in what can only be described as inappropriate and downright 'Imeldific', Kris Aquino proudly defended her offer to Joey de Leon to become the head of the optical media board. The blogsphere is abuzz with rumors that Kris Aquino went and offered the position of OMB head as reward for his support for President-apparent Noynoy Aquino.
In an interview with Pillar Mateo of Pinoy-Parazzi, Kris defended her offer to Joey de Leon to head the OMB. “Yes, Tita Pilar, it’s true! I asked him if he wanted OMB since he was openly supportive of Noy (Benigno Aquino III). When I called to say thank you for our family, I asked if he was interested in an appointed position like OMB", Kris was quoted as saying.
Kris, known for her tactless persona, was further quoted in the interview as saying "Matters relating to government appointments are always sensitive and of course when related to our industry, my opinion is asked.”
It seems to this blogger that it's payback time for those who openly supported the Aquino campaign. Juicy government positions are being given left and right to those who showed 'extreme loyalty' to the president-apparent. In this particular issue, Kris did not deny that she made the offer herself, a move many are questioning.
In the Facebook Page "Kris Aquino's Despedida", many are aghast.
-Who is Kris to offer Joey de Leon that position? She has gone mad! Who the f**k does she think she is?!?
-Is it not "corruption" that we are all against? If this woman can offer sensitive positions in gov't to those who "openly" supported his kuya noy..then we are all fucked! the Filipinos are really.. really fucked!
-Kris did that? She has no business meddling with her brother's job! Somebody, please ... put some sense into this woman's head!
These are just some of the reactions that may vary in tone but not in message: They are not happy. And they have every right to be. Many people are asking what authority she has to make the offer in the first place. And still many are fearful that if this is how things will be in an Aquino administration, then we are seeing a glimpse of what to expect in the next 6 years, and it does not look good.