Palace tells bishop: Leave Kris Aquino alone, ‘rumormonger’

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Malacañang is not in the mood to engage retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz in a “Chika Minute” discussion of the rumored plan of President Benigno Aquino III’s youngest sister to run for public office in 2016.

Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda flatly denied rumors that actress and TV host Kris Aquino had her eyes on the vice presidential office.

At a press briefing in the Palace on Wednesday, Lacierda, though not mentioning Cruz by name, referred to the retired head of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan and former president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) as a “rumormonger” for urging Kris’ camp to clarify reports that she planned to run for the second highest public office in the land in 2016.

“This is now ‘Chika Minute,’” Lacierda said, referring to the show biz segment of a GMA 7 news program, when asked by the INQUIRER to comment on Cruz’s statement.

“I don’t want to talk about (it). Some people, as they grow old, become elder statesmen; some people when they grow old become rumormongers. I don’t know why,” Lacierda said.

As for the political ambitions of Kris, also known as the “Queen of Talk” of local TV, Lacierda said: “We’d rather not talk about that because, primarily, I have not discussed anything with Ms Kris Aquino. Let’s allow Kris Aquino to live peacefully.”

 

Spreading reports

Cruz said Kris should clarify the spreading reports about her political plans, especially after she announced last month that she was quitting show business to study law.

Cruz said he had been hearing about Kris’ political plans from “credible sources within the administration” as early as three months ago.

“Formerly, it was only in whispers. Now, it has become more commonly said and heard that the youngest sister of the President of the Republic will also run as vice president of the Republic in 2016,” Cruz said in an interview on Tuesday.

“Those concerned better address this matter. If it is not true, then they should say it so that it will stop once and for all. If there is silence, that means there is consent,” he added.

TV ’drama’

When the INQUIRER prodded Lacierda to shed light on the 2016 plans of the 42-year-old Kris—Kristina Bernadette Cojuangco Aquino in real life and referred to by some columnists as Kristeta—the Palace spokesperson said it was best for the country to give Kris “some space” following the much-publicized spat with her estranged husband, professional basketball player James Yap, last month.

Kris had sought a temporary protection order from a court against Yap after he supposedly made sexual advances on her when he visited her apartment in December, a claim vehemently denied by Yap who shed tears when he said in a TV interview that she was actually trying to drive a wedge between him and their son, James Carlos, or Bimby.

Unperturbed, Kris, along with her sisters, faced the cameras, too.

She tearfully vowed—for the second time in about three years—that she was leaving show business for good.

Not worth a comment

Kris and Bimby are currently in Paris.

“She has made a decision . . . to be at peace, to live quietly, so let’s allow her some space,” Lacierda said.

After saying Cruz was gossiping, Lacierda added: “I hope that the good bishop will not engage in ‘chika’ (gossip). We have no comment on that. Sorry. It is not something that is (worth a comment from us).”

Told that Cruz’s statement might have emanated from earlier statements of Kris that she might run for the Senate after her brother’s presidential term ends in 2016, Lacierda said: “I have no comment on that because … that was a statement that she issued and whatever her plans are I’m not aware of (them).”

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  • cato_the_younger

    The palace would have been better off ignoring the comments. The more you comment, the more things grow. As for the good bishop, what’s his interest in Kris running for public office? If she indeed runs and the good bishop wants to campaign against her which is also within his rights as a citizen, he will have all the chance to do so, at the right time. Meanwhile, the retired bishop probably needs another hobby to pre-occupy himself with. Live and let live, bishop.

    • tadasolo

      You know how it is in the Pinas. Dammed if you do dammed if you don’t.

    • EC

      Oscar Cruz apparently does not play chess otherwise he would have anticipated the opponent’s next move: Queen takes bishop. Mate.

      • nes911

        Wrong. Hanggang hindi nahuhulinang king ay hindi pa mate. Kinain ng queen kmo yung bishop eh kung trap iyon at kinain namn ng horse o rook yung queen mo, tagilid na ang laro mo. I mean, hindi tama ang analogy…kailangan i complete mo ang senaryo ng game.

      • patukar

        Kailangan kasi check mate ang king kahit kinain ng queen ang bishop at nag queen to queen natira sa itim bishop at king sa puti knight at king tabla ang laban. Bali wala rin naman halaga ung bishop (cruz)

      • Batang Altura

        hehe tama , bishop lang ang kinain mate na , may cardinal pa..

    • MonMayuga

      Good point cato_the _younger. But I think that the palace was just giving Cruz a dose of his own medicine.

  • farmerpo

    Paging ex Archbishop Cruz. Jueteng sa Pampanga malakas pa rin. Di kaya ng Mar Roxas, baka makatulong kayo. Maski ano lumabas sa bibig nyo, nakasahod naman ang PDI. Wag lang pong kalimutan, ur excellency, what you put in your mouth will not degrade you, what you put out of your mouth etc…… alam nyo na yun, di ba?

  • TinimbangNgunitKulang

    The retired bishop must be sending hints that he is available to host a showbiz talkshow to compete with Boy Abunda. Parang awa nyo na, pansinin nyo naman.

