MANILA, Philippines -- Actress-host Kris Aquino was surprised when a man running for next year's senatorial elections claimed to be her husband.
Aspiring senatorial candidate Daniel Magtira listed "Kris Aquino" as his wife in his certificate of candidacy. Although in an interview, he clarified that he is still courting Aquino, who he said will help him reach his ultimate goal: to be a recording artist.
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"Ako'y nakikipag-ugnayan kay Kris Aquino sa 'Pilipinas Got Talent,'" Magtira said, referring to the popular talent search where Aquino is a judge.
Magtira, who also claims to be a rock star, said he has joined several talent shows but always failed to get in.
On her talk show "KrisTV" on Wednesday, Aquino discussed Magtira's claims.
"Nagulat talaga ako. Baliw talaga siya," she said.
Aquino stressed that she is not yet free to re-marry since she still doesn't have the certificate from the National Statistics Office (NSO) which states that she's single again.
Aquino's marriage to basketball player James Yap was annulled by the court last February.
"Mayroon pa pala kasi akong isang papeles na kulang. Pinaalala ng mga lawyers ko sa akin. Kasi hindi pa tapos ang total na hatian namin ng property," the actress-host said.
Aquino even joked that perhaps her brother, President Benigno Aquino III, ordered the NSO not to give her the certificate so she could not marry again.
"I have my annulment and I feel ayaw ibigay siguro sinabi ni PNoy huwag niyo ibigay para huwag na ikasal ulit," she said.
"Pero totoo, wala pa talaga 'yon. Kasi mayroon pa kaming tatlong property ni James, dalawa doon sa kanya, isa sa akin. At mayroon pa kasi akong kailangang i-settle... so hindi pa," she said.