During the necrological services for the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, it was revealed that his youngest daughter, 12-year-old Jillian, wants to be an actress in the future. In fact, she wants to be like the Queen of All Media, Kris Aquino.

"Si Jillian gustong mag-artista. Pagkatapos namin malaman na patay na si papa, ang sabi niya kay mama, 'Ma, ilang taon si Kris nang mamatay si Ninoy?' Baka raw puwede siyang maging Kris Aquino paglaki niya (Jillian wants to be an actress. After we learned that our father has passed away, she asked, 'Ma, how old was Kris when Ninoy died?' Maybe she could be like Kris Aquino when she grows up)," Robredo’s second daughter, Patricia, was quoted as saying during her eulogy in an article by ABS-CBNNews.com.

When Kris learned about it, she said she was humbled by the young girl’s desire to follow in her footsteps.

“My sister Viel just text me what Tricia Robredo said in her speech. I am HUMBLED by the honor of Jillian wanting to be like me when she grows up because like me she lost her Dad at 12 years old,” she had posted in her Twitter account.

In a separate tweet, Kris also said that she and her children, Josh and James, will reach out to the Robredos consistently.


(Photo courtesy of PEP.ph)

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