Whenever I think of the Hacienda Luisita violence that killed 14 people–mostly farmers and workers–I couldn’t help being reminded of Kris Aquino and the obscene display of her luxurious life on national television.
Kris is a daughter of former President Corazon Cojuangco Aquino, one of the owners of Hacienda Luisita. She loves talking about fashion, clothes, and jewelry and models for a whitening soap, among other products.
While bloghopping, I found Len Olea’s blog. She wrote:
Sa telebisyon, buong giliw na ipinagmamalaki ni Kris Aquino, habang tayo’y inaaliw ng showbiz balita, na ang kanyang mga alahas ay katas ng Hacienda Luisita.
Meanwhile Mong Palatino writes:
“Kris Aquino was wrong when she boasted on national TV that her designer clothes were ‘katas ng Hacienda Luisita.’ Now we witness the hardworking people who produce the wealth of Hacienda Luisita displaying extraordinary force, anger and devotion which only the most oppressed and exploited can ever show.”