Leave Kitty alone! Kris Aquino defends Duterte’s daughter vs. alleged drug links
Kris Aquino has come to the defense of President Rodrigo Duterte’s youngest daughter, Veronica or Kitty, after she was dragged into the controversy over the First Family’s alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade.
Aquino posted on Instagram Friday (April 5) a series of photos, including those of designer JC Buendia and text cards with the phrases, “Because the TRUTH is worth it” and “Notice all the people who make an effort to stay in your life.”
In the post’s caption, Aquino cried foul over the mention of Kitty’s name in the second episode of the video titled “Ang Totoong Narco List,” which she watched.
“LEAVE KITTY ALONE. She isn’t an adult. She is not fair game,” the actress said.
Aquino said she found it “weird” that Kitty’s mother, Honeylet Avanceña, will create a bank account with her daughter’s name for kickbacks from the illegal drug trade, as the video claimed.
“[C]onnecting the money trail to Ms. Honeylet, using ‘veronica salvador’ was too WEIRD, primarily because WALANG NANAY na gagamitin ang pangalan ng kanyang nagiisang anak para malagay ang bata sa kapahamakan,” she said.
Aquino said she’s speaking up to defend Duterte’s daughter because as a mother, she also saw her sons being bullied.
“[K]ung bunso na nga ni presidente Duterte pwedeng magamit sa video, paano pa yung mga ibang bata? God bless us with more wisdom to know better & do better for our children,” she said.
Despite being part of a political family, Aquino said her post has nothing to do about politics, but all about observing decency and respect for the rights of minors.
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1st, THANK YOU @jcbuendia_… He is that UNIQUELY SPECIAL person who has continued to dress SGMA & the Aquino siblings. Please know how happy you made Ate, Pinky, and Viel. 2nd this is an opinion coming from someone who has the RIGHT to give one, because she once lived the life of Kitty Duterte, except she only had her mom. 1986-1992, i was 14 when people voted, 21 when my mom stepped down. I saw the part 2 of the video & i am a “dilawan” by virtue of birth, who is choosing to make a stand for the youngest Duterte offspring. LEAVE KITTY ALONE. She isn’t an adult. She is not fair game. She will only be turning 15 this April (relied on google, so hopefully accurate)… connecting the money trail to Ms. Honeylet, using “veronica salvador” was too WEIRD, primarily because WALANG NANAY na gagamitin ang pangalan ng kanyang nagiisang anak para malagay ang bata sa kapahamakan. Nagsalita ako kasi kung may pinaglalaban, hindi tama na gagamitin ang bata to prove a point. We adults have enough sins, let’s spare the kids? Yes may HUGOT yan. Kasi too many times ko nang naranasan ma bully ang mga anak ko, eh kung bunso na nga ni presidente Duterte pwedeng magamit sa video, paano pa yung mga ibang bata? God bless us with more wisdom to know better & do better for our children. This wasn’t about politics, regardless that Kris Aquino is posting about Ms. Honeylet & Kitty Duterte. Tungkol ito sa pagiging DISENTE at sa pag RESPETO sa mga KARAPATAN ng mga menor de edad, na dahil sa pulitika nalilimutan na. God bless the country i love. 🇵🇭