Kris Aquino expects cases to be filed against Noynoy

Actress and former talk show host Kris Aquino expects cases to be filed against her brother, outgoing president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III.

In February last year, the 45-year-old ex-Kapamilya star said she would not seek election for public office because she has to take care of her brother following expiration of his term.

"Kapag natapos ito, bata pa siya, 56. Siyempre di ba I’m sure, let’s be honest, ang daming kaso na mangyayari sa 2016. Alam natin iyan. So kailangan niya ako, andoon ako. Family first," she said when asked by veteran actress Nora Aunor.

[Once his term ends, he's still young, 56. I’m sure, let’s be honest, there will be cases in 2016. We know that. So if he needs me, I will be there (for him). Family first.]

It seems Kris was able to predict his brother's fate.

The outgoing president, along with Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, is facing treason and espionage charges filed by the camp of his successor, presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte, for undertaking "back-channel talks" with China.

Trillanes, the complaint said, "met with the Chinese 16 times, and he requested that the meeting [be] secret. In those meetings, Trillanes made mention that the Philippines cannot enforce coastal protection. And that made the Chinese take an aggressive [stance] and take over our areas like Scarborough Shoal and Spratly Islands. That alone constitutes treason."

More cases are expected to be filed against Aquino once he steps down from office. Kris will be very busy.

Sources: PhilStar, Inquirer.net