- Kris Aquino defended Pres. Duterte from his bashers
- Kris said that she will support the President despite his mistakes in leading the country
- She also urged netizens to stop calling Duterte’s die-hard fans “Dutertards”
Actress-host Kris Aquino, the sister of previous President Benigno Aquino III, defended President Rodrigo Duterte from his aggressive critics and detractors.
According to the superstar actress, she and her brother have decided to support the presidency of Duterte.
“If my brother is respectful enough to want to give this administration a chance to succeed, why won't I do the same?” Kris told the media.
Although Kris admitted that Duterte has displayed both positive and negative actions, she explained that she is willing to support the President even if he makes mistakes in leading the country.
“Siyempre (Of course) there will be missteps… Pero ako, gusto ko na mag-succeed (But for me, I want him to succeed),” the popular host said.
Duterte has received plenty of criticisms from both local and international groups for his constant insult and cursing at the human rights advocates who have expressed their concern about the alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines.
She added that she empathizes with Duterte because his brother’s every move when he was the President was also constantly being criticized by the public.
Kris Aquino also spoke against calling the die-hard supporters of Duterte as “Dutertards.”
“Number one, I resent calling anyone 'tards. Kasi (Because) I have a special child, so I'm sensitive to that, even if it's a term that is being used widely,” Kris explained.
The actress recently made headlines after she decided not to renew her contract with ABS-CBN. She also recently expressed some of her regrets over leaving behind the Kapamilya network.
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