There were accusations that Kris Aquino wore the necklace during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders’ Summit on November last year was one of Imelda Marcos’s seized jewelry safely stored at Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’s (BSP) high security vault.
For almost a year, the rumors continue to circulate on Social Media despite the statements from the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) denying the accusations on the former presidential sister.
Now, Kris finally spoke about the issue.
In a lengthy post on Instagram on Sunday (October 9), Kris uploaded a video showing a photo taken during last year’s APEC Summit with the photos of the alleged Marcos jewelry.
She clarified, “It seems you don’t want me to stay quiet and your trolls want to keep perpetuating lies about me. My friend JC Buendia & my sister Viel both showed me this paulit ulit na FB post. The necklaces supposedly belonged to Mrs Marcos & I was brazen enough to wear them for the APEC DINNER. Duh? The necklace I wore was made from cubic zirconia & silver- hindi po DIAMONDS, in other words fake sila although Bottega Veneta naman.😂 ENOUGH! And the TRUTH is on my side- including credit card receipts. 💳”
She was also to plug her upcoming event with her endorsement on the post. She added, “P.S. I have a long standing event for #ARIEL on Tuesday, even if my necklaces aren’t appropriate for showing how you can remove more than 100 different types of stains- what the heck, isusuot ko na sila, after all I paid for them w/ hard earned, tax paid income, and hindi ko na problema kung yung pagnanakaw ng iba trip nilang ibintang/pagtakpan using me- and to be perfectly clear, I’m not referring to Mrs. Marcos.”
She ended her post with a warning. She said, “So this is FAIR WARNING- stop lying about me if you don’t want your rotting skeletons unearthed. #IAMBACK”
The Marcos seized jewelry was appraised by the London-based auction firm Christie’s was a rare, 25-carat pink diamond believed to be previously owned by a Mogul emperor and has a value of US $5 million or P235 million.