(Image of the Arlegui Mansion via Jove Francisco’s Twitter)
While President to-be Noynoy Aquino has expressed his preference to stay in a condo or at the family residence in Times St. West Triangle, Quezon City, his celebrity sister Kris Aquino says she would like to stay at the Arlegui Mansion near Malacanang again. It’s where Noynoy, Kris and the late President Cory lived post-EDSA.
” We have very happy memories in Arlegui. And feeling ko mas maganda ang feng shui ng Arlegui. Kasi ang mom ko and si FVR, nakatapos ng term nila na walang mga impeachment issues, etc.,” notes Kris in an interview with the Manila Bulletin’s Students & Campuses section dubbed First Sister.
With Kris’ approval, who knows? the resurgent Aquinos might just settle in Arlegui St. again.
Kris said that she will not hesitate to live in the Presidential residence, along with her married sisters, if Noynoy – who might feel lonely as a single man – requests for it.
The pre-war Arlegui Mansion, located on Arlegui St. in Manila’s San Miguel district is just a few walks from Malacanang. It has 12 bedrooms, a swimming pool and a few function rooms.
In the same interview,Kris – the Queen of All Media – admitted that her brother would not have won, and ran, for the Presidency if not for the national ‘awakening’ that came with their mother’s passing.
And as to what her role in the incoming administration will be, she said she would like to reprise her previous role of fetching and meeting international dignitaries at the airport.
“Noy already asked all of us to help him. Nung time ng mom ko kasi pag may mga visiting dignitaries, ang role ko taga-sundo sa airport. Ako naman, a good conversationalist, ako ‘yung kumakausap whether heads of state or whoever,” Kris said in the MB interview.