President Benigno Aquino III will have to buy his own engagement ring if he finally finds “The One” and proposes marriage to her because his youngest sister, Kris, already has their mother’s heirloom piece.
Speaking to reporters at the launch of her latest endorsement for My Diamond jewelry brand, Kris said she had asked for former President Corazon Aquino’s engagement ring, which was originally owned by Doña Aurora Aquino. The clan’s matriarch gave the ring to Kris’ father, the late Senator Benigno Aquino Jr., when he proposed marriage.
“I said, ‘Mom, ’yung engagement ring from Dad, mine na lang. Let’s just buy a new one for Noy (her brother, President Aquino),” Kris recalled, adding that it’s only fitting that she inherits the ring because she’s the youngest child and her son, James “Bimby” Aquino Yap, happens to be the youngest grandson. He would give the ring to his future fiancée, she added.
Though Cory’s engagement ring is in Kris’ hands, the actress said her bachelor brother can always pick another ring from the family’s heirloom collection to propose with if ever he wants to get engaged.
The President has been linked with various women throughout his term as Chief Executive although no one came close to becoming the rumored next Mrs. Aquino.