MANILA - Kris Aquino on Tuesday said she is ready to face Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Margaux "Mocha" Uson after the latter uploaded a video of her late father in comparison with President Rodrigo Duterte's "playful" kiss with a Filipina in South Korea.
"Ganito na lang, babae sa babae, gusto mo ng kaaway? Ako, I’m ready. Anytime, anywhere. Harapan. Gusto mo mag-debate? Carry. Gusto mong gawin natin 'yung eksena du'n sa movie . . . 'Four Sisters and A Wedding' . . . You wanna do that scene with me? You want na ako ikaw, at ikaw bilang si Angel? Gawin natin para matigil ka na lang," Aquino said in a Facebook Live video.
"I am giving you fair warning, isa pa na bastusin o babuyin mo ang tatay o ang nanay ko, magtutuos tayo."
Aquino was referring to a scene in the movie in which Angel Locsin dragged Uson's character by the hair outside of a bar.
Aquino said she was calling out Uson for disrespecting her parents and because Aquino wanted to set an example for her children.
"Kasi what you are doing to my parents, they do not deserve. And people will tell me why are you stooping down to her level. I’m doing this because I love my mom, I love my dad, and if I don’t do this now, I’ll hate myself," she said.
"And if I don’t do this now, I won’t be the mother I want to be. Ginagawa ko to kasi I want my sons to see what I’m willing to do for my mom and my dad."
Aquino reiterated that she is not running for public office.
"Wala akong posisyon na hinahanap. I’m not running for office. I do not seek elective office. I am not scoring brownie points for this. In fact, by doing this now, there will be some businesses that might back out of contracts," she said.
"I just had to do this, because one, I wanted to say thank you to those who believe, thank you to those who still love my mom, thank you to those who respect what my dad has given to this country."
Aquino ended the video by saying "God bless our country. Please God bless us with peace, God bless us with leaders we deserve. God bless us with the courage to speak up for people we love."
"Ang pinaglalaban natin dito lahat tayo. We are all human beings who deserve respect," she said.