MANILA - Malacanang said presidential sister, showbiz personality Kris Aquino, is not doing anything wrong in calling for support for her brother, President Benigno Aquino III.
In an interview with radio dzRB, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said the TV host has the right to express her sentiments being the sister of the President.
“Madali naman pong maunawaan ang konteksto at kahulugan ng kanyang sinabi dahil ito naman ay likas na saloobin ng mga magkakapatid hinggil sa kanilang kapatid. Tayo pong mga Pilipino ay mapagmahal sa ating mga kapatid at malapit po ang ating pakikipag-ugnayan sa lahat ng kasapi ng ating pamilya,” he said.
There’s nothing “unusual” in what the youngest in the Aquino siblings is trying to do, he said.
“‘Yun naman pong okasyon kung saan siya nagsalita ay noong pagkatapos ng misa sa alaala ni dating Pangulong Corazon Aquino sa ika-limang anibersaryo ng kanyang pagpanaw. Ito ay bahagi nung kanyang pasasalamat sa ngalan ng kanilang pamilya, sa lahat ng mga sumama sa kanila sa pag-alala sa ating mahal na dating Pangulo,” he said.
During the fifth death anniversary of President Corazon Aquino, the TV host slammed the critics of his brother and asked that supporters rally around him.
“I think I have the right to speak because Noy knows how big the tax I have [been paying] ...So I think I do have the right to speak since it really is big,” Kris said.
She went on to say that the President needs the support of the public more than ever.
“He can’t do it on his own. We need to stand by him and give him strength. And please pray with us also that he stays alive,” she said.
“Our simple prayer is Dear God, please guide Noy, give him strength, help him. Give him inspiration, make him stronger, and may those who believe in him make him feel that he is not alone every day.”