Lolit Solis stands by Kris Aquino: ‘Wala siyang mean bones’
Talent manager and columnist Lolit Solis has come to Kris Aquino’s defense just days after Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. slammed her critics. Solis’ defense also came after actress Gretchen Barretto hailed Nicko Falcis, Aquino’s former project manager, who spoke up against Aquino’s alleged threats to his life.
Solis attested to Aquino’s character via Instagram last Jan. 8, sharing to her readers that she and Aquino worked together for quite some time in the past.
“Alam ko na kung minsan impulsive siya at bigla kung gumawa ng desisyon but I will always stand by my belief na wala siyang mean bones,” Solis said.
As per Solis, Aquino may be “maarte,” tactless and sometimes hurtful with her words, but she believes there is no malice behind these.
“Totoo na maarte siya, tackless [sic], at kung minsan nakakasakit ng feelings dahil nga sinasabi what she thinks and feel na hindi niya alam nakaka-offend kung minsan,” she continued. “Pero para naman wala siya malisya pag sinabi at ginawa iyon.”
Barretto’s support for Falcis came last Jan. 5 when she shared via Instagram a screenshot of an article with the headline, “Nicko Falcis swears Kris Aquino said: Papapatay ka ng pamilya ko.” In her post, Barretto wrote that she felt for Falcis and admired his courage to speak the truth.
“No to bullies!!!! Stop power tripping,” said Barretto.
But as per Solis, Aquino is not the kind who accuses anyone without reason. She also added that it is Aquino who is usually bullied, instead of the other way around.
“One thing, hindi at never na ginawa ni Kris ang power tripping. Saksi ako ng kung paano niya sundin ang maghintay, at hindi ipilit na ‘hoy, si Kris Aquino ako, ako unahin nyo’ at to bully… mas madalas nga siya ang binu-bully…”
Moreover, she wrote that Barretto’s remark that Aquino is a power tripper is wrong as they, too, were close before: “She should know, naging close sila for a while ni Kris at alam niya na never nito ginamit ang power to get something.”
Aquino first filed criminal complaints against Falcis in October 2018 for allegedly using funds from her production company, Kristina C. Aquino Productions (KCAP), for personal use. Falcis has since filed a counter-affidavit before the Office of the Prosecutor in Manila last Jan. 3 and prior to this, in Pasig and Taguig on Dec. 17.
Falcis also denied Aquino’s allegations via social media, saying he never stole from her. /ra
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