PNoy 'surprised' by Kris, sisters' TV interview

By Jorge Cariño, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 22 2013 04:46 PM | Updated as of Mar 23 2013 05:15 PM

SILANG, CAVITE- President Benigno Aquino III on Friday didn't show any sign of concern or emotional connection to the crisis that his sister Kris Aquino is going through with her ex-husband.

Palace sources told ABS-CBN News that when the interview with the Aquino sisters was aired last night, the President was surprised and exclaimed, "Bakit sila nandiyan?"

The source said the TV interview caught President Aquino's attention for a good couple of minutes, before looking away to attend to other matters that required his attention.

At the graduation ceremonies of the Philippine National Police Academy held Friday at Camp Gen. Mariano Castaneda in Silang, Cavite, Aquino was the Guest of Honor and Speaker.

In his speech, the President just went on reading from the teleprompter the prepared speech for the occasion.

The President talked about his administration's efforts on the "Tuwid na Daan" battlecry, citing the dismissal from government service of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) employees in CARAGA Region because of inaction on smuggling operations, plus his decision supporting the filing of criminal complaints against police officers  involved in the Atimonan shootout.

"Hindi optional ang pagsunod sa batas," he said as a reminder to 269 cadets of Tagapamagitan Class of 2013.

A venue for the press briefing of the President was set at the Faculty building, but after the ceremonies, the President only took refreshments before leaving for another schedule.

Kris Aquino on Thursday night announced her resignation from all her shows on ABS-CBN following the controversies she and her former husband James Yap are currently embroiled in.

She told TV Patrol anchor that she must do what’s best for her son, James "Bimby" Yap Jr., even if it means sacrificing her lucrative career.

“I’m giving up my shows. Hindi ko sinasabi 'yan just so that I can say na I’m the one making the bigger sacrifice. Tinatalikuran ko ang mundo na kinilala ko na bumuhay sa akin dahil higit doon sa karera ko, mas mahal ko ang anak ko,” she said.

She also denied Yap's claim in one their arguments that she reminded him about President Noynoy Aquino still being in power for 3 more years.

"It's so unfair na pwede niya kaming i-accuse at kailangan kami ang tatahimik dahil kami ang nasa posisyon. Sinisira niya ang magandang nagawa ng magulang at ng kapatid ko at pamilya namin and all for what?" Aquino said on Thursday night.

In a press conference last Wednesday, Yap accused Aquino of invoking her brother's being in power when she made a veiled threat. "Wala na siyang ibang masabi. Sabi niya, 'Baka nakalimutan mo may three years pa ang brother ko,'" Yap said.