The meltdown that everyone, rightly or wrongly, is still talking about, has divided Netizens. Parts of some comments posted on INQUIRER.net on Friday:
bryanbrian kulit twit: It’s judgmental society that wants to make individuals like Kris what they want her to be. Kris should stand her ground and be the best person she can be. No matter what we do, people will always have something to say.
Sinner saved by grace: You can call Kris Aquino many things but never a liar. Can you say that about James and Atty. Kapunan? Did James deserve what he got from Kris? Kumusta naman si Hope?
boybakal: I believe and support Kris, as her sisters are doing. I can see their honesty and sincerity. They have good breeding.
Kris may not have been a good wife or partner but she is a great mom. She is just a victim of opportunists.
Let’s be kind to Kris by supporting her. She deserves a chance not just for herself and her family but mostly for her children. She is both father and mother to them.
away walk: Aside from the visits, does James contribute to anything to raising his son? Does he give money for food, clothing, shelter, entertainment, medical bills, etc.? How does he want his son to remember him? As the father who had an affair while his mom was pregnant? That he didn’t sign a prenup because he was smart enough to think that, should they ever separate, he would be on the winning side of the picture? If I were Kris, I wouldn’t teach my son to hate his father or be disrespectful to him. But I would tell him the truth so he would hopefully grow up a better person.
Joy Lynn MNLFoodcritic: Between Kris the dakdakera and James the philanderer and ultimate oportunista, Kris may be annoying and tactless sometimes but I think she’s telling the truth. On the other hand, si James … sanay na tayo sa pagka-man of few words niya but I’m sure he was well-coached by Kapunan on what to say on TV, at ang paiyak-iyak effect para sa female fans.
EdgarEdgar: James Yap is a man of few words, barely articulate on and off the court. But when he shed a few poignant tears over his current plight, a sympathetic nation sympathized with him. That’s because we all know what oppression looks like when we see it. The Cojuangco-Aquino sisters certainly [showed us] when they showed up for the TV interview in full force and well-prepared. [And] Kris Aquino’s high-powered attorney Frank Chavez, was once solicitor general. If the live interview on national TV was supposed to be candid, Ballsy Aquino-Cruz ruined it by speaking like a well-prepped legal aide when she downplayed the perpetual nature of the court order. It was the same Ballsy Aquino-Cruz who had the political savvy to organize and host a social lunch back in 2010 to intimidate Corona to resign. If Kris Aquino truly cares about the emotional well-being of Joshua and Bimby, then she should be worried about the absence of a father figure in their lives. After all, [she] grew up without one. And if she is intent in shunning publicity and returning to private life, she should pull out all her TV ads. Money never was and never will be a problem for the Aquino-Cojuangco clan. So let us not be misled into believing that quitting show biz is a big sacrifice for Kris Aquino.
fuctore: Kris Aquino is the “Drama Queen” of tabloid newscasts. Her wailing and hysteria over [an imagined] domestic abuse were overrated. Kris declared prior to Election 2010 that she would quit show business if PNoy won as President. Look at her now … still crying wolf.
Philcruz: I pity Kris’ sisters, who were dragged into the mess because of her problems. They have always lived low-profile lives.
Who courted whom in this unfortunate partnership? If I recall right, it was Kris who went to see James’ parents in Negros to ask for James’ hand in marriage. Who selected the (unauthorized) solemnizing officer for the wedding ceremony, thus making Bimby an illegitimate child … and turning this affair into another Kris Crisis? Giving up show biz? That would be like fish stepping out of water.
quirinomayer: Only silly housewives will miss this intelligent woman whose life has been dictated and directed by her baser instincts. As an Aquino-Cojuangco, she had all the chance to marry properly and do justice to her name, like her sisters have done. Instead, she chose … relationships [that] shamed her family instead. Now she has the nerve to complain.