It looks like Kris Aquino may have met her match.
If reports are to be believed, someone is stopping the TV comeback of the so-called Queen of All Media on GMA, weeks after she officially announced her departure from ABS-CBN.
According to entertainment editor Salve Asis of tabloid Pilipino Star Ngayon, Kris was expected to take over GMA’s pre-programming for its noontime program Eat Bulaga.
However, “someone powerful” prevented this from happening.
Citing an unnamed source, she claimed: “Hindi pumayag ang isang ‘powerful’ na matuloy ang kanyang show sa APT Entertainment.”
(“Someone powerful did not allow Kris’ show with APT Entertainment to push through.”)
Asis added: “Ang inasahan daw kasi ni Kris ay mapupunta na sa kanya ang timeslot ng Calle Siete ng GMA na ang producer ay ang APT pero hindi raw nangyari. May humarang na ‘powerful’ kaya walang nagawa ang ex-presidential sister ayon sa source.”
(“Kris expected her show to get the time of GMA’s late morning soap opera Calle Siete, which is produced by APT, but it did not happen. The source said the plan was stopped by someone powerful and the ex-presidential sister cannot do anything about.”)
She hinted that politics may be involved. “Isama pa raw dito ang isyu ng pulitika noong panahon ni Pangulong Noynoy Aquino sa nasabing powerful,” Asis wrote.
(“The reason includes a political issue involving former President Noynoy Aquino [Kris’ brother] with the said powerful person.”)
Veteran entertainment journalist Mario Bautista also reported the same thing in his Journal Online article.
“We heard someone powerful rejected Kris in being in that slot, but sorry, we’re not at liberty to say who. We’re sure Kris herself knows. So, as long as that someone is objecting, she can never have that time slot for her own show,” he wrote.
Last week, Kris revealed that she experienced “three weeks of hell” after “several things that I thought that were going to start were delayed.” She later confirmed that it was her planned TV show, which supposed to start taping last month.
She refused to give any further details, but added: “Alam niyo kasi if pag-usapan ko ‘yan, mas lalong hindi maaayos. And sobrang taas ng respeto ko sa nakausap ko na pareho kaming naging collateral damage lang.”
(“If I talk about think, it still won’t be fixed. And I respect the person I talked to and we are bother collateral damage.”)
In any case, Kris seems to be ready to move forward.
On Mon, Oct 17, she wrote in an Instagram post that she is “ready for my next chapter.”
We’re eagerly waiting for your next chapter, Kris.