Miriam tells Kris: Stay away from politics

The Philippine Star

Posted at May 17 2010 09:10 AM | Updated as of May 18 2010 02:45 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago has advised actress-TV host Kris Aquino to stay away from the political limelight and to reject any government position after her brother, Sen. Benigno Aquino III, becomes president.

It would be better if Kris does not hold any formal government position and just remain a loyal supporter, she added.

However, the final decision would depend on Aquino and his sister, she said.

Since the 50-year-old Aquino is a bachelor, his sisters can take turns in assuming the roles usually given to a first lady, Santiago said.

Some quarters have reminded Kris of her statement that she and her family would leave the country once her brother is elected president.