    • dodong1

      anong tawag sa bagong show ni tandang damaso???

      • TinimbangNgunitKulang

        Showbizshop o kaya Shobispo.

  • MANGLUCIO

    SO WHAT IF KRIS AQUINO RUNS FOR VICE PRESIDENT OR ANY GOVERNMENT POSITION FOR THAT MATTER? AND WHO’S THIS LOUD MOUTH ARCH.OSCAR CRUZ TO STOP ANYONE ANYWAY IN SEEKING PUBLIC OFFICE?

    • txtman

      EH, ANO DIFFERENCE NI KRIS KAY ERAP ABER?
      HINDI BA INAALIPUSTA NINYO SI ERAP?
      PITIFUL
      AHAHAHAHA

      • magsasakasanayon

        bugok. erap is a convicted plunderer, a gambler, a drunkard, a womanizer and an idiot. hindi ko siya inaalipusta. just telling the truth. ikaw ang pitiful.

      • Benigno the Turd

        And Kris is a nun?

      • magsasakasanayon

        compared to erap, she is a saint.

    • $44479964

      So what if nagcomment si Bishop about Kris’s alleged plan for politics?

    • magiting78

      Hmmm Oo nga naman…Lets imagine the Philippines after 2016..President: Binay, Vice Pres: Kris Aquino…hmmm wala na patay na ang pinas Binay corrupt, tpos si Kris sasabihin ha ha ha tito boy ang saya saya alam mo ba…lol

  • spider69

    yes queen of talk dahil madaldal. but I do not believe she is the queen of all media. ano ba nagawa niya para sa industria. ang magkalat ba ng kasiraan ay maituturing mileage. tulad ng pagkakaroon ng TULO.

  • Tonypogi

    Ke tutoo o hindi, e ano ang pakialam mo?
    Kung kinakati ka sa pulitika, tumakbo ka at doon mo ilabas ang lahat ng mga panukala mo. Malalaman mo tuloy kung puede nga bang ipatupad ang mga idinadaldal mo. Daig mo pa ang sniper na paputok-putok habang nakatago.

    • txtman

      AY NAKU, ETO NAMAN MGA TAGA-ILOG PASIG
      AHAHAHAHA
      PITIFUL

  • yesyesyo

    Mawalang galang na damaso. Mas higit sa kalahati ng mga nasasakupan mo ang hindi na uma attend ng misa tuwing linggo. Yan ang atupagin mo! Mas marmaing katoliko na ang hindi pumapasok sa simbahan dahil puro kayo pulitika!

    • txtman

      PROBLEMA NA NG MGA CATHOLICO YAN
      KUNG AYAW NILA UMATTEND NG MASS, SO WHAT?
      ALAM NAMAN NILA RESPONSIBILIDAD NILA
      IN SHORT, ANG SASAGOT LANG SA SARILI NILA SA HARAP NG MAY KAPAL
      AY SILA DIN- NOBODY ELSE.
      PINILI YAN, MAGDUSA SILA
      AS SIMPLE AS THAT
      AND BESIDES, YOU CAN PRAY EVERYWHERE
      PITIFUL
      AHAHAHAHA

      • boy_kurimaw

        Padre DAMASO aka OSCAR CRUZ, ikaw ba yan hehehe. inahantay kana nung mandre magkumpisalan na daw kayong dalawa HAHAHA

      • beatmanny

        LOL kawawa ka naman TXTMAN sana may mag-like naman sa mga comments mo (bukod sa sarili mong like ha). halata kasing mahina ang utak mo (o wala kang utak hehe) puro walang sense…
        pitiful pathetic fool LMAO hahahahahaha

      • Magsasaka

        pitiful bopol

      • gikiness

        ayan, marami ng nakapansin na mahina ang kokote mo, sa row four ka kasi nakaupo sa pinakalast na section ng batch nyo

    • txtman

      KAPALMUKS NI BABOY LACIERDA, HA
      PAGTABIHIN MO PICTURES NIYA FROM THREE YEARS AGO
      ANG LAKI NG BINABOY NIYA
      PITIFUL

      • AntiAko

        0 Likes
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        Get the clue and shut up! Your opinions only embarrass yourself.

      • gikiness

        pagpasensyahan na lang po natin yan, sa row four kasi nakaupo lagi yan at laging sa last section ng batch nila during his academic life

    • Cue_Vas

      Paano mo nalaman di ka naman nagsisimba.

  • RiverHorse

    sana between now and 2016 magawan na ng enabling law yung constitutional provision BANNING POLITICAL DYNASTIES para nde na mapag-usapan yung mga ganito.

  • Concur_Dissent

    Yan ang tinatawag na “tumatandang paurong”….

    • txtman

      OPINYON MO YAN
      PALIBHASA, PAYARAN KA NG TAGA-ILOG PASIG
      KAKAHIYA KA
      PWE
      PITIFUL
      AHAHAHA

    • Concur_Dissent

      wawa naman yung mga nag po-post na naka sigaw dyan… walang pumapansin…hehehe

  • boshog

    I am not a fan of Ms Aquino but what is it to you bishop if she wants to go into politics? Comment only if she wants to enter nunnery or the priesthood. Otherwise bishop and your kind shut up and stay the heck out of politics. You have more problems in your church.

