[PHOTO - Kris would've followed in her family's footsteps if she weren't Queen of Talk]

MANILA, DECEMBER 12, 2011 (BULLETIN) Just like her brother Noynoy and their late parents Ninoy and Cory, loquacious TV host Kris Aquino could have been in politics had she not chosen to work in show business.

“The only other thing I could see myself doing… ang nakita ‘ko siguro public service talaga. At this point kung hindi po ako nag-artista, I’m of age, I’ll probably be [a] senator [or] Senate President.

“Inagawan talaga si Enrile [Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile] ng posisyon!” Kris said on her show “Kris TV” on Dec. 14.

She continued, “The only other thing I could think of talaga would be politics. Kung hindi ako naging celebrity after college, I would’ve taken law. Kasi yun ang frustration ng both mom and dad ko. My dad actually finished it but didn’t take the bar. My mom took two years of law and then got married. So baka ako yung naging lawyer talaga.”

Prior, Kris admitted that she honestly didn’t know what she could have been since she has been in entertainment for so long.

“Yung totoo talaga, kung hindi po ako naging… actually wala talaga!

“From the time I was two years old talaga, gano’n kaaga, I knew I would perform and this was it. Ito na, nagsasalita na ‘ko, tumutula, nagtatalumpati, sumasayaw [pero] wala namang talent sa sayaw, nagta-try kumanta, nagde-declamation, umaarte-arte. ‘Yun na eh,” she related.

Aside from these, Kris also considered being a judge, saying, “Bongga ‘yun, ‘di ba?”

“At by now, kung ako yung naging judge, annulled na ‘ko. Hindi loko lang!” she shrilled, laughing.

Speaking of her marriage, Kris wishes for “freedom” from it this Christmas.Recall that she filed the annulment case against cager husband James Yap last year.

“My Christmas wish would have been sana a solid family, who would not want that. Since it didn't work out, I want freedom for him and freedom for me. And I want finality,” she was quoted as saying in an article on posted on Tuesday.

“Right now I don't have that freedom because we [James and Kris] are not legally free to do so. Iba kasi ang sitwasyon sa lalaki. Lalaki si James, sa kanya walang mawawala. Ako, may mawawala sa akin,” she added.

Kris Aquino hopes to snag second spot in MMFF By NEIL RAMOSDecember 15, 2011, 3:58pm BULLETIN

[Second best is good enough for Kris]

MANILA, Philippines – Kris Aquino is realistic enough to not aim for the top spot in this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).

However, according to Aquino, she would want her film “Segunda Mano” to capture the number two position.

“Number two. Very honest ako sa number two,” said she in an interview with PEP.

Aquino recalled how she predicted “Dalaw” – her entry in last year’s festival – landing on the third spot.

“Di ba, dati sinabi ko gusto ko mag-number three? I was so happy. Ngayon, gusto ko mag-number two, kaya ‘segunda mano.’

Aquino continued playing seer, predicting that the number one spot in this year’s MMFF belongs to the Vic Sotto and Ai-Ai delas Alas flick, “Enteng ng Ina Mo.”

“Magpakatotoo na tayo, sa kanila na ‘yon,” said she. “Ang pinaglalabanan na lang ay second slot. At sana sa amin na mapunta ‘yon.”

She doesn't hope to win an acting plum for “Segunda Mano.”

“I won't win. Hindi naman ako nananalo ever. Makatotohanan naman ako. Pero magaling ako dito,” she said.

“Aminin na natin. Nandiyan si Ate Mary [Maricel Soriano], nandiyan si Juday,” she added.

But Aquino assured the movie-going public that they won’t be disappointed with what she and her team came up with in “Segunda Mano.”

“Siksik at sulit” is how Aquino described the film.

“Ang siksik dito, ang script ni Direk Joyce is there… never a dull moment. Kumbaga, when I was watching it, ang dami niyang tinapon. Naloka ako, sabi ko, may mga moments na pinaghirapan but she felt it was not constructive or needed in the story so it was gone. But the flow was just so fast. ‘Yon talagang level ng ‘Final Destination’ sa bilis. Kaya ‘yon ang siksik,” she explained.

Explaining the plot of the film, Aquino said that it is all about “wants.”

“It’s a story that everybody can identify with,” she said. “Brand-conscious tayong bansa. We aspire to things that others have. Ang aspiration natin sa babae, totoo naman ‘yon, e, bags. Talagang mag-iipon ka o bibili ka ng segunda mano na bag dahil branded. Kapag gamit mo ‘yong bag, nabibigyan ka ng kumpiyansa. Pero at what price? It goes down to the values also na what really matters. Ano nga ba ang importante sa buhay ng isang tao?”

More than anything, Aquino said they are offering something deeper, if different, for Pinoys.

“Ang talagang mapaninindigan dito [the film] is that it takes horror in a different direction. Hindi siya sigaw, hindi siya takot lang, kung hindi malalim talaga. Ngayon, nag-iba, e. I think apart from ‘No Other Woman,’ people want to see something different. And this is different. This is different at its very best.”

This is not the case for Aquino’s older brother, President Noynoy Aquino.

The president was heard singing an old tune in an early Christmas celebration attended by several congressional representatives. reported that President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino" joined the congressmen to personally thank them for facilitating the impeachment of Chief Justice Renato Corona.

According to the report, the president also "expressed gratitude for the quick passage of the 2012 national budget." He added that he is hoping for "reforms in the judiciary [branch], as well as better prospects for the economy next year."

And what better way to show gratitude. The report noted that Aquino gamely sang Freddie Aguilar's "Estudyante Blues" in front of the appreciative politicos.

This isn’t new of course. Pnoy belted the same tune in public on June 30, 2010

Chief News Editor: Sol Jose Vanzi

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