Kris Aquino remembers father Ninoy with throwback pic on his death anniversary

Kris Aquino took to social media to remember her late father Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. on his 37th death anniversary. 

The television host shared an old photo of her squeezed in between her father and her mother, former Pres. Cory Aquino, taken during their first winter in Boston. 

“God greatly blessed me for that was the only time in my life I experienced what having a dad was really like. My mom told me I was lucky because my dad made time for me to truly get to know him (I was 1 year and 7 months old when he was imprisoned),” she started. 

“And he worked hard to win my love — I was the bunso that got the most & the best of him (maybe he had an inkling that we only had 3 years of borrowed time),” Kris added.

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From our 1st winter in Boston… God greatly blessed me for that was the only time in my life i experienced what having a dad was really like. My mom told me i was lucky because my dad made time for me to truly get to know him (i was 1 year & 7 months old when he was imprisoned.) and he worked hard to win my love- i was the bunso that got the most & the best of him (maybe he had an inkling that we only had 3 years of borrowed time)- he went to all my school programs, went with my mom and charmed all the Sisters teaching in my school when it was time to get my report card, and we had monthly “just the 2 of us” book shopping and ice cream dates… i know i’ve shared this story many times, when “Return of the Jedi” had its opening day, my dad patiently waited in line with me (almost 4 hours) so we could watch together. The local news was interviewing those in line & i was 1 of those chosen. My dad was so excited & since that was before cellphones, he left me & went home to tell my mom to please record the local news just in case i was chosen as part of the feature. Maybe even in 1983 they were already conscious about diversity, and my soundbite did air. When we got home, and my dad & i watched the tape, it remains unforgettable for me the look of pride in his face. From my parents i have learned that the strength and resiliency of our children, and their determination to work hard to fulfill their ambitions will come from the love & encouragement they saw in the eyes of their parents. Thanks to my Dad for allowing me to believe that my dreams could & would come true, because looking back, ALMOST everything we ever discussed- they did come true. Isa na lang ang utang ko sa kanya… Benigno “Ninoy” S. Aquino Jr. November 27, 1932-August 21, 1983

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She then looked back on her “Return of the Jedi” story where her father recorded the moment she was interviewed when they were supposed to watch the Star Wars film. 

“The local news was interviewing those in line & I was one of those chosen. My dad was so excited and since that was before cellphones, he left me and went home to tell my mom to please record the local news just in case I was chosen as part of the feature,” she recounted. 

Kris said that when Ninoy finally got to watching the tape, the look of pride on his face will remain unforgettable for her. 

“Thanks to my Dad for allowing me to believe that my dreams could & would come true, because looking back, ALMOST everything we ever discussed — they did come true. Isa na lang ang utang ko sa kanya,” she ended. 

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