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"You say it is not about me. It will always be about me, dahil anak ako."—Kris Aquino

This is turning out to be the fight of the century.
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Wearing a black T-shirt with the word "POWER" emblazoned across the chest, Kris Aquino once again stepped in front of her cameras to broadcast her response to Mocha Uson's latest statement.

In yet another emotional video. Kris reiterated the points she had already made. Responding directly to Mocha's insistence that it "isn't about Kris Aquino," she stated the obvious, and said: "When it is about my mother and when it is about my father, it will always be about me." Later, she would say: "You say it is not about me. It will always be about me, dahil anak ako."

Kris also played a video of Special Assistant to the President Bong Go at a press conference, saying that Uson was asked to apologize. Kris addressed Go directly and wondered out loud why an apology was promised but never given. "Sir Bong, sana hindi pang press con lang. Sana totoo 'yung sinabi mong intindihin natin si Kris."

Kris also said that Bong Go was a "good man," and that she would even campaign for him. Although she did wonder if he's in the wrong company: "Baka 'yung nag-uudyok sayong tumakbo, mga ahas lang na gustong kunin ang posisyon mo."

Later, Kris would also bring up the thought of running for public office: "Nagiisip talaga ako ngayon. Sincere ito. Paano ko ba magagamit ang boses na yan, dahil nakikinig kayo [referring to her followers] sa akin. Maybe my voice matters. I have contracts. Contracts that prevent me from running. Contracts that I just signed. But maybe you need a voice. I'll pray. I will pray about what is best for me to do." She would quickly take this back, though, worried that people would no longer listen if she were a public official: "Pero baka masmaganda na hindi na ako humingi ng posisyon, hindi ako naging elected official para patuloy niyo akong pakinggan."

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But ultimately, with regard to her spat with Mocha, Kris took the pacifist route: She seemed to want to end the saga when she said, "This is for my mom, who told me, 'Be the better person.'" Kris continued to say: "Mocha you win. You win because you hurt me, and I think that's what you wanted to do. Nanalo ka dahil patuloy mong inapak-apakan ang pagkatao, ang alaala ng dalawang tao na pinakamamahal ko. 'Yung sinabi kong hindi kita uurungan, nagdasal ako. At na-realize ko, bakit pa?"

And at the end, Kris seemed to realize that she had proven a point. "Mocha, I will end this. You're right. This is not about Kris Aquino. This is a reminder that Filipinos still love and respect Cory and Ninoy Aquino."

Watch the video below:

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