|Kris Aquino (left, foreground) poses with her siblings (clockwise from left) Ballsy Cruz, President Benigno Aquino III, Pinky Abellada, and Viel Dee in this photo posted by the actress-host on her Instagram page in August 2013.|
President Benigno Aquino's youngest sister, TV host-actress Kris Aquino, on Tuesday, March 5, denied rumors that she will be seeking vice-presidency in the 2016 elections.
"It has never been discussed, no truth. Huwag silang gumawa ng intriga, kasi hindi talaga totoo. No plans, has not been discussed, is not on the table.
"Oh my god, hindi sila handa! Hindi pa handa ang Pilipinas!"
However, Kris said she is not closing her doors on politics.
She expressed willingness to run for public office in the future.
"I believe naman nasa dugo, 'di ba. Pero at this point in my life... Siguro categorically, kaya kong magsalita nang patapos -- sa 2016, it's not yet my time.
"Let's talk about 2019."
The actress said last year that she was considering of running for a local position in Tarlac, her family's home province. At the time, Kris said that in order to prepare, she "would like [to undergo] on-the-job training with mayors of 'bonggang' cities," citing in particular Davao and Iloilo.
She also said she wants to start from a lower-level position if she enters politics. Citing her observations while going around the country, Kris said it's best to start making a difference "in a smaller environment."
However, both President Aquino and another Aquino sibling, Aurora "Pinky" Abellada, have gone on record to say they are against Kris' plans of joining politics.
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