    • rico_mambo

      what the hell’s the matter with this archbishop?!

      • Simplify1

        nothing wrong, kulang lang ng pansin….

      • Magsasaka

        baka gusto nyang anakan si kris manyakis hehehe

    • Simplify1

      dapat may gag order si Cardinal Tagle sa mga instigator tsismoso na mga retired bishop tulad nitong si oka cruz….

      • Concur_Dissent

        Dapat pumasok lang yang si oka cruz oras na nag apply si kris as leader ng CWL…. kailangan dun sa position na yun, with gud character….

      • magiting78

        Hnd n sya kontrolado ni Tagle…remember retired archbishop…sarili nya na desisyon nya, wala n pakialam simbahan s kanya…

    • DGuardian

      Hindi maganda ang ginagawa mong kawalang galang sa isang Arsobispo ng Simbahan. Ikaw at ang iba pang nag-comment sa article na ito ay nagpapakita lamang ng kababaan ng character at upbringing. Pati mas nakakatanda sa inyo at alagad ng Simbahan ay pinagsasalitaan ninyo ng mga kalapastanganan na punung-puno ng pag-alipusta. Hindi kayo habang panahong bata, malakas, at darating ang araw na tatanda rin kayo. Kung ano ang ginagawa ninyo ngayon sa isang taong kasing-edad ng mga magulang ninyo o ng mga grandparents ninyo ay gagawin din sa inyo ng mga kabataan. Tunay lamang ang kasabihang ” What goes around, comes around”. Darating din ang karma ninyo.

      • nes911

        Si bishop cruz ang nababa mg kanyang level. O talagang iyan lang ang laman ng utak nya. Pakialamero at tsismoso.

      • AntiAko

        O siya, ikaw na ang pinaka self-righteous at puritanical sa buong lupalop ng Philippines. Sa ibang banda, ano naman kaya ang pananaw mo sa mga paring:

        1. nang-momolestiya ng mga kabataang lalaki?
        2. may mga anak sa labas?
        3. mga paring nanghihimasok sa pulitika?
        4. kawalang galang din bang magbanggit ng mga ito?

      • DGuardian

        You are referring to people, who have had no true and sincere love for the vocation of priesthood, but because there has been no other easily accessible, very respectable profession or career path to go to, have chosen to be priests of a very sacrosanct and ancient religion, which was founded two thousand years ago by our Lord Jesus Christ. The Catholic Church has no means to detect and see through the depraved and sinister minds and hearts of these con men. The Catholic Church is, also, their victim. It is the principle of the Church to condemn the sins and not the sinners, whose souls the Church wants to save, that has made the Roman Catholic Church not to turn its back against the criminal offenders, who by the latter’s own guile and deception have been accepted to the priesthood. The Church has hoped that these pedophiles and other offenders could still be rehabilitated. You should not condemn this holy and apostolic Church, which was founded by God, Himself, for the sins of some people, who have been tempted by Satan and have succumbed to the lures of the prince of hell.

      • AntiAko

        Alam mo, you have made some very disturbing points:

        1. Priests enter the vocation because there “has been no other easily accessible, very respectable profession or career path to go to”

        In 2012, the Philippines produced 45,000 new teachers. Talk about a more accessible, very respectable profession or career path. Bawal palusot.

        2. The Catholic Church has no means to detect and see through the depraved and sinister hearts of these con men (priests)

        It is appalling that with a 2,000-year history, the RCC still hasn’t figured out how to detect and prevent the rotten eggs within the church. Obviously, this is a problem the RCC needs to solve.

        3. It is the principle of the church to condemn the sin but not the sinners

        Takang-taka naman ako sa Team Patay campaign. Akala ko ba hindi kino-condemn ang mga sinners?

        4. The RCC does not turn its back on criminal offenders

        Aba, at may protectors at coddlers pa pala ang mga criminals na ito! Where do criminals belong? Di ba in jail?

        5. The church has hoped these pedophiles/other offenders could still be rehabilitated

        You can tell that to the victims! The rehabilitation should be handled by the Bureau of Corrections (aka BJMP), not by the Church.

        6. The RCC is holy and apostolic and should not be condemned
        You cannot fault the people when they criticize what they see and what they know. You should remind the pedophiles and other offenders to make the church holy by walking the talk.

