Kris: Sacrifice for Noynoy
Showbiz Eye By Gerry Plaza
Special to Yahoo! Southeast Asia
Kris Aquino says she has decided to make a sacrifice for brother Noynoy’s sake.
To apparently avoid the risk of further fanning fires of controversy into her brother’s (seemingly forthcoming) presidency, Kris sees hosting show biz talk shows or news programs would not be appropriate throughout the duration of Noynoy’s term.
Kris announced on May 18 that she will leave “The Buzz” and “SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon.” Her decision, she said came out from a lengthy talk with sisters Ballsy Aquino-Cruz, Pinky Aquino-Arboleda, and Viel Aquino-Dee on Sunday.
“Napagpasyahan po namin na for the duration of Noy’s presidency, magpapaalam po ako sa aking mga shows that can cause controversy for him,” Kris said on SNN on Tuesday.
According to Kris, her last appearance on SNN will happen on June 25, while her farewell from “The Buzz” will take place on June 27.
Kris, however, noted that her decision was not in any way influenced by her brother. “In fairness po kay Noynoy, hindi naman niya ito in-impose,” she said.
But the TV host-actress will not totally leave showbiz as she remains one of the characters in the TV drama “Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo,” which will continue to run until August.
Kris also mentioned that she will be part of a still unnamed project with ABS-CBN.
This decision did not happen out of the blue. Tt comes in the wake of controversies that involved Kris during the campaign period, controversies which ultimately dragged her brother in the fray. The most prominent intrigue was the spat with erstwhile “The Buzz” co-host Ruffa Gutierrez in which Gutierrez’s mom Annabelle Rama not only unleashed a lengthy verbal tirade against Kris, but also the possible presidency of Noynoy, which she referred to as a death knell of the industry.
It was all rooted from Kris’ remark about Ruffa’s leaving “The Buzz” for TV5’s “Paparazzi,” a show that is now competing against their program. Her comment led to Ruffa’s much talked about walkout. Rama made the tirade in The Buzz’s rival program “Showbiz Central.”
“It is a choice, a sacrifice I’m making, kasi napakahirap po na any comment I make can be misinterpreted,” Kris said about her decision. “Kawawa naman po ang kapatid kong si Noynoy kung dahil nagpaka-taklita ako, e, siya po ang magiging tagasagot pa. E, opinyon ko naman yon.”
Kris said her action is proof of her love for her brother. “I’m giving that to Noy. I want Noy to succeed because I gave it my entire life to help him win,” Kris added.
Gerry Plaza is a longtime entertainment editor and writer, who thinks that unrelated issues, such as a sister’s on-air catfights, should not make a president lose sleep. You can e-mail Gerry at email@example.com