Kris Aquino makes peace with Judy Ann Santos after Instagram feud
MANILA, Philippines—After unfollowing some of her show biz friends on Instagram for posting updates critical of her brother President Benigno Aquino III, Kris Aquino seems to be making peace with at least one of them.
Kris on Thursday posted on Instagram a screen shot of her alleged conversation with actress Judy Ann Santos, showing the two offering each other the olive branch after Aquino reportedly unfollowed Santos on Instagram.
Santos on Jan. 30 posted on Instagram a screen grab of a 2011 article pertaining to US President Barack Obama canceling a scheduled appointment to attend the arrival of bodies of US troops killed in Afghanistan. She captioned the screen grab with “Just saying … Obama knows his priorities…”
The post was seen as a swipe on President Aquino’s absence on Jan. 29 at Villamor Airbase during the arrival of the bodies of the 44 officers of the Special Action Forces of the Philippine National Police who were killed in a botched operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. The President instead attended the inauguration of a car plant in Laguna.
Kris posted on her Instagram account: “I just came from 1 of my favorite Churches on my way to A&A. I said sorry to God for my sin of pride. I can be impulsive & overly emotional. But I also believe I am never spiteful & always respectful. Above all, I know how to take responsibility for my actions… Before leaving for work, I felt my guardian angel telling me to text @officialjuday. Naglakas loob ako & prayed for the best. Thank You God for answering my prayer. #mutualrespect”
President Aquino’s absence during the arrival honors for the SAF has sparked national outrage, with the hashtag #NasaanAngPangulo trending on social media worldwide.
Celebrities have taken to posting their sentiments on the issue on Instagram, prompting Aquino to unfollow those who happened to be her friends. Kris’ estranged friend Ai-Ai de las Alas was one of those who defended Santos’ Instagram post.
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