Nagsisimula nang maging viral ang isang open letter ng isang netizen sa Facebook para kay Kris Aquino.
Ito ay may kaugnayan sa Instagram post ni Kris kung saan ipinagmamalaki nitong, mula noong 2008 hanggang 2015, siya ang number one individual taxpayer sa Pilipinas.
Umabot sa P322,098,558.74 ang naibayad na buwis ng tinaguriang Queen of All Media sa nasabing panahon.
Nag-ugat ang post ni Kris tungkol sa kanyang pagiging No. 1 taxpayer dahil sa batikos na inabot niya sa pagsakay sa isang government chopper para sa kampanya diumano ng Liberal Party sa Argao, Cebu, noong April 19.
Pero ipinagtanggol naman siya ng kanyang kapatid na si Pangulong Noynoy Aquino.
Bilang bahagi ng presidential family ay may karapatan daw gumamit si Kris ng government resources katulad ng presidential chopper.
Isa pang punto ni PNoy, number one taxpayer si Kris at nararapat lamang daw na paminsan-minsan ay makagamit ito ng mga ari-arian ng gobyerno.
THE OPEN LETTER. Nitong nakaraang Lunes, April 25, nag-post ang isang netizen, na nagngangalang Betty Romero, sa kanyang Facebook account ng isang mahabang sulat para kay Kris.
Inilakip niya sa kanyang FB post ang screenshot ng Instagram post ni Kris patungkol sa kanyang milyones na ibinayad na buwis.
Ipinunto ng netizen na sa halip na magyabang ito, sana ay humingi na lamang ng paumanhin si Kris sa kanyang nagawa.
Narito ang open letter ni Betty:
“Dear Kris Aquino,
“So you, and your brother, the President, got called out for using government property, a helicopter, for a campaign sortie.
“He defended you by saying you are a member of the First Family and therefore you have a right to ride that chopper, and aside from that, one of the highest taxpayers in the whole country. And that struck a nerve.
“And you responded by appealing for support and posting the photo below on your Instagram account.
“And truthfully, I thought it was fake, a parody account. I hoped it was fake, that you couldn't do something as galling (as kapalmuks) as this.
“Why couldn't you have just apologized? Wouldn't that have been simpler? And more humble?
“So you make a whole boatload of money. We probably had an idea, and know you've made it abundantly clear.
“By shoving your wealth into our faces, do you actually think you will gain more sympathy, more understanding for yourself?
“That's a nearly obscene amount of money that could do so much good for a lot of Filipinos. And you play the 'pity me, support me' card?
“When was the last time you got to see how our countrymen who live with poverty and an ineffectual, uncaring government really live?
“Did you watch the debates last night? Did you see some of your countrymen appealing to the presidentiables to help them solve their daily problems?
“Did you see the little girl, an honor student who had to write her spelling test on a leaf as her parents couldn't afford to buy a sheet of paper?
“The man whose father died of appendicitis and in whose barangay the health center is locked? The woman who commutes 6 hours a day in traffic, leaving home before her kids get up, getting home when they are asleep?
“The OFW with thyroid problems who desperately wants to come home and raise her youngest child, but can't because she has too much debt? (And did you notice how the OFWs watching barely clapped for your candidate?)
“You have had many privileges in life--wealth, education, talents, and you were the daughter of a slain hero, and the woman who, however briefly, unified our nation after long years of dictatorship. And today you are very wealthy, no doubt you have worked hard for it.
“But you don't need to flaunt it this way.
“We don't need another stark reminder of the inequality gap that makes life an agony every single day for so many of our countrymen.
“I don't need to know that one woman pays more taxes in a year than I will make in my lifetime.
Sa kasalukuyan ay wala pang sagot si Kris o mula sa kanyang kampo kaugnay ng open letter na ito ng netizen.