Kris Aquino gifts wife of MILF chief

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Kris Aquino. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

ILIGAN CITY, Philippines—As government and Moro rebels pursue peace through negotiations, President Aquino’s sister Kris is taking steps to befriend the family of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chief Murad Ebrahim.

Kris had a “special gift” delivered, through the government peace panel, to Murad’s wife, Hadja Lupia Ebrahim.

The gift is a framed and autographed photo of Kris with an entourage of MILF women who came to Malacañang Palace last Oct. 15 for the signing of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro.

Like the MILF leaders who trooped to the Palace that day, these women were setting foot into the country’s seat of power for the first time.

“Ms. Aquino had thoughtfully remembered her charming encounter with the MILF ladies at the signing of the Framework Agreement in Malacañang last October 15,” chief government negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer said in a statement.

Before delivering his address at the Oct. 15 signing rites, Murad had acknowledged Kris from among the special guests who were invited to witness the historic occasion.

The dignitaries included Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, Organization of Islamic Cooperation secretary-general Ekmeleddin Ihasanoglu, the diplomatic community, and top leaders of government.

During the opening of the 34th exploratory meeting of the peace panels in Kuala Lumpur Wednesday, Coronel-Ferrer asked MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal to deliver the gift to Murad’s family in behalf of Kris.

Coronel-Ferrer added that the government panel also assembled other photos from the signing ceremony as souvenir for Murad himself.

Coronel-Ferrer said they did not know at first what the gift was all about because they were only asked to pick up a package at the Palace and was further instructed to bring it to Kuala Lumpur for the current meeting.

She said that in this phase of the talks, the 15th under the Aquino administration, government brought “a fortified team… that has worked tirelessly with the different agencies the last three weeks” to muster a final position on the issues of power-sharing, wealth-sharing and normalization.

“The wide range of government offices involved in our meetings here and in the Philippines indicates the high level of support the peace process with the MILF enjoys in the whole government under President Aquino’s leadership,” Coronel-Ferrer stressed.

“It reflects the firm determination of the bureaucracy… to finish the work,” she added.

At the start of the meeting, Coronel-Ferrer assured that government was ready to wrap up negotiations on power-sharing.

The parties have set the yearend as deadline for crafting a comprehensive agreement.

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  • sigena

    mas gusto ng milf chief si kris is sa mga asawa

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

    She looks uglier…
    Hahahahahahaha!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/36O4ZGE5JY24XE4XQOXBM6O4WE Klepto

    Dapat binigyan ng tig isang Lechon na babuy.

    • wawa2172

       I am a christian and grew up in Mindanao. Your joke is out of sync, you know that Muslims don’t eat pork so why gift them with such. Let us respect their belief as they do have to respect us.

  • boybakal

    Kris is a good ambassador for peace.
    She is friend to everybody, she talks from her heart, I can sense her sincerity without pretension.
    Good Job Kris..

    • buttones

      “She is a friend to anybody” {Your words not mine} This is true, an unfortunate turn of phrase but non the less true…..

      • boybakal

         well, i already corrected mr.grammar. what is important is the thought.
        i wrote that without edit, coming directy from my heart and mind.
        good for you…you can work as grammar teacher.

      • buttones

        It had nothing to do with anyone’s grammar, nothing…and certainly not your’s, maybe I should have written , “She is a ‘friend’ to anybody”- referring to the woman’s hedonistic and very often well publicized salacious lifestyle… I simply cannot stand the woman, and to hand over a picture of herself in whatever pose as some sort of ’gift’ I find tasteless and crass…
        So long as we understand each other grammar don’t matter, nor spelling either, it’s a forum to discuss stuff….

      • boybakal

         What is wrong in the sentence…She is a friend to anybody…in tagalog, siya ay kaibingan ng kahit sino,
        Whereas….She is a friend to everybody…siya ay kaibign ng lahat.
        What is wrong in my grammar….you grammarian….
        be original….compose from your brain and not grammar especialist.

  • basilionisisa

    she’s doing her bit for PEACE, a little bit it may seem but it has a great impact. good on her!

  • tata_boy

    Ryan Rosauro, mag-aral ka naman ng inglis, ang sakit sa mata ng heading mo.

  • buttones

    No comment – I cannot even find the words…

  • disqusted0fu

    conceited much? i wouldnt be surprised if someone sees that framed picture in the trash one day. or at least cropped without Kris in the picture.

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