After Ogie Diaz posted a vlog calling out a Pinoy showbiz channel on YouTube for posting fake news about celebrities which included Kris Aquino’s eldest son Joshua, the country’s Queen of All Media finally shared her thoughts on the malicious rumor that started online. In one of her posts last March 4, Kris shared photos of her birthday gifts she received from her sons Bimby and Josh.
In the same post, Kris admitted she first got angry after watching the malicious video.
“Like any parent, initially nung pinakita sa kin yung YT fake news about kuya, nagalit ako... then pinanuod ko ang kumpareng @ogie_diaz ko sa vlog nya, and may tumatak sa kin- Ogie said words to the effect na ‘hindi naman natin tinatanggal ang posibilidad na maging tatay ang panganay ni Kris’ and dun ako nahimasmasan.”
In the same post, Kris thanked her good friend Ogie for helping her realize something about her eldest son.
“Thank you pare, for all the years that kuya josh, because he is in the autism spectrum, was made a punching bag on social media just because it was convenient when people wanted to play dirty politics, you made me feel that you saw him as a human being with the same right to love and be loved like everyone else... many parents who raised or are raising children with special needs will identify with me... we know the challenges & we celebrate the victories. Kuya’s desire for independence now is a WIN!”
Having been diagnosed with autism at an early age, Kris said she is thankful her son is surrounded by good people in the province where he has chosen to be based. “…tanggap namin na malabong mangyari for Josh to have a wife and children. Pero marunong talaga ang langit... binubuhusan sya ng sobra sobrang pagmamahal ng lahat ng mga pinsan ko at kapitbahay niya ngayon sa Tarlac because his HEART is pure and his affection is REAL.”
It was in August last year when Kris first shared the news that she had given permission for Joshua to live in their ancestral home in Tarlac where he stays in his late grandmother Cory Aquino’s room. Even during his recent visit to Manila, Joshua reiterated to his mom his decision to be based there because he enjoys the fresh air and outdoor activities.