A facebook group called the Kris Aquino's Despedida party is now the talk, if not the toast, of the town. The group has about 22,690 members, and it is growing exponentially day by day. The group's aim is to collect on a promise made by celebrity Kris Aquino to leave the country if Noynoy wins and she becomes the cause of stress for him.
The promise has been the cause of much heated debate between Kris fans and members of the group. The fans of Kris insist that Kris made the promise with a condition, i.e. "if she becomes a source of stress for Noy". Group members, however, that Kris has been the cause of stress not just of Noynoy but of her entire family and that the stipulated "if" condition is no longer valid.
Whatever the outcome, one thing is certain: The right to expression and to air grievances is alive and well. But for many group members, the only happy ending would be a Kris-less Philippines.