. because your presence in our everyday lives — on television and billboards, in newspapers and everywhere else — is a constant reminder of the truth of his death. because in many ways, i’d like to imagine that Ninoy wouldn’t have allowed you to be who you are now, because he has written against everything you stand for.
i imagine that, given all your excesses, he would be turning in his grave.