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Bimby’s birthday wish: More rich Filipinos

President greets nephew in video

Screengrab from Kris Aquino’s Instagram account

MANILA, Philippines —For his birthday, the presidential sister’s son Bimby Yap has one wish for his country – to make more Filipinos richer.

Bimby’s wish caught the attention of President Benigno Aquino III, who personally greeted his nephew on Thursday during the show of his sister and Bimby’s mother Kris Aquino.

In a video aired on Kris Aquino’s show “KrisTV,” the President said he is doing all he can to make Bimby’s wish come true.

“I heard that your birthday wish for world peace and for every Filipino to be rich. I want you to know that the vast majority of our countrymen are trying very hard to make their wishes come true,” Aquino said.

“We are working to make the country safer and to make sure that the poor get the help they need,” the President added.

Aquino then advised Bimby that he also has to make a role to make the country better.

“When you grow up, it is you and the rest of your generation who will have the responsibility of making the Philippines an even greater country than it is now,” the President said.

Aquino also urged Bimby to be as “kind” as he is today and “do your part in helping our country reach greater heights.”

The President ended his greeting by reminding Bimby about his promise to give his uncle some donuts.

“I also hope that you have not forgotten about the donuts you promised me. I’m looking forward to eating them with you,” Aquino said.

Aquino made the video after the latest Pulse Asia Survey showed that the president’s trust and performance ratings slightly dipped for the first quarter of 2014.

The survey results showed a decline despite major breakthroughs in the Aquino administration, among them the anticipated historic signing of the peace pact between government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, as well as the arrests of high-profile fugitive businessman Delfin Lee and top communist leaders Benito and Wilma Tiamzon.

Meanwhile, Bimby’s mother Kris took to Instagram to express her gratitude for her brother.

“I text my brother last night to thank him. I told him how truly blessed and grateful I am to have a Kuya who loves me and has always been consistently there for me and my sons,” Kris said.

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  • FireEngine

    “Aquino also urged Bimby to be as ‘kind’ as he is today and ‘do your part in helping our country reach greater heights’….”

    Bimby, for the love of Mike, please stay away from politics. There are ENOUGH Aquinos already in the supposed service of the country and we do not need one more idiot in the mix. If you crave attention like your mom, enter showbiz. You might become famous but frankly, I really don’t care.

  • NoyAbnoy

    Bimby’s wish: “More rich Filipinos”

    CBCP’s wish: “More Filipinos”

    Sige lang…okey lang…kantot ng kantot lang…anak ng anak lang pag may time…God will provide.

  • phantomofhope

    oh my God….so this is a news??

  • Tulume

    Kelan ba magiging headline itong in-grown ko.

  • Karabkatab

    Kala ko FB lang ang may selfie. On line news meron na rin?

  • padrefaura

    grant bimby’s wish…. the cojuangcos should start distributing the entire hacienda luisita.

  • ???

    Like it or not, Bimby will become the president of this country by 2046. Might as well condition yourselves to accept that as early as now. He’s being groomed for the position. His teaming up with the cuddly and pudgy Ryzza Mae is all part of that, to endear him to the masses. Like it or not, the Philippines has become and will continue to be the neocolonial republic of the Aquino / Cojuangco Dynasty. Should have seen this coming when Cory established her fifth republic through the 1987 constitution. Reads like one of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s magic realism novels — A Hundred Years of Servitude under the Yellow Royal Family. Sometimes, life is stranger than fiction.

  • B3ntong

    Pnoy..grant mo na wish ni Bimby at patalsikin mo na ang mga pasaway mong kabinete at KKK. Huwag ka na ring PIKON at makinig ka sa tama.
    P.S.
    Sampolan mo ni si Vitangcol at Petilla…sama mo na rin si Dukot.



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