      • DGuardian

        Hangga’t maaari ay ayaw kong mag-comment tungkol kay Kris Aquino. Sa dalawang news articles tungkol sa kanya na humihingi siya ng TRO para hindi siya malapitan ni James Yap at sa diumano ay mag-reresign siya sa mga shows niya sa ABS-CBN ay hindi ko nais na mag-comment. Pero, labis-labis na ang panglalait at pag-aglahi ng mga nagco-comments dito kay Archbishop Cruz, kaya’t napilitan na akong mag-comment. Nawala na ba ang magandang tradisyon ng mga Pilipino na paggalang sa mga nakakatanda at sa kasong ito ay alagad pa ng Simbahan ang walang hunos-dili na binabastos at inaabuso? Isa itong uri ng abuse of the freedom of expression at hindi deserved ni Archbishop Cruz ang ganitong uri ng pambabastos. Tanging itinanong niya kung totoo bang may plano si Kris Aquino na tumakbong Vice President sa 2016. Dapat kay Ginoong Lacierda ay sumagot na lang siya ng “Hindi ko alam” o ” No comment”. Bakit kinakailangan pa niyang tawagin ang Arsobispo na “rumormonger”?

        Dapat sa ating mga Pilipino ay igalang natin ang iba’t ibang relihiyon ng mga kapwa nating Pilipino, Kristiyano man o Muslim. Kung mga Protestante man, born-again o ano pa mang relihiyon ang nagco-comment dito na may sobra-sobra nang kawalang galang sa isang Arsobispo ng Simbahang Katoliko, dapat nilang isipin na labis na nasasaktan ang mga miyembro na hindi nominal Catholics, kung hindi tunay na mga miyembro ng Simbahan. Igalang naman sana ninyo ang sensibilities ng inyong kapwa. Ang mga taong civilized, educated, at may wastong pagiisip ay hindi gagawin ang mag-comment nang tulad ng mga abusive comments dito.

      • AntiAko

        Masakit talaga ang katotohanan…

      • gikiness

        Maski si Jose Rizal, hindi nya masikmura ang mga Padre Damaso na yan na mga ipokrito

      • boshog

        BUHAY NYA YON ANO PAKIALM NITONG ARCHBISHOP

    • Cue_Vas

      As long as a catholic bishop opposes it, showbiz or political dynasties’ candidacies are great!

    • Lapu Lapu

      Unfortunately he did not hear the advise of Pope Francis directing all clergymen to keep away from politics and got out and help the poor.

  • 33Sambuang2

    padre obispong damasong pakialamero. atupagin mo kung paano ang pagsugpo ng jueteng. di yang sawsaw na naman kayo ng sawsaw sa mga isyu. disiplinahin ninyo ang mga paring manyak at pedophile. mahiya ka naman.

  • mike8232

    I applaud Lamierda for putting Bishop Cruz in his place.

    This pathetic bishop’s ego is inflated due to a sense of self worth placed by media when he started his worthless expose in jueteng

    People who are dumb and pathetic should be told to their face when they behave like it

  • Jeremiah_CheGuevara

    Walang galang na si lacierda! dati magalang siya ngayong nasa pwesto na nawalan na ng galang. bastos na magsalita!!! at bakit ang malacanang ang nagsasalita for kris? hayaan si kris sumagot o manahimik. kala ko pag k kris no comment ang malacanang. selective ba ang policy na yon o alam nila na nagsisinungalingaling si kris noong ginamit na dahilan ang james issue dahil ang totoo ay ang balak nyang paghan daan ang 2016 vice presidency ngayon pa lang. Haaay sinungaling…Sinungaling talaga pag politiko ma aquino man o hindi parereho walang totoo o matuwid lahat patuwad!

  • XY ZEE

    “Echosera ka, juthunders”. – Edwina by night

    • txtman

      CORRECT!
      PARATING NAKIKITA DAW YAN SA TOT! TOT!
      AHAHAHAHA
      MAHILIG SA PAPA KETCHUP DAW YAN
      AHIHIHIHIHI
      PITIFUL
      AHAHAHAHAHA

  • regd

    Jeez people, why be so cruel with this bishop? Be kind to animals wil ya.

    • txtman

      OK I WILL BE KIND TO YOU
      COME HERE DOGGIE! DOGGIE!
      GANDA NAMAN KULAY MO, YELLOW
      MALAMANG YELLOW LAPDOG BREED KA
      YAN KASI USO SA PINAS
      AHAHAHAHA
      PITIFUL

  • Jeremiah_CheGuevara

    If lacierda has not discussed anything with Kris or knows anything about kris’ plans, why speak for her? lacierda is out of order! What a puppet ordered to lie for kris. what a unenviable job lacierda has!

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    Strange bishop trying to attack a rook. Checkmate! WTF

  • Tonini

    teka, may pinag-usapan na ba si Kris at Palasyo para maging spokesperson ni Kris ang palasyo? kung wala, bakit todo react itong si Lamierda? national issue na naman si Kris?

    • magsasakasanayon

      blame it on the stupid bishop who just made her a national issue.

  • penoy2012

    Wow, daming mga bayarang bloggers ng presidential communications staff.

  • http://www.facebook.com/julio.cabacaba Julio Cabacaba

    HAHAY, TINDI TALAGA NG MEDIA, GAGAWA AT GAGAWA NG MG ISYU NA MAKAKABUHAY SA ISIPAN NG MGA CHIKADORA.

