Kris eyes gubernatorial seat of Tarlac in 2016

Posted at 12/15/2010 5:59 PM | Updated as of 12/16/2010 1:41 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Kris Aquino, the controversial youngest sister of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, is joining politics after the term of her brother expires in 2016.

The Queen of All Media pronounced her plan to run for governor of her home province, Tarlac, before thousands of her town mates Tuesday.

“I feel naman na bilang isang Aquino, whatever political career I hope to have in the future, it has to start in Tarlac,” she said.

Kris, along with her “Dalaw” leading man Diether Ocampo and Pokwang, led the gift giving activity in depressed areas in the province. From Tarlac, they went to 8 barangays in Pasig also to distribute gifts.

She clarified that she is only running in 2016 after Noynoy’s term of office.

Kris said she initially hinted to her ABS-CBN bosses about her political plans in 2013, but was reminded that her contract obligations with the network will expire in 2015.

She said she wants to follow in the footsteps of Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos.

She said: “Hindi ko nakakalimutan ‘yong sinabi ng mom ko na if there is anybody in showbiz na I should be emulating its Ate Vi ‘yon. Kasi pagkatapos ng napakagandang karera niya sa industriya natin, nakapagbigay naman siya ng magandang serbisyo. Una sa Lipa (as mayor) and then after sa Batangas.”

Meanwhile, Kris was asked to comment on model-actress Isabel Oli denying any romantic relationship with her estranged husband, James Yap.

She maintained that Yap’s love life is no longer her concern. "Okay lang. You know if they will, or if they are closer, it’s none of my business anymore. As in the same way na di naman nakiki-alam si James sa buhay pag-ibig ko." -Report from Marie Lozano, ABS-CBN News