Inamin ni Kris na alam niya ang tungkol sa bantang pangingidnap sa kanya at mga anak niya ng bandidong grupo na Abu Sayyaf.
Sa text message na ipinadala niya sa Philippine Daily Inquirer reporter na si Marinel Cruz, sinabi ni Kris na ito ang isa sa mga dahilan kung bakit hindi siya nag-renew ng dapat sana'y two-year network contract sa ABS-CBN.
Nalaman daw niya ang tungkol sa planong ito noong “late February, early March.”
March 8 nang ianunsiyo ni Kris na pansamantala muna siyang lalayo sa showbiz para pagtuunan ng pansin ang kanyang kalusugan at kanyang mga anak.
Kaugnay nito, sinabi ni Kris na ipinaalam niya ang ilang detalye tungkol sa plano ng Abu Sayyaf sa kanyang mga boss at katrabaho sa ABS-CBN.
Natutuwa raw siyang nanatiling tikom ang kanilang bibig tungkol dito para protektahan siya.
Bukod kay Kris at kanyang mga anak, may plano rin umano ang Abu Sayaff na dukutin si senatorial candidate Manny Pacquiao o ang mga anak nito.
Ito ay ipinaalam ni Pangulong Benigno “PNoy” Aquino III, kapatid ni Kris, sa official statement na inilabas kahapon, April 27.
Narito ang kabuuan ng text message ni Kris Aquino sa Inquirer:
“Marinel- I was taken by surprise by the Malacañang statement. I wasn’t warned it would be made public. I had a 4 a.m. call time today for a TVC shoot and my sister Viel sent me the PDI front page.
“Honest truth, I was made aware of this plot late February, early March. My sisters tried to shield me because they didn’t want me to have more fear than necessary. If you recall, my sons and I left in March to go abroad for three weeks. The health reasons I cited weren’t fabricated because the stress coming from the threat had caused my BP to constantly elevate to higher than 150/110.
“I didn’t renew with ABS CBN because of this threat. That was a painful decision, but I needed to make that judgment call so as not to expose others to harm. It was that serious that I walked away from a new two-year contract for a job I’ve loved for 20 years. I informed my bosses the pertinent facts, but not full details from the intelligence reports, and they kept what I was allowed to relay to them under wraps. I was told to strictly keep the news contained and I obeyed. And I am grateful for the respect I was shown.
“And to their credit, everybody closest to me – both coworkers, relatives and friends – kept quiet to protect me and because they knew this was a matter to be taken seriously with utmost precaution.
“We left Palm Sunday and returned for my endorsement work commitments second week of April. You can check my IG (Instagram) feed from March onwards – there have been very few location specific posts, and since our return, the two boys (her sons Josh and Bimby) and I have been living with PNoy.
“If you’ll use this text – I hope I am quoted verbatim. I read and re-read my text to you four times to make sure I didn’t reveal more than what I have knowledge of and what is safe to share.”