Kris Denies Losing P50M To Aman Scam

Actress-host Kris Aquino denied Friday a newspaper report that she has put millions in the Manuel Amalilio-founded Aman Futures Group that duped thousands of investors in Southern Philippines.

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According to ABS-CBN News, the presidential sister in an interview on DZMM’s “Failon Ngayon” said she is not a victim of the notorious investment scam.

“Totoo naman talagang wala akong ininvest dito. Hindi ko sila kilala, hindi ko sila nakahalubilo, wala kong P50 million na inilagay sa Aman na yon,” the Queen of All Media reportedly said.

Kris thinks the alleged victim might be someone who’s a namesake.

“I’m not passing the blame pero remember yung pinagiba mo doon sa Boracay, hindi ba kapangalan ko din ang may-ari noon? Hindi ba yung resort yung in-expose mo na walang permit... so baka naman (kapangalan),” she told the radio program’s host, Ted Failon.

Kris reportedly admitted she had friends who placed a capital in Aman, but she was never offered to invest. The PGT judge added she’s always hesitant to entrust money to anyone offering returns that are too good to be true.

“Never. May kaibigan akong nag-invest diyan pero noong nabalitaan ko, sabi ko nakakatakot yung ganyan sobrang laki ng interest talaga. Sa sobrang pagpupuyat para kitain ang pera at paghihirap, so doon lang ako sa safe. Ayaw ko talaga ng risky na investment. Doon lang ako sa mga coupon, coupon at trust fund ng mga anak ko at sa SDA (special deposit account),” she said, according to the report.

On January 30, a Malaysian news agency published a report alleging that Kris was one of those who were scammed by Aman Futures.

“Among those victimized included senior Philippines government officers and even the President’s own sister Kris Aquino was said to be among them, who was said to have invested 50 million pesos,” the Borneo Insider wrote.

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