Kris Aquino on Fake News: Sorry Trolls, I'm Still Alive

She posted a photo of a Zoom mass.
Photo/s: Office of the Vice President/Handout

Kris Aquino posted on Instagram late Monday to rebuff "fake news" that she's in critical condition, chiding trolls whom she accused of being excited that she'd die within a year of his brother, former President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III's passing.

The actress and TV host shared a photo of a Zoom mass for a cousin who died last week. She was not in the picture. Videos circulating on TikTok had claimed that she was dying from a mysterious illness at the hospital.

Aquino said the photo in the Instagram post was taken in one of her condominium units. The furnishings are mostly pink.

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"Ayaw akong tigilan ng #fakenews and parang sobrang excited yung mga trolls na within one year both Noy & me would pass away," she said.

"Sorry to disappoint pero buhay at ilalaban pa na mapahaba ang oras ko because Kuya Josh & Bimb still need me," she said.

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The most vocal of the remaining four children of martyred senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr. and former President Corazon Aquino is campaigning for presidential candidate Leni Robredo in the May 9 elections.

Vice President Robredo is up against Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., the scion of the Aquino family's political nemesis.

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