Kris Aquino clapped back at a netizen who said her family was a “family of thieves” using the nation’s money to fund her lifestyle.
In an Instagram post on Thursday, the actress-host posted a video of her swimming as part of her wellness journey. She was with her son Josh.
A netizen with the username @sickie9 commented on the post: “TALAGA NAMAN GINAGAMIT ANG PERA NG PILIPINAS PARA LANG MAS MAUNLAD ANG BUHAY. FAMILY OF THIEVES.”
Aquino then responded, “I cannot argue with your logic.”
“Pera ng PINOY na bumibili ng mga inendorse ko at nanuod ng mga pelikulang na produce at pinagbidahan ko ang nagpaunlad sa buhay namin,” added Aquino, indicating where her wealth came from.
She said “hard work pays off” and God rewards those who are “cheerful givers” and “knows how to say thank you!”
The actress-host even posted the screenshot of the netizen’s comment in a separate Instagram post to give the anonymous account “some attention” — “because — gusto ko… ??♀️ and aminin, WINNER ang sagot. ??,” she said.
“Obvious naman na hindi kami pamilya ng magnanakaw,” she wrote in the caption.
“Generally pag galing sa nakaw, hindi pino-post on IG, especially an account w/ more than 4.6 million followers,” she said.
Kris also detailed that she has receipts from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to back her claims.
Kris reiterated that she only used the money of Filipino people “who helped make my childhood dreams come true,” adding that through the years, she has been sharing her wealth and blessings “to help better the lives of others.”
“Kung mag enumerate naman ako ng lahat ng natulungan ko through the years, EPAL naman ako ang next na paratang — so it is more than enough the beneficiaries know and my Creator knows that i shared the blessings i received to help better the lives of others,” she said.