LOOK: Bimby is the spitting image of Ninoy Aquino
Bimby Aquino may be the son of Kris Aquino and James Yap, but it doesn’t mean he got his looks from his parents. It seems the 11-year-old inherited his features from his maternal grandfather, Benigno Simeon “Ninoy” Aquino Jr.
“A friend sent this restored picture of my Dad and said: ‘hawig pala talaga sila ni Bimb (Bimby looks a lot like Ninoy),'” wrote Kris in a post she shared via Instagram today, Aug. 21, which also marks the death of the senator and patriot. She posted a collage of her father’s restored photo alongside two of Bimby’s latest photos.
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a friend sent this restored picture of my Dad & said: “hawig pala talaga sila ni Bimb.” I put a “sepia” effect on 2 of Bimb’s recent pics & when i showed Bimb he pointed out what he saw, “mama, lolo & i have the same smile, same hair, and same chin.” I said “actually you have the same glow in your eyes.” 💛
Kris said Bimby noticed the similar features he and his grandfather share: “I put a ‘sepia’ effect on two of Bimb’s recent pics and when I showed Bimb he pointed out what he saw, ‘mama, lolo and I have the same smile, same hair, and same chin.’ I said ‘actually you have the same glow in your eyes.'”
In a separate post today as well, she posted photos of her and her father with a pop art filter. “A friend made this for me. Dad holding me when I was a baby,” she said.
Kris also posted the same photos but with another filter in another post.
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These 2 pictures have deep significance for me- they were my dad’s last senatorial campaign calendar photos before Martial Law was declared… even as a baby, i knew how to be “cute” for the camera. 💛 35 years after his assassination: Maraming salamat po sa lahat ng mga Filipino na patuloy binibigyan ng respeto at pagmamahal ang sakripisyong inalay ni Ninoy Aquino para sa demokrasya ng ating mahal na bayan. 🇵🇭
“These [two] pictures have deep significance for me — they were my dad’s last senatorial campaign calendar photos before Martial Law was declared,” she recalled.
Kris thanked the Filipinos who commemorated today Ninoy’s 35th death anniversary: “35 years after his assassination: Maraming salamat po sa lahat ng mga Filipino na patuloy binibigyan ng respeto at pagmamahal ang sakripisyong inalay ni Ninoy Aquino para sa demokrasya ng ating mahal na bayan.”
(Thirty five years after his assassination: thank you very much to all the Filipinos who continuously give respect and love for the sacrifice Ninoy Aquino offered for the democracy of our beloved country.)
Ninoy Aquino was assassinated on Aug. 21, 1983. His death became the driving force for the opposition to continue its resistance and protest against corruption and human rights abuses during the 20-year regime of former President Ferdinand Marcos Sr. JB
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