Noon pa man ay walang alinlangan si Kris Aquino sa pagsasabi kung magkano ang kanyang kinikita at binabayarang tax taun-taon.
Kaya naman hindi na nakakagulat kung minsan ay mabanggit niya ito sa kanyang social media posts.
Noong nakaraang linggo lang, sinabi ni Kris na nagdesisyon siyang huwag nang bigyang pansin ang kanyang haters dahil, “[I'm] just allowing my new multi million-peso & US $ contracts do the talking for me.”
Bago ito, ipinagmalaki rin ni Kris sa press conference ng pelikulang I Love You, Hater ang halaga ng kanyang suot na damit at mga alahas.
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Kaugnay nito, isang netizen ang pinuna ang pagiging prangka ng TV host/actress/celebrity influencer tungkol sa kanyang mga kinikita at binabayarang tax.
Ayon sa Instagram user na si @bistamalda, pagyayabang umano ang ginagawa ni Kris.
Mensahe ng netizen, “I've been a supporter of you and your family kris I like your family for being down to earth people.
"Pero ikaw u keep on bragging you multi million contracts dun yata may mali.
“I'm just concerned abt y I don't want people to laugh at you and hate bcoz u brag too much.”
Sinagot naman ito ni Kris.
Saad niya, “It isn't bragging—it is INSPIRING.
“To all those who were written off, to all those who were told you're gone & done, and to all those who feel that it is the end of the road—I AM LIVING PROOF that w/PRAYERS & PERSEVERANCE—YOU CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN.”
Dagdag na paliwanag pa niya, “I believe bragging is when you flaunt something you didn't work hard for and selfishly hoard for yourself.
“BUT my creator knows how much of what I earn I share & give back to honor my faith.
“And I pay my 35% in taxes, and I am a generous employer.
“SO DO NOT LECTURE ME—because you haven't had to survive every battle I have managed to stand strong fighting, regardless of how bruised, bloodied, and scarred.”
Dahil sa muling pagbanggit niya ng binabayarang tax, isa pang netizen ang pumuna kay Kris.
Sabi ng Instagram user na si @yam.v.nats, “You pay 35% of your taxes, bkt plgi mo nlang mention to, ikaw lang ba ang nag iisang filipino na nagbabayad ng gnyang kalaking tax? Madami kyo I guess.
May ilang fans ang nagtanggol kay Kris.
Pero muling ikinatuwiran ng naturang netizen, “What I mean is some people dont need to mention it (most high profile) coz it sounds like masama loob niya sa pagbabayad ng malaking tax.”
Kaugnay nito, nabanggit ni Kris sa kanyang komento ang pagkakadawit ng ilang government officials sa issue ng graft and corruption.
Aniya, “I believe you don't want me to start enumerating the people in the current & previous administrations who have sacked because of bribery, corruption, and graft issues.
“Not to mention all those w/ ongoing cases.
“TAKE NOTE – I didn't single out this current administration...”
Pagdating naman sa kanyang paulit-ulit na pagsasabi ng binabayarang tax, sabi ni Kris, “Yes, may karapatan akong ma bwisit at magalit dahil hindi ako ever nandaya.
“And it is my right to say just how much of my income tax goes to paying taxes.
“FYI 2013 & 2014 tax records ko were requested by the BIR for review and audit...
“Absolutely NO FEAR, complete confidence because my accounting & legal team know we are 100% CLEAN."
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Sa huli, diin ni Kris, “I have earned my right to have a voice because I know how to defend my point of view with facts, figures, and common sense. Try it?”