    AKO AY KATOLIKO AT MAY GALANG KAY BP. CRUZ, PERO PARANG DI NYA MINSAN GINAGAMIT UTAK NYA. ALAM NAMAN NYANG GAGAWING ISYU NG MEDIA KAHIT ANO SABIHIN NYA. DAPAT, MAG ISIP MUNA SYA BAGO MAGSALITA. PERO SABAGAY, MAY EDAD NA KASI. MEDYO DI NA SYA MASYADO NAKAKA BWELO MAG ISIP.

    TUNGKOL NAMAN DITO KAY KRISTITA, WELL, MASABI KO LANG, KAHIT PA SYA TUMAKBONG PRESIDENTE NG IBANG PLANETA, KARAPTAN NYA YAN AT WALA TAYO DAPAT PAKIALAM. 99 PORSYENTO NGA NG PULITIKO AY MGA MAGNANAKAW, SO AT LEAST, BAKA DI NA SYA MAGNAKAW KUNG MAGING PULITIKO DIN SYA KASI MAYAMAN NAMAN DAW SYA. TSAKA OK DIN YUN, WALA NG LIHIM ANG MALAKANYANG PAG SYA MAGING BISE OR PRESIDENTE MAN KASI LAHAT AY I CHIKA NYA, DI NA KAILANGAN PANG TANUNGIN. YAN ANG OK KAY KRIS, DI NAGTATAGO NG LIHIM, KAHIT NGA KULAY NG ISUOT NYANG UNDERWER SINASABI, PATI ANG PAG KAROON NYA NG SAKIT NA STD NA NAKUHA NYA KAY JOEY MARQUEZ NA ABNOY DIN.

    PARANG NARINIG KO NGA DIN KAY KRIS NA PAG MATAPOS NA TERM NG KAPATID NYA, TUTULARAN NYA SI GLORIA NA TUMAKBO SA CONGRESO. TATAKBO DAW SI ABNOY PARA SUMAMA SA LINE UP NG LADLAD

  • pinoyobserver

    Why is the Office of the President commenting on the alleged Vice Presidential plans of the President’s sister? What does it have to do with the Office of the President? The sister of the President is NOT a Public Official.

    • don alto

      “Showbiz” kasi ang utak ni Lacierda eh !!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cali-To/100001548147821 Cali To

    very true Lacierda….its not worth replying to that KSP! classic example of TUMANDANG PAURONG si CRUZ! BOBO sigurado yan CRUZ na yan!

  • Joe Sby

    Bishop said: If there is silence, that means consent. I agree. He was silent about election cheating. He was silent about GMA corruption. He was silent about bishops getting cars from GMA. He was silent about congressmen getting paper bags full of money. That means he consented to all these things.

    • nes911

      High five ako dyan.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002412025550 Jesus Salamat Valerio

      ok ako dyan…eh!

  • Simon Ward

    It would make no difference if Kris confirmed or denied, since it’s common practice for politicians and aspiring politicians to deny right up to the last minute, then do an about-face.

    Meanwhile, any comment from the Office of the President would be worthless anyway, since, as pinoyobserver pointed out, it has nothing to do with the Office of the President.

  • katutubongfilipino

    padre mangumpisal ka nga bakit di mo itsismis ang mga katribo mong mga pedophile

  • Mr Moonlight

    that motherf*cking, c*cksucking retired bishop is not worth a grain of salt, he is lunatic craving for attention
    bury that S.O.B into oblivion

  • virgoyap

    Di ko makalimutan si Mrs. Leni Robredo mas magaling pa siya kay Kris. She really fits for the vice presidency role.

  • kilabot

    in fairness to msgr. cruz,
    he was concerned because
    kris and jueteng have the same negative impact on people;
    where jueteng creeps on the pockets of the poor,
    kris creeps in the bedroom of many a man anytime she is aroused.

  • dodong1

    pang THE BUZZZZZZZZZZZ ang tsismis na to….

  • wakats

    Instead of spreading wild rumors, bishop cruz should address the problems confronting the clergy, especially the Team Tatay issue, wherein he is rumored to be part of that team….

  • boymanok

    kaya naman nawawalan na ng kumpiyansa ang mga tao sa simbahang katoliko eh gawa nitong mga paring showbiz na nagpakalunod na rin sa kabaduyan. eto namang si lacierda, alam na ngang wala sa ayos itong tsismosong archbishop pinatulan pa…

  • Philipmon

    Is that an appropriate question to ask the presidential spokesperson in a press briefing?
    Why is the media giving so much attention to this girl with loose morals?

    Why don’t the media focus on the works and life of upright movie stars/individuals that the Filipino public, especially the younger generation, to look up and follow. Please be more responsible in shaping the minds and values of the Filipino public. Enough with trash journalism.

  • okabato

    Ask Kris Aquino that’s it, straight from the horse’s mouth.

    • Billy Moreno

      horse nga si Kris…hilig magpakasta sa singlaki ng horse!

  • gikiness

    Pari yan na dapat igalang maski naging benefactor sya ng SUV

  • $16638896

    na-highblood nanaman ang kupal na si lacierda hihihihi

  • JC

    From the start, I don’t like Oscar Cruz… Pinapababa nya dignidad ng CBCP, try nyong palitan si Oscar Cruz. Ayoko ngang nakikita mukha nun eh.

