By Ben Rosario
Reacting to popular television and movie personality Kris Aquino’s social media protest, Hugpong ng Pagbabago chairperson and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio assured that senatorial bet Christopher “Bong” Go and actor Philip Salvador were both gentlemen who will heed Aquino’s complaint against their “comedy skit” on the campaign stage.
“I’m sure ngayon na nagsasabi na yung object (Aquino) na yung kanilang skit na she is offended; I’m sure they will listen because they are that kind of people that are aware sa mga kailangan nilang gawin,” said Duterte-Carpio.
She added: “I’m sure they will stop.”
The lady mayor, who is leading a national campaign for 13 senatorial bets endorsed by Hugpong, said she has not been giving attention on Go and Salvador’s skit.
In her Instagram post, Kris, popularly referred to as the Queen of All Media, said she suffered “so much hurt deeply” by Go and Salvador’s dialogue about the latter’s past romance with Aquino.
Kris, youngest sister of former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino said she had not done anything wrong to Go to deserve being talked about in Hugpong campaign sorties.
However, a key member of the Hugpong campaign group said there was nothing in the Go-Salvador exchanges that was meant to insult Kris or make her the object of ridicule.
Whenever Go goes on stage, he would always make it a point to rib Salvador by calling the actor the “adopted son of Davao City.”
Go, former special assistant to the president will later reveal that Salvador earned the title because he fathered four children in Davao.
As Salvador protest Go’s claim, the former Palace official would then accuse the actor of fooling Kris into becoming his girlfriend in the 1990s.
Salvador and Aquino were the main stars of the film “Nandito Ako” and their partnership blossomed into romance. They have a son, Josh.
The couple broke up as former President Corazon C. Aquino, Kris’s late mother, was against their romance.
Salvador was still married to Ma. Asuncion Dabao at the time and his bid to seek an annulment of his marriage was rejected by a Quezon City Regional Trial Court Judge Romeo Zamora.
The actor is a regular member of the Hugpong campaign team and usually alternates for Go during his absence. #MatalinongBoto2019