MANILA -- "Queen of all media" Kris Aquino on Tuesday night announced that she will be taking a hiatus from the showbiz industry to focus on her family, health, and business.
Aquino, in a series of Instagram posts, looked back at her long career with ABS-CBN, which spans almost two decades.
"Our relationship as a family started October 28, 1996 and it will soon end this March 23, 2016. A total of 10,354 days working for ABS-CBN, my life's most fulfilling professional journey because of your love, acceptance, and loyalty."
"Just like all of you, I love my family. My most valuable life destiny is to be Mama to Kuya Josh and Bimby; and to be a loving, selfless sister to Ate Pinky, Noy, and Viel: a bunso who doesn't give them constant worry because of my health and safety," she said.
According to Aquino, she and her sons will take the time to travel and move to a new home.
"I'm not putting a time frame, but with my type of work, it's realistic to accept by leaving ABS-CBN I'll be replaced and soon forgotten... My sons and I will travel, we'll move to our new home, and I'll eat healthy, sleep early, exercise regularly, and live quiet--everything to make sure Kuya Josh and Bimb have a healthy mother."
Aquino earlier announced on Instagram that she will be making "important life choices" within the next few days to focus on her health. She was hospitalized in the past several months.
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She also thanked companies that she endorsed for understanding her decision.
"I am grateful to my endorsements for sticking it out with me while I work on my long-term [health] and wellness."
Aquino, the youngest sister of President Benigno Aquino who is stepping down from the presidency on June 30, also said that she will focus on growing her businesses. She owns franchises in several fast-food companies.
Aquino said she is not leaving show business for good.
"This isn't goodbye. This is I hope you'll miss me & I hope to see you again soon. My not so healthy heart wants to thank all of you for your love for me, my family, and my work.
"I'll be back with a 100% healthy heart so I can love all of you even more and for much longer.
"Until then, #lovelovelove."
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