By Iza Iglesias/Manila Times
The Philippines’ “Queen of Digital Media” Kris Aquino
(pictured) quashed speculations that she may run for senator next year, saying she is not seeking any elective post despite the result of the latest Pulse Asia survey that included her as a possible winner.
“Because of this allow me to firmly say that I won’t “seek any national elective post in 2019,” she posted on Instagram on Saturday, after news on the survey circulated.
Conducted from September 1 to 7 among 1,800 Filipino adults nationwide, the survey showed Aquino in the 19th-23rd rank, along with her cousin Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino.
While Aquino had earlier cited endorsement contracts as the primary reason preventing her from running, she emphasised that she wanted to focus on her sons, Josh and Bimby. She added that she wanted to give way to her cousin Bam who had dropped from the Top 13 in Pulse Asia’s July survey to occupy the 18th to 23rd brackets.
“I am the only parent providing for the financial and emotional well-being of Kuya Josh who has special needs, and Bimby who is only 11 years old. It is unfair to my cousin @bamaquino (Bam Aquino) that in this Pulse Asia poll, an Aquino who has stated many times that she won’t run for the Senate in 2019 had to be included,” the actress said.
The senator had said that the inclusion of two Aquinos in the survey would prompt the opposition to decide who should run in next
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