I was watching the
news hours ago, switching from one station to another, when suddenly a familiar face was shown
and blown up in the evening news. A sobbing “Queen of All Media” Kris Aquino has
once again invaded TV news’ airtime. Nice job, ABS-CBN.
Well, judging from the rumors spreading around like wildfire, the current commotion is an issue that revolves around her, her former husband James Yap, and their son Bimby. It’s almost impossible not to get sucked in, considering the long-winding interview done by ABS-CBN’s TV Patrol to the actress‘personal life. Clearly, Kris Aquino is a hot-button issue by herself. Or so, the Filipino media thought.
For this President Noynoy’s sister, no fence exists between the public's right to know and her private life. She currently continues here life’s drama for the nth time invading the long thread of talks and hashtags in the social media.
On why Kris Aquino has this superstar status, we can turn to her unique mix: pedigree coupled with a 'machine-gun' mouth. But this Filipino people’s ‘fascination’ with this Aquino specimen is but a manifestation of our country going down the tubes.
The fact alone that she is a recognized part of Philippine daily life is already alarming. Equally so is the Filipino media which seemed to have a dependence on every aspect of her life. And thirdly, I have this slight problem on the Filipino viewing public which seem not get to enough of her.