Palace to Kris Aquino: ‘Welcome on board’

Malacanang on Monday expressed good words for popular TV host and actress Kris Aquino for saying that she knows why President Rodrigo Duterte won over Liberal Party bet Mar Roxas in the 2016 presidential elections.

“Welcome on board Kris Aquino,” Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said when asked for comment during a Palace media briefing.

Roque said Duterte had never hurled any negative word against Aquino’s family, including her mother, former President Corazon “Cory” Aquino.

During the 1986 People’s Power revolution, Roque said President Duterte had even supported the former Chief Executive.

“And all the (election) campaigns of the Aquino family in Davao were supported by President Duterte,” Roque said.

The former presidential sister has recently used social media to express her disappointment over ABS-CBN program Rated K’s show featuring the story about her former husband, James Yap.

The television magazine show is hosted by Roxas’ wife, broadcaster Korina Sanchez.

In her lengthy post on social media, Kris Aquino described Korina’s feature as “slap on her face”.

She said that “in all those instances” that she went to Davao to campaign during the 2010 and 2013 elections and for her own Kris TV show, President Duterte “showed nothing but kindness” towards her.

In the last 2016 polls, Aquino campaigned for candidates of her brother, former President Benigno Aquino III’s Liberal Party (LP), including Roxas.

Kris, who has a child with Yap, has since apologized for her rant to her brother and Roxas. PNA