Kris Aquino posted a heartfelt message for her father on instagram. Today marks the 36th death anniversary of the late senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino.
The actress wrote on Instagram, “Taken a couple of months before our father was assassinated… bakit ate & me lang? because at that time, camera shy talaga si pinky, noy, and viel… in loving remembrance of the 1st man who gave me the courage & the wings to BELIEVE in my dreams, together with all my love for the woman who instilled in me, the backbone to make sure my childhood wishes became REALITY.
“Dad knew how to make people feel special & important. Mom knew how to make us feel protected & encouraged us to be the best versions of ourselves… God blessed me way more than i deserved with the parents who gave me life, and the sons na ngayon naman, ako na ang nagpapalaki… 💛💛💛 Benigno “Ninoy” S. Aquino Jr.
27 November 1932-21 August 1983″
In another post, Kris Aquino shared the two of the most important lessons she learned from his father: 1) Bawal ang Pikon if you chose a public life and 2) Life should be lived guided by the principle of addition and never subtraction.
“My dad was killed when he was only 50 years old… my mom saw my 1st commercial, 1st tv show, and the 1st movie- all those “FIRSTS” that the man carrying me here ALWAYS said would one day happen.
“Ang mom pagsasabihan pa sya, “dad, don’t get her hopes up.” But HE would whisper to me “beautiful, you’ll be on tv and starring in movies, and signing autographs…” Sharing this because if you’re a parent, or planning at some point to be one, PLEASE encourage the dreams of your children and equip them with the discipline and skills to SHINE in what they love doing… siguro po kaya hindi ako sumusuko sa LABAN ng buhay kasi number 1 lesson ng dad: kung choice mo ang public life, whether in politics or entertainment, bawal ang pikon. 2nd rule: life should be lived guided by the principle of addition and never subtraction… dad, i am infinitely proud that i’m yours and mom’s, BABY. 💛💛💛“