‘Huwag na tayong maglokohan!’ Here’s why Kris Aquino won’t run in QC

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Kris Aquino may be open to entering politics, but she doesn’t see herself running for any post in Quezon City, the so-called “City of Stars.”

Facing reporters on July 28 at her launch as the video streaming service Iflix’s ambassador, Aquino said running in Quezon City “will open too many wounds.”

“I will open too many wounds in Quezon City. One, romantic wounds. Huwag na tayong maglokohan lahat!” she exclaimed.

Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista and Aquino had a romantic relationship. They are still rumored to be dating in recent months, though neither of them has confirmed it.

Aquino also cited her family’s long-standing friendship with the Belmontes as another reason why she doesn’t see herself starting a political career in their turf.

“My mom’s best friend is Vice Mayor Joy’s mom. And ang haba ng pinagsamahan. At dahil lang sa pulitika, gagawa kami ng intriga, huwag na and it’s not yet my time,” she said.

Rumors swirled that Aquino will challenge Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte for the mayoralty post in the 2019 elections, but the actress denied it.

Aquino even gave Belmonte her support for her political plans.

“She deserves it, kasi naghintay siya, and everybody has their time. So I know na if it’s Quezon City, 2019 is Joy’s time,” she said.