Kris: No bad blood between Aquinos, Binays
Despite being on the opposite sides of the political fence, the Aquino and Binay families maintain a strong friendship, presidential sister and actress Kris Aquino said on Sunday.
“We were never naman in the same ticket but my sisters and I are very good friends (with them). In particular, his daughter and private secretary Anne is really a good friend and we’ve maintained our friendship,” Kris said during her visit to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Quezon City office to transfer her voter’s registration from Makati City.
The “Queen of All Media” was referring to Marita Angeline “Anne” Binay, one of the vice president’s daughters.
She said that in order to maintain their friendship, both sides refrain from talking about politics.
“Sinabi namin na for us to maintain na magkaibigan tayo, hindi natin ito pag-uusapan (We told each other that in order to maintain that we are friends, we will not talk about politics),” she said.
Kris said that her son Bimby is a friend of Senator Nancy Binay’s children.
However, the actress admitted that she still gets hurt by the tirades hurled by Vice President Jejomar Binay against his brother.
“Hindi mo maaalis sa amin na if he attacks my brother, it hurts. And I’m sure if Noy says stuff, they get hurt (You can’t shrug off the fact that when he attacks my brother, it hurts. And I’m sure if Noy says stuff, they get hurt),” the actress said.
In the end, she hopes that when the dust clears after the 2016 elections, the friendship between the two families will remain.
“I like to really believe that our friendship will survive,” Kris said.
In an earlier Inquirer report, Kris’ sisters Aurora Corazon “Pinky” Aquino-Abellada and Maria Elena “Ballsy” Aquino-Cruz said that they will not support Vice President Jejomar Binay in his bid for the presidency after his “bumbling and insensitive” remark against the Aquino government.
“He (Binay) has spoken, it’s all different now. Binay is still our friend, but he is going against our brother,” Cruz said.
In 2014, Kris Aquino said that they are open to supporting the vice president in 2016 but the actress revealed that she was “lectured” by her the president after she gave her statement.
The President has endorsed Interior Secretary Mar Roxas on Friday to be his successor in 2016.
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