Kris Aquino willing to ‘meet halfway’ if Imee Marcos wearing yellow means ‘remorse’
MANILA, Philippines — If Senator Imee Marcos wearing yellow at President Rodrigo Duterte’s fourth State of the Nation Address (Sona) meant acknowledging “past sins” and showing “remorse,” then Kris Aquino is willing to meet the Marcoses halfway.
In the comment section of Aquino’s Instagram post on Tuesday, a netizen asked about her thoughts on Imee’s choice to wear yellow during the Sona.
“Nagdilaw po si Sen. Imelda sa SONA yesterday. Ano pong masasabi niyo tungkol don? Kasi yellow symbolizes the Liberal Party [LP] which is their rival?” the netizen commented.
[Kris on Imee’s yellow gown]
Screenshot from @krisaquino on Instagram
“1st, yellow isn’t LP. Yellow comes from TIE A YELLOW RIBBON (the song) for my Dad,” Kris pointed out.
She continued, “If it’s a sincere gesture to reach out, acknowledge past sins and show remorse— I shall meet them halfway. We can move forward but we can do that only by acknowledging the past.”
Imee wore a gradient of yellow and red gown designed by Mak Tumang when she attended Duterte’s Sona on Monday.
“Move forward, magkaisa ulit,” Imee said when asked what was the message behind her choice to wear a yellow gown.
“Sen. Imee has never heard from me about my childhood & I have never heard about her history as well. We should be open to a conversation to understand our lives. Fair enough?” Kris further said.
Imee’s father, the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, was ousted in 1986 following a four-day historic People Power Revolution on Edsa.
The ouster happened after Kris’ father, former senator Benigno Aquino Jr., one of Ferdinand’s fiercest critics, was assassinated upon arrival in the Philippines from the United States. Following Ferdinand’s ouster, he was replaced by Aquino’s wife Cory.
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