Although they’re relatives, presidential sister Kris Aquino would rather ignore her aunt, former Tarlac governor Margarita “Tingting” Cojuangco, for spewing negative things about her and her brother.
In a blog post published Wednesday, Aquino reacted to Cojuangco’s statement in a recent newspaper article, which quoted her as saying she’d rather leave the country should her niece win an electoral post in 2016.
“Super deadmabells sa mga nega (I will just ignore people who are being negative,” Aquino said.
“Because if the (tradeoff) [of] having to put up with them was having the privilege of having Cory Aquino as our mother, what a teeny tiny price to pay. In fact it’s so minute as to have no bearing anymore on our happiness and solidarity as siblings!” she exclaimed.
Tingting is the wife of former Tarlac Rep. Jose “Peping” Cojuangco Jr., a brother of Aquino’s mother Cory.
The Cojuangco couple have been vocal about their desire for Aquino’s brother, President Benigno Aquino III, to step down due to his perceived incompetence in handling the Mamasapano police operation that resulted in the death of 44 Special Action Force (SAF) troopers.
Aquino reiterated in her blog entry that she doesn’t have plans of running for public office next year as she has so many things on her plate at the moment.
“Politics is not happening this 2016. For now, I am blessed to be an entertainer (host and occasional actress), an endorser, a producer, a website owner, a restaurant franchise owner, an investor, and a mother,” she said.