"Mahaba pa ang laban ko."
These were Kris Aquino's exact words as she shared an update of her current health condition and recent heartbreak in an Instagram post on Wednesday, January 12.
Sharing photos and clips of her receiving treatments, Kris said, "Inamin ko na malayo sa okay ang kalusugan ko… pero ginagawa pa rin namin ang lahat ng kakayanin sa ngayon, para makatulong sa kapwa."
Even while sick, Kris has been donating and pledging to various personnel and organizations, as seen in her attached photos.
"Simple ang dahilan ko, hindi nyo kami iniwan nung kami ang nangangailangan…" said Kris. "i am just reciprocating in the way i am at present able to, the LOVE, SUPPORT, KINDNESS, COMPASSION, and LOYALTY many Filipinos have given me and my family, especially now that many need assistance. Lahat ng napangakuan, ginagawan ng paraan na matupad bago mag January 25, birthday in heaven ng mom ko," she added, referring to the late former president Cory Aquino.
She continued, "Mahaba pa ang laban ko to strengthen my body & heal my broken heart… BUT from childhood i already knew, for me weakness could never be an option… especially NOW because i have kuya josh & bimb who still need me to love, care, and provide for them. Para sa dalawang pinakamamahal ko, hindi ako susuko. 💛"
In the latter part of her post, Kris said she refrained from naming the "very thoughtful friends" who sent her food, fruits, flowers, and the like, to protect their privacy.
"To all, please know how much your thoughtfulness & gestures of caring especially your messages and handwritten cards have uplifted me. At least now i know sino ang totoong nagmamahal at maaasahan, at sino ang makasarili at fake lang pala," she stressed, as she made clear that she wasn't referring to her ex-fiance Mel Sarmiento.
The post came over a week since Kris confirmed her breakup with the former DILG secretary, whom she got engaged to in October 2021.
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