'Para makabangon tayong muli': Kris Aquino makes this promise to dad Ninoy on Father's Day


Posted at Jun 22 2020 12:49 PM

MANILA – Kris Aquino on Sunday shared what she thinks is the best Father’s Day gift she could ever give to her late father Ninoy Aquino.

On Instagram, the former Kapamilya TV host shared a clip of her and her father taken during their departure on May 8, 1980.

The video captures moments just before they left for the United States for the older Aquino’s triple heart bypass surgery that was followed by their family’s three-year stay in Boston.


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“Opo, ganun ako ka ‘confident’ na bata, at just 9 years old may ‘binibilin’ ako sa Dad namin na mga dapat nyang gawin,” she said.

“Marami nang nagsabi (my mom included) that I really took after my dad at ako ang female version n'ya,” she added. 

But Kris said she’s matured enough to realize she has so much more to learn including “humility, self-sacrifice, and the willingness to serve with every drop of my blood before I can truly be worthy of that compliment.”

Nonetheless, she is proud to say that she shares with both her parents an unwavering love for the Philippines and the Filipinos, come what may.

“Ano man ang pagsubok, mahal ko ang bayan natin at gagawin ko ang makakaya ko para tumulong sa kapwa para makabangon tayong muli. That is the best Father’s Day gift i can give Ninoy Aquino,” she said.