Former Presidential Sister and Media Queen Kris Aquino renewed her rhetoric to run for senator on the next elections if Mocha Uson decide to enter the senate race, Aquino told her best friend Boy Abunda on Sunday.
Aquino’s husband, Daniel Magtira tried his luck on 2016 and lost. That was the second time Magtira ran for senate after being disqualified on 2013 filing of certificate of candidacy.
“If Mocha can do it, why can’t I diba?” Aquino told Abunda.
When Abunda jokingly asked about Aquino how she can beat Mocha if the latter have more social media followers that her, Aquino gave a convincing lengthy answer.
“Actually Tito Boy, nong Mayor pa lang si Presidente Duterte at wala pang balita kung tatakbo sa pagka pangulo, ang Mocha Girls at si Mocha Uson ay hindi pa kilala. It’s fair naman siguro kung sasabihin ko na ginamit lang ni Mocha ang candidacy ni Pres. Duterte para palakihin din ang social media base niya. She is nobody if not because of Duterte and that is an undeniable fact”, Aquino said.
“Sa entertainment industry dati, si Mocha ay hindi kilala dahil hindi naman siya lumalabas sa telebisyon. Mostly ang fans nila ay mga bar goers kung saan sila malimit magpe-perform”, she continued.
“Sa tingin ko mali ang perception ng pangulo na malaki ang naitulong ni Mocha Uson sa kanya. Kahit sinong unknown celebrity non kung ginawa ang ginawa ni Mocha, na siya ang nag-come-out para supportahan si Pres. Duterte, siguradong lalaki din ang social media base niya”, and take note ha, her number of followers did not scare me at all”, Aquino said.
The media queen has been rumored several times before to run as senator but elections came and she didn’t. This time might be different.
“Siguro masyado lang akong na-cha-challenge dahil sa announcement ni Sec. Andanar. I’m not sure yet but just in case she pursue her candidacy, I will do my best to beat her, at least in the senate race”, Kris added.
The next senatorial elections will be on 2019, and President Duterte and some people closed to him are already contemplating about their candidates on the said coming elections.