  • Roy Batty

    There was a time in history were bishops used to be warmonger too.

  • beardedone

    What a triangle of crap this is:

    An out-of-reality actress wants to be a VP: Please no!
    An archbishop thinks this is somehow important for him to get it clarified: It isn’t!
    Malacanang thinks this is something they should be involved in: It isn’t!

    Each of these three parties should stick to what they are supposedly good at.

  • msmakabayan

    There’S nothing wrong with Bishop Cruz asking. I ask the same question. And she has to offer, if ever. What people in Malacanang, especially officials should do, is ANSWER RESPECTFULLY!

  • Pio Gante

    she can do what she wants, even run naked like crazy woman in the street for all i care and if she wants to join the elections on 2016, let her, chances are she might even win because people are still patronizing her family.

    the ‘aquino curse’ will be with us for a very very long time and that indeed, is bad news.

  • PinoyMaverick

    Mali ang balita ni Obispo…for us here in Tarlac, we know what her plans are: to run for governor of Tarlac in 2016. And many here are excited to see what she can do for Tarlac.

  • Alala Peter

    political dynasties ng mga aquino lumalawak

  • disqusted0fu

    The Aquino government has always been, and from the looks of it, will always be a showbiz government. The Aquino admin is all about fame, recognition and popularity. As far as public service goes, it doesn’t even exist in their vocabulary.

    Adding Kris Aquino in the mix is like putting hot sauce on your cake. It is not good and it should never happen. The government better makes sure of that.

  • mave

    nakakawalang gana pag ganitong issue binabato ni bishop, sana ang tinanong niya kung nasaan napunta yong PDAF ng mga senador mas maganda pa sana.

  • pinoy_gwapos

    I am a devout Catholic, but please Ex Bishop, Filipina ba si Ms. Aquinonasa tamang edad/ naninirahan sa Pilipinas at iba pang qualifiacation para magkroon ng right to vote and seek for public office? kung ang sagot mo eh OO… ano problema dun? bakit di mo kastiguhin ay ang mga kandidato ngayon na mga corrupt? di ba yun ang advocacy nyo? dun kakampi nyo kami pero sa isyu na to, napakaaga pa para maglabas ng ganyang isyu…….. maliban na lang kung ikaw yung magiging Campaign Manager ni Cris? AMININ!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rolly257

    Noong panahon ni Marcos, rumour mongering ay putol dila ang parusa…dili kaya, bitay.

  • ztefertilizerscam10

    Mitsu-Bishop,Sa-pari
    Just kill yourself I D I O T…

  • Maldi2

    As a Filipino citizen, Archbishop Oscar Corpus Cruz.has all the rights to ask Kris of her political plans. As a sibling to the sitting prexy, she should not be using the resources of the government, Malacanang funds in advancing her political plan.

    Kung sasabihin lang ni Kris na NO, then it’s alright for her to be with the government and Malacanang people visiting places, especially calamity stricken areas, to dole out relief goods, else – that’s early politicking, taking advantage out of public funds.

    Guess it would be best for Lacierda to simply shut-up if he is not trying to cover-up Kris on this.

  • mousy

    oo hayaan niyo na si kris archbishop, pinapasikat niyo pa siya ulit eh laos na yung tao. tsaka kung sakaling totoo yang tsismis na yan hindi naman siya mananalo, unless magkadayaan.

  • Cue_Vas

    Ok lang tumakbo president si Kris Aquino, o sino pang artista o sino pang political dynasty. Basta in-oppose ng bishop, ibig sabihin OK yan.

  • Cue_Vas

    So binay is president.
    Kris is vice president.

    Coffee and cream administration.

  • farmerpo

    “I don’t want to talk about (it). Some people, as they grow old, become
    elder statesmen; some people when they grow old become rumormongers. I
    don’t know why,” Lacierda said.

    Sa Tagalog po ba, ibig sabihin nito e tumatanda ng paurong? Kung minsan kasi, sinasabihan ako ng lolo ko pag nagkamali ako, ‘ano ka, tumatanda ka ng paurong?’

  • JasonBieber

    Who says it’s rumors? What if she really is running for VP? She already quit her shows so maybe she is planning on running. And why is it that Malacanang can start rumors and make up stuff against their political enemies and when a bishop gives his opinion they are upset and pass it off as starting rumors.

