It is not a surprise if people keep asking Kris Aquino, 46, whether or not she is looking forward to entering politics someday. Despite her success as a host and an actress, it appears to be impossible for Filipinos to not see her as a daughter of the late Corazon Aquino and the late Benigno Aquino Jr. and a sister of Benigno Aquino III, 67.
On July 27, Thursday, Kris was at Shangri-La at The Fort in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila, to attend the launching of the internet service iflix, which recently tapped her as a brand ambassador. During the event, she was asked by the press about her political ambition.
Aware that her words may be interpreted as arrogance, Kris gave a straightforward response to the question saying her family has left a legacy in the political milieu of the Philippines. However, she emphasized that this is not enough to qualify her as a leader of the country.
For Kris, it is necessary for her to prove something on her own before entering politics. The way to do this, she said, is to be successful in her businesses or building an empire worth billions.
Kris did not think twice when she said she may not be able to accomplish this in 2022 when the term of President Rodrigo Duterte, 72, ends. She did not also hesitate to admit that she is not a team player so she does not see herself being a member of the Congress or the Senate.
Thus, if Kris holds a political office, it has to be an executive position, she said laughing. The other requirement, she reiterated, is that she has to be a very successful entrepreneur to prove that she is ready to run a country.
Meanwhile, Kris confirmed that she is doing a movie with iflix. The last film she starred in was the 2015 romantic drama film “All You Need is Pag-ibig,” which also starred Jodi Sta. Maria, Kim Chiu and Ian Veneracion.
Watch Kris talk about her future in politics here: