Kris Aquino to siblings: ‘My problems are no longer yours to carry’
Kris Aquino won’t let her siblings get involved with her problems anymore, she said Thursday in a two-part Instagram post.
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It is now common to read about siblings fighting because of company succession, inheritances, and political ambitions… This is a TRUTH post. Ate has tried her best to keep us 5 siblings UNITED. But that Sunday night in April happened. If Taylor Swift has her Back to December: I'd go back in time and change it but I can't So if the chain is on your door, I understand But this is me swallowing my pride Standing in front of you saying I'm sorry for that night. 7 months have passed, and the truth is my brother and i have seen each other once- in kuya josh’s room in St Luke’s in mid-July. I was able to apologize but through text when i said i prayed he loved Josh enough to find it in his heart to forgive me enough to be with my son. i flew to Indonesia and came very close to anaphylactic shock. July 27 i was flown home by a Medical Evacuation plane chartered from Singapore. To this day i haven’t been allowed to publicly thank our Indonesian friends who helped get me home safely. But this is our FAMILY’s story, more importantly the chapter about my health. My brother who never asks for favors for himself made the calls… we have friends with private planes that were willing to lend them to fly me home. My brother said he wanted to go because he had promised our parents that come what may he’d protect his sisters. But he remembered, “Ay may hold departure order pala ko.” Thinking back i can now smile at life’s ironies. To clarify, direct communication lines between us weren’t open BUT it was Alvin frantically calling SOS to Manila that got everyone involved. August came and the cracks in my business started showing… so if you will notice there have been almost no pictures of me with any of my siblings since then. Why? Because their bunso has matured and she realizes that she and only she should be battling when the court cases finally start. When they start throwing the mud as their defense- tama lang na ako lamang ang maputikan. (To Be Continued)FEATURED STORIESENTERTAINMENT
“Family isn’t measured by being there for each other when one is suffering,” the queen of all media wrote.
Aquino also explained why there have been no photos of her with her siblings since the issue about her business emerged.
“Because their bunso (youngest sibling) has matured and she realizes that she and only she should be battling when the court cases finally start,” she said.
She, however, recounted the many times her siblings offered her help, given that she is the youngest among all of them.
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(CONTINUATION) How many times did my Ate offer to join our mediation? Pinky went out of her way to secure a function room in a club only she and her husband are members of BUT several hours before the meeting they canceled on us. How often does Tito Noy text kuya josh to check on him and to make sure he is okay. My siblings have endured more than enough scrutiny most especially my 3 sisters who never wanted public lives. I REFUSE TO ADD FURTHER TO THEIR BURDENS. No choice ang Mom namin, i was her baby. But now that we are all grownups, aged 63 to 47 years old- quota na sila. Kaya na ‘to ng “baby” nila. Love sometimes also means you know you are a bomb that may explode, and you want the people you care most about to be very far from you. Kuya Josh and Bimb, they came from my tummy- so we’re in this together come what may. Family isn’t measured by being there for each other when one is suffering. It is in having the courage to battle ALONE. The values of our family can be measured when the beleaguered can bravely say, DO NOT WORRY ABOUT ME, i love you enough that my problems are no longer yours to carry.
Aquino narrated how her brother and former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III – “who never asks for favors for himself” – made effort to help her when she had health problems.
In August, when “cracks” in her business started to show, she said her sister Pinky offered many times to join the mediation with the other party. Aquino has labeled her company problem as a “financial betrayal” allegedly committed by a business partner.
The media mogul expressed how her siblings have already “endured more than enough scrutiny” in the past, especially her three sisters “who never wanted public lives.”
“I REFUSE TO ADD FURTHER TO THEIR BURDENS,” she said.
She ended the post by saying: “The values of our family can be measured when the beleaguered can bravely say, DO NOT WORRY ABOUT ME, i love you enough that my problems are no longer yours to carry.”
Aquino on Wednesday filed criminal complaints against her former business partner Ricardo M. Falcis II for allegedly using funds from her company for personal use. /kga
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