  • eltee mulawin

    >>>”Sorry, kay Ms Kris Aquino ninyo itanong kung totoo man o hindi, at kung nasa abroad siya, hintayin ninyo at itanong ninyo sa kaniya”. GANYAN NA LAMANG ANG DAPAT ISAGOT NI MR LACIERDA. KUNG TOTOONG WALA SIYANG ALAM NA ANUMAN BAGAY SA ISSUE.
    …sabi pa ni Lacierda ..“I don’t want to talk about (it). Some people, as they grow old, become elder statesmen; some people when they grow old become rumormongers. I
    don’t know why,” Lacierda said
    >>>MR. LACIERDA ..IBA ANG IBIG SABIHIN NG “AYAW MONG PAG-USAPAN” AT “WALA KANG NALALAMAN”, Ang huli ang mas dapat na sinabi mo kung totoo ka sa sarili mo. DAHIL HINDI KA (MR. LACIERDA) SPOKESMAN NI MS KRIS AQUINO. Pero kung ayaw mong pag-usapan …2 lamang ibig sabihin, una,,, ang bali-balita ay totoo at ikalawa… ang bali-balita ay mali-na ibig sabihin hindi tugma o isakto ang balita. IYON AT IYAN ANG TANDAAN SANA NI MR LACIERDA PARA HINDI MAGMUKHANG LACIENGNA.

  • Carolina Amin

    ang tunay na alagad ng simbahan ay di nakikielam sa gobyerno…,, mga kaparian dito sa philippines ay masyadong epal at paki elamero ang dami rin namang ginagawang kabulastugan..,, kaya nga ako nagpalit ng relihiyon dahil wala akong tiwala sa mga yan!!!!

  • Carolina Amin

    THUMBS UP RH BILL!!!! KINOKONTRA PA KASI…,, DAPAT SA MGA PARI NA YAN ALAGAAN AT AMPUNIN NILA YUNG MGA KABATAAN BIKTIMA NG MGA PABAYANG MAGULANG.., TUTAL GUSTO NILANG DUMAMI ANG MGA BATANG NAPAPABAYAAN!!! DI BA RETIERD NA DAPAT NANANAHIMIK NA SYA!!!

  • Carolina Amin

    VOTE CRISSS AQUINO FOR VICE PRESIDENT HE HE HE HE!!!!

  • BatangSingapore

    sapul si kris tulo sa ambisyon nya pumasok sa politika hehehhe. hindi pa man talo na agad hehehhehehhe.

  • magiting78

    Si Kris naman ang piang eexplain bakit nag rereact ang malacanang?….mag syota b c Kris at c Lacierda?…lol

    • doncleo

      hindi po sila pwedeng magsyota kasi lalaki din hanap ni Edwina.

  • MAR AT PNOY THE CHUPA BOYS

    e youth kailangan ni kris lagi eh…at si panot naman, olok everyday OK

  • Lolo_Basyong

    Ang taray naman ni Lacierda. Hehehehehehe… Dapat sinagot niya lang ng oo o hindi or no comment without engaging in insults.

  • bright

    Oscar Cruz should just shut up. He should not have been named a BIshop.

  • rick1114

    As a faithful Catholic I don’t condone a Bishop of my Church interfer in the private lives of others unless it requires his blessings for certain purposes. Politically, they should stay away and be mindful only with the spiritual matters that need to be addressed like the RH bill. Bishop Cruz is just human and probably speaking as a man who likes gossips. I suggests that Catholics whould just dispel his comments if it is not related to Spirituality.

  • http://www.facebook.com/reuben.t.santos Reuben T. Santos

    Shut up Cruz!

  • Junteddy Madria

    Cruz should delve on issues re bishops that are child molesters, high tuition fees in catholic schools and of course corruption in vatican..

  • white scorpion

    mukhang si oski ang may pangarap mag-v.p. kaya mainit sa mga sikat.

  • boybakal

    Bishop leave Kris alone….and James leave Kris alone.
    Bat pag si Bishop, react ang palace pag si James no react.

  • Dax Cogitlog
  • fernan107

    ex bishop cruz , anong mali kung tatakbong vice si kris , decision niya at karapatan niya yon , bakit nahihimotok ka? tumakbo k rin vice kung gusto , naiintindihan mo ba ang pakikialam mo sa buhay ng may buhay ? ka indi naman …namomolitika ka na rin baka ikaw ang may balak….ka indo namannnnn..

  • crisostomo_ibarra_the3rd

    Point of the matter is that the bishop is a poor imitation of the rumormongers. Pekeng chika babes.

  • gisingpinoy12

    Archbishop Oscar Cruz ayusin mo nalang yung mga pari na nanggagapang ng mga matrona jan sa bayan Bataan, Antipolo and San Pedro, Laguna. Kung gusto mo email namin sa iyo mga pangalan?

  • doncleo

    Dapat itong mga paring to hwag nang makialam sa pulitika..ano ba problema nyo kung kumandidato nga si Kris bilang VP? pinatulan nga ng taongbayan si Erap at Noli de Castro.. di hamak na mas matalino si Kris sa kanila…LUKARET nga lang..bwah haha!!

  • 33Sam

    Before anyone starts giving credence to the idea that pedophilia was the number one issue to hide in the Catholic Church, it may surprise some of you that the Church is being controlled by sinister forces. The fact that Benedict stepped down is already a tell tale sign. There went Ex Cathedra and Infallibility. The Vatican signed onto the Treaty Of Rome. This puts the Vatican in line for taking part in the New World Order, the EU and the booty that can be had from that. The Vatican is also about making money, make no mistake. Not that every rank and file priest or nun is going to be sporting large bank accounts. They are slaves like the rest of us on the outside. Only the head honchos stand to make a killing. The “pedophilia” thing was the threat and muscle used by these controllers to control priests and clergy who did not want to get with the “program.” If you didn’t do what the controllers wanted, they threatened you with trumped-up pedophilia charges. Not saying incidents of pedophilia never happened. Yet because mainstream news is the hunchback of the vampire, and does a good “job” of brainwashing the public on sooooooo many levels, many think they know what is going on to put a concerned priest away.

