The social media is caught by storm over the news that Kris Aquino, sister of former President Benigno Aquino III, wore one of Imelda Marco’s priced jewelries, specifically the diamond necklace.
The source of the news was uncertain and it migh have been a hoax, but further analysis of Aquinio’s response on her Instagram account suggest that there was a possibility that he had seen the actual necklace.
In an Instagram post on Sun, Oct 8, the so-called Queen of Media answered a long-circulating meme claiming she wore former First Lady Imelda Marcos’ diamond-studded necklace during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders’ Summit last Nov 2015.
The meme, which has been online since late year, claimed Kris had access to the Imelda’s sequestered jewelry when her brother Benigno Aquino III was president.
A number of Imelda’s jewelry collections have been seized by the Philippine government and are stored at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).
“It seems you don’t want me to stay quiet and your trolls want to keep perpetuating lies about me,” Kris wrote, explaining how her friend JC Buendia and sister Viel told her about the online rumor.
“Duh? The necklace I wore was made from cubic zirconia & silver — hindi po DIAMONDS, in other words fake sila although Bottega Veneta naman,” she explained.
In other words: the neklace she wore was not diamond-studded as rumored, and hence not formerly Imelda’s.
Kris added the truth is on her side — and she has the credit card receipts to prove it.
The big question is, how Aquino knew that Imelda’s necklace was diamond? How she was able to compare?
Based on her own words, it might possible that she had seen the actual necklace, but not necessarily wore it.
If this is true, how she was able to see it when it is being kept inside banko sentral ng Pilipans vault?
The conclusion is for the readers to give. /Abeb Zubiri/