    That anyone wants to run for public office, that’s up to them. The proof will be in the pudding.

    These days much authority is being discredited by different means and for different reasons. Crucifixes are being taken down in churches. Christ is being made fun of by Hollywood on a regular basis. The times are not about honesty, integrity, but more about tyranny, money and power, that when a voice for humanity and justice cries out, it is often unheard, misunderstood, lambasted and shunned. Sanity is not in control. This can be seen in governments all over the world.

    Perhaps one can join government with hopes of changing things from within. But when most everyone is a pack of wolves, tough to be a lone sheep. That being said, with all the genocide plans put in place by the New World Order thugs aka Agenda 21, the misdirected repeal of Glass-Steagall to allow banksters to make money out of derivatives until economies are bankrupt, which was all by design, (thanks William Clinton for playing with cigars on your watch,) you would think that joining politics would be to ensure the survival of the human race. Sadly this is not the case. Its more like survival of catch as catch can.

  • Fancy Tan

    Q&A lang yan, sana wala ng tuksuhan.

  • klepto

    For me, I dont want to have a pambansang burikat as VP.

  • 33Sam

    Anything for publicity…

  • 33Sam

    Chicken..

  • 33Sam

    Wouldn’t it be great if the government heads were really in control of the government?

  • 33Sam

    Wouldn’t it be great if the Inquirer had real balls?

  • 33Sam

    For some arcane reason media thinks its on the winning team. Hahahaaaaaaa, what fools….

  • 33Sam

    Pssst, moderator, when an EMP goes overhead, you think they’ll make room for you in the bunker?

  • 33Sam

    His job is to make sure the truth does not get out. Let’s pretend we have important people to protect.

  • vin reyes

    tahimik na issue kay kris noong nakaraan..ngayon eto may bago na naman…aba ginoong marya talaga..

  • ben987654321

    what business does oscar cruz have about anybody’s political plan? is this idi$tic Dominican a frustrated politician? this firkin Dominican has lost his marbles.kung ayaw niya don’t vote for him/her. jeez

  • 1voxPopuli

    The Buzz found its new co-host. Bishop Cruz!

  • dikoy321

    This ex Bishop Cruz ought to follow the good example of Pope Franciscus, piety and simplicity, riding the bus, not a GMA-donated Pajero !
    REPENT !

  • Felix Alcantara

    Tatakbo si tetay for VP? mas dapat sa kanya tatakbo ng hubad

  • jseesus

    TSISMOSONG BAKLANG PARI…. NA KULANG SA …..ALAM NYO NA….. KOL-JACK Ka na lang para mabawasan yang init ng katawan mo…. sorry mali pala “ULO ” mo pala….hehehhe..

  • klepto

    Leave the Burikat ng Bayan alone!!!

  • klepto

    Nong Presidente pa ang Nanay ni Kris, kay daming PSG members ang na-iyot ni Kris dahil sa kanyang pagka nympho maniac. Swerte naman ng mga PSG members na yon.

  • Batang Altura

    ano ngayun ang masasabi mo bishop Cruz , masyado ka ksi daldalero akala mo nakapalinis mo lahat pinakialaman mo, tumanda ka ng walang pinagkatandaan, plibhasa maling turo ang natutunan mo..naghihintay ka lang ata na may mag-alok syo na kumandidato, halatang atat ka ,kaya ka nga-papansin..

  • Duke Dux Ducis

    kris aquino???…after how many men she slept with & the STD issues e me lakas pa ng loob na sabihin her ex-husband tried to take advantage of her kahit nagbibiro lang yung isa…oh com’on nagmamalinis???…

  • Duke Dux Ducis

    nagbibigay babala lang si bishop sa mga pinoy na baka tumakbong vice-president itong si kris…dahil alam nyang maraming tangang boboto sa kanya…kung manalo edi WELCOME TO THE CIRCUS government natin…

  • Against Ignorance

    the corrupt church wants to get its dictatorial former spanish colonial powers back. Under the spanish the church ruled the country and turned it into the most perverse/oppressive and corrupt country in the world other than the spanish colonies in America where they applied the same methods of inquisition, fraud, theft and slavery of the indigenous population. It’s amazing that any filipino should work for this church that has exploited, tortured, killed and oppressed filipinos for centuries. Now that the Philippines have an open, democratic, transparent and non-corrupt government the church uses its underhand methods to undermine the people who are reforming this country into a modern law and order state. equalearth@twitter

  • PlumberfromCanada

    alam na alam ni Laciengda ang Chika Minute……gawain din kasi nila sa Palasyo yan….together with Rica Carandang and Manolita Quezon….

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